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Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or you’re a coffee-loving local, it pays to know where to get the best brew in the Blue Mountains. Here are my top coffee picks… Dbl Ristretto, Springwood Each coffee at Dbl is made with a double ristretto – the creamiest part of the espresso – to give a strong […]

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Leonard the Lyrebird is a children’s book set in Blue Mountains, Australia, written by Jodie McLeod (me!) – a Blue Mountains local and longtime creative writer, journalist and editor (also editor of this website) – and illustrated by the very talented Katoomba artist Eloise Short.  After a successful crowdfunding campaign Leonard was published in September 2018 and is now available in numerous […]

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Tapas-style dishes, local produce and opening seven nights a week is a winning combination for this Blue Mountains restaurant. When guests staying at my Blue Mountains accommodation want to go out for dinner on a Monday or Tuesday night, there’s one place I always recommend. Leura Garage is one of the few restaurants in the […]

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When it’s winter in the Blue Mountains, sometimes all you want to do is snuggle up by an open fireplace and drink a hot chocolate or a glass of red. Here are some of the best cafés and pubs where you can do just that. Wisteria Place, Leura Serving Campos coffee, all-day breakfast and now open for […]

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We rejoiced when this place opened because it meant we didn’t need to drive an extra 15 minutes up the mountain to Anonymous Café in Blackheath for a hit of Campos coffee. Campos is reliably excellent because the coffee brand trains the baristas at all cafés using its beans to ensure they make consistently good coffee. […]

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Sublime Point lookout offers awesome views of the Jamieson Valley without as many tourists as Echo Point in Katoomba. I love that you can see the cliffs of Kings Tableland to your left; the ‘rear ends’ of the Three Sisters to your right and out in front of you – the sleeping giant of Mount Solitary. […]

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From specialty grocers to big-name supermarkets, here’s where to stock up on food and essentials when visiting the Blue Mountains. Eating at restaurants and cafes in the Blue Mountains is part of the fun of coming here, but – let’s face it – sometimes there’s nothing better than tucking into a home-cooked meal when you’re travelling. […]

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Don’t let the rain put a dampener on your time in the Blue Mountains with these wet weather tips. You’ve come to see those beautiful Blue Mountains valleys, but you can’t see much beyond your outstretched arm for all the rain and mist. So what do you do? Whether you’re a local trying to avoid cabin […]

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