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Experience a Taste of the Country in this award winning café and retail outlet located in the heart of Hunter Valley Gardens Village. This popular café is like walking into an old fashioned, country kitchen.

Serving hearty country size meals from our all day breakfast, lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea menu, Taste of the Country cafe offers a wide variety of menu choices. Fully licensed Taste of the Country has a range of beers and local wines available with meals. Catering for everyone including Coeliac customers, Taste of the Country has breakfasts, burgers, wraps, main meals, desserts, our famous scones and a great range of teas as well as Crema coffee.

Traditional Country Style Cooking

Priding ourselves on the traditional country cooking, just like grandma’s, you get value for money and are guaranteed to have Food Like No Udder. Our enormous burgers are made with home style beef patties, our homemade vegan patty, BLT or poached chicken breast all served on huge Turkish rolls. Try our Stockman’s Sandwich – succulent roast beef, smothered in gravy on top of buttered bread or our huge big country breakfasts. With food freshly prepared each day – the kitchen is always a hive of activity with something delicious on the boil.

Famous for our Country Ploughman’s Platter for two – guests come far and wide to enjoy this with a glass of local wine.

Stunning Hunter Valley Location

Elevated from the other 23 shops in the village. Matilda, our Taste of the Country mascot welcomes you into the café or be enticed by the delicious smells from the cooking in the kitchen.

Dine inside or walk through to the outside dining terrace, where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the Hunter Valley Gardens, vineyards and the Broken Back mountain range while you sit, relax and indulge in delicious meals.

Allow Louise and her friendly staff to entice you with her country style menu of hearty, family favorites all prepared freshly in the kitchen with local produce and homemade preserves with Food Like No Udder.

This is a relaxed dining experience and during busy times of the day or during peak holiday seasons – expect a wait for food. Staff will advise you of meal delays on busy days.


We are open for dine in and takeaway 7 days a week under strict capacity guidelines as advised by the Australian Government and the Restaurant and Catering Association.

We have a refreshed menu for dine in and takeaway as well as our popular frozen take home meals available to purchase in the cafe.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we can only have a limited number of diners in the cafe at one time, and will require contact details upon entry for contact tracing regulations. If this doesn’t suit you, we will happily offer takeaway options. This method of trading will develop as restrictions are lifted and safety can be maintained for our staff and customers.

We look forward to seeing you! Please call us on 02 4998 6605 to book your meal time.

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19 Years in Business

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15 Types of Coffees

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Big Country Breakfast

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Ploughman’s Platters

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Award Winning


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