The Barn and Scotty’s Garage, located in the Lockyer Valley hamlet of Flagstone Creek, is well worth the 1 hour and 40 minute drive from Brisbane for old-fashioned country hospitality, home-style cooking and automotive museum.
Husband and wife team, Scott and Sarah, open their doors every weekend with Sarah running the Barn - a rustic café filled to the brim with bric a brac. Diners can eat inside or on the big deck overlooking the garden with a small playground for kids.
Breakfast fare includes bacon and eggs, omelettes, pancakes and waffles. Lunch options range from grilled sandwiches, steak and chips or the highly recommended Barn burger with homemade beef patty, coleslaw, pineapple, beetroot, tomato and greens; while the children’s menu includes baby barn burgers, nuggets and chips or calamari and chips.
After lunch, step back in time with a visit to Scotty’s Garage, packed to the rafters with automotive memorabilia from the 50’s and 60’s. Highlights include a vintage Indian motorcycle and 1956 Ford Thunderbird.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Scotty slides back the rear door to reveal a replica 1950’s diner with dance floor, Wurlitzer jukebox, pinball machines and more memorabilia - including an original dodgem car from Luna Park. The diner can be hired for functions.
Need to know - There is a small admission fee to Scotty’s Garage: $10 per adult, $5 per child or $25 per family. Children under 5 years old are free. The Barn & Scotty's Garage is open Friday to Sunday only.
By Deb Lidster