|the front of the café|
I had done a bit of research on places to eat, and Mr P. remembered that I had mentioned Flavours Café as a possible for lunch. It is in a lovely 100 year old building that used to be the office for the Boonah Butter Factory. They are celebrating their centenary this year.
I was happy to see the café is licensed so I chose a piccolo of sparkling Henkell, while Mr P. had his usual ginger beer. I would have liked something a bit more upmarket to drink, but beggars can't be choosers.:=)
|ginger beer $3.80|
I then went for a Ploughman's Platter with smoked salmon. You could choose the cold meats option but I am a bit iffy about salami and so on, so salmon it was. I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh and filling this dish was. I always think it is a bit of a risky choice, but this was terrific.
|Ploughman's Platter $19|
I think this was a bargain. The salmon was plentiful, the potato wedges were crispy, the house-made relish and chutney were both zingy, and there was a nice twist with camembert. One thing I missed was the blue cheese which is on the menu but sadly not on my plate. And one teensy disappointment was the pickled onion, which I assume is house made also. It was just a bit too acidic, and would have benefited from a wee bit of sugar.
Mr P. had a beef burger, which has a house-made beef pattie and onion jam. He has been complaining lately that burgers are not coming with relishes or sauces and are therefore rather dry. Not sure why this is happening everywhere, so he was happy to see onion jam on his burger. Though he did say it could have benefited from an additional relish or sauce. This was the best beef pattie ever, says Mr P.
|beef burger $13 and chips $3|
I tried some of the pattie after he had told me how good it was. And yes it was terrific - smoky and nicely char-grilled and very plump. A real winner. Oh and did I mention the chips? Beer battered, Australian made and 13 mm! My wedges were tasty but these chips were fabulous.
Flavours has an all day breakfast menu, children's menu, and a late afternoon menu, with gluten-free and vegetarian options. They serve Scenic Rim beer, as they like to support local business. We enjoyed our lunch here, and were happy to find that the building has been placed on the Heritage Register. There are lovely features inside like pressed metal ceilings and hoop pine floors. This is a pleasant spot to assuage your hunger and have a refreshing drink.
|love these "pencils" at the local school down the road from the café|
Ph: 07 5463 2699
8 Railway St., Boonah Qld