Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published May 26th 2020
The perfect location for delicious take away coffee & meals
The Lighthouse Restaurant in Cleveland, Redland City, has long been a popular destination for South East Queenslanders. The location is stunning, and the food and coffee are excellent.
The Lighthouse at Cleveland Point is open and fantastic for take aways in the reserve
More recently, the Lighthouse along with all other restaurants and cafes have needed to adjust their trading to comply with the Queensland Government's Covid19 health restrictions. This means that at present, there is some limited outdoor seating, with stunning views, as well as takeaway options and Uber Eats.
There is limited outdoor seating available at present, and the views are excellent
Because the location is so beautiful, this article focuses on the takeaway experience that is available within the Covid19 guidelines.
A picnic table at the Cleveland Lighthouse Reserve, adjacent to the Lighthouse restaurant and cafe
Set in the beautiful, historic Cleveland Point Reserve, The Lighthouse is perfect for a family meal out during this time. There are a number of seating arrangements available here. These include sheltered picnic tables, picnic tables around the playground, and sandstone blocks set in the shade around play areas which are ideal for parents who want to watch their children play while they enjoy a coffee.
There is a wide choice of seating in the reserve, both in the sun and in the shade
The cafe at the Lighthouse serves a variety of light meals, slices, and cakes, and they now serve them as takeaway in disposable containers with environmentally friendly wooden cutlery, ideal for taking outdoors to the reserve.
The Lighthouse' delicious carrot cake is available for take away
The reserve itself has well-maintained facilities, including ample rubbish bins, water fountains, and public amenities.
Shaded seating in the playground with public amenities in the background
The Lighthouse and the stunning reserve it is set in are both wheelchair friendly and add to the attraction of the delicious coffee and food available. In addition to the seating provided, there are large grassy areas that are popular with visitors who bring picnic blankets or camping chairs with them. This arrangement is especially popular during these times of social distancing
The Cleveland Point Reserve is ideal for patrons of The Lighthouse to bring their own chairs or blankets down for a picnic overlooking beautiful Moreton Bay