Elm Haus, Mt Glorious

I'm in training for a five day walk across Kangaroo Island in May so we decided to start small with a 5km walk at Mt Glorious.

The village of Mt Glorious is 35 km north-west of Brisbane on the D’Aguilar Range and surrounded by Brisbane Forest Park, so even the drive up is picturesque. As it is over 600m above sea level the daytime temperature is cooler than hot Brisbane in January. I've done it several times on the back of a motor bike - a great trip.

This time we were in a car because three of us were doing the walk. Afterwards we needed refreshments in the form of lunch and coffee, more coffee. We found Elm Haus which is a quirky cafe with lots of personality in its decor.

Unfortunately is now appears to be open only on weekends and public holidays and the food is very pared back to simple meals that have a long 'shelf life'. I'm talking pies, burgers and other heavy meals. No nice light salads or Devonshire teas here.

There's also a bit of a 'German' theme and our burgers came plastered with mustard - not to my taste at all. My roll was edible but my companions were not impressed by the lack of freshness of theirs.

Mt Glorious is a great spot for a picnic and the aroma of sausages in the picnic grounds made me want one right then - the burger turned out to be a very poor alternative. Sigh! Next time I'm taking a picnic.

There are a couple of other eateries on the mountain that I'll be investigating during my training.

Elm Haus Cafe, Mt Glorious Rd, Mt Glorious p 3289 0104‎