Buderim should be in line for the title of 'Coffee Shop Capital' of the world because I am sure per capita of population we are over serviced. Why there are heaps of coffee shops here I haven't even told you about!
Now this cosy little place is where the fish and chip shop used to be ....just for a bit of Buderim history. And it is in the area called The Hub as 4 streets meet here and you can access so many places in all directions
Now what I like about this coffee shop as the focus is on organic.....so they will be using butter rather than margarine and other healthful products. I noticed a breakfast and lunch menu as well. They serve raw, organic, and vegan food and use fair trade, local, and organic products.
Soon they will be on solar power ....the crockey is recycled and the menu on recycled paper using natural ink...and a young engaged couple own the business
2013....The very latest is not only a new menu but cow's milk is out and their own macadamia milk and 3 other types are now served...called MYLK....Even in the coffee.....
Actually we sat at the front counter table looking out towards the road and I was spotted by someone from my favourite eating place Le Baroque.
The cafe may not be open Monday and Tuesday
You might be interested in reading more on coffee drinking......So Look Here
2013...Now opening Sundays for breakfast,morning tea, and lunch
This restaurant was recommended by a friend I met at the Treasury Casino. Someone he knew had just "taken it over" and French cuisine was now on the menu.
Yes I knew where it was...had driven by... so I might never have entered the doors and what a treat I would have missed.
“I live in Australia, I’m French and have a French business – I can show you France on a daily basis to the best of my ability.” said Michael
Le Baroque’s menu is entirely French, and head chef, Michael himself ,changes it regularly based on the fresh produce available.
“If we have the best tomatoes we must do something with tomatoes, if we have the best meat we put it on.”
Le Baroque is open Monday to Sunday for breakfast, coffee/tea, and for lunch and Thursday to Saturday for dinner. The decor is amazing.
Closed Public Holidays.......
The charming tea house is situated in the nearby courtyard. Do not miss it.
To book call 07 5445 3388. Alert...be prepared for a burst of French if Michael answers.
Special Alert Michael was thinking of introducing a French Table on a Wednesday night...so even if you only speak French "un peu" give him a call....he probably has another idea by now.
Favorite Dish: For mains try Slow cooked duck leg on braised red cabbage on croquettes with wild mushroom jus. $A35
For your sweet tooth I can recommend Rhubarb Creme Brulee $A14
Of course from time to time the menu is refreshed but it will still be a delight
And we love the lunch menu as well.
For St Valentines Day 2010 there was a special Table d'Hote menu ,all inclusive beginning with Pink Champagne and canapes and finishing with a Chocolate Lover's plate to share for desert.
And there was an arrangement of roses for each lady...to take home. Wonderful.
What a nice party we had in 2012 for my granddaughters birthday. Just look at the special cake
And the next day the Virtual Tourist gang were there...again
The Birds and the Beans FILL 'ER UP Espresso Bar. "breeding good coffee'
@2013....Won 2nd in Australia for Best Coffee
As you drive into Brisbane from the highway...up Crosby road way.. you will spot the sign 'Vandys Garage' and two petrol bowsers (not in use any more of course)....Yes this is your stop to get a 'kick start' at this historic 'servo' which is now a hip new hangout for a coffee break on Buderim.
Mums with their prams feel comfortable here and 'young bucks' sit around an outside table at certain times of the day....
You can sit inside the darkish interior or outside with the petrol bowsers. The owners said they chose this iconic setting as they wanted a bit of character for their new venture.
The rustic decor includes an eclectic mix of couches, timber tables and chairs and an assortment of board games like Scrabble and backgammon for use by patrons.
The building dates back to around 1918 when it was Buderim's first garage....Perkins then Vandy's
One of our friends told us that his parents used to rent a flat here quite a long time ago, just behind the lattice work which is stiill at the side of the building...the lattice work that is
Favorite Dish: So call in and try the espresso and soak up the atmosphere....Price is less expensive than average but no food is prepared on premises....a biscuit or two though
Open Monday to Friday
Saturday till about 12md
Look on Facebook
facebook.com/theBirdsandthebeans.EspBarSaturday till about 12md.
This is a great eatery known only to the locals. That's because it's a little out of the way from the tourist strip!
The owners are Thai and the chef has worked in some of the big hotels. He knows his craft and even travels to Brisbane to buy hard to get authentic ingredients
Everything I have had from the menu is enjoyable and there is no corkage charge if you bring your own wine etc.
In short it's a nice quiet place to enjoy a peacful meal without interruptions. The staff are helpful but not intrusive and the servings are big enough to warrant the request of a 'doggie bag' so that you can take home what's left if you wish.
Best to book at weekends, and you can choose inside or outside tables.
Favorite Dish: My absolute favourite is the Red Curry Duck. Delicious! I also like the Crispy fish and the Pad Thai. But can't go past the duck which I order every time. My wife enjoys changing her order each time we go, but I like this dish so much I'd feel I was missing something if I didn't have it.
Both inside and outside tables available. It is just lovely finding a sunny spot in winter.If you do not fancy a table there are some funky stools. You can watch the passing scene. A cool breeze in summer and they have heaters in the colder months.
Favorite Dish: A cup of coffee with a genuine home made cake. One special thing about the scones...they are proper scones not rubbery. And the jam is home made as well.
As we walked in the door of Harry's I could not believe the delicious aroma that wafted around me. This was my first visit (2009) yet I had seen the restaurant,partly hidden in its rainforest setting, everytime I drove along Lindsay Road,Buderim for at least 10years.
My only regret is that we did not come here much sooner
Though this an upmarket dinner restaurant you can come for lunch at a special price.
2 course incl. beverage
$35 PER PERSON
Favorite Dish: Sage and parmesan crusted veal cutlet with creamed kipfler potatoes, fennel scented carrots and red wine jus for main course will tempt you but the fresh fish is also an enjoyable choice..
You might like to try Bread and butter pudding with crème anglaise and dark chocolate ice cream for dessert.
And the waiter chose such a wonderful red wine for us .We always need a bit of help with wine.
Very pleasant food, coffee and atmosphere.
You can eat either inside or outside as the weather or your preferance dictates