Takayuki, Takashi, Aki and Shine are the talented team behind Doma Cafe in Federal. Since opening in September 2012, it has become a magnet for locals, day-trippers, and people travelling through the hinterland en route to Nimbin or Lismore. Doma consistently serves up some of the best Japanese fare I’ve ever had. Everything from the heartiness of the miso soup through to the hand rolled cones and high quality produce is just delicious. There are also home-made burgers (meat and vegetarian), hot chips, and a daily specials board to choose from. Aside from a small traditional Japanese doma room, seating is mostly outside. It gets pretty busy during lunchtime, especially on weekends, so patience is needed during peak periods. The wait is always worth it.

Doma Cafe
Federal Road
Federal NSW 2480
02 6688 4711

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 7:30am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 7:30am-3pm

MENU – authentic Japanese cuisine made by culinary artisans. My food picks: miso soup (the best I’ve had), fresh salmon sushi cones, green tea panna cotta
SERVICE – friendly, welcoming (patience needed during peak periods)
LOCATION – right in the heart of Federal
AMBIANCE – it’s always buzzing

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Veda Dante
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I am a freelance journalist, photographer and blogger living near Byron Bay on the Far North Coast of NSW.