I have been visiting Yass since I was a baby. My beautiful Aunt and her family lived there and it was always a busy country town as it had the Hume Highway running straight through it. Fast forward quite a few years and the town is now bypassed but instead of drying up like an old creek bed, the town has flourished and is home to some gorgeous shops and cafes. So if you find yourself heading down the Hume, do yourself a huge favour and take a break in Yass and most definitely NOT at the hideous service centre on the highway - drive actually into the town because you will find the gorgeous Kaffeine 2582 - a cafe and homewares store that will refuel the mind, body and soul!
Kaffeine is located next to the town's Aldi store, so there is plenty of parking. There is easy access for those of you who have prams and there is a reasonable amount of space inside to park it. But there are also some tables outside which may be more convenient if you have a big beast of a pram. They have high chairs for little bottoms to sit in and you will find some puzzles to occupy your little darlings on a shelf just inside the front door. The spacious cafe is divided into two rooms and items for sale are decoratively hung around and in easy reach of little fingers - so keep any eye on your babes. Oh and if you need to use the loos just ask a member of staff for the key, as they are located around the corner from the cafe.
Once you have taken your seat, you order and pay at the counter and this is a cash only business - so if you need some moula you will need to get it out at an ATM down the street from the cafe. The menu is only small but they cover the basics nicely. They don't have a menu for kids, however there are enough options available for your little ones to either share a meal or enjoy on their own. The cake cabinet will also have some yummy looking cupcakes that will appeal to the younger diner so if you arrive in time for a spot of morning or afternoon tea they will be perfectly satisfied.
We had breakfast at Kaffeine 2582 on the day we visited. The boys had a croissant & banana bread and they washed these down with bottled juices. Babycinos, milkshakes, soft drinks and tap water are all available. At lunch time children can munch away on locally made Duffy pies and pizzas, sausage rolls and wedges. Make sure you check out the specials board too, just in case something tickles your fancy on it.
I tried out the egg and bacon roll which was served on a turkish roll and I was so relieved to see that it contained a well done egg. I hate it when you pick up a bacon & egg roll and hungrily bite in only to then have oodles of runny egg land straight on your boobs! Mr Munch went for the breakfast special which was kind of like a big breakfast. I heard him mumble when he saw the price ($19) that it was bit bloody expensive for a country town but when it came, a smile immediately appeared on his dial, as the plate was heaving with food! Perfectly scrambled free range eggs, loads of bacon, potato gratin, sautéed mushrooms, rocket, turkish toast and beetroot relish made up this bad boy breakfast and it was worth every cent.
Now you would presume if a cafe is going to call themselves Kaffeine then they must serve good coffee and thankfully they do! Art of Espresso are the beans they use in their machines and it makes a fantastic brew. This organic coffee is actually from the neighbouring town of Young and it is seriously up there with some of its big city competitors. For tea drinkers you will enjoy their range of Tea Tonic teas. If you need a cool drink have a try of one of the interesting assortment of Parkers Iced Teas from the drinks fridge.
As I mentioned earlier Kaffeine 2582 is also a shop. They have a fabulous range of jewellery, handbags, scarves, clothing and products for the home. Hopefully if the kidlets are behaving themselves you can have a leisurely wander as I'm sure you will find something little to buy (I did!). They also have a cute range of toys and gifts for kids so if your children have some pocket money they may even find something for themselves!
Have you been to Yass lately Little Munchers? If you need some ideas of where else to have a pit stop when you are travelling along the Hume check out this excellent article x
175 Comur St Yass NSW 2582
02 6226 1263
Open 7 days for breakfast & lunch
From 7am during the week & 8am on weekends