While many people might associate Woodford with their annual Folk Festival, there is much more to this quaint country town than meets the eye.
The suburb is an easy drive from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and makes for a perfect day trip destination. If you’re a motorcyclist, you might even be familiar with the drive-through Dayboro, Mount Mee and Ocean View which leads you through to Woodford.
As you pull into town, we suggest your first point of call is CJ’s Pastries to refuel the bellies. The bakery serves up an interesting variety of pies, from butter chicken through to Thai green curry. They also do a $9.90 deal that includes a pie with mushy peas, chips and a cold drink. For those with a sweet tooth, there is also plenty to choose from on the menu. You’ll also find delicious coffee, ice cream and more at the bakery!
Archer Street is the main street that runs through the town and it’s where you’ll find almost everything a country town needs – all that’s missing is the candlestick maker. Ledgers Country Butchery is run by Shane and his partner, Emily. To their knowledge, the building dates back to 1939 and still retains its charming country features. They source their meat from local farmers so they know exactly where their product is coming from.
Of course, every country town needs good coffee! The Braisen Hussy Garden Café is owned by Dee and Marty Hughes. From the street, the cafés appears to be only small, but once you step out the back, a beautiful garden space greets you. The garden seats around 60 people and is surrounded by pretty plants that are for sale. The menu at the café is quite extensive, from big breakfasts, 3-stack-pancakes and gourmet milkshakes, complete with a doughnut on top! “I think the attraction is being able to sit out in the garden, it’s quiet, there are all the beautiful flowers and the plants to look at, I think people like that,” said owner, Dee.
If you haven’t been out to this beautiful part of town, we hope we’ve give you enough reasons to make your way there!