January 16, 2020 / By The Weekender Travel
Today, we breathe a sigh of relief. The Kings Highway is open again! Not only does this highway connect people from the ACT and parts of NSW with the beloved South Coast, it also goes through some of the towns that have been worst hit by the recent fires.
So to celebrate, we've listed some of the best places to stop along the way. And there's no reason to wait. The days are sunny, the air is clean (once gain), and the businesses are open. Maybe it's time to ask your family and friends "Road trip anyone"?
Bungendore & Braidwood
As anyone who's visited before knows, Bungendore and Braidwood are both full of top-notch cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. In Bungendore, some of our top picks are -
* the Woodworks Gallery to marvel at incredible Australian-made wood art, sculpture, craft and furniture,
* Manon & Moss for beautiful antique furniture, fine china and linens, beautiful candles, and objets d’art,
* The Gathering for scrumptious coffee and cake,
* X Gallery for exquisite hand made jewellery and art, and
* Village Antiques for the most impressive and eclectic range of furniture and antiques.
In Braidwood, there is just as much to choose from. Stop in at -
* Saloon for unique one-off handmade dresses, skirts and shirts,
* Casanova's for a menu featuring delectable dishes focused on local produce and seasonal food,
* Deadwood Cafe for great coffee, fresh food, beautiful flowers and unique plants,
* Sandalwood Homewares for interesting furniture, textiles and homewares from exotic locations around the world,
* Mr. Mr Store for stunning jewellery made by local, national and international designers, plus trendy swimwear and accessories, and
* Dojo Bread for top-quality German style breads, great coffee and delicious lunch treats.
Now you've made it down to the water, and there's plenty to do. Some of our suggestions are -
* Sam's Pizzeria on the Waterfront for hearty Italian fare and friendly service,
* Innes Boatshed for super fresh seafood, and
* The Sandbar tucked away in the Quays Hotel for an impressive “chef’s hat” dining experience.
Mollymook & Milton
If you're heading further north, Mollymook is a top choice for beachgoers, foodies and anyone looking for the perfect getaway. We suggest visiting -
* Bannisters Pool Bar for stunning views, delicious cocktails and yummy pizza,
* Woodburn Deli for some seriously impressive homemade cakes and treats,
* Time'n"tide Beauty for that well deserved pampering, and
*Tallwood for great coffee and an excellent breakfast.
While you're there, check out Milton. Its only a short drive away and you'll find
* Jipsi Cartel offering its own boho fashion label,
* Pilgrims serving up delicious (and popular) vegetarian breakfast, lunch and coffee,
* Flour Salt Water for a bakery experience that's a cut above the rest,
* Peach for delicious food and coffee anytime of the day,
* Miss Moss for luxe, artisanal and ethical fashion, and
* Spaces2538 for a huge range of on-trend homewares and beach fashion.