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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 Sam are the hosts of the English Country Garden Café.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goomoolahra Falls at Springbrook Plateau. Photo by Author.