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Perfect Pitstop South of Sydney

Some Café

by Susie Baber  |  5 June 2021

Yes it is actually called ‘Some Café’

A recommendation from a friend saw us pulling off The Federal Highway just before we reached Lake George this morning into the cute little town of Collector.

If you are like us and would rather avoid the fast food offerings scattered along the motorways, you will enjoy this short detour off the main road when travelling south from Sydney.

Collector was once on the main route from Goulburn to the Snowy Mountains and boasted five inns. Today there is just the one hotel – the Bushranger Hotel, formerly Kimberley’s Inn. The town’s biggest claim to fame is a history rich in bushranger drama.

In 1865 Ben Hall and his gang held up the pub. When the town’s constable, 38-year-old Samuel Nelson, challenged them he was shot and killed by gang member John Dunn. There is a monument to Sam Nelson and his grave is located at the back of the Church of England cemetery in Bourke Street .

Other than the hotel and the history there is also Collector Wines and the controversial sculpture ‘Dreamers Gate’, you can’t miss it directly opposite the pub.

The reason for our detour however was to visit Some Café, a lovely spot to break your road trip for breakfast or lunch. The charming sandstone cottage in Murray Street is warm and welcoming with an open fire burning and lots of country charm. The menu features lots of local produce including ingredients from their own kitchen garden and chooks.

We have stopped here twice now and have not yet been disappointed.

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