Where home-baked sweets and great coffee take priority.
“We’re going to the Town Hall Coffee Shop, you’ll just love it – Tilly has just made a fresh carrot cake,” gushed Sal from the Glen Innes Visitors’ Centre, and judging by the way her eyes widened at the part about the carrot cake, I knew we were probably in for something delicious.
I was right. The cake was moist and delectable, the perfect accompaniment to a very well made double shot latte. We quickly devoured it and ordered another serve from Tilly, the young Sydneysider who, in seeking a tree change, recently migrated from the big smoke to Glen Innes and opened the cute little café in the old Town Hall building.
And if the display cabinet full of yummy baked treats wasn’t enough to convince you, one look at the Town Hall Coffee Shop’s Instagram account confirms that Tilly loves to bake. Think ginger brulee tarts, banana, maple & caramel cake, coffee and walnut cake, peanut butter and jam brownies, Nutella cheesecake, and the mouthwatering list continues. It came as little surprise that several groups of ladies gathered in the café for social morning tea; when cake is the hero, the people will come! Just ask Marie Antoinette.
But the Town Hall Coffee Shop also dishes out savoury treats, serving breakfast and lunch with a focus on simple, locally-sourced ingredients. The mozzarella, spinach, tomato and pesto roll was a winner for me; a classic combination of fresh ingredients that work wonderfully together.
Tilly’s focus on supporting local suppliers sits front and centre at her café – quite literally. In the middle of the room is a table covered in goods for sale, including local cold country olives and olive oil, fresh garlic, the café’s own muesli blend and fresh fruit.
Immensely popular with locals for its delicious treats, wholesome meals and warm service, the Town Hall Coffee Shop is our pick of the cafes of Glen Innes.
Town Hall Coffee Shop is located at 269 Grey St, Glen Innes, NSW. Call 0433 449 550 for more information.