The Guilded Rose Café

Jim and Lorraine Sheppard are the owners of new Bayswater restaurant, The Guilded Rose Café.

A recent immigrant from the US, Lorraine’s background heavily influences the menu, which includes her family’s recipes of BBQ sauce, southern buttermilk biscuits, key lime pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie and waffles.

Visitors to the café opposite Bayswater Station can choose from BBQ brisket burgers and ribs, NY spicy buffalo wings, hot dogs & fries, waffles, along with other creations that combine traditional American and Australian foods such as smashed avocado with poached eggs on a waffle.

With Jim in the kitchen and Lorraine working front of house, they soon hope to employ staff to feed the hungry hoards or people who are just after a coffee.

“We will be adding to our menu to include more unusual items like bacon and egg waffle sandwiches and Nutella waffles,” said Jim. “We will also be increasing our opening hours.”

The Guilded Rose has an American diner vibe, playing old American ‘50-60s music.

“We want everyone to feel at home when they visit us, so they can experience that small-town feel, whilst still providing unique, high quality food. We have an area set up for board games, playing cards, or to relax and read a book away from the main seating area.

“It great for families or those wanting to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee while they recharge their device and use the cafe’s free WiFi.”