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Cosy, friendly, independent bookstores abound in the Blue Mountains, with well-read staff and shelves teeming with everything from bestsellers to rare finds. Pop into one of these beautiful bookshops or visit their websites to find your next treasured read. MEGALONG BOOKS – LEURA Where: 183 The Mall, Leura NSW 2780 When: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-5pm Phone: (02) 4784 1302 Visit Megalong Books’ website. […]

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The Baker’s Wife café in Springwood offers a colourful array of salads, wraps, turkish rolls and raw treats.  Conveniently located across from the train station, The Baker’s Wife is brilliant for grab-n-go brekkies, lunches and snacks as you run for the Central Station express; or if you’re not in a rush, there’s plenty of tables (it seats about […]

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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 an award-winning 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.  Leonard the Lyrebird at a glance: Winner: 2019 Whitley Award for Best […]

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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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If I lived any closer to Springwood I’d spend so much time at Dbl Ristretto I’d have to start paying rent. It’s very hard to find fault with the coffee, atmosphere and food here, and while I wish it had wifi I suspect there’s a reason it’s not offered… to deter people like me from lingering too long! The […]

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There’s nothing worse* than being stuck inside with hyper-energetic children when it’s raining in the Blue Mountains. Here are some local family entertainment ideas that are perfect for those wet weather days. The great thing about visiting or living in the Blue Mountains is having an unending outdoor playground right at your doorstep. But when […]

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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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The focus of this café, as you probably guessed, is the coffee. Roasted here in the Blue Mountains, the coffee has a delicate strength and drinking it is a pleasure, made even more enjoyable knowing the care that has gone into the whole process of making it. The founder of Cassiopeia, Zac Suito, is a […]

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