Japanese in Jindabyne


Takayama isn't your typical small-town Japanese restaurant; for starters there's very little sushi on the menu. Instead, expect heartier, weather-appropriate dishes such as gyoza (dumplings), karaage (fried chicken)…
Pub Food in Thredbo


Top-notch pub grub is served in the pleasant little wood-lined bar beneath this well-regarded midrange lodge. Only a handful of dishes are offered at a time; Bernti's is known for its steaks but we'd also highly rec…
Cafe in Cooma

Kettle & Seed

A coffee shop that wouldn't be out of place in an upmarket Sydney suburb, this place roasts its own beans. The light meals (sandwiches, wraps, ham-and-cheese croissants and spinach pies) are good, but almost inciden…
Cafe in Thredbo

Central Road 2625

Occupying a prime spot on the Village Square, this cool corner cafe serves up an eclectic menu of hearty dishes, including buttered mushrooms with kim chi, breakfast burritos, curries and laksa. The coffee is excell…
Bakery in Cooma

Kuma Pies & Pastries

This cosy slip of a bakery has bar stools where patrons can munch on a 'bushman' pie (cheese, bacon and beef) or a 'drover' (beef, mushy peas and bacon). The sweets are equally enticing.
Persian in Jindabyne

Café Darya

Fill up on slow-cooked lamb shank in Persian spices and rose petals or a rustic trio of dips at this long-standing eatery. BYO beer and wine. Cash only.
Austrian in Snowy Mountains

Wildbrumby Schnapps

Located in farmland midway between Jindabyne and Thredbo, this artisanal distillery serves Austrian-inspired cafe fare such as goulash, schnitzel, dumplings and strudel. The setting is lovely, which distracts somewh…
Cafe in Jindabyne


Healthy salads sit alongside toasted sandwiches and burgers on the menu of this bright and breezy cafe, which we would endorse more enthusiastically if it weren't for the insipid coffee on our last visit. On weekend…
Lebanese in Cooma


All the traditional Lebanese favourites are on offer at this friendly but slightly worn-looking family restaurant. The food is tasty, if not exceptional. Also does takeaways.
Cafe in Jindabyne

Red Door Roastery

Grab an outdoor table with lake views and plan your day's adventure over Jindy's best coffee and an all-day menu that includes a terrific breakfast wrap.