Hidden in rural Dural, around forty-five minutes north west of Sydney is a gem of a restaurant called Wild Pear Cafe and they just recently celebrated ten years.
Would you believe, I lived in Castle Hill for most of my life and I had never heard of Wild Pear Cafe until only a week ago.
This fabulous cafe, nestled in a small nursery of Dural has been trading for ten years and serving up spectacular views from their balcony and delicious foods on the menu.
Castle Hill is around a ten to fifteen minute drive from Dural and I have lived there since 1991, so imagine my surprise when I found out about Wild Pear and their fabulous foods and views and I had never gone.
Of course, I haven’t lived in Castle Hill for around seven years now, but still, to think this great places was hiding in Dural all along.
Last Friday, I needed a break from work, from the computer, from my routine, from everything really. So, I offered to take my sister in law and mother in law out to lunch, to somewhere different, but not too far away.
As the sun was shining and the weather was beautiful (even though the temps were cold at around sixteen degrees), I though Dural would be a nice place to go to. mostly as it’s not that far out of Sydney, and yet, you are surrounded by lush green hills and stunning landscapes filled with animals, farms, orchids and more.
So, on Friday morning, we set off and made tracks for the cafe to enjoy a nice break and some yummy food.
The cafe itself is rustic and matches the surrounding landscape. The serves was friendly and everyone smiles. Which is no wonder when the location itself is pretty relaxing and beautiful. Not a bad place to work really. Even if the lunch crowd was super busy.
We didn’t book, but I do recommend you do if you are going for lunch. We were very lucky as we arrived ten to fifteen minutes earlier than expected at around 11.45am I think, so we were there just before the lunch crown arrived, and boy did they at midday, there was not an empty table. Popular place this Wild Pear Cafe.
The food is a delight. I ordered a delicious Middle Eastern-inspired dish of Hommus, Pea made falafel with fennel salad and minted yogurt. It was so delicious, but incredibly filling. Which is a shame, as I really would have liked to try their incredible looking Black Forest Pavlova which is topped with Pink Persian Fairy Floss (amazing
The coffee, however, was equally satisfying and my sister in law did treat herself to the Almond and Rhubarb Tart, though it wasn’t gluten-free so I couldn’t try it, it did look yummy.
If you are around the Dural area and looking for a place to stop and eat, I highly recommend a stop at Wild Pear Cafe, the service is outstanding and the food even better. And of course, as I consider myself a bit of a coffee snob, if you only want coffee and you are in the area. This is place to get it.
This post was not sponsored by Wild Pear Cafe.