Curl up with a chai latte, gluten free cake & truly relax
The word is out: Alfresco's Garden Cafe have moved.
Tucked back from the main road and snuggled up amoung palm fronds with a large veranda and deck, Alfresco's truly is a garden cafe. A cozy Queenslander with an awesome deck (perfect for functions) words like hip, funky, retro come to mind as you walk up the front stairs. (There's also a side entrance for wheelchairs). To the right of the counter there's 3 sofas you can snuggle up on, read the paper while you sip your warm chai or find a 50's style laminated table on the sunny verandah and I swear you'll feel like your at nanna's house again. Check it out for yourself
Alfresco's is situated along the Noosa- Eumundi Road at the "Ken & Kev's" garden centre which has a huge arrangement of ceramic garden pots, statues, water features, balinese huts and much more.
Sisters, Kaz and Michele are kept busy in their cafe and offer a range of breakfasts, yummy salads, lunches, cakes, coffee and teas. There's also a wood fired pizza oven on their back deck and gas heating for those brisk winter days.
I spoke to Kaz about what inspired her about starting up a cafe and she said "I love people and I always wanted to have a place where customers felt like they were at home - somewhere they can put their feet up, eat some wholesome food where they don't have to do the dishes! Customers often come in for a quick coffee and stay 2 hours and I love that!"
Alfresco's use organic produce where possible, free range eggs and offer a range of gluten free cakes, made by a local pastry chef, Hans. Kaz makes all the other cakes and slices on the premises as well as their winter specialty: a range of healthy home made soups perfect for those chilly days.
Currently, Kaz is waiting for an alcohol license so she can sell wine with the intention of offering tapas along with Sunday afternoon music from Brisbane and local musicians. Recently Kaz held a wine tasting/tapas night with the fire in full swing on the deck which was a huge success.
Front left: Chocolate and almond friands Back right: Orange and almond Front right: Lemon meringue cheesecake with eumundi cream
The above cakes were $6. a slice.
Don't just take my word for it - pop in and see for yourself. It's a laid back cafe that is truly reminiscent of the old days, days of another era only with quality meals and coming soon - fine wines - to enjoy.
I enjoy reading about the places Loni recommends and have put several on my to do list. However, my enjoyment of these articles is rather spoilt by the punctuation mistakes. In particular: 's is NOT a plural, it means "belongs to" or shows where a letter is missing in an abbreviation. For example, in the article above, sofa's should be sofas, tea's should be teas, day's should be days, soup's should be soups, tapa's should be tapas.
No doubt certain readers will condemn me as a pedant, but I do think that an aspiring writer should write correctly.