The Cafe:

Open 9am to 4 pm or later (in season)
Breakfast or Lunch provided in pleasant surroundings on the Genoa River.
Hamburgers made to order, pies, gourmet sandwiches,.
Stunning German style homemade cakes and pastries.
Weekly special German Cuisine dishes.
Soft drinks and freshly brewed coffee.
Take away and enjoy at a river picnic area or eat in.
Located 24 km from Mallacoota and less than an hours drive from Eden NSW.
The ideal place to rest and recharge!
Please note:
Cannriver or Kiah (if coming from the North) are the last petrol stops at the moment, so fill up before you venture on!

ABOUT GENOA
The Wingan Nature Walk leads out to the Croajingolong National Park(UNESCO World Biosphere). The track wanders through stands of paperbarks,bloodwoods and melaleuca.
There are myriads of flora and fauna to see.
The original name of Genoa was Genore,meaning foot or track.
The Genoa River was followed by the people of the scrub dwelling Biduelli,on their annual journey up to the Monaro in search of yams and Bogong moths. Later,European settlers used the valley for acess between places.
Genoa’s importance as a road rest stop was recognized prior to World War 1 when the hotel was built. It was originally 2 storeys,but was destroyed by rain,then fire so that what remains today is a single storey building of pise(rammed earth).
The Heritage Bridge was built around 1926 and is one of the few remaining of its type.
At flood times the waters of Mangan’s Lake used to cut off the township of Mallacoota.
This lake is a rare example of freshwater paperbark swamp.
Genoa Peak,490 metres above sea level is highly recommended. Although fairly steep it affords wonderful views over the surrounding area.
Early references to “Genore” date back as far as 1834 and some of the grazing runs were taken up by 1837-38.
Selection around Genoa occurred in 3 waves: Alexanders and Allans, then Heatheringtons, Woodgers and Smiths and then sons of Woodger,McDonald and F.B. Peisley.
On Maramingo Creek there was a property known as”Green Range” which was a dairy. It was later used to exploit wattle bark,which was used extensively for tanning.