Welcome to Café Nest


Nest is proud as punch to host a flurry of events, both here in our home town of Tumbarumba, and further abroad.

  • 05-Jul-2014 09:57 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 3rd Edition. Tickets now open

    Woodland Film Festival 3rd Edition. Tickets now open

    Woodland Film Festival 3rd Edition is gearing up for its big wintery weekend on 1-3 August. Entries have been received from all over and the festival tickets are now on sale.

    This year the program will feature Opening night selection in a relaxed format on Friday night with popcorn and drinks.  
    Saturday will see more matinees again screened at Nest along with the traditional markets showcasing locals and their wares.   

    The Grand Finale Gala night will be staged again on the Saturday night featuring finalist films, live music by Beechworth bluegrass band The Kissin Cousins, fancy finger food feast by Nest, local wines, cider and beer (licensed venue), fashions in the forest for most impressive fancy Woodland finery, prizes and paparazzi.  Sunday is recovery go slow day to catch replays if you please or further explore our wondrous surrounds of Tumbarumba locale.  Details and limited tickets are available now for limited time/til sold out at woodlandfilmfestival.com
  • 04-Jul-2014 06:59 AM

    Bastille French Feast & Film Soiree

    Bastille French Feast & Film Soiree

    My my it is July and at Nest that means our annual excuse for all things French.

    Saturday 12 July we will be toasting to the French with a French inspired Four Course Feast, French Feature Film in our armchair cinema and a little Fancy dress if you please.

    Following on from past years fun, you can expect prizes for best french getup & accents, a little trivia, even some authentic french entertainment.  Feasting communal style so come solo or bring a band of friends.  note. Fancy dress in french theme can be as simple as a beret, red scarf or blue striped top and throwing out a few bonjours. If you're shy, that's ok too, everyone is welcome.

    WHEN: Saturday 12 July

    WHERE: Le Cafe Nest

    WHEN: 6pm

    COST: $65 

    Limited Seats.  Please book in by Tuesday 8th on 69482950. (if you're reading this after, you're welcome to call and see if we can still fit you in)

    ACCOMMODATION: If you'd like to linger on and stay with our friends at the Club Motel or Tumba Creek Caravan Park  you could explore the wineries or snow capped mountain views, gallery and Antique shop on go slow Sunday.  Mention you're booking in for Bastille Dinner at Nest and Bill & Robyn at the Club Motel will take 10% off room rates.

    FILM: Chinese Puzzle (M)

    A comedy on love and friendship set in the Big Apple, and from the director of The Spanish Apartment, Russian Dolls and Paris.

    CHINESE PUZZLE centers on Xavier, a father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and in turn follows them to the Big Apple.
    The film reassembles many of Klapisch's greatest character actors including Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Thérèse), Romain Duris (Heartbreaker, Paris), Kelly Reilly (Flight, Mrs Henderson Presents) and Cécile De France (Hereafter).

    Director: Cédric Klapisch
    Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Cécile De France 
    Duration: 113 mins
    Language: French and English with English Subtitles
    Rating: M - Coarse language, sexual references and nudity

    à bientôt!

  • 29-May-2014 06:40 PM

    Reason Four to be in Tumbarumba June 21

    Reason Four to be in Tumbarumba June 21

    #4 SHARE
    There is always more joy when you share it right?  This June marks 5 years of our little Nest here in Tumbarumba so thought it was a darn good excuse to have a party and share more of the good life with you!  

    This 21 June we are hosting a special gathering in the RSL Hall and the invitation is open to all of our new, old and about-to-be nest friends for this communal feast.   

    After a day of workshops, market and exploring the lovely locale join us for a dinner banquet featuring local produce and wines; special guest speaker blogger and author Rohan Anderson  of Whole Larder Love fame; live music by our friends Fanny Lumsden & the Thrillseekers; local guest speakers of the award winning Courabyra Wines and Blessed Bean Coffee;  Birthday cake, dancing and all round merriment.

    Cost $65 
    Time 6:30pm
    Venue is licensed featuring local wines, ciders, beer and softer drinks 
    RSL Hall Tumbarumba, adjacent to Nest 56 Winton Street

    Tickets are on sale now in store at Nest or via phone 02 69482950 
    If you are coming from afar we recommend making  a weekend of it see visittumbashire for accommodation options, or bring a swag and all your woollies!

  • 28-May-2014 04:04 PM

    Reason three to be in Tumbarumba 21 June

    Reason three to be in Tumbarumba 21 June #3 CLICK

    Kate Berry of the Photo School where you learn how to take ace photos of your life; will be holding a photo taking slash mentoring session through one of our beloved places – The Sugar Pine Walk.  This is at the ultimate pretty light time of late afternoon and SUNSET!

    Bring along your camera(or even just your phone) and let Kate show you how to get the photos you always see with your eyes but are unable to capture with your camera.  Kate can also teach photo editing to ensure you post the greatest looking pics of your time away.

    This includes a picnic afternoon tea by Nest, chats with Kate and a glorious walk through the Sugar Pine forest.
    Cost $65
    Time: 2pm - 5pmish
    Meet at Nest and we’ll be driving  out by convoy to location
    Bookings via the Photo School

    Tickets are limited for this special event so get in like the earlybird.
  • 28-May-2014 03:57 PM

    Reason two to be in Tumbarumba June 21

    Reason two to be in Tumbarumba June 21

    #2 GROW Garden Workshop by Whole Larder Love
    Love them or tolerate them vegetables are fairly essential and everyday in our lives. Picking them fresh from your own patch of earth after throwing in a seed, seeing the sunshine and rain cultivate them into something so incredibly edible and nutritious and flavoursome; is for many, a  great joy and core to living the good life.

    Is it that simple? Well Rohan Anderson from Whole Larder Love is spending a few hours with us in the garden to share his experience and prove well yes it kinda is that simple, and rewarding. 

    Explore how to grow food for all the seasons in this hands on workshop in the new Nest Food Garden.  Bring your gardening gloves if you like, outdoorsy gear and all the gritty questions about veggie gardening. 

    Workshop includes Afternoon Tea from Nest and plenty of like-minded people to swap gardening stories with.
    Cost $40
    Time: 2pm – 4:30pmish
    Meet on just below the Deck at Nest with your ticket
    56 Winton Street, Tumbarumba
    Call us on 02 69482950 to book your ticket.  You can pay over the phone or in person and we will post you out an official ticket.

  • 23-May-2014 07:46 PM

    Reason One to be in Tumbarumba 21 June

    Reason One to be in Tumbarumba 21 June

    #1 Cook Wild Rabbit

    Now plenty of our farming folks around these parts probably already know how to do this.  Or perhaps you’re a bit of a Bear Grylls man or woman yourself.  For the rest of us though, if you were handed a freshly killed rabbit and were faint with hunger, well, you’d likely faint.

    So, in the interest of survival, curiosity, boosting ones primeval ego, a hearty appetite and good fun, we bring you this WILD RABBIT WORKSHOP by Whole Larder Love.

    Why Rabbit?
    The beast is an environmental pest, its in abundance, its sustainable in that the population manages itself, its also free, organic and costs next to nothing to harvest. 

    So why do we no longer eat rabbit? 
    Well we can’t tell you everything now, book in and join Rohan and workshop the process of how to get a freshly shot wild rabbit onto the plate.  
    Skinning, gutting, butchering, cooking & eating!

    You can get hands on and dirty or stand a little to the side and observe. Everyone in the workshop will get to sample the rabbit in it’s yummy cooked version.  

    Workshop includes coffee by us, communal lunch to conclude the workshop with a glass of local wine and ample inspiration, stories to share and photo opportunities.
    Cost $95
    Time 10am – 1pmish

    Meet on the steps of RSL adjacent to Nest
    56 Winton Street, Tumbarumba

    Call us on 02 69482950 to book your ticket.  Keeping this a little intimate and hands on, there are limited tickets so don’t be dallying over your decision.  You can pay over the phone or in person and we will post you out an official ticket.  

    e: laura@cafe-nest.com

  • 01-May-2014 04:04 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2014

    Woodland Film Festival 2014


    Woodland Film Festival is on again this 1-3 August in our picturesque part of the world.   The call is out for short films of all shapes and sizes with special categories for locals, students and animation and serious prize money up for grabs. (not to mention all the accolades and prestige)

    So save the date as tickets for the weekend will be open mid May via festival website woodlandfilmfestival.com and after last years almost sold out Gala night, we'd recommend you get in quick.

  • 07-May-2014 09:37 PM

    Nest is turning 5 and

    Nest is turning 5 and

    Celebrating 5 years of Nest this 21 June with a weekend including Market, Whole Larder Love workshops, Photo Field trip & Birthday Dinner party featuring guest speakers, banquet of local food & wine and live music.

    We are stoked to be welcoming Rohan Anderson of Whole Larder Love on a debut trip to Tumbarumba for a soiree and sharing of skills at Nest this June.
    A little extra excited as it coincides with our 5th birthday so we are making it a party.

    Nest friends, growers, adventurers, hunters, cooks, food lovers, locals, city dwellers…everyone is invited to share the weekend in our picturesque part of the world.
    Rohan Anderson is a family man, a talented DIY-er and a modern day Hunter Gatherer.   Primarily concerned with how to live off the land and provide himself and his family with fresh, local food, Anderson has become an expert hunter, fisher, forager, gardner, pickler and peasant cook. 

    He will be sharing some of his sustainable secrets, experiences and story with us in person over two workshops and dinner hosted by Nest.  

    Local produce and Handmade market will be on the Nest Lawns 9am -12noon and it's Free!

    Whole Larder Love Workshop #1 WILD RABBIT
    Skin it, Gut it, Butcher it, Cook it, Eat it
    10am - 1pmish including Coffee, Communal Lunch(with rabbit on the menu of course) and a glass of local wine.

    Whole Larder Love Workshop #2 GARDEN
    How to grow your own food for all seasons with hands on workshop in the new Nest Food Garden
    2pm - 4:30pm includes Nest Afternoon Tea 

    Kate Berry from The Photo School is holding a photo taking / mentoring session through one of our favourite spots - the Sugar Pine Walk. 
    2pm – 5pmish includes Nest picnic Afternoon Tea  
    $65 bookings via The Photo School 

    Feast with us on local food and wine; hear Food Warrior Rohan Andersons compelling story and other local producers; and share our joy of making 5 years of Nest celebrating with Cake and dancing.
    Live Music by Fanny Lumsden 
    6:30pm til late Includes Welcome drink, Dinner,Cake and all that awaits

    To secure a spot to these limited ticket events, call us at Nest on 02) 69482950.  We can take card payments over the phone and will post you out a nice little ticket along with other information you may need.

    oh and we'll be open as usual the Friday and night and then open for Breakfast Sunday 9am - 2pm

    We really do hope you can join us!

  • 27-Mar-2014 09:15 PM

    A Big Easter Nest

    A Big Easter Nest

    Easter is almost upon us which could mean all sorts to all sorts of you.

    Here at Nest HQ it means we are busy nesting ready to hatch our chocolate eggs. 

    AND come Easter Saturday, we are holding a very special Easter Nest Market 9am-12pm on the lawns here at Nest. Special treats and special eats!

    AND we are having an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages starting at 3pm.  Bring your baskets & bunnies...the Hunt is On!!

    AND following last years popularity, we are again making Easter Treats for you to indulge your friends, family or yourself.  Handcrafted Assorted Truffles in a Chocolate nest(Chocolate Truffle Easter Eggs...in a very Special Nest!!) and gift wrapped ready to delight any chocolate or fine food fan. 

    We are taking orders now for Gift Wrapped Chocolate Truffle Easter Nests.  Call us on 6948 2950 to place your Easter Chocolate Nest order. 

    So it's an Easter Eggstravaganza here at Nest and we look forward to sharing the chocolate and Nest love with you over the holiday. Hmm now where will we find the Easter Bunny...

    Nest Easter Opening Hours:

    Thursday: 8am - 4pm

    Good Friday: 9am - 12noon Coffee & Limited Menu

    Easter Saturday: 8am - 10pm

    Easter Sunday: Closed

    Easter Monday: 9am - 3pmish

  • 11-Mar-2014 08:08 AM

    Local Produce & Handmade Market Day Sat 15th March

    Local Produce & Handmade Market Day Sat 15th March In the Tumbarumba locale we have some wonderful produce grown by charming people and creatives who make allsorts of giftware and useful items.  Our next Market Day will be on Saturday 15th March 2014(9am to 12pm), so come on down to Nest and get yourself some great fresh produce, and other lovely gifts or self indulgences & have a chat with the locals over a nicely brewed coffee or a lovely cup of T2. 
  • 07-Feb-2014 11:05 AM

    Love is all around us

    Love is all around us

    Of course it is every day right but this Valentines Day we can help make it a little bit special for you and your love

    We'll make you feel so loved with our special Valentine-inspired menu specials so you can relax with your beloved & listen to them tell you how wonderful you are and then have the option to recline in armchairs and watch 'Night Train to Lisbon' a mystery romance thriller film(...an arthouse treat!) in our boutique cinema. 
    Bookings are recommended. Call us on 69482950.
  • 07-Feb-2014 11:57 AM

    Tumbafest & Tumbanest!

    Tumbafest & Tumbanest!

    It's Tumbarumba's grand summer weekend of food, wine, markets and music in our picturesque outdoors. Tumbafest is here again and so is TumbaNest!

    After a day out by the creekscape join us for a relaxing evening at Nest for an extra special Tumba kind of evening

    Dinner from 6pm: Wine, dine & be entertained by the very Talented duo Anna & Damo (Anna Pritchard & Damian Lodge) from Wagga Wagga - an acoustic duo playing blues, jazz, rock, soul and pop, each time putting there own acoustic feel to classic songs.

    Feast on fine fare of local produce, sharing plates or handcrafted pizza whilst you sip local wines and ciders.  Maybe you've grazed all day and prefer a coffee and house made dessert to see out the evening. Whichever your choice of dining, all will be made sweeter with Blues/Jazz/Acoustic tunes by Anna & Damo.

    Our Cinema will also be in action, screening Hunger Games Catching Fire(Action, Adventure & Fantasy) starring Liam Hemsworth & Jennifer Lawrence which includes a recliner armchair and a footstool to rest your legs after a fun-filled day! ADVANCE BOOKINGS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR DINNER AND/OR FILM. Call nest 69482950

    Over this festive weekend Nest will be open:
    Friday 8am - 10pm
    Saturday 9am - 10pmish
    Sunday 8:30am - 3pm
    Monday 8am - 4pm
    AND you can catch us by the creek at Tumbafest with our Tumbanest Coffee, Baked goodies,  Refreshing cold drinks and nest delights all day Saturday and Sunday - do drop by!
  • 22-Jan-2014 03:53 PM

    Happy Australia Day!

    Happy Australia Day!

    This Australia Day Weekend you can live the good life right here at Nest.  Our Aussie Trading hours are:

    Friday 24 January: 8am - 10pm
    Saturday 25 January: 8am - 10pm
    Sunday 26 January: 9am - 3pm
    Monday 27 January: 9am - 3pm
    Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Cake, Wine, Beer, Gifts, Books, Movies Daily. Dinner and Takeaway Pizza Friday & Saturdays
  • 23-Jan-2014 05:58 PM

    Film Club Season Opens for 2014

    Film Club Season Opens for 2014

    We are looking forward to welcoming back our beloved 2013 members and any newbies out there who appreciate Arthouse and classic films, a good coffee and someone else making your dinner. 

    Join us for a mystery Dinner and surprise Film on the Third Thursday of every month at 6.30pm.  Curious? You can become a member and enjoy: 

    Dinner, Film & Coffee each club night, Discounted tickets to all other Nest films,  and of course the fabulous company of other film club members!

    Film club 2014 season commences Thursday 20 February.  
    Club registration is open NOW with Limited spaces so call in to see us or book on 69482950.     
  • 06-Dec-2013 03:34 PM

    Cheers to 2013

    Cheers to 2013

    2013 A year choc full of goodness. Here's to some of the hits and memories you helped us make. Looking forward to sharing even more in 2014...

    Monthly Film Club - Mystery dinner and film nights, Arthouse + Classics

    Tumbanest Open Air Cinema and Dining

    Youth Club Movie Marathon

    Bastille Day French Feast, Film & Fancy Dress

    A String Quartet Sunday Concert brought to us by Riverina Eastern Arts

    Woodland Film Festival II

    Live Music nights with Bede

    Mothers Day High Tea


    Welcome to Winter Truffle Dinner Night

    Year 6 Farewell 

    Great Gatsby Getup Fine Finger Food Film and Fancy dress

    Lynne & Martins Garden Wedding

    Stewarts 50th

    Monthly Local Produce & Handmade Markets

    A Waratah Affair

    Champagne Sunday Brunch

    Meet the Winemaker 

  • 06-Dec-2013 02:41 PM

    A Nest Thankyou Moonlight Cinema

    A Nest Thankyou Moonlight Cinema Our nesty way to say  thanks for your love this year is coming to you as a Moonlight Classic Cinema on Wednesday 11 December.

    Join us with your picnic blanket, cushions and friends for a summer starry celebration.  John is pulling out the old school reel with an old classic all ages can enjoy.  No charge for the film and we'll be giving away some treats too.  The Nest bar will be open for drinks and snacks from 7:30pm before a Sundown start to the film about 8:15pm.  To help us cater, we'd appreciate if you can confirm you're coming.
    Hope you can make it! 
  • 08-Nov-2013 01:50 PM

    Meet the Winemaker

    Meet the Winemaker We've been meaning to introduce you to this guy. Responsible for many of our locally produced bottles of drinking pleasure in beautiful reds and whites, he also has his own label.  This talented young winemaker who has made an international impression on the wine scene, is a local in these parts now and will be bringing his wine to you personally on Saturday 16 November at Nest.  

    A feature event of the 'Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair' Nest is hosting a special night of Good Food, Fine Wine and a Fab Film.  As Tumbarumba is making a big name for itself on the wine scene and as this weekend is all about food and wine, we had to show the film "Red Obsession". And given one of our finest local wine labels is "Obsession", well, we got talking and want to treat you...

    On Saturday 16 November, every cinema ticket holder for the 6pm or 8pm session will also get a glass of Obsession wine, personally served to you by the young gun winemaker behind the brand.

    Armchair Cinema Tickets are $16 and include your glass of Obsession.  
    You could....
    Book in for dinner from 6pm and then recline to the Cinema session at 8pm, or
    Be wined and dined while enjoying the film at 6pm or 8pm or,
    Enjoy some wine and cheese in the 6pm session and dine afterwards in our restaurant...

    Call the Nest ladies on 69482950 for all film and /or dinner bookings or if we have confused you in anyway.  

    Here is a little more about Adrian and his Wine label Obsession:

    Obsession is the label by Brayne Estate which is created to express the finest  of cool climate fruit.  Arguably the regions most stand out wines, handcrafted  with passion  by winemaker Adrian Brayne with fruit sourced from selected vineyards in the region  ranging from 450m-842m.  These premium wines include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot gris and Pinot noir. With icon range Obsession being realised only when the quality is at its best.

    Click here to read what Internationally recognised Decanter Magazine had to say about Tumbarumba Wines and Adrian.

    Read on for more on Tumbarumba wines at WineDiva 
    and you'll be hearing alot more about Tumbarumba wines as they are making headlines but come and discover for yourself in the beauty of our lush spring affair at the Tumbarumba Tastebuds Weekend. All the weekend details can be found at visittumbashire.com.au

  • 08-Nov-2013 02:00 PM

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds Produce & Handmade Market - 16 November

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds Produce & Handmade Market - 16 November

    Saturday 16 November 9am - 12noon on the lawns of Nest will be an extra special gathering of makers and growers with their wares.  Come on down enjoy a coffee,  brekky perhaps, sunshine,  browse, buy and chat to the locals.

    Cider Tastings, apples, Heirloom tomatoes, spices, herbs, handmade cards, plants, relishes, jams, Olive Oil, Garden Mukch, Candels, giftware, facepainting, busking... and its free to browse!
  • 08-Nov-2013 02:08 PM

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair Tumbarumba Tastebuds - A Lush Spring Affair 16 -17 November

    Nest is proud to be part of this weekend affair showcasing great seasonal local food, award winning local wines and a fascinating topical film in our unique cinema.  

    We'll be open all weekend here but these are some highlights:
    Saturday 16th November 2013
    Lawns of Nest Cinema Café & Books 
    9am – 12noon
    Passionate producers and arty artisans bringing their wares to one lovely space for your convenience & pleasure. The ideal place to find rare treasures, garden goodies and limited edition gifts and the chance to chat to our local growers & makers. It's Free too!

    Nest Cinema Café Books as recommended in 2013 & 2014 SMH Good Food Guide
    Wine, Dine and Recline in our boutique Armchair Cinema and Café 
    Dishes featuring local produce and the best of Spring, local award winning wine, house-made pizza, Nest cakes, sweets and coffee.
    Dine in our restaurant, experience gold class treatment from the comfort of your armchair in the Cinema, or just come for this fascinating film & a glass of wine!
    Saturday night special treat session - complimentary wine at 6pm & 8pm sessions personally served by local Wine maker Adrian Brayne.

    Film: RED OBSESSION PG – ‘In the vintage of the century in the year of the dragon’
    Bookings recommended for cinema and/or restaurant 69482950 
    Weekend Session times: 
    Friday 11am, 4pm, 8pm
    Saturday 11am, 3pm, 6pm, 8pm 
    Sunday 1pm
    “A most fascinating documentary about the wine industry made by Australian filmmakers Warwick Ross and David Roach. This beautifully shot and constructed film… It is absolutely fascinating, jaw-dropping in some instances when you realize what prices are being talked about here, but at the same time the film is more than the sum of its parts. It's about the commodification of wine, the marketing of brands, the buying for status, it's a cautionary tale of our times. And all this began when Warwick Ross sat next to Master of Wine Andrew Caillard on a plane to London. The journey began there but went on to France, Hong Kong and the outer reaches of China. It really is an epic tale…”

    Sunday 17th November 2013 9am – 2pm
    A classy Spring picnic affair featuring award winning local wines and delicious good morning food, fresh from the Nest kitchen.
    Relax and soak up the sunshine on the deck and lawns of Nest (indoor avail if weather inclement).
    Of course there will be loads of coffee too.
    Bookings recommended phone 69482950

    Tastebuds weekend Opening Hours
    Friday 8am – 10pm   Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Saturday 8am – 10pm Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Sunday 9am -3pmish  Brunch

    For where to stay and more to do check out www.visittumbashire.com.au
  • 14-Aug-2013 04:16 PM

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

     "I love Large Parties, their so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy"  quote, unquote.Well our dear friends we are putting on a party call it small or large just get on your 1920's decadent getup and join us an evening of glamour.

    When: 7pm, Saturday 14 September
    Where: Nest Cinema Cafe Books
    What: Champagne on Arrival,  Fine Finger Food, Fancy Dress (and prizes) and Baz Luhrmanns Film Production "The Great Gatsby" 
    Cost: $50pp
    Bookings essential - call the Nest ladies on 69482950 to book in. Limited spaces!

    Film synopsis: Baz Luhrmann brings us a dazzling adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
    Stars:, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan