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Published November 30th 2021
Coffee in the Ecovillage with kangaroos
Pasture & Co is located at Currumbin Valley inside the Eco Village. The cafe has a rustic style, immersed in the green of plants and trees. It offers quality, fresh, local and organic produce according to availability.
Pasture & Co caters for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, omnivore and dairy-free dietary requirements. Available are also sweet treats, vegan raw and gluten-free options. The cafe is also very conscious about offering an allergy-friendly variety of food for kids and adults, with no nuts, eggs and dairy-free options.
Pasture & Co is located in a fantastic spacious area full of plants and greenery. It is an awesome spot to enjoy food and drinks. There are many tables and chairs indoor and in the outdoor area. Near the cafe is a 100 years old giant fig tree, lots of green grass and a mob of kangaroos. The place is great for families and large groups and for anyone who wants enjoy fresh food in an awesome atmosphere.
Pasture & Co focuses on local fresh, sustainable produce and a friendly atmosphere. The cafe is owned and run by Dani who has been in the industry for 20 years. Dani bakes beautiful cakes to put into the cabinet for the customers to enjoy.
The menu includes Avocado & Tomatoes on organic sourdough, macadamia nut butter, lemon oil plus dukkha; Ricotta Pancake deliciously stacked with berry compote, organic coconut yoghurt, maple syrup, fresh organic banana; Nut Crumble, fairy floss and mint; Free Range Eggs, poached, fried or soft scrambled on organic sourdough with organic green and Kasundi relish; and the Chicken Burger is made with poached chicken, crispy bacon, grilled pineapple, parmesan, organic green, siracha slow on a milk bun, side of roasted potatoes and dill pickle.
There is more great food offered on the menu for example organic oat granola with toasted oats, almond, dried pear, fig, cranberry and currents and topped with coyo, pears, strawberries and honey. Your choice of milk on side.
The prices of the food items are reasonable, about $18 average for brunch for each person and $5 for hot drinks. The menu includes food for kids under 12 years old. Lots of yummy food to nourish little tummies.
Cold drinks include smoothies and milkshakes, made with organic milk, cold-pressed juices, iced coffee, chocolate, mocha, organic milk, organic tea, organic Fair Trade hot coffee and ginger snap latte, golden latte or velvet latte made with coconut milk and maple syrup.
You can also enjoy very special drinks made at Pasture & Co like Rosemary & Cucumber tonic, a dry zesty non-alcoholic refresher; Virgin foghorn, made with Clovendoe botanic distilled gin, non-alcoholic ginger beer and lime over ice; and Capricorn spiced rum made with ginger ale and lime. There is also a list of red and white wine to accompany your meals.
The kitchen is open daily from 7 am to 2 pm; please order at the counter, some tables may already have a number. On public holidays there is a 15% surcharge.
After hiking Boyds Butte in Springbrook National Park with the group Hiking South East Qld and More, we were on the lookout for a nice cafe in the Currumbin Valley. A friend of mine suggested Pasture and Co, in the Currumbin Eco Village. We drove from Currumbin Cascade to the Pasture and Co in about 16 minutes, 12 km.
The cafe was busy with many people queuing at the register but it did not take long before we could order. The cafe was vibrant, the cabinet filled with many treats and the place full of plants and so green. I choose a gluten-free cake with chocolate and a lactose-free latte. People from the group ordered food and different types of drinks.
We choose a table outside in the grassy area, near the centenary tree. The service was fast and we had our food and drinks within a very reasonable time. Everything was delicious, well presented and didn't take long to arrive. The atmosphere was terrific, surrounded by the green of the plants. Our table was in a very quiet area outdoor and it was easy to relax and to talk to each other.
Every 1st Saturday of the month from 4 to 6 pm, you can join a Hands-on Raw Unbaking class. Wine and nibbles are provided, plus the ingredients, equipment and recipe. The experience includes cake tasting, tea and coffee and you can take away your own made row cake and recipe. The classes have a maximum of 6 people. Cost is $65 pp. A group booking up to six people cost $350.
There is lots of car parking off-street and in the Eco Village.
The Ecovillage at Currumbin.
The Ecovillage at Currumbin is a modern award-winning sustainable community in the Gold Coast Hinterland. The Ecovillage in Currumbin Valley was created by a group of friends in the late 1990s. The first home was completed in 2006.
There are now 120 homes with over 450 residents. The community contains over twenty types of facilities including a community hall, kitchen, large pizza oven, Bali huts, playground, oval, cafe and small businesses.
There are about 65 resident kangaroos, birds and other wildlife. There are plans for child care, school, another cafe and apartments. The Ecovillage focuses on sustainability and operates respecting the environment including the local wildlife.
The Ecovillage has been studied by a few Universities and toured by thousands of people.