Berry Tea Shop – tea room in Berry, NSW

Description

Delightful tea room in the beautiful town of Berry. It’s all top quality loose leaf tea here, but I come as much for the amazing home-baked cakes – best I’ve tasted in Australia!

The review of this tea room in Berry NSW is designed to fit in with our tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this tea room was great for a post swim cuppa after a dip in Berry outdoor pool. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

Berry Tea Shop is all about tea and cake. The teas are second to none, with the Earl Grey a particular favourite and the Darjeeling excellent, but the best test of how good a tea room’s tea is for me, is to take a pot of their standard English Breakfast tea and see how good it tastes. The one here is so good and strong I choose it most times I come here.

Then there are the cakes. All baked by co-owner Cliff, there is always a whole table of different cakes to choose from at the back of the tea room. If they have it in, I almost always go for the humming bird cake – I’d sincerely love to know how to make a cake this good; but then maybe it’s best to keep it for special treats like a visit to the Berry Tea Shop instead.

Address

1/66 Albert Street, Berry, NSW 2535, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 (2) 4464 1218

Web address

The Berry Tea Shop on Facebook (regular updates)

https://www.theberryteashop.com.au/

Opening Hours

10.00am – 5,00pm Daily (but give them a call if you plan to arrive after 4pm, just in case they close early)

Getting there

The tea shop sits in a little courtyard away from the busy main street of Berry. It’s on the right-hand side of the main road as you head south through town. In the train, it’s about a 15 minute walk from Berry station.

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Alpha Espresso Bar – coffee shop in Epping, NSW

Description

Good community feel to this coffee shop in Epping. With main road and railway cutting through Epping, I felt lucky I found this place for my post-swim coffee.

The review of this coffee shop in Epping NSW is designed to fit in with our tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in Epping outdoor pool. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

The Pablo & Rusty’s coffee drew me into Alpha, and didn’t disappoint. Apparently P&R themselves used to run this coffee shop in Epping but when the new owners took on the place, they wisely chose to keep the same roasters on.

My visit was quick and I only had time to sample a coffee and pastry, which was decent enough. After trawling past a lot of pretty ordinary looking places for a cuppa on the other side of the tracks, I was pleased to find good coffee in Epping and would certainly come back here on a future visit..

Address

42 Langston Place, Epping, NSW 2121, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 (2) 9868 4828

Web address

Alpha Espresso Bar on Facebook (not many updates)

Opening Hours

6.00am – 4,00pm Monday – Friday

7.00am – 2.00pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

It’s a stone’s throw from Epping train station on Sydney’s northern suburbs line, but make sure you leave the station on the right side of the tacks, heading east. I drove and could only find parking on the other side of the railway near the big supermarket, but none of the coffee shops over that side appealed to me. 

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Main Beach Kiosk – coffee shop in Yamba

Description

Having a cuppa and a bowl of fresh fruit salad watching the waves roll in. Wonderfully uplifting experience for tea or coffee in Yamba, in northern NSW. 

The review of this coffee shop in Yamba is designed to fit in with our tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in Yamba ocean pool. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

I’m usually a bit wary of beach kiosks in terms of the quality of the cuppa, but the one at Yamba main beach is really fantastic. For a start, it’s the great views, looking over the beach and the ocean, with the ocean baths still within sight. And it’s so nice to people-watch (hundreds of nippers out for training the morning we pitched up).

Grab a fresh fruit salad, have a dip in the ocean baths, and then sample the quality coffee or loose leaf tea (and how many beach kiosks do a fresh pot of tea that good??).

We enjoyed this place so much we went back for a second visit before we left town.

Address

1 Marine Parade (on the beach), Yamba, NSW 2464, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 488 553464

Web address

Main Beach Kiosk Yamba on Facebook (regular updates)

Opening Hours

Most of the year the kiosk is open weekends only from 9am.

But during summer open daily

Getting there

Easy to find: Go to the main beach in Yamba and this place site facing the water. 

Google maps

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