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Published September 13th 2017
Cafe & Museum
Located near the old weir on Byron Creek Bangalow Heritage House is a lovely place to visit for morning tea and/or lunch with a side order of local history. Officially opened on Australia Day 1995 the heritage house and museum is the showpiece of the Bangalow Historical Society.
The museum is full to the brim with interesting photos, articles, relics and oddities that chronicle local history. A couple of the rooms are dedicated to diverse changing exhibitions on topics such as 'Feeding the Troops'. The volunteers have a wealth of regional knowledge and will assist in family history research for a small fee.
The cafe at the museum is staffed by friendly volunteers and the profits are used in supporting the upkeep of the museum and running various activities of the history society. The menu changes regularly to take advantage of fresh seasonal local produce but always contains favourites such as burgers and fish & chips. There are plenty of healthy options as well as vegetarian and gluten free menu items. I was very impressed with my lunch choice, the serving of falafel with couscous tabbouleh was generous and full of tasty delights.
The selection of freshly baked cakes is very tempting. Hummingbird cake, brownies and rocky road slice were among the delights on offer when we visited. I imagine that the high teas would be amazing. The cafe is available for function hire and has catered for book launches, meetings and a wedding. Seating is provided on a covered verandah or in the shaded grounds. There is plenty of handy parking, disabled access is provided and the grounds are great for children to play in.
Turn off the main street of Bangalow and visit the past.