My husband and I are empty nesters living on acreage in Jimboomba with our 2 small dogs and elderly cat. We enjoy good food, travel, reading and going to places where we can take our dogs as often as possible.
Published June 30th 2016
Dogs & their people can enjoy cafe & garden centre walkies
Green Frog Hollow Cafe - Dog Friendly
You could easily lose yourself for a few hours amongst the greenery, colour and picturesque water features of this charming, relaxed cafe/restaurant/garden centre/function venue with its scattered seating and benches, hidden nooks and exquisite blooms and blossoms.
Our small dogs absolutely loved this place and the welcoming and friendly staff assured us that dogs were most welcome here. They relaxed with us enjoying a peaceful lounging spot in the garden whilst hubby and I indulged in the best coffee ever and a pav (gluten free) and amazing apple strudel ... yum! It was hard to choose from the extensive, tasty selection of sweets (many gluten free options) and the lunch menu looked extremely tempting as well.
Bridge over tranquil waters - Green Frog Hollow Cafe
Lots of quiet outdoor spots to enjoy a meal and a beverage
Enter the cafe over a fairytale-like wooden bridge spanning a large lily covered pond, which is surrounded with lush tropical foliage and pretty flowers in a variety of shades. Inside the resort styled cafe, the walls are timber clad while the ceiling vaults to an apex creating a dramatic yet cosy space. The wonderful crackling wood fire keeps the room lovely and toastie in the cooler months and you can poke around the artistic and eclectic range of goodies in the attached gift shop while you await your lunch or dinner (Friday and Saturday nights) to be served.
The cafe feautres vaulted ceilings
Wood burning fireplace & gift shop
As you wander the meandering paths edged with stunning gardens, you can enjoy the relaxing sounds of bird song and the tinkling water of the many and varied water features. Green Frog Hollow Cafe is attached to a garden centre also, so a perfect spot to visit if you're looking to add to your garden space.
One of the many water features babbling thoughout the picturesque gardens
Rock boulder waterfall
This venue is also becoming a popular spot for weddings, birthdays and events with a selection of private lawned garden spots with arched entryways, the cafe itself and cheerful outdoor umbrella'd locations to choose for your occassion.
One of the secret lawned gardens
Located on Waterford-Tamborine Rd between Logan Village and Yarrabilba, this secret garden is one you should definitely take the time to visit. We are thrilled that a cafe of this standard has arrived on our doorstep. As locals from Jimboomba, this is now our cafe of choice and we love the fact that we can pack up the dogs and take them with us.
Part of the lush garden centre
Green Frog Hollow Cafe / Restaurant / Garden Centre / Special Occasion Venue
I hope you enjoy this cafe as much as we did. I'd love to hear your feedback.