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The Chocolate Cottage And Cafe

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Published October 9th 2014
Child friendly cafe with excellent food and great views
Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
The Chocolate Cottage


Highfield's Village Green is home to a collection of historic cottages where you can browse the gift shops, pause for a delicious meal and then browse a bit more. The grassy lawn in the middle of the cottages is a great spot for children to play while parents relax with a coffee and enjoy the views across the Lockyer Valley, 700 meters below.

Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
Inside The Chocolate Cottage


The main cottage is actually Highfield's original 1877 school house, which has been restored and is now well known as The Chocolate Cottage because they produce a very tempting range of chocolates - all handmade on site. We took a drive up The Great Dividing Range, stopped in for Sunday lunch, and found the place was buzzing with happy visitors.

Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
Seating on the verandah


Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
Seating in the garden


The children spent quite some time staring at the chocolates, trying to decide which one to take home, and the adults chose some very tasty home made fudge. After a leisurely lunch beneath the flowering wisteria, we pottered around the quilt and craft shops, buying one or two special treasures for upcoming birthdays. The whole venue has a fun atmosphere and I highly recommend it, especially for families with children.

Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
Relaxing on The Village Green


The Chocolate Cottage is an ideal destination cafe located fifteen minutes North of Toowoomba (ninety minutes West of Brisbane CBD), with a quiet garden setting, excellent food and some unique shopping opportunities. If you're planning a visit anywhere nearby, be sure to stop in at The Chocolate Cottage - it's guaranteed to keep the family smiling all the way home.

Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
Sit beneath the flowering wisteria


Chocolate Cottage, Cafe, Coffee, Lunch, Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Morning Tea, Toowoomba,
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Why? An excellent cafe, with great views and cute shops
When: Wed - Mon: 8.30 am - 5pm
Phone: 07 4630 8729
Where: 10475 New England Hwy, Highfields
Cost: Reasonable
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