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English Country Gardens- Coffee Shoppe and Accomodation

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Published February 17th 2021
Cottage style cafe with endearing personality immersed in beautiful flowers at the end of the heritage-listed Springbrook Road, on the Springbrook Plateau.

When the gates are open and the water fountain flows, it means the English Country Garden Café is open! Catalina and San are the hosts of the English Country Garden Café.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook
Make your order and then sit down in the lovely cafe. It is relaxing and it has a very pleasant atmosphere. Photo by Author.


The place is quite charming with the shelves decorated with jars, pots, vases and teaware.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook
A collection of vases and tea ware to add style to the Cafe. Photo by Author.


English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls Blue Mushroom Goomoolahra Falls
There is a lounge room and in the lounge room there is a door to access the gardens. Photo by Author.


Should the kitty be trusted? Photo by Author.


There are many beautiful flowers and plants that add beauty to the cafe, which is positioned in an extraordinary location within the Springbrook National Park.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook
Such amazing flowers in this Cafe, so much in tune with the nature around. Photo by Author.


The flowers in the English Gardens are different during the seasons. I love coming here to see this cottage changing with the nature around. I saw the cottage in the rain, in the fog, in the sun, in summer and winter!

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle
Glorious flowers. Photo by Author.


A friend of mine told me one day there was a bull roaming in front of the English Gardens Cafe, which happened to be open in a weekday. Very probably the bull managed to get out from the fenced paddock of a nearby farm.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle
Young Highland cattle in the nearby farm. Photo by Author.


On the premises, there are tables in the dining room, outside and also in the garden. In order to access the garden, the order has to be around $10.00. The café has light refreshments, hot food and lunch. There is a variety of cakes, hot drinks and cold drinks.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish
You can enjoy scones and coffee.


English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish
A beautiful flower from the English Garden. Photo by Author.


Starting at Tallebudgera Valley, I hike the Cream Track with my hiking group. The trail is quite hard, being 5 km uphill with a gain of about 700 metres. It is possible to encounter the local wildlife when hiking The Cream Track. I met quite a big crayfish in a little creek that crosses the trail.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish
The Lamington crayfish or "yabby


The Cream Track is one of my favourites! The trail has different aspects and different vegetation.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls
Star shaped mushroom in the forest. Photo by Author.


It is certainly heartening finding a café on the Springbrook Plateau and have a hot coffee! Plus the English Garden has lactose free milk, for the people who are lactose intolerant!

Having a break at the café helps to energise and get ready to descend the 5km of the Cream Track back to Tallebudgerra.

Usually, I call the English Gardens to check if it is open, especially when I hike in group.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls Blue Mushroom
Blue mushrooms along the trail. Photo by Author.




Just opposite the English Gardens are the Goomoolahra Waterfalls and Picnic Area. The waterfall plunges 60 m down on the Warrie Circuit. Beside the waterfall, there is a great lookout over the valleys up to the coast.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls Blue Mushroom Goomoolahra Falls
Goomoolahra Falls at Springbrook Plateau. Photo by Author.


The English Garden Cafe is reachable by road and there is plenty of car parking just in front of the Cafe.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls Blue Mushroom Goomoolahra Falls
The English Gardens Cafe is surrounded by Springbrook National Park. Photo by Author.


Springbrook National Park has outstanding trails with spectacular waterfalls, beautiful lookouts, unique flora and fauna in the Gondwana Rainforest.

After a hike or a drive visit the English Garden Cafe, just add another highlight in your day!

The Cafe is about one hour drive from the Gold Coast. The road to Springbrook runs in a stunning area of the Gold Coast Hinterland.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls Blue Mushroom Goomoolahra Falls
The English Gardens Cafe. Photo by Author.


Generally the English Gardens Cafe is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please call the Cafe to make sure is open:
0421 745 799 or 07 5533 5677.

English Country Gardens Cafe Springbrook Plateau The Cream Track Springbrook National Park Gold Coast Cafe Heritage Listed Road Coffee at Springbrook Highland cattle Crayfish Warrie Circuit Twin Falls Blue Mushroom Goomoolahra Falls
Gorgeous flowers. Photo by Author.


English Gardens Cafe is at 2934 Springbrook Rd, Springbrook Qld 4213.
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Where: 2934 Springbrook Rd, Springbrook QLD 4213
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Congratulations Made me want to go there, like right away. Your photos are just gorgeous. Thanks for making my day :)
by rosha (score: 2|165) 139 days ago
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