Cafe Phillies on Beerburrum

Cafe Phillies on Beerburrum


Posted 2023-06-19 by Cris follow
Cafe Phillies is relatively new on the scene of the cafes on the Sunshine Coast. Located in the little town of Beerburrum, in the Glasshouse Mountains region, Cafe Phillies is one of the major attractions with its magic green atmosphere, colourful flowers, great service and great food. The venue is ideal for meetings with friends and family and for all celebrations. Hikers returning from walking in the Glasshouse Mountains National Park can complete their experience at Cafe Phillies.

There are works to do on the old little shack.

In July 2022 works began on a pre-existent little shack in the heart of Beerburrum Town. After a few weeks, the humble building underwent a complete transformation, turning into a charming venue for sophisticated visitors who enjoy good food, good coffee and a great atmosphere.

The old shack front space was closed to gain extra room for the new cafe. The front part of the building acquired two new large windows and two large doors barn style.

The new cafe was built with timber and corrugated galvanised iron sheets to give the cafe a rustic look very typical of the Australian rural areas. A great addition to the premises was the secret garden! A new foundation was made, a floor was laid down and many delightful plants were hung on the ceiling giving the venue a great green character and a unique atmosphere. The ceiling was made up of bamboo allowing the rain to naturally water the beautiful plants.

After all the work was done on the building, furniture was added inside, including the counter with slabs of camphor laurel and mountain ash. A brand-new coffee machine was put on the counter and many blackboards were fixed on the walls.

The glasses of the windows were decorated with leaves and flowers by local artist Carol Hall. Every detail was carefully planned and added to make the cafe look gorgeous.

New turf was laid in front of the cafe to make the space more attractive to make an outdoor sitting area.

The 1916 table was donated to the cafe by the Beerburrum Community. The table underwent full restoration and it is now used in the outdoor area. Twelve people can sit around the centenary table and have fun, laugh and enjoy refreshments.

Family members helped clean the cafe, fix old furniture, and add the top benches. Crockery and jars were brought in ready to get used for the business. Skilful personnel were hired ready for action!

The old abandoned shack is now actively part of the community again, adding value to the town. It has become a new hub, a place to add in the weekend trips and a place for hikers to meet after hiking the local trails in the Glasshouse Mountains National Park.

The Official Opening.

The official opening was scheduled in spring last year, on the 24th of September 2022 with music from Silverfox Entertainment, plants from Waterworths Nursery. There was fresh coffee, smash avo, eggs Benny, great burgers and other delicious food to satisfy the tastebuds of the visitors.

In particular, the coffee was sourced from a local roaster. It took lots of tasting to go through coffee selection. The menu is seasonal, with fresh ingredients and obtained locally.

Phillies Cafe became popular in the small community of Beerburrum and beyond.

Cafe Phillies today.

Phillies Cafe is visited by locals and visitors for the positive vibe, great coffee and food. Read the menu and you certainly find something to satisfy your appetite or your craving for coffee. Food is prepared in the kitchen and there are also many food items displayed in the cabinet, both sweet and savoury.

There are dietary options, including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan. The coffee blend is unique to Phillies, blending together three variety of great coffee beans.

In the cabinet there is an assortment of delicious sweets, including chocolate croissants, pear walnut tarts, fruit flans, banana breads, lemon tarts and muffins. If you prefer savoury food, there are sweet chicken chilli wraps, chicken cheese avocado toasties, bacon eggs cheese toasties, poppy seed bagel smoked chicken breast and other food. There are also jars full of salad fruits, a great healthy snack.

There are many seating options inside Phillies Cafe, including top benches and a large room with a few tables and chairs. The venue is perfect for celebrations, meeting with friends and family and for groups.

There is an exquisite space in the cafe overlooking outside, comprising a top bench and a real tree. It is a different experience for the visitors to be able to be so near nature while sipping a cappuccino or enjoy chatting with friends.

A leap of faith.

It all started when Tracey dreamed to have breakfast surrounded by beautiful plants. Then one day, Tracey just went for her dream and, with the help of her family and support from friends, she took a leap of faith.

This year in May 2023, won a Mooloolaba Rotary Small Business Award.

Thanks to Tracey's vision, her supporting team at the cafe, her family and friends, the business is flourishing. There are returning customers and new customers all the time to enjoy the rustic and quirky cafe.

**What the people say about Cafe Phillies.
has an excellent reputation. It has gained great reviews on Google and Facebook, being described as wonderful ambience, providing a great service and a great variety of food.

The customers enjoy the place being dog friendly, child friendly, in a fantastic location and for the amazing plants.

Beerburrum Township.

The quaint town of Beerburrum is located off the Steve Irwin Hwy in the Glasshouse Mountains region. It is named after the Beerburrum Mountain in the Glasshouse Mountain National Park.

To the south is the main town of Caboolture with all the necessary services and on the north is a town called Glass House Mountains.

After World War I Beerburrum was subdivided in blocks which were given to the Diggers who served in the war. About 500 blocks were allocated to the soldiers and most of them were taken.

The settlers were to clear the land, build their own house and cultivate the land with pineapple to be sold then to the State Cannery.

The settlement failed to thrive, but a small town was formed and still today descendants from the settlers live in the town of Beerburrum.

In the 2021 Census, Beerburrum registered 941 people. The town has its own railway station, post office, a State Primary School, a few shops and great cafes.

On Friday the 26th of July 1799, the famous explorer Matthew Flinders climbed the Beerburrum Mountain. He was with two seamen and his indigenous interpreter Bongaree. On the top of the mountain, Flinders had great views of the surrounding, including the mouth of the Brisbane River. Matthew and his party continued north on today Bruce Hwy and he camped in the spot where the Hwy crosses Tibrogargan Creek.

Beerburrum word comes for the indigenous Kabi tribe and means "bir" green parrot and "burru" mountain.

Beerburrum is a mountain 280 metres above sea level, composed of trachyte and covered in rainforest. On the top of the mountain there is a fire tower with a platform which allow 360 degrees views. The trail to the top of the mountain is very popular with hikers.

Yul Yan Man Track.

On the other side of Beerburrum Road, near Phillies Cafe, is the State School carpark. There is the starting point of a trail which connects Yul Yan Man Track on the top.

The distance of the You Yan Man trail can vary depending on which tracks you choose to make a loop. Generally is between 10-14 km, allow about 4-6 hours.
The trail is classified Grade 5, meaning the trail is rough, rocky, uneven, there are lots of intersections with other trails and there are steep sections.

From the school carpark the trail is about 1 km before it connects with Yul Yan Man on the top.

Along the trail and on Jack Ferris Lookout there are great views of the surrounding Glasshouse Mountains peaks, including Mount Beerwah, Mount Tibrogargan, Mount Tibberoowuccum and Mount Cooee.

Intersecting Landscapes.

The installation was made by Glen Manning and Kathy Daly in 2019. Hand painted finished, made in aluminium columns, Intersecting Landscape explores layers of history and changing landscapes.

The sculpture has references to the unique geology, geography, flora and fauna of Beerburrum. It gives to the viewers a sense of perception through forms and colours in an abstract way.

The art interwoven layers of ancient geological formations, explorations, mapping and use of the land, with the natural element and built landscapes.

Intersecting Landscapes is along the Beerburrum Road, just in front of the Beerburrum State School.

Directions to .

From Brisbane City it takes about 1 hour -70km- travelling on the M1, also called Bruce Hwy. Take the exit onto Steve Irwin Way and then turn on Beerburrum Road. There is lots of car parking available near Cafe Phillies. you can also park in the Beerburrum State School carpark.

Address of the business is 7 Beerburrum Rd, Beerburrum QLD 4517
Business Hours:

7& #8239 ;am–2& #8239 ;pm

Kitchen 7& #8239 ;am–1:30& #8239 ;pm

Breakfast 7& #8239 ;am–1:30& #8239 ;pm
Brunch 7& #8239 ;am–1:30& #8239 ;pm
Lunch 7& #8239 ;am–1:30& #8239 ;pm

Phillies Cafe is open every day from 7am to 2pm.
Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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