Serving up hot cups of Toby’s Estate coffee in a dog-friendly shopfront, this little café near Brisbane is a favourite among the locals and visitors of Samford. Café Lagarto is located in the family-friendly surroundings of the Samford Lifestyle Centre where friendly staff, yummy food and cheeky lizards poking their heads in from time to time are all part of the deal.
Dog and kid-friendly with live music on Sunday mornings, there’s no better way to truly wake yourself up and get energised for the day than a hot cuppa at Café Lagarto. Whether it’s a weekend family outing, a weekday sit-back and relax, or a social catch-up with friends, Café Lagarto can provide the goods for any occasion with their all-day breakfast and lunch menu.
Stick to basics with toast and spread, bacon and eggs, muesli and a toastie or opt for something more filling like spicy savoury mince, smashed avo and feta on rye, and some zucchini fritters.
Like any good café near Brisbane, Lagarto has their signature dishes. Try the Lagarto Garden Burger with field mushroom, spinach, red onion, haloumi, aioli and fries or get the Lagarto Big Breakky with bacon, eggs, mushroom, baked beans, pork chipolata’s, house-made fritter, cherry tomatoes and sourdough. Top it all off with Lagarto Fries, your choice of potato or sweet-potato friends with house-made aioli.
It’s no surprise that a café named after the Spanish word for ‘lizard’ would often see the little creatures roaming through the area. Just outside Samford Village on Mount Glorious Road in the Samford Lifestyle Centre, Café Lagarto is set among many other lifestyle and well-being shops as well as a playground for kids. The centre boasts a thriving nursery, boutique gift shop, beauty salon, yoga studio and the opportunity to take a farm walk.
After you finish off your meals, take the kids through the nursery, exploring the quirky garden sculptures and fishpond. Alternatively, you can take them to see the horse tearoom, where locals arrive on horseback for a hot cuppa and homemade cake under the alfresco pergola.
There’s no need to just take our word for it. Check out these reviews from recent customers:
“Love there is a garden cafe, nursery, fabulous gift shop & farm animals to see all in one beautiful country location.” – Ann Ascough, 5 Stars, Facebook.
“Lovely experience. We had a family lunch there. Set amongst a tranquil nursery. I really liked the live singer on the day. We would definitely go back.” – Andrew Gallagher, 5 Stars, Google.
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