The Southern Highlands, in particular Mittagong, was craving a relaxed, yet vibrant licenced cafe destination. The Shaggy Cow provides Illy Coffee, artisan breads, bakery items, excellent food, a great wine list supporting local wines & a welcoming atmosphere. Add this to the perfect combination of friendliness & professionalism and you have The Shaggy Cow. Quite simply, the place to be in Mittagong!

Mark Wilson is thrilled to have brought more than 20 years of experience in the industry to Mittagong. Having been a resident of the Southern Highlands for close to ten years, he has observed all aspects of food and beverage in the region during this time. Previously setting benchmarks in food, wine and service, and the recipient of many prestigious industry awards, he felt that it’s high time to bring some of his expertise to Mittagong.


Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson, son of a naval diplomat, has many memories of helping at his parent's wonderfully stylish cocktail parties. 'I grew up with a tray in my hand,' he jokes. Mark's instinct for finesse and warmth of hospitality are fundamental to his success.

Mark's previous establishments have been Manly's iconic The Bower Restaurant, the award winning prestigious Watermark Restaurant at Balmoral Beach, and the Bar Ristretto Cafe's at Warringah Mall, Bondi, Macquarie Centre, Chadstone and more recently T2 at Sydney Domestic Airport.