motorcycles, travel, friendship, respect… I may drift off into WTF-land at times so hang in there.

The Pit-Stop Cafe

G’day

Originally named Terrors Creek, Dayboro is a small farming community about 45km (28 miles) north-west of Brisbane, it’s a gateway to some of the best riding roads north of Brisbane. From Dayboro you can head out to Mt. Nebo, Mt. Glorious and places west, or you can head north out to Mt. Mee, Peachester, Maleny and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

Dayboro

Dayboro. Turn right here for the Mt Mee Road

Mt Mee road is popular with motorcyclists

Mt Mee road is popular with motorcyclists

Cars too

Cars too

Every route has it’s character and places of interest; wineries, cafes, lookouts and bush-walks. Someday I’ll write about them, but for now I’d like to introduce you to a place called The Pit-Stop On Mt. Mee.

The Pit-Stop is a craft shop/ cafe about half way along the Mt. Mee Road. The Mt. Mee Road is a nice easy ride about 45km (28 miles) long, which takes you past Ocean View, the D’Aguilar National Park, a state forest and a smattering of wineries, cafes and lookouts along it’s route.

Pit Stop Cafe

Pit Stop Cafe

Maybe a Master Chef or My Kitchen Sucks (err … sorry… Rules) contestant might like to do a write-up on the cafes’ culinary prowess. I wont be, ’cause my expertise in this field extends to:

If it smells good, and looks OK.

I eat it.

If I don’t get ill from it, I go back for more.

No. What makes this motorcycle friendly cafe unique, is not that you can enjoy a meal or beverage while taking in the views and watching the wildlife wander past. It’s the collection of motoring memorabilia on display and for sale that is of interest.

Motorcycle Friendly :-)

Motorcycle Friendly 🙂

Much of the stuff on display is the private collection of John, the cafe owner. His private collection includes a couple of vintage cars and some 25 vintage motorcycles which he brought over from his native South Africa. John has a long history of both sidecar racing and road racing in the ’60’s, and in the ’80’s he completed his national service in South West Africa with the mounted infantry on Honda XR 500′s no less. So motorcycling has never been far away.

There is a different bike or car on display each month

There is a different bike or car on display each month

Place your order here

Place your order here

All of the walls are like this

All of the walls are like this

Other items of interest include; instruction manuals for 1956 James Comet 100 and Cadet 150’s, hints and tips for a 1933 Excelsior, posters commemorating Casey Stoner’s World Championship title, and each month John displays one of his cars or motorcycles.

Wonder what these are worth to a collector?

Wonder what these are worth to a collector?

They even sell jackets

They even sell jackets

Ford Falcon autographed by all and sundry

Ford Falcon autographed by all and sundry

Photo Courtesy Pit-stop Cafe

Photo Courtesy Pit-stop Cafe

There’s an old Ford Falcon outside which you are encouraged to autograph. Even the bike and car park can be an interesting place when the local car clubs come-a-callin’.

If you happen to be up that way, stop in and have a look. Even if nothing else, the ride is worth it.

Cheers.

Thats Brisbane in the distance

Great place to relax and take in the views

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One response

  1. One of my favourite rides… love this place! Great pics..

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    March 6, 2014 at 8:37 PM

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