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One Stop Cafe Giftware & Health Food: Aratula

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
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Published July 23rd 2014
The Cafe and Shop with the Lot
Anyone driving through Aratula might obtain the impression that it is a hokey little town, however if you stop there you discover its charms, especially our essential stop over at the One Stop Cafe.

One Stop Cafe
One Stop Cafe

Aratula lies on the Cunningham Highway just before Cunninghams Gap and as a result it has become the gateway to both the scenic rim and to locations to the west such as Warwick. Whenever we are hiking in the Main Range National Park we always stop over in Aratula for coffee, tea and food.

Aratula is the gateway to and from the Scenic Rim
Aratula is the gateway to and from the Scenic Rim

The One Stop Cafe is an amalgamation of both traditional country and modern cafe cultures. Whether you want a burger and chips or an organic, gluten free vegan meal you will be satisfied. All for a reasonable price.

There is limited seating inside and often there can be a crowd lined up inside for the counter service. Your better option is almost always the outdoor covered seating where they have big picnic style wooden tables and benches setup.

Outdoor seating at the One Stop Cafe
Outdoor seating at the One Stop Cafe

Aratula itself contains two cafes, a pub and a great fruit and veg shop for locally grown produce. Both the other cafe and pub have good reputations, however we have been so happy with the food and the friendly service at the One Stop Cafe that we haven't even thought of trying the other options.

The cafe also has an adjoining shop that includes local products and antiques. Most of my friends take the opportunity to pick some locally produced jams and honey when they are in Aratula but the rest of the shop is worth a browse.

Country crafts at the One Stop Cafe
Country crafts at the One Stop Cafe

Areas near Aratula worth visiting includes bushwalking at Cunnighhams Gap, especially the now re-opened Bare Rock Track, as well as hiking at Mt Matheison and Mt Greville. We mustn't forget a trip to Lake Moogerah.
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Where: One Stop Cafe Giftware & Health Food 6732 Cunningham Hwy Aratula QLD 4309
Your Comment
We always stop here when we head out in thus direction. Great placec to stop for coffee or breakfast. The fruit and veg is worth a look too.
by ifidd (score: 0|8) 1565 days ago
Not sure if I agree, as it is the place where I had the worst coffee ever ......................
by (score: |) 2564 days ago
When I saw the title for your article Roy, i wondered if you would be highlighting my favourite Scenic Rim cafe ... and you DID ;-) .. travel there a couple of times a month as i enjoy the drive from my home to there .... the sweeping views of the volcanic rim are just breathtaking .. and the great, wholesome food, best muggacinos and richest iced coffees served by wonderful friendly folk just make for a fantastic experience ... thanks for featuring the Cafe with the Lot .. cause its sure worth it
by lynna (score: 0|3) 2562 days ago
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