The Gingerbread House in Katoomba – a treat for the kids

The Gingerbread House in Katoomba

The Gingerbread House in Katoomba is a cool little spot to take the kids for a treat if you’re in the Bluemountains.

I would recommend going there for a full meal but for a quick visit it’s awesome.

Where is the Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House is in Katoomba, one of the Blue Mountains’ main towns.

The official address is 56 Waratah Street, Katoomba. It sits right on the corner of Lurline Street and Lurline is where you’ll find the entrance. 

There is parking on site via the Lurline entrance. 

What is The Gingerbread House

The Gingerbread House is a café with a sweet shop. It is a great place to take little kids.

Aside from its suitability for kids, it’s also really beautiful as it’s a 100 year old restored church.

Standing to attention at the entrance are two toy solidiers who set the theme for the Gingerbread House perfectly.

Gingerbread House, Katoomba

Gingerbread House Features

The Sweet Shop

You walk in and the sweet shop is the first thing you lay eyes on. There are tons of different sweets to look at, and buy if you’re lucky, including hand-pulled lollipops.  In amongst all the sweets there are incredible gingerbread houses you can buy to construct for yourself.

Added to this is an ice cream counter and a wall of colour coordinated sweets.

The Café

Beyond the Sweet Shop and outside is the cafe. The café is really child friendly with plenty of space, a section with comfy couches and a book corner where you can read to the kids.

Outside Area

The outside area is awesome in the warm weather. There is a nice patch of grass with a cubby for the kids to play in. Our four year old loved being able to run and play.

You can next to the play area and be able to watch the kids from your table.

The only difficulty here is that it is up some stone steps so you have to keep an eye out if you’re visting with toddlers or babies.

The Gingerbread House in Katoomba - a treat for the kids


Food at The Gingerbread House

We visited for lunch and I can’t say that I was impressed with the food. Unfortunately, the service was also really slow. If we were to visit again I would definitely visit for tea rather.  

I would like to try their home-made cakes or scones and locally sourced jams. It would also be a good opportunity for the kids to have one of their advertised milkshakes or soda-float.

I have seen that there were recent changes to the menu so maybe the food has improved. If you’ve had positive lunch experiences at the Gingerbread House, please let me know. I would glad to be wrong.

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The Gingerbread House Facilities

Aside from the playground outside there is plenty to keep the kids entertained inside with the great sweet treats and bookshelf. Most of the seating inside is suitable for kids. 

There is plenty of space inside and out for prams. 


The bathrooms are lovely and on either side of the entrance.

The Gingerbread House in Katoomba - a treat for the kids

Opening Hours

The Gingerbread House is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm.


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