On our recent Blue Mountains drive we stopped off at The Gingerbread House for afternoon tea after several recommendations from friends. It’s the sweetest cafe, housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old church. As you can guess from the name, The Gingerbread House is all about sweet things – milkshakes, Serendipity ice-cream, cakes, cookies & gingerbread. They do have light savoury food, by the way, but it’s the sweet things they’re well known for.
The Gingerbread House is owned by the creators of Josophan’s Fine Chocolates, so they obviously know a thing or two about the sweet things people go crazy for.
Inside the church is an adorably styled gingerbread house containing a sweet shop filled with lollies, and a mix of small and large communal tables. You can also sit outside and soak up the sun while the kids play in the gingerbread cubby house.
On our visit, we enjoyed a chocolate gingerbread man, a vanilla malt milkshake, a slice of chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting, an affogato with Serendipity caramel ice cream, and a scoop of Serendipity ‘Death by Chocolate’ ice-cream (which has just been awarded Champion Premium Ice-cream at the Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy show).
The cake was mine, and I found it to be just the right mix of dense, moist chocolate cake, with thick caramel frosting for my taste. I loved the milkshake (nice and malty), as did Cheese, who stole mine off me. Alec enjoyed his affogato (said the ice cream was great) and Cheese devoured her ice cream (as the official “eat the rest of the cone when the kid is done” person, I can confirm that the chocolate ice cream was really, really good, too!).
The Gingerbread House is delightful and delicious – the perfect stop for a treat on your next drive to Katoomba.
Stroller storage: Yes.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: Yes.
Kids’ menu: Yes.
The Gingerbread House Cafe
56 Lurline St (Cnr Lurline & Waratah Streets),
Katoomba NSW 2780
Phone: (02) 4782 6958
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm
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I’ve never known that this place existed, looks like it has a great setup for kids. I will have to remember to check it out when next in the mountains.
It’s so wonderful @stephanie_jefferson:disqus! I hope you get a chance to visit and report back 🙂
We’ve driven past this place many times. What’s wrong with us!?!!? x
You couldn’t have known how awesome it was on the inside!
What an absolutely gorgeous place. I need to go back to the mountains and explore a little more xx
Absolutely need to! Especially now that the weather is perfect for a day out bush.
I’ve been to Katoomba heaps of times and have never even noticed this place! I’m totally going to check this out when we go to Katoomba next month! x
Enjoy Sammie! It’s a treasure 🙂