Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Published March 26th 2014
Take a lovely drive through the country to Peachester
If you are looking for a leisurely morning drive, take a trip along Steve Irwin Way and turn off at Beerwah along the Kilcoy Beerwah Road. Less than half an hour later and the road will take you to the quaint little town of Peachester in the Conondale Range. Established in 1888, it is believed that the town was named after peach trees growing in the area.
Amongst other interesting historic looking buildings, the main street is home to the Good Old Days Shoppe.
A step into this coffee shop is like stepping back into yesteryear.
The coffee shop is a beautiful rabbit warren collection of rooms each with its own theme of second hand items on display and for sale.
War books and medals sit randomly beside collectable super hero and fan fiction toys. In another room acoustic guitars hang alongside shelves of old records and CD's. The hallway houses an assortment of teapots, fine china and old style kitchenware. Then there's another room which is a tribute to royalty. My favourite part of the shop though was the front room which holds shelf upon shelf of second hand books and is brightly lit by the sunshine through the window.
Each room contains tables and chairs where visitors can sit and enjoy their meal while browsing through the bric-a-brac of items on display.
Rare for a country cafe such as this, their menu has a variety of coffee styles instead of just the usual flat white and cappuccino, including latte and Irish coffee. On the day we were there they had a lovely selection of morning tea sweets, and the menu includes sandwiches, nachos and wedges, all at reasonable prices.