FOOD - GLORIOUS - VIEW
THROUGHOUT THE WORLD THERE ARE SOME AMAZING PLACES THAT SIMPLY MAKE YOU FEEL ALIVE AND INSPIRED BY THEIR BEAUTY. THE TWEED VALLEY IN NORTHERN NSW IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES.
Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 9am - 5pm (NSW time)
for breakfast, lunch and light snacks.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Located in the heart of the Tweed Valley on the outskirts of the township of Murwillumbah is where you’ll find the renowned Tweed Regional Gallery. Sitting high upon a hill overlooking the Magnificent Green Cauldron with the Mount Warning Shield Volcano dominating the skyline. The views are a breathtaking panorama of rolling hills and valleys with the Tweed River meandering through them.
When visiting the artworks on display at the gallery it is easy to be distracted by this incredible view and that ‘s why the Tweed Gallery Café perfectly complements every gallery visit. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fine food, delicious home style cakes, coffee, tea or glass of wine. The café opens onto an outdoor balcony which runs the length of the Gallery and faces onto a cosy garden area shaded with large cafe umbrellas.
So now you’re settled in and are gazing at the picturesque view it’s now time to treat your taste buds. Our food is prepared by our confident and qualified chefs who have a passion for creating and presenting great tasting food made form the freshest produce available, most of which is sourced locally from the Tweed Valley.
So if comfort food is the culinary equivalent of a hug then our café food is a warm friendly smile. Nothing is over done or complicated. We pride ourselves in producing really good, honest and delicious food. Our cakes, slices, tarts, breads, scones and muffins are all homemade. Our lunch meals are flavoursome and are accompanied by organic crisp salads and chunky home style chips. All of our condiments are also home made and add that special extra flavour which is unique to our meals.
There are always amazing and inspiring exhibitions being held at the Tweed Regional Gallery. This exceptional gallery is an architectural delight and is home to some of Australia's finest artworks in a variety of media.
The gallery collects artworks of two main themes: Australian portraits of all eras and mediums, as well as works by regional artists depicting the local area. Exhibitions change every six to eight weeks and cover a variety of artistic mediums.
The gallery's program includes a wide variety of exhibitions, public events, craft markets and educational activities for children and adults.
The gallery is the proud home of the biennial Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture and the Biennial CPM national Print Award. The Border Art Prize is also shown every other year for artists from the New South Wales/Queensland border.
The Margaret Olley Art Centre, opened in 2014, celebrates the career, life and legacy of its namesake, Margaret Olley – Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors. This incredibly detailed exhibition honours the late artist's wish that her studio and elements of her home be re-created in a purpose-built extension to the Tweed Regional Gallery, and is a permanent display.
Artists on display
We love supporting local artists!
In addition to the artwork in the Gallery proper, we welome our guests to peruse the work of local artists on display in the cafe.
The artist we are currently featuring is...
Travis Paterson is an artist and educator based in Northern NSW whose work encompasses both traditional and digital printmaking. His work primarily addresses ideas of identity, sexuality and queer histories. Upon graduating from Southern Cross University he was awarded the Kaske Fellowship enabling him to co-curate a touring exhibition of Australian printmakers that was shown in Bristol, UK, as part of the renowned international IMPACT conference. In 2013 he won the Ursula Hoff Institute prize for his finalist entry in the prestigious Geelong Acquisitive Print Award. Paterson has also undertaken a residency in Mooste, Estonia.
The work on display was incorporated in Paterson’s solo exhibition, Campfire stories, shown at Melbourne’s Port Jackson Press during July 2015.
The artist explains, “Storytelling serves as a way of understanding, explaining and reinterpreting our world. It helps create communities and teaches morals. Stories express our dreams and desires; they facilitate communication as well as entertain.”
“Campfire stories is an allegorical look at how storytelling can shape identity and a sense of belonging. Two boys occupy an unearthly expanse, regaling each other with tales of adventure, idealised futures and shared concerns. Campfire stories examines a romanticised queer youth and looks at the power of storytelling as a way of recontextualising and constructing new narratives.”
The Lambda process uses RGB lasers to expose photographic paper which is then developed using traditional photochemical processes.
Christmas in July
Join the Friends of Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc. for a special Christmas in July lunch at Mavis's Kitchen on Thursday 21 July at 12 midday sharp.
Savour delicious Christmas fare in the idyllic setting of Mavis’s Kitchen, Mt Warning.
Enjoy a lovingly prepared three course lunch of both traditional and unique flavours.
There’s Christmas bon bons for everyone, and Santa Claus will visit on the day! Why not bring the whole family?
Adults $59 | Children $35 (up to and including
Fully paid bookings are essential, so please contact Helena 02 6679 9121 or Lyn 02 6670 2790.
We love to hear from our guests, so if you have any feedback or suggestions, please don't hesitate to give us a call!
Reservations are not required for regular cafe dining.
If you are planning a group booking of 10 or more people, reservations assist us in providing you with the best possible service.
For groups of 20 or more, please get in touch so we can work with you to create the perfect menu for your special event.
02 6672 5088
Open Wednesdays to Sundays
9am to 5pm (NSW time)
for breakfast, lunch and light snacks