Explore the booming food and wine region of Orange

  1. When you think of the NSW’s regional town of Orange, what exactly do you picture? Let me just jump in here and do the thinking for you. Located in the Central Tablelands region, Orange is one of the country’s leading foodie destinations with world-class wines, fine dining establishments, and booming with local produce.

So, if you’re looking for a regional getaway and you’re after foodie options galore; look no further than Orange.  


Racine Bakery

Opening in 2012, Racine Bakery is unlike any bakery you’ve sampled before. With everything made on-site using the best possible ingredients; from organic sourdoughs and regular bread to butter pastries, cakes, and biscuits to the scrumptious pies, sausage rolls, and fresh sandwiches and salads.

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Where: 166B Summer St
When: Mon-Fri | 7am-5pm
Sat | 7am-3pm
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Ground Stone Café

Situated in the redesigned Gallery and Museum Precinct, Ground Stone Café is the area's always bustling space serving up breakfast and lunch seven days a week.

Where: 151 Byng St
When: Mon-Fri | 7.30am-3pm
Sat-Sun | 8.30am-2pm
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Hillside Harvest 

The farm store and café is your one-stop-shop for picking up some of the region’s best local produce and enjoying a good cup of coffee and breakfast or lunch. Located on the 75-acre property, Hillside Harvest is home to many varieties of cherries, apples, pears, stone fruit, and berries.

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You can join in on a pick-your-own-fruit experience from November through to April or enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the trees on weekends with one of their local harvest hampers. 

Where: 1209 The Escort Way
When: Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm
Sat-Sun | 9am-3pm
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Byng St Café & Local Store 

This place is a local institution; known and loved for its delicious food, coffee, and friendly staff the café is a foodie haven in the middle of town.

Where: 47 Byng St
When: Mon-Sun | 7am-3pm
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Birdie Noshery & Drinking Est.

Brought to you by the team behind the town’s only hatted restaurant, Lolli Redini, BIRDIE is the newest café and bar right in the centre of town. From brunch goodies to evening tapas and cocktail lists; it might just be the region’s newest community hang out.

Where: 120-122 Summer St
When: Sun-Mon | 7.30am-3.30pm
Tue-Sat | 7.30am-12am
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Mad Hatter Drink Lab

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It’s a café, it’s a distillery, it’s a winery; it’s a whole lot of things thrown together in one big space. The ‘drink lab’ or multi-purpose space in Orange has become one of the area’s go-to coffee spots with fresh joe and your typical takeaway brekky food being served out of the grungy industrial space.

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The group also produces their own wines and cocktails under Mad Hatter Wine Co; we would HIGHLY recommend their Sparkling Craft Cocktail; Mad Hatter X Brix Distillers. You can shop for their goodies online here.   

Where: 137 Peisley St
When: Mon-Fri | 5am-2pm
Sat | 7.30am-2pm
Sun | 8am-1pm
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Spilt Milk

It might not be a café, but it absolutely deserves a mention. Spilt Milk is home to Aussie gelato made from scratch with the best local ingredients.

Where: 45 Sale St
When: Mon-Wed | 2pm-9pm
Thu-Fri | 2pm-10pm
Sat | 12pm-10pm
Sun | 12pm-9pm
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Lolli Redini Restaurant

Currently closed for dine-in, Lolli Redini in Orange is still offering takeaway, and being the town’s only hatted restaurant, you’ll want to make sure to add this one to your ‘to-try list.

Where: 48 Sale St
When: Tue-Fri | 6pm-12am
Sat | 12pm-4pm | 6pm-12am
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The Union Bank

With a reputation as one of the region’s go-to dining institutions, The Union Bank has an emphasis on showcasing everything great about Orange. Established in 1857, the venue has always been a gathering place for both locals and tourists alike. 

Where: 84 Byng St
When: Thu | 5.30pm-late
Fri-Sat | 12pm-3pm | 5.30pm-late
Sun | 12pm-4pm
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Parrot Gin Distilling 

The newest gem to open up in town is none other than the gin distillery; Parrot Gin Distilling. Only opening their doors up to the public on 5th September 2020, get along to Orange and be amongst the first to try the new space!

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Where: 66 Endsleigh Ave
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Washington & Co Whiskey Saloon

Orange has it’s very own speakeasy with Washington & Co Whiskey Saloon focussing not only on American Whiskey and Bourbon, but all Whisk(e)y’s of the world, fine spirits and of course; cocktails. 

Where: 243 Summer St
When: Wed-Sun | 5pm-12am

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