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.

  • 24-Jun-2021 01:26 PM

    Maple Shack-Style Brunch - Winter Mountain Adventure

    Maple Shack-Style Brunch - Winter Mountain Adventure

    Escape to a Canadian cabin in the woods for a celebration of all things Maple Syrup and a big hearty brunch.

    So you can't actually travel there but we'll be putting on an indulgent spread of traditional Canadian "Sugar Shack" food, along with bottomless coffee of course and Tumbarumbas resident French Canadian Foodie Annemarie Bolduc to help take you there in taste, aroma and story.

    Come join Annemarie, author of "Snowy Foodie" blog and us for a Tumbarumba style Sugar Shack Sunday brunch - a morning of delicious food shared around the table in honour of our Canadian friends and shared love of mountain life.  We'll be featuring recipes from Annemaries blog and new recipe cards and treasured childhood memories of growing up around maple forests.


    $55 include 'Sugar Shack' Brunch, coffee and maple syrup whisky tastings 

    Buy tickets HERE

    Author of Snowy Foodie Blog, Annemarie has treasured childhood memories of growing up around Maple forests and harvesting the sweet liquid gold straight from the tree.  

    More about Maple Syrup Culture from Snowy Foodie Blog

    The maple leaf is the symbol of Canada and the sweet syrup coming from the trees is a source of Canadian pride. Produced all over the eastern in North America woodland regions, especially in Québec, maple syrup is the most important native food ingredient from the country. Indigenous peoples were the first to cultivate the sugar sap of maple trees and taught the process to the early settlers. When snow begins to melt in spring, the water is absorbed into the maple trees and warmer days push the water back down, which makes it easy to tap. Then begins the season of sugar, normally from mid-March to the end of April. Spring thaw and weather conditions are critical to the length of the sugar season. There are now more challenges adapting with warmer changes as the more a summer is hotter in temperature, the more tree growth is enhanced, the sweetness rate is higher and the harvest comes earlier. The sap, also called maple water, as it is a transparent liquid, is collected from the tree by drilling a hole in the trunk that will leak into the traditional buckets or modern tubing. It is then carried to the “sugar house” to be boiled in a large evaporator to process the water as a concentrated sweet syrup. The syrup is then filtered and bottled or canned.

    AND, More about the Maple Shack Brunch

    Snowy Foodie Blog on Sugar Shack

    Yes, you'll never look at Maple syrup the same again and certainly never accept imitation syrup!  Can't wait to enjoy the morning with you.

    Seats are limited so get yours early.

    Laura x

  • 10-Jun-2021 01:12 PM

    Truffle Hunt 2021

    Truffle Hunt 2021
    Explore with our Locals.

    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee and fresh baked muffin to Tom & Judys Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm.  

    Meet truffle growers, the hunting dogs, the hunter and join the search for the exotic Perigord truffle through the picturesque trufferie.  You'll be able to smell, touch and taste as part of the tour and enjoy a campfire fresh truffle brunch.   

    With a promising early abundant harvest, we anticipate fresh truffles will be dug up during the tour that you may be able to purchase and take home for your own cooking adventures.   
    Warm, snow/rain proof clothes are essential for this outdoor adventure.  

    Return travel by bus to Nest with memories of a very special Saturday morning in the Snowy Valleys.

    Tickets $150 includes transport to/from Nest, morning tea, tour and brunch.

    Got questions? Send us a line to laura@cafe-nest.com 
  • 24-Jun-2021 01:28 PM

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2021

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2021

    Fireside food, films from around the globe, farm tours, workshops and an old fashioned dinner and dance shindig.  

    In collaboration with growers and other lovely locals, we're giving you lots of reasons to rug up and embrace this wonderful winter season.

    Kicking off with Winter Bites Festival weekend on 4 June with Fireside Friday, a Scottish Ceilidh and Sunday Stroll Orchard tour.  

    Download the full winter program here

    Bookings for Fireside Friday, Dinner & Dance and Winter Bites Breakfast: Call Nest 69482950

    GET TICKETS HERE to Sunday Stroll Orchard & Cidery Tour

    Tickets to Truffle Hunt HERE, 

    Winter Kitchen Workshop, Maple Shack Brunch on sale soon and updated here when available.

    Maple Shack Style Brunch Sunday 29 August Tickets HERE

    Cinema bookings currently available in person at Nest or phone 69482950

  • 17-May-2021 12:24 PM

    Closed for Refresh

    Closed for Refresh

    We are investing some love and attention to our hard working Nest this week to better serve you into 2021 and beyond.   

    We really appreciate your support and apologise if we've missed your visit this week.  

    Looking forward to being back with fires roaring on Saturday 22 May 8am-5pm.  Bookings and enquiries via 69482950 or laura@cafe-nest.com

    Our next program of films and events for winter is coming soon.

    Cheers and stay warm

    Laura and Team Nest

  • 11-Feb-2021 09:32 PM

    In Good Company - Afternoon Tea with Sophie Hansen at Nest

    In Good Company - Afternoon Tea with Sophie Hansen at Nest

    "In Good Company" at Nest Saturday 1 May 3pm - 5pm

    Join us for a splendid autumn afternoon of food, wine and conversation with Sophie Hansen; journalist, farmer, author, photographer, 2016 Australian Rural Woman of the Year and all round lovely lady.

    Enjoy wine or coffee on arrival and delicious dishes from Sophies third cookbook of  nourishing, seasonal recipes.
    We'll chat with, hear stories and ask questions of our special guest all the way from their family deer farm near Orange, NSW.
    Take home your own signed copy of "In Good Company", memories of an inspiring afternoon out and an abundance of ideas for your next gathering.

    ps. this could be the perfect early Mothers Day out!

    Spaces are limited - I hope you can make it xx Laura

  • 20-Oct-2020 10:25 PM

    Great Southern Nights in Tumbarumba

    Great Southern Nights in Tumbarumba

    Live music is coming back with 1000 COVID-Safe gigs across NSW in November and Nest is stoked to be part of it.


    LOWLINE + special guest Indigo Hue - Saturday 7 November

    MONTGOMERY CHURCH  + special guest Indigo Hue - Saturday 14 November

    Tickets are $35pp include dessert intermission - only 22 available for each show so book early!

    On Sale NOW

    Howling from the border plains of Albury / Wodonga, LOWLINE bring you a harvest of pure Australian Indie Rock and Roll.

    Bound in brotherhood by blood and law and mateship, LOWLINE have cut their teeth, forming their sound over the years under the moniker “The Quick and the Dead” and between various other projects.
    Delivering a brand new collection of songs LOWLINE covers new ground with a raw and momentous rock forward sound, also displaying glimpses of indie, alternative and folk influences with a dirty blues undertone. Sharing likeness with bands like JET, The Raconteurs and Cage The Elephant. LOWLINE balance dirty guitars, thumping drums with moments of delicate melodies and keys.
    Lookout, make way and keep your ears tuned for one of the most impressive and unforgettable bands to hit the Australian scene this year.

    GET TIX HERE for 7 November Show

    Cielle Montgomery and James Church are ‘Montgomery Church’

    - a blend of acoustic folk, Americana and bluegrass influences, grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of
    country New South Wales. With their organic union of dobro and guitar, harmony vocals,
    and thoughtful songwriting, this captivating duo are enthralling in their dynamic intimacy
    and embrace all that is subtle, spacious, and sensitive. Since their formation in 2016,
    Montgomery Church have been quietly but quickly gathering a fan base who site their
    undeniable chemistry as a rare and beautiful thing to see live.

    GET TIX HERE for 14 November Show

    Special Guest: Indigo Hue

    Performing both shows, we are excited to bring you Singer-songwriter Indigo Hue (fka Gracecyn) makes self-proclaimed “groovy-sad songs” that get you in your feels AND on the dance floor. The multi-instrumentalist delivers indie rock with the sounds of pop, blues and a sprinkle of jazz. Indigo writes from a place of vulnerability, drawing on her experiences of heartbreak, growing up, independence and self respect.   
    As a member of the band Glass Elevator, Indigo supported Approachable Members of Your Local Community on their 2020 Australian tour. Under her former alias Gracecyn, her latest single ‘Matters’ captures the youth experience over grungy guitars and an infectiously catchy melody.  Growing up in Melbourne with a musical family has been a source of inspiration for Indigo, and she often works with her brothers Jarith Hughes and Brannon Hughes who are also a musicians. Now living in the Snowy Valley Region, New South Wales, she is currently working out of her home studio creating her debut EP.

  • 08-Jun-2020 09:34 PM

    June 2020

    June 2020

    As of 1 June, we are delighted to open our doors again to you all.  We have fireside seating, sunny winter deck and gazebos and for weekend extra seating, our repurposed cinema space for dining.

    There are rules of course to keep us all safe. Social distancing and restricted numbers for dining with strict cleaning routines are of course part of cafe life now.  We can seat 14 inside the cafe, 5 on the deck, 5 in each gazebo and 20 in the cinema when available.  Parties of 10 or less is another NSW rule we need to comply with.

    To ensure you get to enjoy your favourite cake, coffee, chat, pizza or beer, we really encourage you to book ahead by calling us.  Takeaway is also an option and we appreciate a call ahead to minimise waiting times.  69482950.  Or, pop in order take a stroll through our glorious streets and come by again when its ready to go.   Tumbarumba has plenty of prime picnic spots if you want to enjoy the great outdoors.

    June Long Weekend only

    Friday + Saturday 8am - 9pm - Book for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Sunday + Monday 9am - 2pm

    REGULAR HOURS for now...

    Monday - Saturday 8am - 3pm

    Friday 8am - 9pm  // Dinner 5pm-8pm takeaway or dine-in

    Our cinema is closed until further notice however we still have giftware, local produce, pantry items, books, stationery and art so, we are almost back to 'normal'.

    For any enquiries please email Laura@cafe-nest.com or call us at the shop on 69482950 for bookings. 

  • 14-Feb-2020 12:10 AM

    Tumbafest 2020

    Tumbafest 2020

    Tumbarumba is putting on a party - are you coming?

    The 21-23 February hails the end to our black summer and is the annual weekend of music, wine, food, markets and more.

    Nest is open

    Friday 7am - 10pm - Breakfast, lunch, dinner + movie Fishermans Friends 11am, 5pm, 8pm

    Saturday 8am - 11pm Breakfast, lunch, dinner* + movie 11am, 3pm, LIVE on Stage The Ocelots 8.30pm

    Sunday 8am-2pm Breakfast, lunch and lots of coffee

    *Banquet Feast $59pp Saturday from 6pm. Bookings essential 69482950.  Bar food also available for gig 


    Friday evening is the Blaze of Glory Rodeo.  4pm-9pm at the Showgrounds.   

    Nest is dishing up food to match the local wines at the Costa Taste of Tumbafest Food & Wine pairing event Saturday. Tickets to this are $40 over at Tumbafest eventbrite.com  

    Tickets and info for Tumbafest can be found here

    Tickets to The Ocelots can be purchased here

    We look forward to seeing you and recommend booking ahead.

  • 28-Feb-2020 01:09 PM

    The Vampires: Sunday Jazz on the Lawns

    The Vampires: Sunday Jazz on the Lawns Welcome autumn with a Sunday soiree of classy jazz from cool cats The Vampires, performing live on the lawns of Nest 1 March 

    Enjoy the late afternoon with tapas, cocktails or a local brew and pizzas.

    Tickets are $35pp and include tapas.

    Trailblazers for a new generation of creative jazz talent from Australia, The Vampires have gained critical attention worldwide by pushing the genre into new realms. With a distinctive sound that is undoubtedly their own, the band has garnered praise from Downbeat (“phenomenal”), Guardian UK (“seductive genre hopping creativity”), and All About Jazz (“gold all over”). The Vampires have received nominations for Australia’s ARIA awards, Bell Awards, AIR Awards, and were the first instrumental act to be short-listed for the Australian Music Prize.

    Nest will open from 3pm with gig starting at 4pm.
    Pizza and bar menu - table bookings recommended
  • 13-Feb-2020 09:46 PM

    The Ocelots Irish Folk Duo at Nest Tumbafest weekend

    The Ocelots Irish Folk Duo at Nest Tumbafest weekend

    Irish Folk twins perform on the Nest stage as part of Tumbafest weekend

    The Ocelots (IRL) are heading back to Australia in early 2020 to play shows and festivals all over the country, showcasing a set list of new songs to be released on their album due out March 27th 2020. Situated in Wexford Ireland, 22 year old twins Brandon and Ashley combine to create The Ocelots. They have crafted their songwriting and musical experience together to produce a forceful blend of rich harmonies and bare, raw acoustic folk.  Their music perfectly embodies the breezy effortlessness of early Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel. 

    The Ocelots have performed all across Ireland, UK and mainland Europe and also toured with acts such as Jack Johnson, Glen Hansard, Hudson Taylor and Isaac Gracie.

    The Ocelots live set combines all that is great about folk music, so come and be charmed by the charismatic duo.

    Playing on the theatre stage, this will be an intimate but all inclusive event after a big day out at Tumbafest.   
    Tickets $15pp online Here 
    Cinema Doors open 8pm for 8:30pm show.
    Dinner from 5pm - Bookings recommended

    Website: http://theocelots.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOcelotsMusic/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theocelotsmusic
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheOcelotsMusic/videos
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/62aOuuT7lqJXkmMJcH8w1C?si=Xr2oJNplQ2G70HXnNsay_g
  • 20-Jan-2020 12:09 PM

    Copenhagen Slim LIVE

    Copenhagen Slim LIVE Award winning Danish Blues Artist Copenhagen Slim returns to Nest stage for Live Music Summer Sessions

    Nest welcomes the talented one-man band Copenhagen Slim (Nisse) back to Tumbarumba to reignite the cultural scene after bushfires have devastated the region.

    Expect a cross between Chicago Blues and Leadbelly with his guitar, harp, stompbox and gritty vocals. Nisse impressed audiences around Australia on his debut tour in 2019 and created a local fanbase in Tumbarumba.

    Friday 31 January - Cinema Doors Open 8pm
    Tickets $35pp include dessert intermission. BUY TICKETS HERE

    Pre-Show Dinner bookings direct with cafe 69482950 recommended.

    Make it a weekend in Tumbarumba and head to the RACES Saturday 1 February

  • 30-Dec-2019 02:27 PM

    King River Rising Returns 3 Jan

    King River Rising Returns 3 Jan

    Friday night, summer in Tumbarumba. Dinner and drinks as the sunsets and reggae as the stars come out.

    Earlybird tickets $15pp   - GET TICKETS -

    Dinner bookings from 5pm.

    When a band tours in Australia, it must be prepared to travel far and wide. King River Rising has followed the sun all over OZ - from Outback pubs, starlit bush festivals and gigs by the beach. King River Rising’s pumping rhythm section and wailing soloists seamlessly blend Reggae and Rock, leaving fans yearning for more.

    This a third trip to Tumbarumba after they wowed the special Sunday crowd a year ago on the lawns of Nest then played Tumbafest main stage 2019.

    The band has been compared to the Black Seeds, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Kingfisha. Members have spent the past three years honing their craft in Melbourne, Australia’s musical capital, punctuated by hectic visits and sell-out shows all over the country – from Queensland in the north to Tasmania in the south, including Byron Bay, the Sunshine Coast, Adelaide and the Blue Mountains.

    Mixed by legendary Australian producer, sound engineer and musician Ian Pritchett of Noisegate Studios, it presents a truly exciting picture of the group’s musical trajectory and showcases chemistry that has grown through the highs and lows of touring, writing and gigging.

    Pritchett has worked with the likes of The Beautiful Girls, Angus & Julia Stone, COG; and more recently Lyall Moloney, Boo Seeka and Bootleg Rascal.With a hunger to be pivotal players in Australia’s Reggae scene and hardened by two years on the road, King River Rising is a band to watch. Although the genre of Reggae isn’t as embraced by Australians as much as their neighbors, KRR are determined to bring it to the masses by pushing their own personal limits.

    Be part of the live music scene in Snowy Valleys and book this at special earlybird rate!

    Call cafe 02 69482950 direct to book table for dinner

  • 12-Dec-2019 04:55 PM

    Holiday Trading 19/20

    Holiday Trading 19/20
  • 29-Oct-2019 11:06 PM

    Paul West Cookbook Launch in Tumbarumba

    Paul West Cookbook Launch in Tumbarumba

    With Paul in town for two days, we have a lineup of events to join in and celebrate the launch of his new Cookbook

    The Edible Garden Cookbook & Growing Guide

    For Paul West, a meaningful life is one built around food and community.   In this new book, Paul shows you how easy it is to grow and cook some of your own food, no matter how much space you have.   

    Edible Garden Workshop 

    Wednesday 6 November 

    10am-11:30am $45
    Come and get your hands dirty with Paul West in a home vegetable gardening workshop that will get your beets banging and your celery singing! Ticket includes arrival coffee and light lunch.  

    Twilight Picnic with Paul

    Wednesday 6 November

    5pm- 9.30pm $140
    Return travel by small tour bus to secret forest location where your picnic feast awaits. Local wine, beer and cider paired with delicious dishes from Pauls Edible Garden Cookbook.  Chat with the River Cottage star in the golden light amid the trees and take home your own signed copy of the book

    Afternoon Tea Book Signing 

    Thursday 7 November

    Pop in to Nest,  grab a copy of this fabulous new book and have it signed by Paul over a spot of afternoon tea and a chat. 

    Edible Cookbook Launch Dinner Event

    Thursday 7 November

    6pm-10pm $115

    Come and hear Paul chat about his new book with a sumptuous shared feast celebrating the food, community and the good things in life. This special Nest Dinner event will feature dishes from the book, wine on arrival and a signed copy of Paul's new book.

    Get tickets here

    Nest is stoked to have this likeable lad back in town as he shares so much knowledge, experiences, daggy jokes and stories of his life in cooking, growing, family, country life and the media.    Make the time to hang out with us and Paul over these two days as he tours across Australia. 

  • 16-Sep-2019 12:13 PM

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito LIVE 18 October

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito LIVE 18 October

    Monique Clare (The Maes) is joined by American fiddler Joe D’Esposito (The Railsplitters) in a mesmerising collaboration that draws on their diverse influences. 

    Friday 18 October 7pm
    Classical-folk-pop cellist and singer Monique Clare live in the Nest Cinema space, with a dessert supper included. 
    Tickets $35 available here
    Pre-show dinner and drinks from 5:30pm - book direct at Nest on (02)69482950.

    Dancing between rhythmic cello lines, powerfully vulnerable vocals and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning cellist and singer-songwriter. Since breaking out as a solo artist in 2017, her songwriting has become increasingly daring and potent, with hard-hitting lyrics and an unconventional brand of classical-folk-pop cello. Joe D’Esposito is a multi-genre fiddle player and improviser with infectious charisma. His work with The Railsplitters has seen him play Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Celtic Connections.

    This duo brings together a shared classical training, obsession with fiddling traditions and a mutual love of Björk to deliver intricate arrangements of original songs and tunes

    All the way from Brisbane, Ingrid Bartkowiak Art will be painting throughout the show, reacting to themes from the music and the places they visit. Ingrid and Monique have a history of collaboration; Ingrid's artwork was the cover of Monique's debut EP, By The Stars. She'll have a selection of her incredible artwork displayed and available for sale on the night.

    You're invited to unleash your wild creative side too! Paper, pencils and clipboard folders will be on hand for you to use and try your hand at live reaction artwork.
  • 16-Sep-2019 11:53 AM

    Skyscraper Stan LIVE 11 October

    Skyscraper Stan LIVE 11 October

    “Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse is a songwriter lauded for his observational lyricism - a cocktail of wit and grit delivered in a versatile baritone. 

    Discover this lone troubador on the Nest stage as he crisscrosses the country this Spring.    

    FRIDAY 11 October 8pm

    Tickets $20 at skyscraperstan.com.au

    His debut studio album, Last Year’s Tune, received 4 stars in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. His sophomore album, Golden Boy, has just been released this winter.
    As a touring musician based out of Central Victoria Stan spends upwards of half the year on the road. His regional tours have taken him to every state and territory in Australia. He has shared bills with artists such as Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and has appeared at major festivals around Australia.  Since his first almbum release Stan has toured Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, released a live album and written a song for academy award long-listed documentary 25 April.

    Originally classing himself as a country musician his earlier influences included pre-war blues, the Laurel Canyon songwriters, Nick Cave and Sam Cooke. Since arriving in Australia from New Zealand in 2009 The Drones, Peep Tempel and Paul Kelly among others have been added to the list.

    “Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation” 
    Sydney Morning Herald

    “Inspiration, talent and a singular musical vision. “Last Year’s Tune” is a truly rewarding listen”
    New Zealand Music magazine

    “One part Nick Cave, two parts Hank Williams”
    Sunday Star Times

    Just as quickly as you think you have Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats pinned down, the sheet is pulled from under you”
    Forte Magazine

    “This album delivers on every level it is possible to deliver on… Last year’s tune, next year’s legend”
    No Depression

  • 16-Sep-2019 12:15 PM

    Spring Mountain Discovery

    Spring Mountain Discovery

    Wander through a Spring Mountain Season.

    Taste, explore, discover this springs lineup of soirees and shindigs amid the natural wonders of Tumbarumbas big backyard.   

    There are gardens and films, films about gardens, picnics and degustation dinners in gardens, a garden workshop and a kitchen workshop, markets and more movies, book launches and live music, and garden produce in the menu and always a garden at Nest to dine in.    

    Our spring Nest is buzzing with discovery and we hope you can be part of it.    

    Download the program here

    Tickets to special events and workshops at EVENTBRITE/Facebook - limited spots!

    Tickets to Live Music at 

    Skyscraper Stan

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito

    Tickets  to Movies - Book direct at Nest 69482950

    Anything else, give Laura@cafe-nest.com a shout

  • 29-Jul-2019 11:01 PM

    Foreign Film Month 2019

    Foreign Film Month 2019

    Be inspired by our collection of new release films in world cinema and dine as if you were there.

    Enjoy a pre-show dinner or lunch of dishes inspired by the film origins.

    Tickets are $20 Friday and Saturday nights and include intermission with exotic sweets

    Weekday matinee tickets are $15

    All bookings for film and/or dinner please call 69482950 to reserve your armchair ticket.

    Session times:

    Friday: 11am, 2pm, 7:30pm
    Saturday:11am, 3pm, 7:30pm
    Monday - Thursday 2pm

    Travel with us to:

    ISRAEL in Foxtrot 2-8 August

    Michael and Dafna are devastated when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, he spirals into a whirlwind of emotions, which rival the surreal and darkly comic military experiences of his son.
    Foxtrot, the sophomore feature film from director Samuel Maoz (2009's Golden Lion winner Lebanon) and Israel's official Oscar candidate, is a visually bold and emotionally powerful exploration of war, grief and family.
    Winner of the coveted Grand Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival and recipient of eight Ophirs at the 2017 Israeli Film Awards including Best Film, Director and Actor, Foxtrot has garnered widespread praise for its unforgettable story which weaves three interconnected narratives into an overarching tale of love and loss, mixing comedy and tragedy in a wholly unique way.
    Drama MA15+ 113 minutes

    SWEDEN in The Square 9-15 August

    Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an electric car and supports good causes. His next show is THE SQUARE, an installation which invites passers-by to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. But sometimes, it is difficult to live up to your own ideals: Christian’s foolish response to the theft of his phone drags him into shameful situations. Meanwhile, the museum's PR agency has created an unexpected campaign for ”The Square”. The response is overblown and sends Christian, as well as the museum, into an existential crisis.
    Comedy MA 15+  151 minutes

    DENMARK in The Guilty 16-22 August

    Gustav Möller’s nail-biting Danish thriller about an emergency services phone operator won the World Cinema Audience Award at Sundance.
    A sympathetic ear and willingness to help is what you expect when you dial 000. That’s not what happens when Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) answers. “It’s your own fault, isn’t it?” he tells one caller. But this demoted cop with a bad attitude springs attentively to life after receiving a call from Iben, a distressed mother who claims she’s been kidnapped by her violent ex-husband. Gustav Möller’s mightily impressive first feature delivers breath-quickening suspense without ever leaving the claustrophobic confines of Asger’s office. Pulling off such a conceit requires a precision-tooled screenplay and a flawless central performance. As the audience award at Sundance – and another at Rotterdam – indicate, The Guilty has both.
    Thriller MA15+ 85 minutes

    TURKEY in The Wild Pear Tree 23-28 August

    An aspiring writer returns to his native village in rural Turkey, where he becomes overwhelmed by his father's debts.
    Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) is an aspiring writer who returns to the village he grew up in, and while his image of his childhood home grew rosy in his absence, being confronted again by its realities quickly causes Sinan to feel restricted and for resentment to build inside him against people, especially his blustering father Idris (Murat Cemcir). An inveterate gambler in debt to everyone in town, Idris embodies the messy chaos that Sinan wants to completely avoid in his own life. But Sinan is making problems for himself in other ways: despite his arrogance, his literary talents may not be as golden as he believes them to be.
    Drama M 188 minutes

  • 29-May-2019 11:27 AM

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2019

    Winter Mountain Adventure 2019

    Feast with the Farmers, Explore with our Growers, Be inspired by Film, Music and Makers as you choose your own slow adventures this winter in the snowy mountain foothills and forests.

    Download your season program here

    The season begins with 


     A free event welcoming winter from 6pm

    Rug up and rejoice with the season of mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, music and fireside
    food under the stars. Meet local growers in a casual outdoorsy, fire smoky setting.
    Drinks, Pizza, winter campside/street food will be available for purchase


    Explore, taste and discover our local farmers and their high country harvest over dinner, drinks and fireside (inside) chats at our Nest long table.    You'll find local produce every day on our menu, but we've invited a few farmers to share some of their story and showcase their produce over these three dinner events. 

    8 JUNE

    Chestnuts of Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm, Happy Wombat Hazelnuts, Locally grown Angus Beef and Crafty Cider. $69

    13 JULY

    Highfield Farm & Woodland pasture raised chicken , Snowy Valley Mushrooms and Johansen Wines. $69

    10 AUGUST

    Truffles of Grand Oak Trufferie, Alpine Truffle & Chestnut Farm, Muddy Pig Pastured Pork and Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard. $79

    You can add $20 to price for a paired wine/cider 



    Orchard Tour & Cider Tastings

    SATURDAY 8 JUNE, 10:30AM–3PM • $55
    Discover winter wonders of this high country hazelnut and fruit orchard.  Craig & Bindi of Happy Wombat Hazelnuts will take you on an exclusive farm tour of their pioneering and picturesque orchard. Linger over lunch
    around the fire before heading to the regions newest cidery for tour and tastings with Tony of Crafty Cider. Nest morning tea on departure and Lunch at the orchard by HWH included.  Return travel from Nest by Tumbarumba Touring Company.


    Winter Kitchen Workshop - Citrus

    SUNDAY 14 JULY, 9:30AM-12:30PM • $95
    Meet Louise Freckelton, Highfield Farm & Woodland. Preserver, pickler, fermenter, Farmher - Louise grew up eating pickles and remembers the first jar she made in her student days - she hasn’t stopped since. Louise aims at busting gluts, reducing waste and adding a whole new world of flavours via these timehonoured techniques. Gather round our Nest table with coffee, croissants, buckets of local produce and preserve winters citrus sunshine together. Discover more ways with citrus over grazing platters and take home your spoils of the day.  We'll be making preserved lemons, pickled cumquat and citrus salt.   Limited spaces.


    Truffle Hunt & Chestnut Farm Tour

    SATURDAY 10 AUGUST, 9AM–1PM • $95 
    Departure on small tour bus from Nest with coffee & fresh baked muffin to Tom & Judy’s private Alpine Truffle and Chestnut Farm. Meet Truffle growers, the hunting dogs, the hunter and join the search for the exotic Perigord truffle. You’ll be able to smell, touch and taste as part of the tour and enjoy a fireside fresh Truffle Brunch.  (Whilst it is anticipated there will be truffles found, there is no guarantee. There will be fresh truffle however for tasting & brunch)


    Vineyard & Wine Tours

    Experience Tumbarumba Cool climate wines at a cellar door, winery and vineyards as part of a small tour by Tumbarumba Touring Company. 

    Package dates are 

    1:30PM – 4:30PM 

    TICKETS & FURTHER DETAILS: Call Mark Tumbarumba Touring Company 0406 0376 605


    We're excited to bring to Tumbarumba this world class collection of outdoor adventure movies touring internationally, guaranteed to leave you breathless and inspired.

    Armchair Tickets $20 include Popcorn. Weekday Matinee tickets $15.

    MOUNTAIN FILM .................................. 7-10 JUNE & 28-29 JUNE
    EUROPEAN OUTDOOR FILM TOUR ............................... 21-27 JUNE
    WARREN MILLER FACE OF WINTER .................................5-11 JULY
    PATH TO EVEREST ................................................... 19-25 JULY


    LIVE MUSIC - Copenhagen Slim 

    THURSDAY 25 JULY • $35
    Award-winning Danish Blues artist arrives in Australia for his debut solo tour. Expect a cross
    between Chicago blues and Leadbelly in one-man band format.   Slim will be performing on the stage in the converted cinema to gig space
    Doors open 7pm with Pre-Show Dinner and drinks from 5:30pm



    Be inspired by our collection of the best new releases in world cinema and dine as if you were there. Enjoy a pre-show dinner/lunch of dishes inspired by the film origins. 
    Tickets $20 Friday & Saturday Night sessions include intermission with exotic sweets.
    Weekday Matinee tickets $15.
    ISRAEL DRAMA: FOXTROT ........................................ 2-8 AUGUST
    SWEDISH DRAMA COMEDY: THE SQUARE ...................9–15 AUGUST
    DANISH THRILLER: THE GUILTY .............................. 16–22 AUGUST
    TURKISH DRAMA: THE WILD PEAR TREE ..................23–28 AUGUST


    Winter Makers Market

    Meet the local growers and makers at our Indoor Winter version of the monthly market held in the cinema space.
    When:  Saturday 20 July, Saturday 17 August 9am - 12noon

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    There is much to discover and experience of winter in our neck of  the woods and it's best done by getting out to explore.  Here's a few ideas:
    Stroll amid the frosty (or snowy if you're fortunate!)Sugar Pine Walk then warmup by the fire at Nest with a spiced hot chocolate
    Visit a cellar door for award winning wines 
    Trek out along the Hume & Hovell with a picnic (we can provide) Friday or Saturday and recover with a hearty dinner or pizza fireside at Nest

  • 16-May-2019 05:06 AM

    Mothers Day 2019

    Mothers Day 2019

    This Mothers Day treat your Mum to an Afternoon Tea Party with all the pretty teacups, silver pots and doilies you can imagine 

    Book in for this limited edition event and enjoy time out with your mum, granny, daughter, son...  

    WHEN:  Sunday 12 May 2pm
    WHAT:  High Tea selection of delicious Nest sweet and savoury bites, fancy pots of tea, coffee and pretty cups.
    3pm Matinee Movie 'Ladybird'  - The 2017 Golden Globe Best picture - mother daughter drama comedy 

    COST: High Tea $35pp includes Sparkling wine on arrival
    Movie $15pp includes gourmet popcorn

    TICKETS:  Bookings for High Tea and/or Film at Nest phone 69482950/email laura@cafe-nest.com  
    $10pp deposit required upon booking 

    FILM: LADYBIRD (MA15+) in our Armchair Cinema 

    In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

    P.S. We can also help out with finding your mum the ideal gift with our fresh range of pretty and purposeful goods.  Gardener, cook, booklover, foodlover, homemaker, just your mum - there's likely something to suit.  (Half of us at Nest are mums and we pretty much stock Nest with things we'd love for ourselves)