December 03, 2012

The Plantation House

A short drive west of the highway that runs the whole length of the Gold Coast, is a small strip of cafes and shops with a warm and friendly village feel.  From a choice of two cafes on the strip we decided on the The Plantation House Cafe, it was buzzing, and when we stepped inside I almost felt like I was in Melbourne. Hallelulah!

The Plantation House Cafe is housed in an old heritage listed building with large open windows and folding doors, a back wall lined with vintage knick knacks, fresh flowers and a small grocery counter with fresh handmade and local produce. The result is old fashioned village grocer with a few modern touches.

Going all out I ordered a fresh juice, frittata and finished off with a pot of chai tea. I'm not a coffee drinker and so often disappoint in my lack of a useful response to the usual question of 'how was the coffee?' I do drink tea though and can be quite the chai critic.  I'm pleased to say the chai was delicious with a good balance of spices and frothed milk, needing only a hint of honey.

Coming from Sydney I can be a bit of a cafe snob, so I'm enjoying finding rare gems like this and discovering the GC ain't half as bad as I thought it was!  If you're in the area the cafe  is open for brekkie and lunch, Monday-Saturday. The menu focuses on fresh produce with a good selection of mains, salads, juices and a good display of old fashioned sweets- the coconut ice was very tempting!

Where: 1/43 Tallebudgera Creek Rd, West Burleigh.


  1. Beautiful photos Nat and an all around great day out. Ness xx

  2. Thank you for sharing such a lovely spot with us. It's always good to be given a cafe recommendation especially when we head down the coast more often then up the coast sometimes knowing where to stop and eat can be a bit of a decision so if we are down that way next we could stop in. It looks like it serves some delicious food. x

    1. Hi Catherine, happy to have shared a cafe gem. Popped over to your blog and have already flagged a recipe and the lip balm to try out when i've got some time x

  3. this place looks amazinggg. your photographs are lovely and your description, just as alluring.


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