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The definitive list of the 4 best cafes in the Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains are open for business! Make a special trip up this weekend and inject some of your cash into their economy. Go for a walk (check out our Best Secret Day Walks in the Blue Mountains for some inspiration), and then fill your belly up in one of these four unique cafes.

1. Bygone Beautys, Leura

You know you've made it when you get one of the those brown ‘tourism’ signs for your business. This quaint little café in Leura is home to the world's largest private collections of tea-wares. From the outside, you might not be convinced, but step inside and you’ll be amazing.

Every single bit of wall-space, floor space, cupboard space, ceiling space etc etc. has been dedicated to teapots of every imaginable size, colour and shape. Walk around, choose your fav and then settle in for a wonderfully classic Devonshire tea served on one of the museums own collective items.

Address: Cnr Grose & Megalong Street, 20-22 Grose Street, Leura NSW 2780

2. The Hive, Berambing

Situated along the old bells line of road, the Hive Café serves up quite possibly the greatest toasty in the world*. Situated in an old apple-packing shed, you can also stock up on a whole variety of local treats such as Bilpin Bush Honey, fresh apples (and freshly baked apple pie), locally brewed cider and according to them, the best coffee in town.

*specifically speaking, its the Hive Toasty you're after for a gastro-gasm.

Address: 6-18 Bells line of road, Berambing, NSW 2758

3. Red Door Café, Leura

A personal fav of mine, this unassuming joint is situated on the main street of Leura. Sleuth your way to the only cafe with a red door and enter what seems, by all assessments, to just be a regular café. But it serves up incredible food from a huge menu, is always chock-full of locals (a good sign eh?) and is superb value for money. I always leave super full and super impressed. Hot tip: try one of their incredible omelettes!

Address: 6-18 Bells line of road, Berambing, NSW 2758

4. Yellow Deli, Katoomba

Depending who you ask, the Yellow Deli is either "totally awesome" or "kinda weird". Why? Because it's run by a legit cult, called the Twelve Tribes. I'll let you do your own research on that one because this blog is here to judge the food, and from the Yellow Deli, it get's two thumbs up.

Think home-cooked vibes, with heaps of vegetarian and vegan options to delight. Also the interior is a site to behold, half tree-house, half hobbiton home and is definitely worth a peek!

Address: 214 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW 2780

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