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Family Friendly Currumbin Valley Café ‘ieightcake’

Positioned beside the Arthur Freeman Lookout on Tomewin Mountain Road is the rustically styled, locally owned, family friendly alfresco eatery, ieightcake.

Thoughtfully set alongside flourishing garden beds; under the shade of bright umbrellas you’ll find the café’s owner, mumma of five, Dani Riley, creating delectable fare for her very satisfied clientele.

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Where to find ieightcake

The welcoming laid back vibe of ieightcake is evident as visitors can be seen eating, drinking coffee, relaxing, enjoy the serenity and watching their kids play. This winning combination is the reason this family friendly Currumbin Valley hotspot is becoming super popular with the local families on its opening days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To reach ieightcake simply enter the address, 618 Tomewin Mountain Road, Currumbin Valley into your map app.

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What you’ll find at ieightcake café

For those parents seeking a coffee hit of the epic variety, you are in the right place. You’ll find all your favourite coffee combos, together with delectable biscuits, cakes and savoury treats … did I mention everything is homemade?

In our world of mass produced food, this family friendly café serves up giant oreo-inspired cookies, delicious organic pies, bacon and eggs on an Elvis bun (which my husband and I continue to speculate as to its origins) and organic chicken burgers.

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I should also mention my absolute favourite, the organic potato and zucchini rosti with kale and hummus, served with literally half an avocado. This is not one of those ‘flash in the pan’ venues that charge $20.00 for avocado on toast, ieightcake is well priced and my beautiful meal was $12.00.

Food this good is the result of Dani Riley’s enthusiasm to bake, cook, design and create in the kitchen for the last 20 years.

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Family Friendly Café

The weekend pace is one of the reasons this café is so popular with locals. You’ll revel in the interesting range of seating options available to all customers; from perching on the side of the garden beds, bright family size tables or cute grass covered crates you can rest your derrière on.

If you feel like really relaxing, roll out your picnic blanket on the grass overlooking Currumbin Valley and enjoy that morning sun. The well appointed menu has been designed to feature organic, vegan, gluten free, dairy free and meat free options. Meaning everyone is your gang will walk away happy and content.

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The attraction for families

This family friendly Currumbin Valley café is a great place to visit with kids as it provides things for them to do while well deserving parents take a break. This is the type of place you can let your kids potter around, touching plants, discovering the Secret Garden play area and enjoying being outside. Our cheeky boys spent a good half hour just moving little rocks around the gardens.

You’ll also find restrooms, plentiful parking and next door Freeman’s Organic Farm Stall which makes this a very attractive family outing venue.

Family Friendly Hot Tips

  • You can take a picnic rug to setup on the grassy knoll overlooking Currumbin Valley to enjoy your goodies and coffee
  • If you are going with a posse, you can DM Dani Riley, the owner of ‘ieightcake’ on Instagram to request a share board, which is made up of a mix of morning teas or sweets, depending on your preferences. The cost is approximately $15.00p/p making it a pretty great option.
  • Event catering by ieightcake is available upon request
  • There is extra parking through the gates (to the left) of ieightcake if the car park is full, it’s only a short walk and most of the parking is shaded
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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