My seven years old daughter called this cafe "Dinosaur Cafe", simply because it has ginormous dinosaur near the cafe. But actually this cafe, located at Pierssene Road, Yarrawonga Palmerston, called Finlay's Joint Cafe. Every time we are heading off from Darwin or driving back to Darwin, we can see this ginormous dinosaur through our car's window from Stuart Highway. At the first time, we were a bit confused to find where the entrance to go to this cafe. We thought we could enter the cafe straight from Stuart Highway. But actually, you have to turn to Tulagi road to find Pierssene road.
Finlay's Joint Cafe
Finlay's Cafe open 7 days a week, from 8am until 4pm on Mondays to Fridays and weekends opening time from 8am until 3pm only. It serves breakfast, lunch and also high tea. You can also find delicious desserts and various drinks to accompany your meal.
Interesting statues around the cafe
This rustic cafe offers you different ambience than other cafes. I would also refer this cafe as a garden cafe. You can find lots of extraordinary garden features here. The indoor eating area is divided with artificial hedges that add privacy value to each table.
Green hedges inside the diining area
The outdoor eating area even more unique. You can find tables and chairs specially carved like human hands. You also can find big statues nearby, from a big green frog to a calm Buddha face. Their green garden (well, we visited Finlay's Cafe around wet season in Northern Territory, so everything green and look fresh) also provides interesting things to see. As I mentioned earlier, it has ginormous dinosaur and also fierce looking green dragon which my one year old girl wasn't impressed with at all! It is too real for her and makes her a bit scared. Please do walk around the garden before or after your meal to explore their wonderful outdoor features.
Rustic outdoor setting
Fiercefully looking dragon
Finlay's Cafe offer big serves from Kakadu Burgers to Joint Club Sandwiches and Authentic Pad Thai; they are not only big in serving but also big in taste. American pancakes, Big Joint Breakfast and French toast can be found on their breakfast menu. Breakfast only serves between 8am till noon. Finlay's Cafe are also very proud of their coffees. They claimed themselves as "no sour, stale, bitter coffee" in their premises. For full menu, please find here www.finlaysjoint.com.au/menu.html
Enjoying chocholate smoothies
So, either dine-in or take away, Finlay's Joint Cafe is one place to stop by. For bookings please, phone (08) 8983 1055. They also can be found on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/finlaysjointcafe.