Sydney Field Trip: Eating My Way Through Bowral Part 2

Following on from my previous post, the second day of our weekend in Bowral involved a delicious breakfast, strolling through the farmer’s markets and collecting lots of yummy, fresh produce to take home and a drive to Berrima.

We started with breakfast at Hojo’s Espresso. We ordered a Goat’s Brekky (scrambled eggs with goats cheese and shallots served with toast) which was devoured before a photo could be taken and some bircher muesli, served with fresh fruit, stewed apples and yogurt. The bircher muesli, much like the one we had at Three Blue Ducks, was very fresh and very tasty.

Cute takeaway coffee cups at Hojo’s Espresso!

Hojo’s Espresso was right across the road from Bowral Public School so we wandered across the road after breakfast to stroll through the Bowral Farmers’ Market.

The market was full of fresh produce and homemade goodies.

They run on the second Saturday of each month from 8am to 12pm at Bowral Public School.  Except in this case, when they were on Sunday, apparently due the winds on Saturday. (Turns out we got up early on Saturday morning for nothing!)

We bought a stash of fresh veggies to take home and use during the week. So much fresher and cheaper than a supermarket – my two bags full of fresh vegetables only cost me $20.

After the farmers’ market, we drove over to Berrima, a quaint little country town.

We strolled through the town and through the Berrima Primary School markets which were also being held that day.

For lunch we enjoyed a sausage sandwich from the sausage sizzle at the markets.  I have to say, it was pretty high up there as far as sausage sandwiches go.  Delicious soft bread, with a crispy and juicy sausage, caramelised onion and the perfect amount of barbeque sauce.

Later, for afternoon tea we stopped in at the Old Bakery Tea Rooms for some Devonshire tea.  The Old Bakery Team Rooms are very cute and our Devonshire tea was quite delicious!

Finally, we stopped in at the Mount Gibraltar Look Out on our way back home.

We arrived back in Sydney content after our relaxing weekend. Bowral is great weekend trip from Sydney. And it’s not too far away (about an hour and half drive) so it makes a great day trip too. There’s plenty to do with lots of cute stores, cafes and scenery. I’d definitely recommend heading down on a weekend that the markets are on.

Would I go back? Of course.