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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan
Published May 31st 2018
Fun and food at Fresco on Steve Irwin Way
Many of us, I am sure, will remember the route up to the Sunshine Coast in years gone by, which weaved its way along what is now known as the Steve Irwin Highway. It was known then as the Bruce Highway.

Fresca, Steve Irwin Way, Cafe, Fresh Produce
Fresca on Steve Irwin Way

Along the route were a collection of growers with great places to buy their freshly picked fruit and vegetables. In those days, there were many pineapple plantations along the route but now, not so many. However, it is still a very productive growing area with places to buy your freshly picked produce.

Pinapples, pineapple plantation
Local pineapple plantation

Many of us will remember Vecchio's. It was one of the most popular spots to stop. Vecchio's has undergone a rejuvenation and is now a great cafe.

Fresh fruit, pineapples, Glass House Mountains
Fresh local pineapples

Yes, you can still buy some fruit and vegetables, but their focus is on great coffee, food, and all sorts of local products. It is now called Fresca Market and Cafe.

Coffee, Fresca
Great coffee

I called in on my way back from the Glass House Mountains recently and was very impressed with what I found, though I know it is still a work in progress. New children's play areas are currently being constructed.

Sunflowers, Fresca
Sunflowers and more

There's still an Italian influence with wonderful Italian sweets too and some fun things to buy from the shelves as I hope some of my images will show.

Italian sweets, biscuits, biscotti
Sweet Italian biscuits/biscotti

There's a new eating area within a new garden area, with ramps for those folk unable to manage the few stairs. You can enjoy your coffee and treats while watching the children in the play area though it might be a week or so before that is completed.

Fresca, Steve Irwin Way, Cafe, Fresh Produce
Great gift ideas

Have you heard of Soapberries? The dried shell of the soapberry, which is from the Himalayan region, is nature's soap. Just add water. It's 100% natural and certified organic laundry detergent.

There's great olive oils, local honey, Maleny Dairy products, local nuts, chocolates, ice cream, and so much more. Are you looking for a gift to make someone laugh? You'll find a few things that will do that.
Funny gift
A gift to make someone laugh?

Chocolate Poo anyone?

If you are touring locally, they have plenty of information about local places to visit too. So sit outside with your coffee and cake in the garden, and read about the other places to visit.

Tourist Information

The website is currently under construction, but you can find out more on their FB page -

The cafe is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and other times opens from 7 am to 3.30 pm.

It certainly is worth a stop along the Steve Irwin Way - there's so much to see, buy and eat!
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Why? Enjoy Coffee and Local Products
When: Open Thursdays to Mondays, 7 am to 3.30 pm
Phone: (07) 5496 9024
Where: 528 Steve Irwin Way, Glass House Mountains
Cost: Varies
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