The Megalong Valley Tea Rooms: Stepping Back In Time For Tea

 Megalong Valley Tea Rooms entrance
The entrance to the Tea Room is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Photo credit: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms

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.

Megalong Valley Tea Room sign

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.

 Megalong Valley Tea Rooms fire
I appreciated the fire on the rainy winter day
 Megalong Valley Tea Rooms tables
Love the rustic, pretty decor
 
My meal was a pumpkin and ginger soup, with a warm white roll, more of a loaf really. Delicious.

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.

 Megalong Valley Tea Rooms famous apple pie
I gazed longingly at the apple pie eaten by the diners at the table next to mine. The recipe has not changed since 1956. Look at the height of that pie. Book me in for one of those next time. Photo credit: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms

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.

 
outdoor tables  Megalong Valley Tea Rooms
Sadly it was too wet for me to sit outside

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.

Beautiful views across the fields
There is plenty of space to spread out
 

Megalong Valley Tea Rooms – Details

824 Megalong Road,

Megalong Valley NSW 2785

Phone: +61 (0)2 4787 9181

Website: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms website is here

Facebook page is here.

Opening hours: Generally 10am – 3pm however please do check the Facebook page for updates.

I loved the journey down into the Megalong Valley, but took it slowly

Megalong Valley Tea Rooms Getting There + Map

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.

The rainforest is absolutely stunning . Next time I will definitely go for a walk somewhere on the way down
 
I can highly recommend a visit to this most appealing and alluring tea room. It will delight the adults and the kids too.
Megalong Valley Tea Room inside room
This is a wide shot of the cafe’s interior room. Photo credit: Megalong Valley Tea Room

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.

A photo of the exterior in summer. Photo credit: Megalong Valley Tea Room
 

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

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