Please Note: Reservations are not required for Cafe Woodworks, but recommended for public holidays.

Open Seven Days a Week

Cafe Woodworks is a vibrant and welcoming space surrounded by exquisite art and craft. Our freshly prepared meals are generous in size and flavour, and made from locally sourced produce when possible. Our friendly and accommodating staff will greet you with a genuinely warm welcome.

The Venue:  The main part of the cafe was first built in 1883 as a residence. One hundred and ten years later, the Bungendore Wood Works architect, Morris Barnes, designed the Gallery around embracing that building. A few years later a cafe began to function in the space.  However, it wasn’t until Eric Dangerfield established Cafe Woodworks in 2001 that we had the special place it is.  Eric is now General Manager of the Carrington Inn, and has over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry. He brings a practical and hands on approach to food and serving our valued customers. Our relationship with the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery brings a strong creative orientation and feel to the Cafe, both on our walls and in our meals. We work in partnership with the Gallery to improve on the delight our visitors experience in both places. 

Cafe Woodworks is a great place to visit no matter the occasion. Whether it is morning tea, lunch or a quick cuppa, we will cater to you.  Our vast, seasonal menu offers some of the regions best fresh produce; hand-crafted by our chefs and served by our team of friendly and accommodating wait staff.

The Food:  Dinner at Cafe Woodworks is country dining with a sophisticated and modern menu. Enjoy our seasonal menu and quality produce in candle light dinner with one of our great local wines on offer. We are licensed with a great selection of local and interstate wines, beers and ciders that will compliment your meal.

Our dinner menu offers a great range of options to cater for all types of customers. We offer entrees, light meals and main course dishes to satisfy all.

Cafe Woodworks prides itself on a good cup of coffee. Black Mountain Coffee is the current bean we use. The smooth and aromatic bean creates a softer flavour that is not only enjoyed by locals but by tourists and visitors who are just popping in.

Our desserts are made freshly in house or locally. We have scones and muffins baked daily as well as a large variety of cakes and tarts. We also have gluten free and lactose free options available.

Café Woodworks is available to host your next function.

Whether that be a birthday party, holiday party, or any special event, we can look after you.

Sean Dodd, Manager, Café Woodworks

Cafe Woodworks Menu

  • Bacon Pancakes
    – maple syrup, banana, vanilla ice cream
  • Big Breakfast
    – choice of eggs, bacon, local pork sausages, tomato, mushrooms, sourdough
  • Breakfast Roll
    – bacon, two fried eggs, cheese, choice of sauce
  • Eggs Benny Bacon
    – poached eggs, bacon, spinach, hollandaise sauce, sourdough
  • Eggs Benny Veggie
    – poached eggs, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, hollandaise sauce, sourdough (V)
  • Eggs Benny Salmon
    – poached eggs, grilled salmon, spinach, hollandaise sauce, sourdough
  • Honey Spiced Granola
    – seasonal fruit, Greek yogurt, choice of milk (V)
  • Mushroom Bruschetta
    – one poached egg, goat cheese, thyme, balsamic glaze, sourdough (V)
  • Pancakes
    – banana, berries, fruit, maple syrup, double cream (V)
  • Salmon Corn Fritters
    – smoked salmon, poached eggs, tomato relish & sour cream
  • Scrambled Eggs
    – bacon, grilled tomato, sourdoug
  • Spanish Omelette
    – chorizo, onion, potato, cheese, tomato, sourdough
  • Toast and Jam
    – crusty bread with two jams
  • Beef Pot Pie
    – potato top, garden salad
  • Butter Chicken
    – capsicum, cashews, roast tomato, steamed rice, raita
  • Chicken Burger
    – bacon, avocado, salad, chips, aioli
  • Corn Fritters
    – bacon, avocado, tomato relish, rocket leaves
  • Lamb Shank
    – mash, seasonal veg, rich tomato jus
  • Salmon Fillet
    – vegetable risotto, lemon & herb butter
  • Salt & Pepper Calamari
    – garden salad, tartare, chips
  • Scotch Fillet
    – mash, vegetables, red wine jus
  • Smoked Salmon Toast
    – goat cheese, rocket, crisp capers (V)
  • Tempura Flathead Fillets
    – garden salad, tartare, chips
  • Wagyu Cheese Burger
    – salad, cheddar, caramalised onion, tomato sauce, wedges
  • Banana Bread
    – one slice toasted with butter
  • Pancakes
    – maple syrup, banana, berries, fruit, double cream (V)
  • Open Toasted Sandwich
    – ham, avocado, cheddar, tomato, relish, garden salad
    – toasted with butter
  • Roast Vegetable Soup
    – sour cream, toasted garlic bread (V)
  • Smashed Avocado
    – tomato, feta and herb salsa on crusty sourdough (V)
  • Toast with Jam
    – crusty bread, two jams
  • Garden Salad
  • Garlic Bread
  • Avocado, Bacon or Egg
  • Chips – tomato sauce
  • Wedges – chili, sour cream
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Garlic or Pesto and Parmesan Sourdough*
  • Plain or Garlic Naan
  • Calamari
    – crispy with salt and peper seasoning and aioli (GF)
  • Corn Fritters
    – homemade tomato relish, sour cream, rocket (V)
  • Moussaka
    – eggplant, pumpkin, feta, nutmeg cream, balsamic glaze (GF)
  • Prawn & Chorizo Risotto
    – spinach and truffle oil (GF)
  • Roast Vegetable Soup
    – garlic sourdough (V)
  • Beef & Ale Pie
    – potato top, garden salad (GF)
  • Butter Chicken
    – cashews, roast tomato, capsicum, steamed rice, raita (GF)
  • Lamb Shank
    – chive mash, vegetables, tomato jus (GF)
  • Seafood Curry
    – prawns, calamari, fish, steamed rice, pickled onion (GF)
  • Sunny Vegetarian Plate
    – pumpkin, tomato, capsicum, cumin rice, raita (GF, V)
  • Tempura Flathead
    – chips, garden salad, tartare
  • Chicken Kiev
    – mushroom cream (GF)
  • Eye Fillet (200g)
    – peppercorn sauce (GF)
  • Salmon Fillet –
    – lemon herb butter (GF)
  • Scotch Fillet (300g)
    – port wine jus (GF)
  • – Steamed Vegetables
  • – Garden salad
  • – Chips
  • – Wedges
  • – Calamari and chips
  • – Chicken, mash and vegetables
  • – Fettuccini with tomato sauce
  • – Fish and chips
  • – Steak, mash and vegetables

Opening Times
Sunday to Tuesday 8am to 5pm
Wednesday & Saturday 8am to 5pm,  6pm to 9pm+ for Dinner

Coffee and Muffin Window Opens from 7am 7 days a week

Prices include GST.

Please note there is a 10% surcharge on Public Holidays