The Flying Nun Cafe is a unique café wonder tucked inside a renovated old uniting church home boasting stained glass windows and other vestiges harking back to its original purpose as a place of worship.
These days the only thing worshipped at The Flying Nun is its incredible food. This is a great brekky spot for kicking-off foodie tours (as well as lunch and dinner locale) and arguably Samford’s top place for affordable gourmet dining. An inspired menu using only the best, freshest local produce weaves flair into modern Australian breakfast staples and a few choice overseas imports.
Try the Canadian breakfast of buttermilk pancakes with smoked bacon, caramelised banana and vanilla bean ice-cream topped with maple syrup if you’re feeling famished. Otherwise, play it safe and start off small with the Petite Breakfast of 1 fried egg, tomato, rösti with a slice of pumpkin sourdough toast, or opt for the super healthy choice of warm quinoa, coconut and pineapple breakfast bowl with almonds, roasted macadamias and a touch of shaved dark chocolate.
Other tasty brekky meals include smashed avo on rustic sourdough, eggs benedict, a hearty big breakfast and much more. If you are dining on a Sunday, you can walk across the road to The Samford District Museum to learn more about the humble beginnings of this town.
The Flying Nun is now open between lunch and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays only. During the interim time between lunch and dinner you can enjoy a light meal, coffee, or cake.
Light meals to choose from include such tasty bites as crispy fried lemon pepper calamari with aioli, wagyu beef burger with chips, honey roasted pumpkin salad, dip platter amongst other smaller meal options.