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Lakeside Cafe

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by Sherrie (subscribe)
Loves to travel, eat and explore new tastes and flavours.
Published August 5th 2013
Relax lakeside whilst enjoying a bite to eat
Lakeside cafe
Relaxing view from the deck

This past weekend, we were blessed with perfect Queensland Winter weather, clear blue skies and warming sunshine. It was just the recipe to seek the outdoors for a place to eat. Lunchtime on Saturday, we ended up at the Lakeside Cafe in North Lakes after a short drive from home. I have driven past this cafe on the man made lake at North Lakes many times but had never stopped to check it out until now. Happy we did on this particular day.

The cafe is situation right on the lake with predominantly outdoor deck sitting. It is located a very short 5 minutes from North Lakes shopping centre.

After ordering our lunch we chose a table on the deck close by the water, so that we could experience and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the lake and all its inhabitants.

Turtle at Lakeside Cafe
Entertaining wildlife

The lake is populated with lots of wildlife and last Saturday we were lucky to see a couple of curious turtles, lots of noisy ducks and water birds and a very graceful black swan.

Lakeside cafe
Black swan

When our meals finally arrived, we were quite pleased with our selection. My husband had chosen a club sandwich with fries ($9), my son had ordered the BLT with fries ($9) and I had picked the chicken, avocado and Swiss cheese melt on Turkish bread and had substituted the fries with a fresh garden salad. ($9.50)

All the meals were freshly made with the sandwiches toasted and the portion sizes were very generous and good value for money. My 12 year old son even struggled to finish his.

Lakeside Cafe
Chicken and avocado melt

The cafe also serves breakfast until 10.30 and has a selection of light meals as well as coffee and cakes for that in between bite to eat. The surrounding park lands is ideal for a stroll, play with the kids and pets or maybe even a picnic. On Saturday it was very busy with everyone in a relaxed mood enjoying the lovely weather.

Our only criticism on this particular day was that we had a little bit of a wait for our meals, but relaxing with the view we had, we didn't mind too much as we had lots to keep us occupied waiting. I would definitely make an excuse to come back for coffee or a bite to eat.

Lakeside Cafe
Relaxed dining
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Why? Enjoy lakeside dining
When: Open 7 days 9am - 4pm
Phone: 07 34917092
Where: 2 Lakefield Drive, North Lakes Qld
Cost: Reasonably priced
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