Please note this venue is closed and no longer trading
A trip to the Blue Mountains offers a serene atmosphere for tourists, but if you have an itching for top quality food and service and a vibrant atmosphere, then the Paragon Cafe in Katoomba is a prime spot.
When you first enter the cafe, you will be astounded by the variety of chocolates and sweets displayed near the counter. Chocolates of all sizes; Waratah Chocolate, The Belgian Hot Chocolate, and many more options of delicious treats to enjoy.
Walk further into the cafe and you will feel as if you are stepping into the old-fashioned days of the early 20th Century, as the tables, seats and back benches are all wooden. Wooden menu boards hang around the room, where the text is inscribed in gold font. Gold and brown shades of colour fill the room, giving a sense of luxury and richness to the atmosphere.
The restaurant is decorated with numerous artistic canvasses which hang on the walls around the restaurant. Some of the paintings will prompt visitors to think about what the modern painting is depicting, which stimulates tourists to perceive, which is a good thing.
Do not expect to come here for dinner, however, as the cafe only opens for breakfast and lunch, with regular screenings of film memorabilia in the back room for guests of the restaurants. Most films shown are from the early to mid 20th Century era, depicting stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Charlie Chaplin, and Tony Curtis, so if you are looking for any experience of nostalgia, then a trip to the cafe is gratifying.
As for the food, the chefs really go out of their way to ensure the food tastes fresh and in harbouring an organic appearance of the food where ingredients, such as herbs, are extracted from the local farms in Katoomba.
In the breakfast period, a wide range of teas are offered such as Devonshire teas, green herb teas, and Irish breakfast teas. Caramel waffles, raisin toast and scones are offered as breakfast meals. As for lunch, I recommend that you try the bruschetta. It harbours one of the best flavours that I have tasted. Bolognese and schnitzel are other lunch options offered by the cafe.
What draws tourists to Paragon Cafe is the experience. Many diners have given glowing reviews of the quaint atmosphere of the dining room and the friendly greets of the staff.
If you wish to visit the Paragon Cafe, just be sure to save your appetite for the experience.