About Settlers


Settlers is back

After a long period of renovations, the heritage listed building popularly known as Settlers is back on the map. New owners Craig and Sophie Mason, have brought a truck load of experience, new inspiration and ideas and have given the beloved spare a new lease on life. Located in the sleepy Mulgoa Valley, Settlers Mulgoa caters to all walks of life, including families and large groups.

Serving Allpress Espresso, a fresh breakfast and a seasonal lunch menu, using the very best produce, with hand selected bar menu that has been sourced, where possible locally, Settlers Mulgoa is not only a fantastic place to come and unwind, to catch up with family and friends, it is also a destination. Situated on almost an acre, Settlers Mulgoa is the perfect place to come, sit in the sun, watch the kids play in a fully fenced yard, while enjoying a rustic home cooked meal, beer or wine in hand, listening to some tunes, 6 days a week.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, Settlers Mulgoa will be transformed from cafe to a rustic heaven of vintage props, long shared recycled handmade communal tables, vintage lighting, with a warm and inviting feel. The Settlers Mulgoa gardens are just an abundance of greenery with beautiful country views. Adaptable to host a multitude of events from birthday celebrations, to wedding functions, engagements to corporate events, Settlers Mulgoa is a vast space with the potential to be transformed in line with your creative vision. With our in-house events styling team, Settlers Mulgoa can arrange all of your function and event needs.

At Settlers Mulgoa our mission is to provide a friendly environment, with fresh local produce, where food is made from scratch, conversations are had, laughter and experiences are shared, with memories made, just the way it should be!

The History

Settlers Mulgoa is a Heritage Building, dating back to 1890. Originally the building was built for the Mulgoa Irrigation Company. When the Irrigation scheme didn’t take off, due to a depression that swept the area in1893, the building was brought for the use of the Original Mulgoa Police Station in the early 1900’s. The Police Station ran on this site until it closed on the 8th of January 1934. The original cells were transferred to Wentworth Falls in November 1934 and it was on this date that the Mulgoa Police Station officially closed.

The building then became a residential property for many years and after remaining empty for a period of time, it was turned into a Museum and Tea Room. In 1971 the building was purchased by Mr Kobezda who turned it into a restaurant. It was Mr Kobezda who called the building Settlers. Mr Kobezda sold the business to Mr and Mrs Schmidt who ran a family business. Settlers was then in its prime and ran as a restaurant and a very well known Wedding reception venue. 

After many years the Schmidt family sold Settlers to Mr and Mrs Kemp, who until April 2016, ran the business as a wedding venue only. 

As the new joint-owners of Settlers Mulgoa, Craig and Sophie Mason have spent the last 15 months working on all aspects of the building and the new chapter of Settlers Mulgoa. A DA was submitted to Penrith City Council in December 2015 and, after a long process working with Heritage Architects, Penrith City Council and Heritage Australia, the Masons have restored the building to what you see today. The list of restorations are endless. Craig and his team have worked countless hours to bring Settlers Mulgoa back to life, and make it what it is today.


Settlers Wins local Business Awards

for 'Most Outstanding Cafe' 2018

On Wednesday 4th July 2018, Settlers Mulgoa attended the Penrith City Local Business Awards at Penrith Panthers. It was a great night and an amazing way to celebrate local businesses in the area. Settlers Mulgoa was up against some great cafes in the Penrith area but we came home with the win.

I’m honestly really proud that Settlers Mulgoa won the Small Business Awards for the Most Outstanding Café 2018. Penrith has become a great little hub for cafes, restaurants and small bars and we are really excited to be a part of that.

A massive thank you to our customers, who believe in us, our suppliers, who put up with us and to my team. I am so very proud of my staff. I am so grateful to each member of our team for all their hard work and extra effort they all put in day after day. If anyone knows what we have been through in the last 11 months, they would totally understand what this means to us. This one is for you Craig Mason, you are truly missed.