Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne or vice versa, or between Canberra and Albury, make sure you stop off the Hume Highway at Jugiong, between Yass and Gundagai, for a bite to eat at the Long Track Pantry. Long Track Pantry provides good food while travelling! The food is so good that I’ve often thought it almost worth the trip for the food.
The cafe is an an old house with bull-nosed verandah. It’s covered with vines in the front, deciduous, so it looks quite different in summer to in winter. First here are some autumn / winter shots.
Looking out at the autumn leaves from inside:
And now in summer. A cool place to linger, sheltered by the vines and verandah.
The decor is country-styled, providing a warm, home-like atmosphere.
Here’s the menu when I was last at the Long Track Pantry. The current menus are on their website.
A traditional breakfast, with lovely sausages (they were not burnt – that’s my bad photo), accompanied by a tomato chutney (made there), and a gorgeous dressing on the salad.
Long Track Pantry makes their own relishes, preserves, chutneys, dressings, jams and marmalades. Their cakes also are made by Long Track, and can be purchased to take away (I’ve done that on a trip from Melbourne back to Sydney to take to an afternoon tea later that day!).
Then along with gorgeous food, Long Track also sells homewares, including things for the kitchen and gifts.
Do stop off at Long Track Pantry on your journey along the Hume Highway.
Here are the details about Long Track Pantry at time of posting. Please check their web site for more current details.
|Web site / Facebook||http://www.longtrackpantry.com.au/
|Address||Riverside Drive, Jugiong, NSW 2726|
|Phone||02 6945 4144|
|Open||Cafe open 8am – 4pm daily, but closed Tuesdays (to make their jams and relishes).|
Where are your favourite stopping places for a meal?
I don’t ever get out to see our countryside as often as I’d like. There are so many little gems to be discovered, especially when you veer off the main highways. Great little find!
It’s fun finding little gems like this, isn’t it! It amazes me that some think that while they’re travelling they need to stop at one of those chain “restaurants” when there’s places like this serving quality food. I’m always on the lookout for them… and with this one I’ve often thought it’s so good that it’s almost worth the drive from Sydney. Haven’t done it yet, but always looking for an excuse.