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Flavours Café

Flavours Café is a fully licensed cafe/restaurant and is situated on the corner of Railway Street & Yeates Avenue in Boonah which is the gateway to the Fassifern.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 7am to 4pm.  We are available to book for private functions, Christmas parties or special dinners, breakfasts or meals for groups or clubs.  Platters for functions may also be ordered and delivered in Boonah if required.

The buildings character allows the customers of Flavours Café to enjoy fine food, tea and coffee in a truly remarkable old building.

While we cater for all tastes our menu is based on country style cooking and wherever possible using local produce.  We also cater for people with special dietary requirements.  Our cake/sweet cabinet is always stocked with delicious treats, all made in house to enjoy with your coffee or tea.

The building that now houses Flavours Café was purpose built in 1916 as a suite of offices to serve the new Boonah Butter Factory.  This building contained the Manager’s Office, Accountant’s Office, Clerk’s Room, Public Office, storerooms and staff dining room.  In total the co-operative spent more than 10,000 pounds on the new factory and office complex.

The butter factory still stands to the north-west of the cafe. The Boonah Butter Factory in its prime was the largest butter factory in the southern hemisphere and had 958 suppliers of cream.  The butter was world renowned and was mainly shipped to England.  The wooden boxes that the butter was packed and shipped in were made by the local mills from locally sawn pine.

In 1999 the building was purchased by the Neilsen family and operated by Aran Neilsen for 14 years.  During its transformation into Flavours Café in 2000 the heritage of the building was enhanced and wherever possible appropriate material was used to bring the building to its wonderful state as it is today.  Since the middle of 2014 Flavours Café has been operated by Graham Neilsen & Jeanette Richardson. The building has also been made wheelchair accessible.

The Scenic Rim Regional Council recognised the historic significance of the building in 2014 and placed it on the Scenic Rim Heritage Register.

LOCATION:

8 Railway St, Boonah,

T 07 5463 2699