The Mill is one of my favourite places in the Highlands to simply chill out and soak up the local atmosphere.

The freshness and flavours at Ms Pho are simply phenomenal

An outdoor courtyard peppered with a dumpling stand (Billy Chan really is the dumping man!) a Taco and Nachos stand that could be straight from Mexico (Kombi Mex)) and a stall that serves the most phenomenal Pho you may have had outside Vietnam (Ms Pho), it is the perfect place to catch up with friends and loved ones and even meet some new friendly faces.

It’s great if you simply want to grab a quick bite in your lunch hour, too, or if you want to purchase something truly special for yourself or a dear friend.

The courtyard itself is a spacious area with plenty of comfortable seating to eat, drink and relax, or dance when the live music kicks off on the third Friday of every month (more on that a little later).

the food stalls at The Mill will satiate any craving.

In winter, the fire pit blazes and you can cosy up in front of it with a great glass of local red, which you can purchase from The Mill Caféthat sits adjacent to the courtyard (it serves delicious food prepared lovingly using seasonal, local ingredients and served with a smile).

Lining the courtyard is an eclectic strip of shops, including the delectable Ms Peacock’sFine Chocolates, handcrafted from the finest French couverture, Cheese etc., which stocks a discerning selection of Australian and imported cheese and Bare Body Beauty Co.,which sells all-natural, organic, chemical free and vegan skin care and wellness products for the face, body, hair and teeth.

I can never resist buying a few treats at Ms. Peacock Fine Chocolates!

Putting Willy Wonka to shame, Ms. Peacock offers sweet treats that every chocaholic will adore.

There’s also Carousel Lifestyle, a women’s fashion and lifestyle store that stocks casually glamorous wardrobe staples, as well as seasonal fashion finds. Fashion designer Zoe Georgiou’sspace is brimming with functional, fashionable clothes made from natural fibres including pure Australian Merino.

But it’s the Fri-Yay Street Feast, which is held on the third Friday of each month, that really brings the locals together and sees The Mill come to life. From 3.30pm, the monthly event features local farm fresh produce, live music, wine and beer tastings and artisanal wares. It is a mere $2 gold coin donation for entry, which is sent directly to local charity partners.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Love, Di xx

The Mill is located at the corner of Bong Bong and Bundaroo Streets, Bowral.

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