The Paragon Cafe katoomba

Photos at my Pinterest board eating out

This lovely historical café that served the public for 100 yrs in the same family is now closed in Katoomba. There was a chocolate factory upstairs that made their own handmade chocolates. They had the original décor for years and artefact’s in a showroom out the back we didn’t get to see.

In May 2018 it closed it’s doors and the owners moved to Sydney.

We visited in November 2017 and were hoping to return a year later but found it was closed when we went to go back in sept for our wedding anniversary.

Dark chocolate assorted box $20 made on the premises.

lunch at the Café :

  • Paragon burger
  • Ruben sandwich

Christmas in July

Our church had a Christmas in July dinner for $35 a head hosted and cooked by another local church. This is what we got and it was a great meal and décor was simply Christmassy. Roast with lots of meats to choose from buffet style. They had ham, beef, turkey, chicken. Roast vegetables or steamed. Desserts were divine. Christmas pudding and custard in babycino mugs and mini pavlovas and mini cheesecakes, chocolate balls.


Quick Prawns Breakfast

Not the normal breakfast but was running late and had to quickly grab a prepped meal. Steamed Broccolini with Mixed Leaves and Grilled Capsicum leftover with Prawns.

Prawn with Broccolini and grilled Capsicum (prep box)

Weekend Meals

This weekend I was trying to stay on track but got a little hungrier than normal so there were other things eg this miso soup to fill in the gaps between meals which would be a meal in itself.

Saturday Breakfast :

Snack : Miso Soup with Nori

Sat Lunch : Cleavers beef hotdogs

Sat Dinner : Peter Evans Simmer Sauce Thai Green Curry Chicken served with Brown Rice & Fresh Red chilies

Sunday  Breakfast : The other half of this.

Lunch: Pete Evans Healthy Everyday Meal Italian Meatballs.

Dinner: Mexican Mince & Beans (*Shown 4 serves 2 for dinner tonight and 2 for tomorrow lunch)

Cleavers Hot Dogs

Cleavers Beef Hot Dogs are a good quick fix. They cook 6 minutes in microwave and are organic grass fed beef hotdogs.

Cleavers hotdogs with Pink Kimchi and bbq sauce on soy/linseed bread

Diplomat Motel Griffith ACT

Diplomat Motel Griffith ACT : We put in the address on google maps and it started to take us out of Canberra to Griffith NSW . So we realized it wasn’t ACT.

The motel was undergoing renovations so there was a bit of disorder in the main foyer/buffet with the building site. They offered discount on the breakfast.

Buffet breakfast at motel we stayed at.

Great selection from cereals, toast, pancakes with maple syrup, croissants & pastries, muffins, hot dishes included scrambled egg, sausage, tomato, mushroom, bacon, baked beans, potatoes, tea/coffee, & juices. The buffet  was $20 for all you could eat.

Canberra actually flooded on our 2nd morning at the motel and we asked staff about the roads if they were flooded to where we wanted to go site see. They found out for us and we were able to change plans.

Peacock Palace Unanderra

We ordered via and chose local delivery. The meal arrived hot and within 10 minutes of specified time as per email confirmation. It was the same great quality as their restaurant service.

Menu log has redeemed itself. I have done 2 other restaurants through them and food was cold and late and horrible.

BBQ Pork with Plumb Sauce

Garlic King Prawns


Chicken Satay Skewers Entrée  (4)