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Berry Travel Guide

Just two hours from Sydney, the tiny township of Berry is fast becoming a haven for food-lovers and boutique shoppers.

With its charming main street dotted with gorgeous boutiques and fabulous restaurants, it's not hard to see why holidaymakers are flocking to this picturesque town.

There's more to Berry than its famous donut van. A flock of newcomers have set up residence, further cementing Berry as the premier foodie hub of the South Coast.

Berry has everything you're looking for in a relaxing weekend getaway; rolling green hills, heritage buildings, friendly locals, fresh local produce and top-notch restaurants. Visit midweek and enjoy this country scene at a more leisurely pace without the busy weekend crowds.

Enjoy our travel guide to Berry - with all the best tips to eat, drink, shop & stay in style!

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SHOP

Country Birdie
Shop 4, 109 Queen Street, Berry
Created by two sisters who spent their childhood visiting Berry and now call the beautiful town home, this store has an exciting collection of homewares, gifts and accessories and is worth a browse after you've visited Milkwood Bakery next door for your caffeine fix. Filled with lots of candles and total gorgeousness!

Roots & Wings
83 Queen Street, Berry
Ubër stylish Roots & Wings can outfit you in the latest looks from Australian and International designers. The store also stocks a selection of shoes, handbags, accessories and homewares. We were lusting over gorgeous Maison Balzac candles on our last visit.

Moss Nest
69 Queen Street, Berry
You may get lost browsing in Moss Nest, showcasing an impressive collection of eclectic home furnishings, women's fashion and accessories as this store has everything. If you're staying a while, pick up some stunning fresh flowers from Moss Nest's talented in-house florist.

Little Rae General Store
1/65 Queen Street, Berry
Cute as a button store with homewares, gourmet provisions, fresh food to go and Allpress Coffee. Stop here to stock up on all the essentials for a fun filled foodie weekend. We stopped by for lunch on our last visit and while the meal wasn't presented as described on the menu, it was delicious!

Amara Home
114 Queen Street, Berry
This new store is completely on trend brimming with a carefully curated mix of home & lifestyle products. Think gorgeous pieces from Turkey, Morocco, Africa, India and China with a mix of contemporary style too.

There are plenty of stores to get lost in shopping in Berry. Enjoy a day meandering along the main street and laneways between coffee stops, discovering more hidden gems for yourself. Other notable mentions are Shady Fig, Few & Far, The Picnic Shed and more...

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DINE

Berry Sourdough Café & Bakery
23 Prince Alfred Street, Berry
Iconic Berry Sourdough Café is still going strong and for good reason, serving exceptional breakfast and lunch in a century old character-filled building. With an ever-changing menu focusing on seasonal local produce you'll be spoilt for choice at this Berry institution. Breakfast is walk-in only, but they do take reservations for lunch and are licensed plus BYO for the win.

Milkwood Bakery
109 Queen Street, Berry
Milkwood Bakery is the little sister to Berry Sourdough and has expanded to include a full range of organic sourdough breads plus an incredible array of cakes, pastries and savouries. Grab a takeaway coffee or they even have Wild Kombucha on tap! Be prepared to queue on the weekends, but it's worth the wait.

The Burrows of Berry
71 Queen Street, Berry
Behind the wooden barn doors of an old blacksmith shop lies a hipster little café filled with funky vintage style. Settle in to the cosy lounge area for delicious breakfast or lunch. The crew even have a smoker onsite so it's recommended to indulge in some smoked meats. Staying in Berry for a special occasion? Rabbit & Co offer catering menus too for events large or small, they'll even prepare romantic picnic hampers.

South on Albany
3/65 Queen Street (cnr Albany Sts) Berry
We love this neighbourhood restaurant whose menu features a strong modern European influence. Open for lunch and dinner; expect warm, friendly service and divine dining with chef John Evans sourcing the freshest seasonal and local produce for the inventive menu.

Il Locale Gelato
114 Queen St, Berry
After you've been browsing the boutiques of Berry, stop by Il Locale for the most delicious Gelato. Il Locale exclusively serves our favourite locally produced Gelato from The Pines Kiama. Light meals and great coffee are also available and take a peek at the treasure trove of homewares and fashion at the rear of the store.

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SEE & DO

Tours
Blueberry & Co
Blueberry & Co are a premium charter company specialising in wine tours of the region. Gather a group of friends as Blueberry & Co can cater for groups of 11 people and try their South Coast Food & Wine Trail which includes leisurely visiting a couple of wineries, brewery tasting, oyster farm demonstration and tasting, lunch at an award winning restaurant, afternoon tea and more.

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STAY
Mt Hay Retreat, Berry
The newest luxury accommodation on the South Coast is Mt Hay Retreat. We were extremely impressed by this retreat, so much energy has gone in to creating a tranquil hillside oasis. Proudly perched atop rolling green pastures, this secluded hideaway is a must-stay on the South Coast.

The Pines, Kiama
Ok, so we've mentioned their delicious Gelato, and now you can stay on the farm where it's produced. Just 30 mins from Berry, The Pines offers luxury Kiama accommodation in a 3-bedroom cottage with panoramic views of the coastline.

Have you visited Berry recently? Did you discover some great places to eat, drink and shop? Share with us in the comments below.

Image credit: Berry, RA&Co, VisitNSW, Mt Hay

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