Bountiful breakfasts, hearty soups and sandwiches, lavish fruit pies and scones; the meals at the Megalong Valley Tea Rooms would fill up the hungriest family member.
The food at this delightful cafe comes with a side serve of historical charm too, plus sweeping valley views and space for the kids to run around.
This Megalong Valley cafe is an institution and well worth the winding journey down fromBlackheath. This part of the Blue Mountains feels much more serene than the busy towns and walks up top. It feels older and calmer, self-contained and a little lost in time.
On the menu you will find breakfasts including a Brekkie Burger, Bacon and Egg Roll and Eggs Benedict. Lunches are fairly light with several sandwiches and wraps, pies and fish and chips, there are also daily curry and pasta specials.
Next time I visit will be for morning or afternoon tea, and I WILL be having the apple pie. If apple pie is not your cup of tea, there are many more options to delight people with a sweet tooth; scones, lamingtons, bread and butter puddings and more.
The drinks menu is extensive and the venue is licensed, with all sorts of wines and beers available. There are many speciality teas to peruse, I ended up having a Rainforest Magic tea which I drank black. Coffee lovers have many choices and there are milkshakes, smoothies and spiders on offer too.
The outdoor spaces at the Tea Rooms are extensive and ideal if you have younger children who would like to run around. There is a large covered outdoors area and open air tables under the trees too.
Megalong Valley Tea Rooms Getting There
From Blackheath take the road over the railway crossing, which is signposted clearly to the Megalong Valley. You turn left and drive along the railway tracks, then follow the signs right into Shipley Road and then left into Megalong Road.
Then begins a very scenic drive down into the valley through rainforest dotted with huge tree ferns. The road twists down in hairpin bends, you do need to keep your wits about you. There are shorts walks along this road if you would like to explore, just stop in at the Mermaids Cave Recreation Area.
Our family has never stayed down in the Megalong Valley. Have you? I would love to hear about that in the comments below.
In the dim and distant past, I have been horse riding with friends and with my Mum down in the Valley, just on day trips.
I think the Megalong Valley would make a splendid weekend or longer escape for families looking to relax and enjoy the countryside.
A meal or coffee and cake at the Megalong Valley Tea Room would be essential, of course!
Find more fun things to do in the Blue Mountains with Kids on this post.
Read about the gorgeous Fairmont Resort in Leura here.
The Everglades Gardens are another wonderful place to visit with kids.