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The Old Station Tea House

231 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Ball Bay, Queensland 4741, Australia
+61 7 4959 0528
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (30 reviews)
“cake” (9 reviews)
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Pizza, Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
231 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Ball Bay, Queensland 4741, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We deliberately called in here on our way to Mackay Airport traveling from Airlie Beach. The place is beautiful and a real old time feel. Lovely surrounds. We were just disappointed that there were no scones available since that was one of the reasons we...More

Thank MADSemaphore
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in to this gorgeous little tea house for a quick coffee which was delicious, served with warm fresh scones, jam and cream. Sat on the deck and took in the lush surrounds. If you’ve never been, slow down along CapeHillsborough Rd, cos driveway...More

Thank simme83
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I went her on sunday for the first time with my partner and his parents, the location is stunning has such a rain forest feel. It was reasonably busy and very long waits,staff were not overly friendly but appeared quiet stressed and ran off there...More

1  Thank jessica82180
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite places in our beautiful region - always relaxing in tranquil garden settings with fabulous friendly service and amazing scones ! The wood fired pizzas on Friday and Saturday are exceptional the ambience is spot on its pet friendly and the resident...More

Thank KCKaycee
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The title says what we expected but we did not get any of that. Ordered drinks 2 pizzas and Devonshire teas. It took us 1 1/2 hr just for our drinks and then to be advised they had no more scones at the same time!...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

The gardens are delightful and so were the owners and staff. Great pizza plus scones, homemade raspberry jam and cream on scones. All terrific, thoroughly recommend. And dog friendly too!

Thank HelenDavidK
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a unique place with friendly staff and good coffee . Obviously popular for high teas. Love the large deck in a bush setting.

Thank C B
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We visited for my cousins bridal shower high tea and it was sooo amazing! The food was delicious and it has the best atmosphere. It is a must visit for anyone coming or living in the area.

Thank Madeline T
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great little hidden gem. The staff and friendly. Pop in during your road trip and grab some lunch. There is an amazing deck covered by trees. Get the scones - they are great! Possibly a good wedding location too!!More

Thank Matt L
shellyshea13, Owner at The Old Station Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Matt, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, we appreciate the feedback and other travellers also find these reviews helpful. The scones are always a favourite and are a great complement to our homemade raspberry jam. The Teahouse is also a...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely Divine! The staff were friendly, the Devonshire Tea and Carrot Cake was scrumptious and the setting is just magical. I’m so glad we decided to stop in on our way past 😊More

Thank Miriam M
shellyshea13, Owner at The Old Station Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Miriam, Thank you for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit, if you are a regular visitor to our area please pop in next time to try one of our other delicious cakes or even to have some lunch. The tree...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 19
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Cape Hillsborough Rd, Ball Bay, Queensland 4741, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Ball Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4959 0528
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A vintage railway station surrounded by tropical gardens. Menu selection includes homemade cakes, light lunch options, tea/coffee and our world famous scones. Wood fired pizza is available on weekends. We are also dog friendly and wi-fi is available. We also take reservations but drop in custom is welcome.
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