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Published April 28th 2016
Enjoy breakfast or lunch on board a 100 year old carriage
Tucked away between bush land and green pastures, sits the Carriage Cafe in Seville. This on its own sounds wonderful, however what makes the Carriage Cafe extraordinary (and where it gets its name from) is that it is literally a cafe inside a 100 year old train carriage.
I never get tired of this cafe and I find that I always want to make arrangements for next time to bring friends and family. The carriages have been fully restored and you feel like you are stepping back in time. You cannot help but admire the craftsmanship and the detail of the carriages from this bygone era.
There are multiple places to enjoy your meal or drink. These include inside one of the heated and air conditioned booths inside the carriage, outside on the platform at one of the tables, or down by the paddocks at the picnic tables. You may even see a rabbit or two.
You can find this gem if you are cycling or walking along the Warburton Trail in Seville and it makes a great pit stop. Click here for more information on the Seville to Killara walking and cycling track. If you are coming by car you can park at the old Seville Station at the end of Station Road. It's about a four minute walk to the cafe.
The menu includes an all day breakfast, which is very well priced around $17 and is very hearty. My husband had this and said it was cooked to perfection and just the way he ordered it. I had the gnocchi which was very fresh and tasted amazing. It was quite a large serving too. Fresh cakes and coffee are also available.
There are also clean amenities on site. The owners have taken real care to cater for kids and there is a big basket of toys they can play with as well as a large grass area between the picnic tables for you and the kids to run around in.
The Carriage Cafe is open Tuesday and Thursday from 9am–3pm and Friday to Sunday 9am – 5pm.
A peaceful walk home after visiting the Carriage Cafe.
You forgot to mention the great yards for horse riders to tie up their horses (the cafe owner also has spare head stalls for unexpected stop overs with your horse). The carriage cafe is very popular for horse riders riding along the beautiful Warburton Trail.