Food & History Combine

by Rhiannon Priestly
A food lover's day out with a healthy helping of history thrown in is what you will enjoy on this 'must do' historic foodie trail.

Stop 1: Cobb & Co Museum

Lindsay St, Toowoomba

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Cobb & Co Scones

Who doesn't love a warm fluffy scone with jame and cream? We think you can get some of the best right here at the Cobb & co Museum in Toowoomba.

Cobb & Co is part of the Queensland Museum and is home to the National Carriage Collection which features nearly 50 horse- drawn vehicles. It is a perfect place to spend a morning browing their extensive gallery and displays that also feature the natural and cultural history of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs.

After your tour you can head to the coffee shop for a delicious ploughman's platter, a gourmet pie or a hot cup of coffee. As well as superb scones they offer tasty daily specials and lots of scrumptious meals that will tempt the little ones too. The coffee shop at Cobb & Co Museum is open from 9.30am to 4pm daily.

The venue is licensed. For more information head to their website.

Stop 2: The Woolshed at Jondaryan

264 Jondaryan - Evanslea Rd, Jondaryan
 

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The Woolshed Cafe

The Woolshed at Jondaryan is proud to be one of the oldest and largest woolsheds in Australia, celebrating 160 years in 2019. Situated about 30 minutes drive west of Toowoomba, you can easily spend a whole day at the Woolshed.

There are more than 30 buildings to explore around this historical museum, from a school and a hall to a jail and a cheese factory. Immerse yourself in history as you wander around at your own pace.

After you have worked up an appetite enjoy a wonderful meal at the Woolshed Cafe where you will find things like the Classic Jondaryan Woolshed Lamb Pie or the Farmers Steak with Salad, Chips and Gravy on the menu.

For something truely authentic head to the Damper Hut for some camp oven damper, straight from the fire, served with melted butter and Queensland golden syrup, is there anything better? You can even pair some damper with some camp oven stew!

The Woolshed Cafe is open on weekends from 8am- 4pm & the Damper Hut is open on weekdays from 9am- 2pm.  

To find out more information as well as any updated on their opening hours head to their website.