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Gourmet Cafe @ Danish Flower Art

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Published July 11th 2013
On a frigid weekend morning, the family and I decided to take a Sunday morning drive. By the time we approached Toowoomba, creeping fog had covered most of the road and our growling bellies reminded us that we hadn't eaten breakfast. Suddenly, through the mist, we saw a flash of what appeared to be brightly coloured birds.

Gourmet Cafe @ Danish Flower Art
Photo courtesy of Danish Flower Art

They were actually gourds.

Danish Flower Art is a 'beading Mecca' that incorporates 'shopping, food and the countryside'. As we parked and entered, we caught a sight of hundreds of brightly painted gourds, an Aladdin's cave of homemade goodies, and, of course, thousands and thousands of glittering beads. But we didn't have time to stop and look. Breakfast beckoned.

The Gourmet Cafe is a quintessential Aussie country cafe, the sort of place that you imagine has its own Country Women's Association in the kitchen. The homely yet modern interior, with its bright colours, quirky decorations and comfy couches, provided a relief from the miserable wet weather outside.

And just in case you've forgotten the Danish connection, the wall of Princess Mary photos is a helpful reminder.

The menu provides a selection of serious comfort food - chicken parmi, nachos, creamy chicken and mushroom soup - as well as an all day breakfast menu. It's pretty standard fare, nothing particularly fancy or different. I ordered the waffles.

They were exactly how waffles should be - crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Not knowing how big they would be, I ordered two and barely finished one.

Something that was a bit different and exciting was the impressive scone selection. I'm a huge fan of scones, so I deliberated carefully. Sweet (triple choc, white chocolate and raspberry, oats and honey) or savoury (spinach and feta, sweet potato with caramelised onion)?

In the end, the choice overwhelmed me and I stuck with what I know - buttermilk.

My only criticism is the same one I have any time I order scones - not enough cream. Still, I walked out feeling satisfied, my sweet tooth satiated and my stomach no longer complaining.

The establishment has a children's playground onsite, although it was too wet for my two year old to use it.

Breakfast at the Gourmet Cafe was the perfect country accompaniment to our country drive.
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