The quiet town of Rylestone west of the Blue Mountains in rural New South Wales has a hidden gem – a fabulous cafe/store which specializes in locally grown saffron and saffron infused products.
The Saffron Kitchen Rylestone was a real find for a group of travelers initially looking for a good coffee but delighted to find a stylish cafe which sold some lovely saffron products – Caramelised Saffron White Wine Vinegar, Saffron Dukkah, Saffron Granola, Fig and Cardamom Paste with Saffron, among others. The Saffron Dessert Syrup was amazing!
The proprietor was charming, friendly and helpful. She gave us some tastings of a range of products and told the story of the development of her saffron farm.
The Saffron Kitchen visits farmers’ markets on the weekends – for Sydney-siders, Eveleigh Markets at Carriageworks is the place to catch them. You could contact them direct to find out where they are and when: firstname.lastname@example.org
Well worth a visit! If you are in the area you can take in the wine growing area of Mudgee, too.
Oh and the coffee was really good, as well as the treat this quirky writer indulged in – a Snickers milkshake! Delish!