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Published September 30th 2014
It's peaceful under the palms at The Gallery Café
The Gallery Café is a tropical hideaway on the busy Gallery Walk at Mt Tamborine. This fascinating tourist location is a shoppers' paradise of art and craft shops, where you can sample from specialist fudge makers, cheese, chocolate shops and wineries, sniff scented candles, gaze at glass art, spot fairies and listen to German cuckoo clocks call the hour.
The Gallery Cafe
If you have shopped and shopped, it's time to stop before your legs drop. Pop into the palm-studded Gallery Café and pull up a comfy cane chair. The beaming Glenys will soon be at your side with an extensive menu of delectable choices. We went with one savoury and one sweet. Both were delicious.
The lunch menu offers an extensive range of pasta dishes, gourmet sandwiches and wraps, open grills, pies, pastries and salads. Gluten-free options are available.There are main meals of chicken or fish and sweet choices of pancakes or waffles. Milkshakes, fresh juice, spiders, tea and coffee are available to compliment your meal.
The Gallery Café also serve Breakfast and Devonshire Teas. See the display cabinet for a slice of tempting cake or slice.
Another intriguing idiosyncrasy of this café is the couple that greet you at the front table. They are most particular about their appearance. On Australia Day, 'Grandma' and 'Grandad' proudly dress to display their Australian allegiance. When October rolls around, Grandma is not afraid to show a little leg for The Garter Belts & Gasoline Festival.
Grandad and Grandma dress for a Mother's Day Outing
Gentle musical accompaniment of the waterfall
The compact attractive gift shop stocks snuggly wool boots, hats, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, gift cards and art by local artists.
After this pleasant interlude is over, it might be time to return to the Gallery Walk and hunt for that exclusive piece of jewellery or art work to take home as your happy memory of this beautiful place.
What will we choose?
Don't miss the instructions on your plate. Visit Gallery Café and Have a Nice Day.