Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published November 11th 2016
This cafe is both dog and peacock friendly
Looking for that country feeling in the middle of suburbia?
Five minutes drive from Cleveland, on Brisbane's bayside, is a garden coffee shop that sits high enough in the clouds to provide a beautiful view of green forests that will make you forget that you are only 20 minutes away from bustling Mt Gravatt.
West Mount Cotton Nursery and Gardens is an oasis in the desert. The scenery is complemented by birdsong and the natural fragrances from all the vegetation and flowers in full bloom. The scent from star jasmine on a hot day sure beats that of sweaty body parts.
As well, it is both dog, and peacock, friendly. Shadow is the resident Labrador and welcomes both two legged and four legged guests on arrival. On this day he welcomed a visiting Jug by the name of Sniffles, and they sat together enjoying a water bowl catching both the view and the breeze from the deck.
These quirks only add to the charm of the experience and are a tangible reminder that 'less is more'.
After you've sat for an hour, and watched your blood pressure drop considerably, take the time to walk through the nursery area and take home some potted herbs or plants. May I add that the local honey I purchased at the serving counter is also delicious on my breakfast crumpets?