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Published January 9th 2014
Observe the pristine rainforest as you sip your coffee
Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious, Cafe
Outside Elm Haus Cafe


There aren't many cafes located right in the middle of a National Park rainforest, but Elm Haus is one of them and it's not that far from Brisbane's CBD. Simply follow Waterworks Road up past Mt Nebo and you'll eventually arrive at Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious. You can sit by the woodfire stove in winter or relax outside on the verandah overlooking the sub-tropical forest during summer, making it the perfect spot to take guests visiting from out of town.

Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious, Cafe
Inside Elm Haus Cafe


We entertained ourselves with a wooden labyrinth game while we waited for our meal and enjoyed looked at all the bizarre memorabilia lining the walls - crocodile jaws, mangrove roots, drums and a mask collection to name a few.

Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious, Cafe
The verandah @ Elm Haus Cafe


The basic menu at Elm Haus Cafe features home cooked cakes, pies, scones, tarts and biscuits, as well as soup, toasties, burgers, sandwiches, wedges and chips. They serve milkshakes, juices, organic teas and generous mugs of Merlo coffee and hot chocolate.

Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious, Cafe
A character filled cafe


This mountain top cafe is really special, with plenty of quirky decorations to keep everyone pointing interesting things out throughout the meal. The cafe is very child friendly with a toy corner, high chairs and large comfy sofas dotted around the place. You could expect to hear comments from excited young visitors like "Oh, look at the real knight in shining armour," or "There are ten jars of preserved snakes over on that bookshelf." And you'll probably leave with a smile on your face, ready to work off your meal with a brisk mountain bush walk to Greene's Falls (highly recommended).

Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious, Cafe
Be sure to investigate The Snake Collection
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Why? Unusual cafe atmosphere in a pristine forest
Phone: 07 3289 0104
Where: Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious
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Elm haus is maybe no longer open their phone has been disconnected
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