IT’S easy to miss King River Cafe, a charming diner and general store on Oxley’s main drag. But the Snow Road eatery is worth stopping for, particularly in winter when a roaring fire provides a warm welcome and dishes such as Milawa blue cheese souffle, or duck breast with hints of anise, cardamom and ginger, provide sustenance for the drive ahead. Pick up a tasty souvenir of your visit at the store and wine centre — some of the region’s fabulous jams and chutneys, perhaps, or maybe a bottle of the local shiraz. Come back in summer and have lunch under the shady outdoor vine. More: kingrivercafe.com.au.