For the traveller, Trip Advisor can be a lifeline. For example, if you’re trying to find Australian (real) coffee in France, or a vegan meal in a German town full of sausages and cheese, or a restaurant with an English menu when you’re backpacking in central Asia, Trip Advisor can be the best app on your phone. But Trip Advisor is not just for international travel, it can also be a brilliant tool for experiencing the best of Australia. If you’re visiting family in another state or on a holiday road trip, finding a good coffee or fulfilling meal can really make your day.
For those of you who have explored the ins and outs of the website, you’ll know that there is a difference between the search ‘Best Café’ and ‘Best Coffee and Tea’. The search results for ‘best café’ and ‘best coffee and tea’ are completely different. One might assume that the best ranked café will also have the best ranked coffee, but this is not the case. So, what’s the difference? Well, best ranked café will direct you to the cafes with great café food and atmosphere. On the other hand, the best ranked coffee (and begrudgingly tea) will give you an account of the café that serves the best cup of coffee. Sometimes the best cup of coffee doesn’t come with all the bells of whistles of location, trendy décor, and varied food menu. In this case, the traveller must decide; do I value the cup of coffee or the experience of drinking the cup of coffee? This is a philosophical question. Importantly, atmosphere doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, and neither does coffee (don’t be too offended). Anyway, let’s turn our attention to Dubbo.
Best Café in Dubbo
So, now that we know the difference, let’s explore the best café in Dubbo.
Name: Short Street Store
Location: 11 Short St, Dubbo
Their range includes burgers, Israeli cous-cous, avocado, beetroot puree, crispy golden muesli, sautéed mushrooms, poached eggs, prosciutto…oh that makes me hungry. With indoor and outdoor seating take your pick of the sunny outdoors or cosy interior depending on the weather.
The Short Street Store is only a 3-minute drive/15-minute walk from The Palms Motel! In case you were wondering, Short Street Store do cater for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free friends. Its sounding pretty good isn’t it? If you’re looking for a place to have breakfast or lunch, head to Short Street!
If you’re in a hurry, you can order ahead on their website (available between 6:00am and 3:55pm).
Best Coffee in Dubbo
Now comes the drumroll for the best coffee in Dubbo.
Name: Russo’s Coffee Bar
Location: 33-43 Whylandra St, Dubbo
Just a 4-minute drive/15-minute walk from The Palms Motel is Russo’s Coffee Bar. They have a light on food menu and an expansive coffee menu including Beetroot Latte, Matcha Latte, Cumin Latte, and Chai Latte for you to try! How exciting: try something new when you’re on holidays. Russo’s Coffee Bar have a mean looking machine and fairly simple shop. Come here for your afternoon fix or pick up a takeaway before a big day out.
So, there’s the latest ranking of best café and best coffee in Dubbo city to help you find the sustenance you need when enjoying your stay at The Palms Motel Dubbo. Talk to our reception staff if you need further directions or check out Trip Advisor to see what other cafés pique your interest. Enjoy your coffee and stay awake on those long country drives!