chefs has seen the likes of The Long Apron in Montville, James Viles’ Biota in Bowral, Town in Bangalow and Brae in Birregurra all open in the last few years. And others are following suit. In NSW, Bistro Officina has opened in Bowral and Bombini in Avoca Beach headed up by Cameron Cansdell (ex-bells At Killcare). In Victoria, Geelong now boasts the Nordic cafe minimalism of Tulip and Aaron Turner’s Igni (above). To use the Michelin catchphrase, all are worth a special journey.