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The Hub Espresso Bar & Eatery

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by Alen Delic (subscribe)
Journalism student at Charles Sturt University, follow me on twitter @AlenDelic
Published September 20th 2011

Restaurants normally aim to just please one sense – taste.

The Hub does far more than that - it evokes all the senses.

When I first walked into the restaurant, I was taken back by the beauty of the rustic themed restaurant. The old cypress pine floors were something you would see in the rocks. Each table was beautifully lit with a small candle. Art hung on the walls under mood lighting. When a restaurant does this well, you begin to forget you came for the food.

After being greeted by the friendly staff, I was sat down at a beautifully set table. At this point, my nose was overcome with smells from the kitchen, as well as a distinct fragrance of jasmine around the entire restaurant.

Taking a look at the menu, and I was ecstatic when I saw the option for a filet mignon as an entrée. But it wasn't an easy choice. There were so many mouth-watering options available on the menu. And the main course option wasn't much easier, with steak, chicken enchilada, burgers, and a whole lot other options also available.

When the initial excitement of the menu, views, and smells wore off, I began to listen to the music being played. The music matched the setting perfectly, as lounge jazz resonated through the restaurant. It was just loud enough to accompany a good conversation.

The food came, and I began to eat. Let me just say, that all the sensory joys I described thus far cannot even begin to compare to the taste of these meals. It tickled every tastebud below my palate. Every bite left me with a sense of euphoria in my mouth, and left me wanting more. But, all good things must come to an end, and so did my meal.

The Hub is a restaurant you might expect to see in the West End of London or Midtown Manhattan in New York, but it's not. It's located in New South Wales' Central West, and was voted the best café in the region.

You may expect to pay Midtown Manhattan prices, but they are more than reasonable, with main courses between $18 and $35.
Let me just add, that as amazing as my dinner was, the breakfast menu is ten times as amazing, with Sunday mornings constantly packing the restaurant out.

Get in quick, make a reservation and enjoy this beautiful restaurant today.
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Why? The Hub is a restaurant you might expect to see in the West End of London or Midtown Manhattan in New York, but it's not.
When: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm (Dinner only available Thu to Sunday)
Where: 52 Keppel St, Bathurst
Cost: $18-35 main course
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