Home' Snap Shot Magazine : April 2011 Contents "We make all our own cakes, sauces, p
mayonnaise, pies and soups from scratch in our
kitchen, with fresh local produce.
Happy wait staff are a sure sign that
everything is going according to plan at this
Emily Deacon and Kristy Tuddenham busy
themselves with the daily chores, while
greeting regular customers, making the
excellent coffees from Belaroma grind, and
rushing meals out to customers.
Laura said the breakfast menu was especially
popular and proved the point by bringing out
freshly prepared Eggs Benedict, perfectly
arranged on Turkish bread, with Hollandaise
sauce and smoked salmon.
Breakfasts are served all day so that everyone
can enjoy the experience.
Special dietary needs are catered
for at Just Bite Me. Gluten-
free friands, lemon
shortbread and fruit loaf, are
also suitable for the dairy
intolerant and diabetics.
Scones are sugar-free and their
jams home-made, as is the
Dinner guests get a
complimentary plate of locally
grown and made olives from
Whitmarsh with Ciabata bread
and balsamic dipping sauce,
before settling in to enjoy their
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A touch of bygone Hollywood, a brightly
coloured atmosphere and an extensive
menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner sets
the scene for a dining delight at Just Bite
Owner and cook, Laura Mitchell has decorated
her café with pictures of Audrey Hepburn,
Marilyn Monroe and Parisian scenery to remind
her of her past life.
But these days her focus is firmly on treating
the palates of her many loyal customers.
An actor and singer before taking on the
challenge of running her own eatery, Just Bite
Me is situated directly opposite Mittagong
Playhouse should Laura ever get the urge to
tread the boards again.
The cafe opened five years ago and despite the
huge gamble she took, Laura enjoys it
It very quickly became the meeting place of
those in the know, and since Just Bite Me moved
down the road to larger premises the business
has gone from strength to strength.
"We made the decision to open some
evenings, to be able to please all our customers,"
From the all-day breakfasts to the new dinner
menu, the dishes all reflect Laura's love of
European and Mediterranean food.
Assisting her in the kitchen is cook James
Boughton. Laura said they could bounce ideas off
each other and create the harmonious and tasty
dishes for which Just Bite Me had become
Laura said she learnt everything she knew
about running a café and preparing food from
her many years working in restaurants and with
"I am very fussy and particular, so I ensure
everything is up to my standard before it leaves
the kitchen," she said.
The breakfast and lunch menu changes with
the seasons, while the dinner specials are created
every six weeks, or according to the availability of
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Just bite me
Gourmet gluten free
Caramalised onion and
goat cheese tart
Just Bite Me!
12A Bowral Road
Plum and pistachio
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