Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Boulders in Cunnamulla


I don’t usually review restaurants, but here goes –

I was working in Cunnamulla this week and found myself and co-worker looking for somewhere to have breakfast.

We drove around the town centre (doesn’t take long) and saw a large building on a corner, with the sign “Boulders”.

The building has been carefully renovated, and looks as if it could have been a cinema – I may be wrong. It certainly has an imposing front leaving plenty of space for sign writing. The work is thoughtful and thorough, not your usual slapdash effort. It must have taken a lot of time and plenty of ladders.

Inside was a very large airy space, decorated with some interesting and historic photos of life in that part of the world. The d├ęcor was a little less in your face than the usual out this way, and obviously chosen by somebody with a talent for this kind of thing.
Good Tucker ("Big Breakfast")

A youngish couple run the show, and their friendly and cheerful demeanour adds to the experience. The coffee was great and there was a good range of eats, including cakes, for a different time of the day.

There is a sign at the counter advises you that you may have to wait a while (for food) but we didn’t. Even if there was a wait, it would have been enjoyable, as the large picture windows give a wide view of downtown Cunnamulla. There was plenty of activity to observe on this (Tuesday) morning – that of Cunnamulla waking up. It happens slowly
Cunnamulla waking up

There are a couple of restored church pews at the front, and that was were we sat, as the sun came in through the window and warmed us up nicely (5 degrees in Cunnamulla that morning). The food was well prepared and presented, and prices were very reasonable.

Apparently Chai is available - I didn't ask for it. My eldest daughter's measure of a good cafe is one that serves Chai, so she'd give it the seal of approval.

Hopefully there will be enough Grey Nomad traffic to help it prosper. It deserves to.


Boy on a bike said...

You should submit that breakfast photo to Andrew Bolt.

1735099 said...

Not likely ....based on past performances it would be snipped by his moderators.

cav said...


Who's got the pub there now?

1735099 said...

Which one? There's about half a dozen these days. There were more back in the day.
See - http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-factsheet/cunnamulla--culture-and-history-20081113-65tz.html
and - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunnamulla,_Queensland

Paul & Nicky Webster, Boulders Cunnamulla said...

Thanks for your wonderful review. Yes, it has been a lot of work renovating the building but well worth it! Hopefully it won't be too long now til our website is up and running - www.boulders.net.au
Kind regards.
Nicky & Paul Webster

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