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The Rare Pear Cafe

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by Lucy (subscribe)
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Published December 9th 2012
A Samford Valley garden retreat
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Sit among the sub-tropical gardens

We're always on the lookout for an excuse to visit a cafe and The Rare Pear turned out to be a good one. The cafe is part of the Lifestyle Centre complex in The Samford Valley. As you sip your latte from beneath a Balinese thatched hut, you can gaze around at all the plants, sculptures and goodies for sale, so basically expect to be tempted.

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Balinese thatched hut in the Lifestyle Centre grounds

The grounds of the Lifestyle Centre are a pleasant place to wander before you eat/drink or maybe you might like to indulge in a facial at Serene Beauty House or attend a yoga class at Sattva Yoga Centre to work up an appetite.

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Chicken and mushroom crepe @ The Rare Pear

We stocked up on a few extra Christmas presents in the boutique gifts and homewares shop and then I enjoyed a strawberry frappe and chicken and mushroom crepe for lunch. Both of which were fantastic, delicious and satisfying. After lunch, the kids played in the gated playground while we selected some native plants from the nursery. The Lifestyle Centre is a great place to visit if you're looking for anything for the garden - we loved their selection of outdoor furniture, fountains and unusual pots.

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Sculptures in the nursery

Out in the car park, we met some local horses and their happy riders on their way to "The Horse Tearoom", a horse-friendly branch of the cafe. Why not head out to Samford sometime and see for yourself?
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Why? An excuse to drive in the country
When: Mon - Sun, 9am -4pm
Phone: 3289 6276
Where: 225 Mt Glorious Rd, Samford Valley
Cost: Average
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I clicked on your article as I was intrigued by the lovely name of the cafe. Looks like ssomewhere you could enjoy escaping to
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