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Published November 15th 2012
Elephant decorated coffee
Buy me a pith hat, put on some old music and show me some antique books. With a great cup of coffee and some good friends, it was just superb.
On the main strip in Bowral sits the Elephant Boy Café, perfectly located on Bong Bong Street where the actual front part of the café was just like any shop with a counter, desserts, menu board and the like, the back however was a different story, something like your old grandma's lounge.
Looking around the café, I saw it was decorated with books, books and books. Lots of shelves filled with antiques to read, old style radios and some very old paintings hanging on the walls. From hunting swords to statues of elephants, this café that sells baskets of locally baked fresh bread rolls and delicious desserts takes you back in time, perhaps a time where Tarzan meets a small country town in the Southern Highlands.
Locally baked rolls
It was quite over crowded for a Sunday morning, with just a few vacant tables and one had my name on it! There was a little lounge setting in the back, but sadly taken by a young family. Over filled with excited tourists, Elephant Boy Cafe is a winner.
The young wait staff were more than happy to take our order while the owners stayed close by to ensure everything ran smoothly while they greeted the locals. When our coffees came, they were decorated with an elephant face, elephant's body and an elephant's bum.
It was a novel experience and a pleasant way to start the shopping day in Bowral.
Yes I absolutely adore this place! Had bfast here & lunch too (on separate occasions) & the food was consistently good. Walk it off exploring the shops along Bong Bong. A must see is The Three Wise Monkeys, an eclectic shop with fascinating trinkets & recycled knicknacks sourced globally. Beautiful.