In a sleepy little town just off the Federal Highway you can find a cafe that’s just the right amount of cosy and cool. It’s name is simply ‘Some Cafe’ – but in my opinion, it’s a whole lot more.
Located in Collector, about a 40 minute drive from Canberra, Some Cafe has got this modern country thing going on. Staying true to the historic charm of the old building, they’ve kept things fresh with a bright white interior and lots of timber. My favourite feature – the big open fireplace in the main dining room, a promise that the warm, cosy vibes will continue through the cooler months.
After spending the better part of last year closed for renovations, Some Cafe re-opened in January and I started hearing about this little country cafe that was punching well above it’s weight. So on the way home from Sydney a few weeks ago, Matt and I took the opportunity to see what the fuss was all about.
As well as nailing the cosy, country yet modern, cool vibe, Some Cafe also serves up great food. The menu is constantly changing. It’s small but delicious and has a focus on local, seasonal produce. Matt was pretty pleased with his reuben toastie and I couldn’t have been happier with my selection – the oatmeal salad with rocket and zucchini. I didn’t even know savoury oatmeal was a thing, but man, that salad was so good.
They also make a killer coffee, which is very important in my book and sometimes pretty rare for a country cafe. There were some great looking cakes in their cake cabinet too, and while we didn’t try any this time, on face value, they look like they’d be worth the 40 minute drive on their own.
Above all else, Some Cafe in Collector is warm and welcoming. It’s all about uncomplicated, wholesome food that celebrates the local area and stays true to it’s roots – everything you could ever want in a country cafe.
– Bec x