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.

  • 30-Jan-2018 02:59 PM

    Nest and Tumbafest 2018

    Nest and Tumbafest 2018

    This Tumbafest, gather your friends and share a feast from our lavish banquet menu of local fare, cold climate local wines and Nest summer favourites

    Nest will be open all Tumbafest weekend welcoming locals and travellers from afar with a special feast night Saturday.

    Friday 8am-10pm,   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Pizza & Specials)
    Movie: "The Mountain Between Us" 11am, 5pm, 8pm

    Saturday 8am - 10pmish   Breakfast, Lunch, Banquet Dinner***
    Movie: "The Mountain Between Us" 11am, 

    Sunday 9am - 2pm Breakfast, Lunch
    Movie: "The Mountain Between Us" 11am

    Bookings recommended for dinner and/or movie to avoid disappointment.


    TUMBANEST Summer Feast of Favourites

    Saturday from 5pm
    A summer selection of Nest favourite starters and pizza and main dishes served on shared plates at your table 
    The Three course banquet table of delicious abundance showcasing homegrown and regional produce is $45pp 
    Local cold climate wines, cider, beer, coffee and decadent desserts are naturally also available
    Limited seats available and bookings are essential 69482950

  • 30-Jan-2018 02:16 PM

    Film Club 2018

    Film Club 2018

    We look forward to another year of films food and friendship with our 2018 film club.

    WHAT happens at Film Club?

    Gather for a drink & chat before taking your seat in the cinema to discover what the mystery film and dinner will be.  

    We'll serve your dinner while you experience the feature film be it a classic, foreign, arthouse, drama, comedy, true story, thriller, silent.  

    Dessert & coffee is served to you after dinner and as the film concludes you'll probably linger and chat /argue/discuss/ about the film with your fellow film fraternity.

    WHEN is Film Club?

    6:30pm Thursdays once a month usually the last Thursday of the month

    15 Feb, 22 March, 26 April, 31 May, 28 June, 26 July, 30 August, 27 September, 25 October, 29 November

    MEMBERSHIP includes

    Dinner, film and a coffee or tea each month

    Discounted tickets to regular Nest weekend films at $11 

    Preferred seats to any Nest cinema session provided you book ahead

    Bring a friend to any regular Nest cinema session and they can enjoy your same film club rate at $11

    A Free coffee for you and a friend on your birthday!

    HOW much is to be a member?

    $39 for a casual /monthly visit - advance bookings essential

    $109 for 3 sessions

    $215 for 6 sessions

    $349 for 10 sessions 

    You can then attend any of the film club sessions over the February - November 2018.

    WHERE do I sign up?!

    Easy just email Laura@cafe-nest.com or call in and see the lovely ladies at Nest who will take your details.
    Payment can be made on or before the 15 February.    We have limited seats so book yours in early!

    "the first rule about Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club" (Fight Club, 1999)  Film club is just a little different, we'd love you to talk about film club.

  • 30-Jan-2018 12:58 PM

    Nest Feast of Films 2018

    Nest Feast of Films 2018

    Back by popular demand, we bring you 2018 NEST FEAST OF FILMS

    A lineup of fabulous films to inspire, amuse and entertain you each week. 

    9 films, 10 weeks. Can you do it?

    See any four of these films and we'll treat you to coffee & cake

    See any eight of these films and we'll treat you to a large pizza  PLUS 

    Every Saturday night all cinema goers are in with a chance to win an extra surprise with our cinema lucky door prize!

    So make a date just for you, with your partner, girlfriends, mum, dad...and book in to see the collection of films we have for you right here in Tumbarumba.  

    Session times are Friday and Saturday nights, Monday - Thursday matinees and group bookings by arrangement.    Exact times posted on facebook, in store and the Thursday before screening.  Typical times are Friday 11am,5pm, 7:30 or 8pm. Saturdays 11am,3pm and 7:30 or 8pm.  Monday - Thursday 11am,2pm.  Check weekly for updated times.

    Click Here to download the flyer with film lineup and dates showing.

    Please Note: Saturday 24 February (Tumbafest) there is no evening session of The Mountain Between Us.

    SO Make the most of our fabulous film line up and bonus offers for this limited time during NEST FEAST OF FILMS!  Book in now for the first film AUSTRALIA DAY that ends on 1 February!

  • 05-Dec-2017 02:34 PM

    Festive Holiday Trading 2017-18

    Festive Holiday Trading 2017-18

    Thankyou to all our friends and visitors for your support this year.  We'll be taking a break to share the love with our kin and back at your service on Wednesday 27th December.

    Hope to see you and yours over the happy holiday season.   

    Love and best to you from all of us at Nest xx

    Laura, Nat, Sue, Cheri, Nellie, Jodi, Narelle, Sarah, Emma, Courtney, Amy and Rebekah

  • 05-Dec-2017 02:18 PM

    Christmas Edition Market & Movie 2017

    Christmas Edition Market & Movie 2017

    Make it local this Christmas - find gifts and goodies at the special edition Market on the 16th then bring the kids for a Movie Treat on the 23rd December

    Enjoy a leisurely look at what our lovely locals have made, grown or gathered to stuff your stockings and fill your holiday hampers with this year without the fuss of going far.  

    9am - 12noon on the lawns  - new or one off Christmas stalls welcome!  Book in with laura@cafe-nest.com

    On our last Nest day before the Christmas Break, we are

    treating all the children to a fun film for the festive season

    . Book in your child/ren for a 10am FREE screening of Dr Seuss The Grinch starring Jim Carrey.  All advance bookings will receive a complimentary popcorn. 69482950

  • 09-Nov-2017 03:48 PM

    Outdoor Classic Movie Night

    Outdoor Classic Movie Night

    Enjoy a classic movie by moonlight in our garden on Saturday 25 November

    Book in for Dinner, drinks or grazing food from 6pm with movie starting at sundown.   

    Movie ticket $12 includes dessert intermission 

  • 09-Nov-2017 03:39 PM

    Earlybird Christmas Market

    Earlybird Christmas Market

    The monthly local produce and handmade market will be festively full on the morning of Saturday 18 November. 

    Come, gather with friends and find locally made gifts and goodies in the Nest garden ahead of the Christmas rush.   

    Free to all market stalls - contact Laura@cafe-nest.com to book a site

  • 09-Nov-2017 03:21 PM

    Cocktail Party Christmas Shopping Night 2017

    Cocktail Party Christmas Shopping Night 2017

    We'll be launching the latest in our housemade foodie produce and carefully curated collection of giftware in time for earlybird Christmas goodie gathering

    Book in Tuesday 21 November 5-8pm   

    Catchup with friends over cocktails, mocktails and free festive finger food 

    Find all your pretty purposeful gifts, books and stockingstuffers

    Sample festive foodie gifts and place orders for Christmas - our famouse mince tarts, cookies, rocky road and much more.

    Be inspired for your own Christmas celebrations and rewarded with lucky door and loyal shopping prizes

    Book your spot 69482950  (helps with catering) for this once a year festive foodie social shopping night out. 

    Lucky shopper prizes on the night!

  • 07-Nov-2017 04:26 PM

    November is Choose Your Own Movie Month

    November is Choose Your Own Movie Month

    Yes! You pick the film, find 10 friends and we'll put on the Private Cinema Party.  

    Choose a cult classic, chick flick, family film, one of our new releases or even make it a fancy dress theme party.   Dates filling up so gather your friends and get in touch to set the date!









    Details here on group packages available 
  • 05-Oct-2017 10:00 PM

    The Nest Coffee Cup

    The Nest Coffee Cup

    By Earth bottles Australia, this is a beautiful luxury double walled stainless steel coffee travel cup with a silicone lid.

    Made from high quality 18/8 stainless steel this faux dark timber design coffee cup is 10oz/300ml of luxury coffee or tea drinking and it comes with the classic Nest logo.  A beautiful and purposeful gift idea and an essential for any Nest coffee lover.

    This "Coffee Nut" cup will keep your fingers from getting too hot whilst holding your hot beverage as well as keeping your drink warmer for longer too.

    Take the plunge from disposable to reusable and do your little bit in style.  Introductory price $35 plus postage.  Order at laura@cafe-nest.com or instore at Nest

    You are sure to be as smiley as this when you hold your very own Nest cup too.

  • 24-Aug-2017 09:32 PM

    Private Movie Pizza Package - September Special

    Private Movie Pizza Package - September Special

    We are offering a September weeknight special for clubs and groups.

    Enjoy a gathering over drinks and a pizza banquet then recline in our armchair cinema for private screening of your favourite film. 

    $35pp for groups of 20-26 includes:

    Garlic Breads, Selection of Gourmet Pizzas and Salads + Movie Ticket 

    Upgrade to the Beer Pizza Movie package for $44 and get 2 beers included.

    This special is available Monday- Thursday nights during September on an advance booking arrangement.

    Either request your favourite film title or watch the scheduled Nest film.

    Email laura@cafe-nest.com for more information/bookings


  • 24-Aug-2017 08:59 PM

    Taste Riverina Festival October 2017

    Taste Riverina Festival October 2017

    Nest is proud to be part of the regions big food festival this October.

    Taste Riverina Festival is a month-long ‘menu of events’ during October each year, celebrating the year’s harvest, showcasing food, wine, beer and agricultural produce and experiences across the Riverina.

    You can taste Tumbarumba in our menu any day at Nest as we feature homegrown and regional ingredients however the weekend of 28-29 October is an extra special 2 days celebrating gardens, food and wine at Tumbarumba Tastebuds.

    Nest in the Night Garden Spring Degustation - Saturday 28 October 6pm

    Experience a 6 course feast of dishes curated from our food garden, the fields, orchards and streams nearby.  

    Each course is served with a local wine and enjoyed in the intimate spring garden setting.  

    Co-hosted by Nest proprietor Laura Fraumeni together with Winemaker Adrian Brayne of Obsession Wines and vigneron Richard Cottam who will share their wine, wit and wisdom, this is an experience not to miss.

    Book in for this fabulous feast at Nest on 69482950.  $125pp includes food & wine

    Local Produce & Handmade Market + Wine Tastings

    Saturday 28 October Market: 9am - 12noon.  Wine Tastings 10am-4pm
    Find rare treasures, garden goodies and limited edition gifts as you browse about the stalls on the lawns of Nest,
    One of the oldest – and smallest – vineyards in Tumbarumba will be serving up their On the Fly range of
    wine for tasting 

    Rosé on the Lawns Sunday 10am - 2pm

    Rosé from the 2017 vintage from Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard will be served up on the lawns of Nest matched with a selection of fine fare.  Chat with the growers and discover why this wine is getting so much attention.  Other cool climate wines and beer will also be available.
    Cafe open from 9am for breakfast.

    Nest Opening Hours in October

    Saturday 30 September - Sunday 29 October:

    Fridays & Saturdays 8am - 10pm

    Sunday 9am - 2pm on 1 October + 9am - 3pm on 29 October

    Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm

    Other times and group bookings by arrangement

  • 13-Jul-2017 12:45 PM

    Truffle Hunt Winter Adventure 19 July 2017

    Truffle Hunt Winter Adventure 19 July 2017

    Join us on a pioneering winter foodie adventure this Wednesday 19 July for the regions only public Truffle Hunt

    With only 10 tickets available on this tour departing from Wagga, this is a rare, winter only experience in the mountain country.

    The Cost: $129pp departing from & returning to Wagga

    The Experience: 

    Truffle Hunt. Sugar Pines. Harvest Lunch. Local Wines. Mountain Produce

    8am: Depart Wagga with Tumbarumba Touring Company travelling past farms, through state forests to arrive at Tumbarumba, the forestry town with views of snow capped Snowy Mountains

    Fireside Coffee & Morning Tea at Nest Cinema Cafe Books 

    Truffle Hunt at Alpine Chestnuts & Truffle Farm - meet and chat with the growers and harvester as you wander through the trufflerie following the specially trained dogs as they sniff out the prized fungi.

    Enjoy fresh roasted chesnuts and hot soup on the property with an opportunity to get up close with the produce and purchase your own.

    After the mid morning hunt, we move on to the famous Sugar Pine walk for a leisurely stroll to marvel at the majestic trees.  You may even experience it in fresh snow - be sure to bring your camera.

    With all that fresh mountain air, you'll be ready for a hearty lunch served exclusively for the tour back at Nest.

    A long table lunch featuring wintery local produce and wines to linger over and chat.  Browse the other local produce, books and giftwares or mingle with some locals.

    Eventually depart with Nest signature sweets gift wrapped for keepsakes and the dark nest spiced hot chocolate to enjoy on the homeward journey.  If time permits a side trip to Mannus Lake on the way home can be included.  

    Arrive back in Wagga by 5pm

    OUTFIT: Boots, Beanie, Furs/Coats

    TICKETS: Email laura@cafe-nest.com or call 0415684805 for enquiries

    Not from Wagga & interested? Call or email Laura to find out how you can join in.

    This is a fabulous mid-week opportunity to be part of something a little adventurous, deliciously rewarding and certainly an authentic mid-winter only experience.

    Don't be the one wishing you went...

  • 13-Jul-2017 12:59 PM

    Global Book Launch Event at Nest

    Global Book Launch Event at Nest

    Book Launch Event with Internationally acclaimed, award winning author Sulari Gentill in Tumbarumba, ahead of capital city launches

    Crossing the Lines between truth and fiction, Sulari Gentill’s new commercial literary fiction explores what happens when the imagined becomes better than reality.    This elegant and captivating postmodern tale demonstrates a stunning departure from Gentill’s best-known Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

    Nest will be hosting the first launch event of Crossing the Lines with Sulari, ahead of the 1 August international release date.  

    You are invited to be part of this exciting event at Nest Cinema Cafe Books on Saturday 29 July at 3pm

    Cost $10 includes welcome drink and grazing platters to enjoy as you hear from Sulari about her new literary feat with a Q&A and of course the opportunity to buy signed copies, before the rest of the world!

    Tickets purchased by 21 July go into draw to win a signed copy of Crossing the Lines.

    Call Nest on 69482950 for bookings.

    “A tour de force! Crossing the Lines is a brilliant blend of mystery, gut-wrenching psychological suspense
    and literary storytelling. The novel stands as a shining (and refreshing) example of meta fiction at its best – witty and wry, stylish and a joy to read.
    ” – Jeffery Deaver No 1, International Bestselling Author

    Madeleine d’Leon is fixated on the story of Edward ‘Ned’ McGinnity, the hero in her latest crime novel. But Ned too is a writer, and the character he can’t get out of his head is none other than Madeleine herself.

    In this deeply intimate portrayal of two minds wrestling and embracing, it becomes increasingly difficult to define where imagination ends and reality begins.

    “As one for whom certain story lines and characters have become as real as life itself, Crossing the Lines was a pure delight, a swift yet psychologically complex read, cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed.”
    Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author

    “Sulari’s wonderful way with words will continue to surprise and delight,” says Pantera Press CEO and
    co-founder, Alison Green. “Stepping away from her Rowland Sinclair series and the 1930s, Sulari transports us to the present day in her stand-alone commercial literary feat, Crossing the Lines. This novel will leave you spinning, as the lines blur between reality and fiction with an unforeseeable shock ending.”

    This elegant exploration of the creative process is “very different to Sulari’s previous works, but it is still
    abundant with the Sulari-isms we all know and love,” notes Green.

    Crossing the Lines sees Sulari flex all of her literary muscles to seamlessly weave together stories of murder, love and obsession in a way that not only asks ‘who done it?’, but also what is real and who is imagined.

    Award-wining author Sulari Gentill set out to study
    astrophysics, graduated in law, and then abandoned
    her legal career to write books instead of contracts.
    Born in Sri Lanka, Sulari learned to speak English in
    Zambia, grew up in Brisbane and now lives in the
    foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW where, with
    her historian husband, she grows French black truffles,
    cares for a variety of animals and raises two wild
    colonial boys. Sulari also paints, but only well enough
    to know she should write, preferably in her pyjamas.
    Sulari is the author of the award-winning and
    best-selling Rowland Sinclair Mysteries as well as the
    Greek mythology adventure series, The Hero Trilogy.
    “Sulari Gentill is an unusually vivid and witty writer.”
    - The Age


  • 03-Aug-2017 09:16 PM

    Foreign Film Month

    Foreign Film Month

    Be transported around the world in our dine in Cinema this winter.

    Nest is bringing to Tumbarumba a collection of great foreign films this August for you to experience.  We'll be serving up dishes to match each film from around the world.

    Enjoy dinner before or during the movie and choose from a few feature dishes inspired by exotic cultures or our delicious pizza menu.

    So, we're off to:

    Iceland with RAMS 4-10 August

    Nepal with SHERPA 11-17 August

    Italy with GOD WILLING 18-24 August

    India with THE CROWS EGG 25-31 August

    Session times for each film will be:

    Friday 11am,5pm,7pm

    Saturday 11am,3pm,7pm

    Monday 11am, 2pm + Thursday 11am,2pm

    or group bookings & other times by arrangement.  Please call to confirm session times in advance and book your favourite armchair.

    Tickets $13 weekends, $11 Film Club Members $10 Weekday Matinees

  • 05-Jul-2017 09:50 PM

    Le Annual French Feast Film & Fancy Dress

    Le Annual French Feast Film & Fancy Dress

    This Saturday 15 July experience a fine french feast, film and fun with us at the 8th annual Bastille event

    An excuse to celebrate all things french

    WHEN: 6pm, Saturday 15 July

    WHAT: Three course Feast of fine french cuisine shared at a long table with fellow francophiles & Armchair screening of French film "Up for Love"

    DRESS: Inspired by the fabulous French (it's optional but it's more fun) 

    Prizes for best dressed, French trivia, language & even a good impersonation.

    COST: $66pp

    Call Nest to Book 69482950 - seats are limited!

  • 11-May-2017 09:59 PM

    Mothers Day Triple Treat

    Mothers Day Triple Treat

    This Mothers Day weekend we bring you a triple treat of films to indulge in with your mum, daughter or gather all your girls for a night out

    Yes, there will be champers darl.  Or coffee, cake, wine, cheese and all sorts of yummy food you don't have to cook, serve or clean up after!

    The Film Line up:

    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Bad Moms

    Bridget Jones Baby

    Films will be screening Friday night, Saturday and night and a special Sunday afternoon edition.  

    Special Tickets for Special Mamas

    The Champagne Mum – Glass of champers & Movie $20
    The Chocolate Mum – Deluxe spiced Hot Chocolate & Movie $20
    The Coffee Mum – Coffee & Movie $18 

    Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Friday & Saturday.  Cheese Platters and Dessert delights for Sunday Sessions.

    Mothers Day Dinner Menu

    BOOKINGS recommended 69482950

    Weekend Session Times

    11am Bad Moms, 
    3:30pm Bridget Jones Baby
    6pm Ab Fab: The Movie
    8pm Bridge Jones Baby

    11am Bridget Jones Baby
    3pm Ab Fab: The Movie
    5pm: Bad Moms
    8pm: Ab Fab: The Movie

    2:30pm Ab Fab: The Movie
    4:30pm: Bridget Jones Baby
    6:30pm: Bad Moms

  • 30-Mar-2017 02:45 PM

    Your Easter Nest

    Your Easter Nest

    Easter is a favourite family time of year both in and beyond our Nest.  We love seeing families from afar come and explore our beautiful Tumbarumba backyard and stop in at Nest as part of the journey.

    This Easter Nest is open

    Easter Saturday 9am - 9pm
    Easter Monday 9am-3pm
    Closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday

    What's happening?

    Pre-order Hotcross buns

    by the half or dozen - classic or Berry Choc and blocks of our Nest Rocky Road for collection Thursday 13th or Easter Saturday

    Easter Saturday

    Local Produce & Handmade Market  9amish - 1pmish

    Easter Treasure Hunt for your little treasures 2pm on the Nest lawns

    Family Film: SING (G)  at 9:30am, 3pm, 6pm

    Open for breakfast, chocolate, coffee, lunch, wine, dinner, takeaway, coffee, cake
    Bookings recommended

    Easter Monday

    Family Film: SING (G) at 12 noon

    Open for coffee, chocolate, breakfast, lunch wine more coffee and cakes

  • 30-Mar-2017 09:54 PM

    LIVE AT NEST: The String Contingent

    LIVE AT NEST: The String Contingent

    Nationally renowned accoustic chamber-folk trio return to Nest for a classy evening of instrumental and dessert indulgence in our caberet cinema setting

    Enjoy this rare performance in Tumbarumba before the trio head to the National Folk Festival.

    Signature Nest Dessert canapes will be served at intermission and included in the $35 ticket price.

    Make it an extra special evening out and book in for pre-show dinner 

    WHEN: Saturday 8 April 2017

    TIME: 7pm doors open for 7:30pm

    Dinner and Drinks from 5pm

    COST: $35 pp

    TICKETS: Book online  HERE or by cash in store at Nest - 

    Limited seats book early to avoid disappointment for Concert & Dinner bookings

    Listen here to The String Contingent

  • 23-Feb-2017 04:31 PM

    Nest and Tumbafest 2017

    Nest and Tumbafest 2017

    Nest welcomes all Tumbafest visitors again in 2017 opening extended hours to meet you all!

    Locals, travellers, festival goers, musicians, volunteers, workers - we are open all weekend to serve you up delicious food, wine and the best local seasonal produce.

    For the first time in 7 years we won't have a stall at Tumbafest (there's a baby due!) BUT we certainly are open at Nest HQ and hope to see you sometime over the weekend.  Stop by (easy parking out front, 3minute walk from festival) for  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, Coffee, Cake, MOVIE in our airconditioned armchair cinema, giftwares, produce or books to take home.

    Dinner Bookings recommended for Friday & Saturday Night 69482950

    Dinner Menu Available Here


    Open 8am - 10pm 

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner and all the inbetweens

    Film: 11am, 5pm, 8pm


    Open 8am - 10pm

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner and all the inbetweens

    Film: 11am, 3pm, 8pm


    Open 9am - 2pm

    Coffee Breakfast Lunch 

    Film: 11am

    The Feature Film in our Boutique Armchair Cinema 24 Feb - 2 March: A UNITED KINGDOM

    Based on the inspirational true-life romance between Botswanan King Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) and his British wife, Ruth Williams Khama (Rosamund Pike), A United Kingdom is a British period piece set in the 1940s, following an interracial union in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British government, the tribal elders of Botswana and the apartheid government of South Africa.

    The film concentrates on the couple’s journey as they move to Bechuanaland (modern-day Botswana) and face similar obstacles of racism while Seretse tries to convince his people and the British government that he should be king and that his marriage to a white woman is a separate matter of personal choice.

    Amma Asante, who also directed Belle, beautifully captures this defiant and enduring love story while shining a light on a complex and painful chapter in British history. Khamas’ son, Ian Khama, is currently the democratically elected president of Botswana and the family cooperated in the making of this film.

    DIRECTOR: Amma Asante
    CAST: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
    2016 | 105 MIN | PG