Purple Possum Wholefoods and cafe is located in St Marys in the scenic Fingal Valley. The Purple Possum is a wholefood store, a cafe and a mini-gallery plus a bric-a-brac shed in the garden all rolled into one.
The cafe's mini-gallery section displays the works of local photographers, artists and craftspeople. Nearby in St Marys, there is a fibre and textiles gallery. The historic railway station just out of town is now an interesting memorabilia museum.
The quaint and quirky cafe is a meeting place for local townsfolk and a focal point for tourists. The Purple Possum offers tasty, healthy food, veggie burgers and fresh salads with herbs straight from the garden. Specialities include date scones and rhubarb cake baked on the premises. Coffee is served just as customers like it. The wholefoods section stocks a large range of whole foods sold in small or large quantities, as well as local honey, organic vegetables, sweets and special dietary needs.
The Cafe is about a 30-minute drive from Bicheno to the south via Elephant Pass and a 30-minute drive from St Helens to the north via St Marys Pass. The East Coast beaches are a 20-minute drive away. Free Wi-Fi.