After more than 2 hours’ ride on the train, we finally arrived at the blue mountains. We were very hungry but luckily we found a juice bar that serves vegetarian dishes called Up Beet.
It’s super close to the station, so you won’t miss it. The bar is small, decorated colorfully in a hippie atmosphere, which also gives one a feeling of being in a youth hostel. There are green plants everywhere. Menus are all hand written on the blackboards on the wall. The food is fusion style, a mix of a bit everything from around the world. The portion is slightly small though, especially for big eaters like us, probably because it’s not the main focus of the bar.
We tried the vegan toasties – toasted sandwich bread with spinach and tofu bits. The bread is crispy and lovely, I definitely love it!
Burrito, brown rice and red bean filling, with a bit baby spinach, served with herbal hummus, onion and tomato cubes, and eggplant chutney. I could use a bit more spice and flavor in the burrito, although the chutney tastes very good.
On the way back it was late, so we thought about grabbing a bite here again before we hopped on the train. Unfortunately they closed rather early, at 16:30. By the way, it’s cash only here, but an ATM is available nearby.
For vegans or vegetarians who travel to Blue Mountains for a day, this is a perfect place to grab something to drink or eat. As it might take long to explore the trails by foot, this juice bar saves us a lot of time for food adventure.
ADD: 10 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, Sydney
Check their facebook page for opening hours and contact info: https://www.facebook.com/upbeetjuiceandespresso/