Theo Verhoeven and Gareth Elliot are the mates behind The Mowbray.
Bench stools surround huge bi-fold windows in the light and breezy cafe, which bridges the divide between indoors and out. Inside there’s a large communal bench with black tiles. Exposed brick, polished timber and pendant lights round out the popular coupling of finished and raw materials.
Popular dishes include a cheeseburger with “dickles” (deep-fried pickles) and potato gems. Dunromin Farm in the Hunter Valley supplies free-range eggs for the BAYO (bacon and egg roll on a charcoal bun) and the mushrooms with creamy scrambled eggs, watercress, pecorino and goat’s cheese on miche bread. Berkelo is behind the sourdough and Nutorious supplies doughnuts and muffins.
Local boutique companies such as Single Origin Roasters, Reuben Hills and Sample Coffee Roasters provide the interchanging coffee blends.
Feel free to bring your four-legged mate along and make the most of the “dog-parking” chain out front.