Discover the magic of the Gingerbread House Katoomba! Set in a beautifully restored 100year old former church, situated in Katoomba, in the World Heritage listed, and outstandingly beautiful, Blue Mountains National Park.
In October 2013, the creators of Josophan's Fine Chocolates, Leura, opened 'The Gingerbread House Katoomba', a new concept in casual food, drink and sweetness.
Large communal recycled elm tables will easily fit large groups, and parties are welcomed, with more details under the ‘parties and events’ menu above. A beautiful, landscaped outdoor area is the place to soak up the sun in Katoomba, and includes a gingerbread cubbyhouse and slippery dip for the kids! With off street parking accessed in the GB house carpark behind the building, and accessible toilets with baby change facilities, the venue is the perfect location to rest and refuel when road tripping.
Breakfast is hearty and wholesome, and our bacon and egg sandwich, on local sourdough bread, with housemade bbq sauce and housemate caramelised onions ... has become legendary!
Lunch includes housemade soups, grazing boards, a very low and slowly cooked spicy pulled pork features on a sandwich with apple slaw, and our thick sourdough toasties will warm you up on a crisp mountains day! Our breakfast and lunch menus can be viewed here.
But lets be honest, the Gingerbread House is all about the sweet! Gingerbeer floats, spiders, ice-cream, Josophan's Fine chocolates drinking chocolates & cakes, and house baked gingerbread are just the beginning. Freshly baked pastries, muffins, brownies, banana bread, carrot cake and red velvet cake sit alongside our Josophan's chocolate cakes baked in-house using Fair Trade certified chocolate.
With Australian owned and made Bundaberg ginger beers and traditional creaming soda ... spiders and floats have never looked so good .... especially served in jam jar glasses with stripey straws! Our cola is Karma cola, organic and made with Fair trade cola beans from Sierra Leone, and we have organic Lemmy Lemonade and Gingeralla soft drinks .... which are about as healthy as fizzy drinks can be!!
An ice-cream counter serves up waffle cones with extraordinary Serendipity all natural ice-cream ... another Australian family owned company which is the most awarded premium ice-cream in Australia. Flavours include salted caramel swirl, peanut butter disaster and death by chocolate! Sundaes are sprinkled with 'Josophan's Best Ice Cream Topping in the World!'
We also stock the delightful local company 'Gingerbread Folk' gingerbread housemaking kits, and gift boxes and tins of gingerbread, and you're welcome anytime to construct one of the gingerbread houses with us, we'll mix up your icing, and the hardest thing will be choosing which lollies to decorate with!
To really satisfy the sweet urge, a range of lollies runs the whole rainbow of colours (Australian made wherever possible), and we have the most beautiful hand pulled Australian lollipops.
We use local coffee roaster The Little Coffee Company coffee, loose leaf teas and serve hearty house made soups and sandwiches using local Hominy sourdough bread.
Get excited in Katoomba .... we're bringing a little bit of sweet magic!