Charming outdoor seating on the platform may appeal, or warm and cosy indoors where the recent renovations elevate to outstanding, this pre-loved restaurant. Rusticity with elegance will make you feel at home as you admire the historic photos on the walls and receive brisk and attentive service from the staff.
Historical welcomes modern throughout the brasserie.
Creamy and delicious coffees are from the Lupo Maestro Arrosto range for only $4 a cup. Teas are from the Byron Bay Tea Company including Dandylicious, Organic Green Tea, English Breakfast and Chamomile. The Earl Grey tea was strong and fragrant with two cups to the pot.
For a healthy breakfast select perhaps from muesli with apples, almond and strawberry, or toasted sourdough with roasted Roma tomatoes, mushroom, feta, spinach and basil, or something light such as the honey and yoghurt panna cotta and fruit.
Under glass and in cabinet displays the sweets and mouth-watering lunch tarts. Chocolate macaroons, mud cake and luxury brownies in colourful foil will satisfy the chocoholics. Glutinous berry and cream sponge cake, sticky doughnuts, slices and scones all look wonderful. The cabinet is changed on a daily basis and the reasonably-priced lunch menu includes meals for vegetarians.
After sating your culinary desires you may wish to browse the historic railway artifacts and fine antique china displayed at the rear of the dining area.
This spacious brasserie is ideal for large functions, though you can also find a more intimate spot for a smaller group.
The railway station and building are also worth admiring for their character and historic interest.
Open from 8am to 4.30pm. You can find out more about this delightful brasserie on their website, or tune in to 'The Great Southeast' on channel 7 where they will be an item at 5.30pm on 13 September 2015.