For a while now we've harboured a desire to have a small cafe …… no that's not true – maybe some ways down the track.

But we do enjoy sharing good produce, food and wine with our friends, and with a German chef on hand for a month or so as a Wwoofer (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) we jumped at this opportunity when Matthias suggested it.

I'll let the pictures tell the story.

The menu  The menu

The table  The setting 

Antipasto w Near River tomatoes, baby zuccs and thyme Antipasto with ….

Breads (chilli w honey, nut, and herb) with herb butter breads (chilli with honey, walnut, and herb) and …

Corn (the first from Near River!) corn – the first from Near River.

potato salad w wagyu meatball potato salad w Raging River Wagyu meatballs

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         goats cheese cream w semi dried tomatoes

smoked salmon rolls w purple caviar (Near River finger lime segments soaked in beetroot juice)

Chicken cottage pie chicken cottage pie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         white wine pears w blue cheese sauce

orange and basil sorbet

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         sushi trilogy

Coffee parfait w chocolate crumble coffee parfait w chocolate crumble

passionfruit sorbet


It was a great meal and a wonderful night, with thanks to Matthias for all his hard work, and our friends for sharing beautiful wine and food with us.

Yep it was yum. I can’t wait for the next one.


Near River Produce - Real food direct from our farm located on the NSW Mid North Coast