10 Reasons Why RAW & WILD Market & Café Should Be On Your Highlands Radar
Why Raw & Wild Is Becoming A Firm Foodie Fave With Locals
Bowral’s Raw & Wild Market & Café is certainly not what you’d call one-dimensional! These guys are all about healthy, eco-friendly living, and live and breathe it through everything they do.
From the organic produce in the market to the huge range of food options in the café, they’re also focused on making Raw & Wild as comfy and welcoming as possible for all Highlanders – families, parents of fur babies, groups of friends, lovers of fine food and delicious cocktails, fans of local wines and brews, health-conscious home cooks...... they’ve got you covered.
Here’s why we reckon Raw & Wild Market & Café should be on your radar [if it isn’t already].
1 :: Deli & Espresso Bar
We do love a morning heart starter and Raw & Wild’s Espresso Bar is a fab spot to get one. Right at the front of the market on Bong Bong Street, the Espresso Bar is open from 6am and proudly serving up locally roasted Rush Coffee – sooooo good. Perfect for swinging by before you get on the train or during your morning walk or as you drive by on your way to wherever!
As for the deli, it is loaded up with yummo cheeses [cheese is life, right?], charcuterie meats and antipasti from near and far. Plus, you can pick up delicious and fresh brasserie bread – delivered daily. There’s your morning sorted!
2 :: Kid-friendly so parents can do some low-stress re-caffeinating
There is a designated kids area, set up with toys and puzzles and all sorts of fun and colourful items in the café on weekdays from 9am – 12 noon. They also have colouring in sheets, a fab WiLD KIDZ menu with some pretty delicious options for brekkie and lunch, as well as a High Tea just for little ones – sooo cool. The outdoor courtyard is also a spacious family-friendly area too – they just get it, right?
3 :: Tapas + Cocktails
Launched at the beginning of the year, this has become a popular option for locals keen to kick back for some late arvo bevvies and tasty treats! The Tapas + Cocktails Menu is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3pm. And what’s better than delish food, colourful cocktails and great company? All of that with live music added into the mix which happens on Sunday arvo’s. Boom!
4 :: Al Fresco dining
The courtyard at the back of Raw & Wild [easily accessible from the car park behind it] is such a great place to dine in dappled sunlight in the summer. And here’s some exciting news! There’s an awesome roof and heating being installed outdoors so we can use the space all year round – love it!
5 :: Healthy and eco-friendly pantry staples
If health, nutrition, fresh food and the environment are high up your values chain, Raw & Wild’s Market is the place to go. You can get organic fruit and veggies, vegan and plant-based food, carefully selected pantry staples from small, like-minded producers, health and nutrition supplements, gluten free options and a range of eco-friendly household items from gorgeous, weaved baskets through to eco-friendly cleaning materials.
A weekly shop here will tick all the healthy living and environmentally friendly boxes.
6 :: They’re licensed [and not just in the evening hours]
Sometimes you just fancy a midday tipple, right? Or a celebratory champers with your brunch. And why bloody not, we say! Raw & Wild café is licensed with a drinks list that includes local wines, bubbles and beers. And of course, when it’s time for tapas.... it’s also time for sangria, Aperol Spritz, and Espresso Martini’s, right?
7 :: Tasty treats cabinet
Now, this cabinet is a feast for the eyes AND the belly. Choose from crowd favourite cakes and muffins, freshly baked quiches, colourful wraps and awesome raw and vegan treats. Tasty AND good for you.
8 :: A menu that keeps EVERYONE happy
We get it – you want to go out with your tribe or your fam bam and EVERYONE likes different things, or has certain dietary requirements they need to follow, so how do you cater for a diverse group of foodie requirements? Head to Raw & Wild. From Organic and Vegan Buddha Bowls through to a deliciously juicy Wild Angus Burger....... these guys cater for all sorts of food requests and also do special orders. Everyone will be satisfied here.
9 :: Prime real estate
Centrally located in Bowral, we love that you can access Raw & Wild Market & Café from Bong Bong Street if you’re wandering down the main drag, or that there is easy access at the back of the cafe via the big car park on Merrigang Street too.
10 :: They love puppers and doggos!
The Raw & Wild team know our fur babies are part of the family so have created some pretty cool things to help your doggo feel comfy here. Did you know they have a Four-Legged Kidz menu? You can order up an organic beef pasta for Fido or a fluffy lactose free Dog-a-Chino. They also have water bowls set up in the courtyard for thirsty puppers. Woof!
Swing by, take a look for yourself and taste allllll of the things!
Raw & Wild is a fab Highlands organic market and café where healthy living, eco-conscious shopping and supporting local is front and centre in everything they do. A one stop shop for locals, it’s a place to grab your morning coffee, do your weekly shop, find healthy, nutritious ingredients, celebrate with friends, kick back and relax with family and fur babies, pop in for a healthy takeaway and so much more.
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