Caffe Rosso


I was a bit disappointed that Biota was fully booked out for Mother’s Day but that didn’t stop me from googling the next place to eat in Bowral. It didn’t take me long to find wonderful things being said about Caffe Rosso.

Mothers Day 2012~ Lunch $60 Dinner $75

Despite the limited menu choice because of the set menu, everything sounded delicious!


Gnocchi ai Quattro Formaggi– home made gnocchi served with a 4 Italian cheese sauce. Ok I tried to selfishly get Tim to order ‘Sea Scallops’ so I could eat his entree and have mine too. I was surprised to hear that he wanted to try the gnocchi considering he isn’t the biggest fan of cheese and I’m really not the biggest fan of gnocchi. Boy am I glad that he chose this though, I think I enjoyed it more than my entree! This has to be THE BEST GNOCCHI I have EVER eaten! They were parcels of light heaven and the sauce?! Well I close to licking the plate with no shame 

Parppardelle tossed with slow braised beef cheek and rosemary ragu. You could tell that the pasta was fresh, it had a nice chewy texture and the sauce was subtle with nice tender beef through it.


Filletto Rossinieye fillet wrapped with prosciutto on potato gallet and baby spinach, red wine mushroom jus. A delicious piece of steak cooked perfectly at medium rare. The spinach was a little salty but it gave more flavour to the potato.

Split King Tiger Prawns with a lemon chilli and parsley marinade. Fresh tasting prawns with a sweet yet grilled taste. Lucky we ordered pasta for entree, otherwise eating 6 prawns wouldn’t fill me.

Even without a booking the staff at Caffe Rosso were more than happy to cater for us. Food arrived promptly and the staff were very friendly. I was more than pleased with their food and would definitely come again to see what is on their menu.

Venue: Caffe Rosso

Address: Cnr Station & Bowral St (next to Harris Farms), Bowral, NSW 2576

Phone: (02) 4861 6538


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Adriano Zumbo


Not long after leaving Pancakes on the Rocks

Of course if we were going to be so close to Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier I figure we may as well go and take a visit, even if they only just opened for the day.  

So many choices, hmmm what to get?

The had me at dulce de leche

Dulce de leche eclairsable a choux, ducle de leche creme pastisserie caramel and caramel glaze ($9.00) Just imagine a beautiful flowing caramel inside a pastry with more caramel on top. Amazing for the taste buds and different textures to delight the senses. A bite at first seems to too much and too sweet with all the different textured caramels but when all that subsides, all you want is another bite. 

And of course we couldn’t leave without getting some Zumbarons~

baby powder, banana,  blackened vanillapassionfruit and tonka beansalted buttered popcorn and salted butter caramel.

Oh so good, the only thing I was disappointed with was ‘baby powder’ tasted like musk, boo for me but that meant extra for Timmy.

Forever delighting the senses and breaking the rules of what can be a macaron flavour, Zumbo continues to amaze me and has a good rotation of flavours so there is always something to new try. At the moment they have flavours such as peach ice tea, chocolate doughnut, pancake & maple syrup and custard crunch, which I would love to try.

Pankcakes on the Rocks


We felt like pancakes in the morning before we left Sydney so we with a quick monorail ride away we headed to Pancakes on the Rocks. The original restaurant called The Pancake kitchen was started by Mr. Meadmore who was had a partnership back in Adelaide and after they split and headed different ways, Pancake Parlour and Pancakes on the Rocks was born. I can see the similarities between the two while looking through the menu.

We were lucky enough to beat a massive Mother’s day rush backing up the queue out the door and around the window.

Flate white ($2.95) and English breakfast tea ($2.50)

Short stacktwo pancakes, maple syrup and ice-cream ($6.95)

Strawberry Patch- Buttermilk pancakes with fresh strawberries, cream, vanilla ice-cream and strawberry coulis ($12.95)

Thick pancakes but they weren’t really that fluffy. 

Mediocre food but a big thumbs up to the staff who were dealing with a hectic booked out restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised to find despite the grand location of being Harbour side all the prices were very reasonable. That might be why they have won best casual/family dining restaurant from 2003-2011.

Venue: Pancakes on the Rocks

Address: 229-230 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour

Trading Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7am – 1030pm

Friday and Sat 7am – 12midnight

Phone: (02) 9280 3791

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