We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Fully Licenced Thursday BYO wine only BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Cafe, Australian, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (396)
Filter reviews
396 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews veal prawns pate ocean trout falafel rhubarb crumble curry salad southern highlands thursday night great menu an entree great lunch wonderful experience wonderful food main meal light lunch
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this place during our stay in berrima and am so glad we did. Great friendly service, really delicious food and in a cute little courtyard. They also let us bring our dog (outside of course). Couldn't fault it.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove 2 hours from Canberra to meet friends from Sydney for lunch at Josh's Cafe. And it was worth the drive! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. Especially Debbie!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been a customer for many years. Last Saturday was a great disappointment. When we arrived for the 6.00 pm sitting I was asked 3 time if had booked under another name. 3 Times! The implication was that I was lying! Then I was...asked some time later if I had booked under the name of John. I do have a Surname. We were then shown to the worst table in the house right near the door. 3 other tables were left unused during that sitting. At the 6.00 pm sitting the staff make you feel that they are in a hurry and they want you out of there. The note on the table says as much. Out by 7.30. No please no thank you! The owner heard when I paid that I wasn't happy. Did not have the courage to front up! You would think it would be wise to look after the locals. They are the ones who come back. Not this place anymore. Poor attitude supported by poor training of staff. It did spoil the evening. Long time before we go back. Another dinner party story to tell! Obviously things are not tough enough in the southern highlands. John form Bowral.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Joshua L, Owner at Josh's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Please don’t come back John.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Sunday drive to Berrima and dined here based upon TA reviews. We had Calamari and Ocean Trout- Both delicious. Very relaxed and comfortable environment. We’ll be back

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of 2 great finds in Berrima. Food exceptional and staff friendly, fun and engaging. Best place for lunch in town and good value. Definately will come again.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 23 January 2021 via mobile

From the entree of the blue crab cakes to the main and desserts and the wine, absolutely beautiful. The service and ambience a must to visit. Will definitely be back from Sydney and recommending our family and friends.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 October 2020

Thursday lunch at Josh’s Cafe, Berrima. We started with a bottle of BoB so we could peruse the menu whilst being in a fine space. Our enjoyment of this Cafe goes back to when the superscot from Bridge of Allan, in the shadow of Stirling...Castle waited on table with an all encompassing skill set without being intrusive or lost. This kitchen can meld spices like the Tanglin Club, Singapore. Present ocean and turf as well as the Kildrummy Inn, Donside, Aberdeenshire and entice one with vegetarian on par with the Dancing Bear Farm , Leyden, Massachusetts. But in this C19 time ; you can’t visit those superb venues, so go and experience Josh’s. Finishing with Affogato with Liqueur was delicious and completing for a top shelf lunch. $132.00 including BoB and tip. Shall we return ? ~ already pencilled in the diary. BoB. Battle of Bosworth: Puritan Shiraz, organic without preservatives. McLaren Vale. The battle was in 1485 to end the 100 years “war of the roses” between the House of Lancaster , red rose, and the House of York, white rose. Don’t dwell on history ready to drink now.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

We were warmly greeted and this set the tone for a pleasant lunch. The crabmeat cakes had a hint of chilli and a nice zest to the palate. The grilled ocean trout was a generous serving and delicious. The wine menu was adequate although a...limited choice if you only wish for a glass of wine. A very pleasant lunch.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

Outstanding food & menu. Perfect for lunch. Not over thought out , just very simplistic menu with lots of flavour & decent prices. Very friendly service & attitude towards customers. It’s a yes from me !

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2020

What an incredible find. Food to die for. Not what I expected when we first walked in. The term cafe does not cut it at all as this was more of a Bistro. Great service and unbelievably good food. The prawn starter blew us both...away and came recommended for good reason. The mains were delicious as were the deserts. It was a taste sensation and I would drive all the way back to Berima just for another meal. Plus the shops in the street were great fun to visit.More

Date of visit: August 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Berrima Bakehouse Motel
233 reviews
.16 km away
Peppers Craigieburn Bowral
2,020 reviews
6.38 km away
Oxley Motel
92 reviews
6.66 km away
Briars Country Lodge
389 reviews
6.81 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Eschalot Restaurant
469 reviews
.10 km away
Gumnut Patisserie
168 reviews
.36 km away
The Courtyard Cafe Berrima
236 reviews
.04 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Berrima District Museum
66 reviews
.63 km away
Little Hand-Stirred Jam Shop
76 reviews
.03 km away
Berrima Courthouse
116 reviews
.13 km away
Berrima River Walk
44 reviews
.55 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
26 April 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mark M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - best to ring the restaurant.
17 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from 1234Col | Reviewed this property |
yes you can
8 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 523mareec | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest ringing, they have an outdoor area so it is worth asking.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing