Cafes to impress the most mature of tastebuds
Situated in Tyalgum, the Flutterbies Cottage Cafe is a quaint Queenslander home turned idyllic high tea spot nestled into the hinterland. If your grandmother appreciates traditional tea and etiquette, this is the perfect place to surprise her with two and three-tiered high tea plates to delight in. You’ll sit down and be treated two homemade cakes, tarts, sandwiches and scones with jam and cream. Sip tea out of fine china teacups surrounded by the rainforest in the cozy Flutterbies Cottage Café.
Where: 23 Coolman Street, Tyalgum NSW 2484
If you’re looking for some quality grandma time for longer than a day, head to the Tropical Coast Retreat just outside of Kingscliff. This retreat is the perfect place for you both to relax over the 4-hole golf range or on a short stroll on the walking track. Check out the tropical orchard to pick citrus, avocados, bananas, custard apples and other fruits depending on the season. Because of its location, it’s easy to head on a day trip out to Kingscliff, or stay at the retreat and indulge in a therapeutic massage or dip in the pool. This is the best spot for a bit of relaxation for the two of you to take time out and bond.
Where: Duranbah Road, Kingscliff NSW 2487
If you’re staying at the Tropical Coast Retreat or are looking for somewhere to grab a delicious bite to eat, Tropical Fruit World is the spot to pop into. Tropical Fruit World has plenty of things to do, including a park tour, plantation safari and various markets to shop at. Whether you’re after some fresh fruit (picked onsite) or to grab a gift such as jam, skincare or other small gifts, you’ll be able to find it here. Check out the wildlife boat cruise to feed the birds and ducks, and then pop into the Plantation Café for some lunch. They serve up fruity parfaits, wraps and sandwiches for lunch. Grab their homemade guacamole with crispy corn chips alongside a pot of earl grey tea for a relaxing afternoon.
Where: 29 Duranbah Road, Kingscliff NSW 2487
If your grandmother enjoys good theatre, this month the Tweed Theatre Company is putting on a performance of Brilliant Lies. This Australian play is a drama surrounding a workplace lawsuit, and is performed brilliantly by the cast at the Tweed Theatre Company. This cabaret style show is being performed in the civic centre next to the Tweed Heads Bowls Club and is sure to keep everyone entertained; with BYO drinks and snacks this is a fun night out. Be quick, because this play is only running for the remainder of April, so don’t miss out on tickets!
Where: Brett Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485, Australia
The Nineteen21 bar and restaurant situated at the Tweed Heads Bowls Club is renowned for its fresh food and modern Australian cuisine. Their dinner menu is extensive and starts strong with its selection of entres including oysters, marinated scallops or their signature Nineteen21 coconut prawns with sweet mango salsa. The chef’s selection mains are sure not to disappoint. Nineteen21 serves dishes such as the pesto chicken Ballantine or Byron Bay veal fillet wrapped in prosciutto and served alongside potato au gratin, garden vegetables and roast capsicum chimichurry sauce. Ask for a rich red wine to accompany your meal and sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. This will impress even the most veteran of fine diners, so bring your grandmother along to win some brownie points.
Where: Cnr Wharf & Florence Street, Tweed Heads NSW 2485
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