By Gail McKenzie McKinnon

I was catching up with a friend that I hadn’t seen for some time for lunch last week, so I was looking for a place that we could meet and have a quite meal.

There are so many great places in Logan to do this, but as she lived close to Springwood we decided to try the Southgate Carvery and Café on Murrajong Road. Once again a very good choice we made.

The place was very busy with the daily take away lunch rush, so we sat at a table to see what we would like from their fanatic menu. The prices are very reasonable and the daily specials fit any budget.

We were so engrossed in looking at everything on the menu, Beraane (one of the proprietors) came over and ask if he could take our order. What service, we said we were happy to wait for the rush to go but he was quite happy to take our order.


I found this a rare thing in a take away café. We both decided on an omelette; mine was with chicken and I added a coffee while my friend had the same but with a tea.

Although a hard choice we certainly made a good one. The meal was fresh and filling and the coffee was just how I ordered it, nice and hot. I forgot to take a photo as it looked so good I just tucked into it, sorry.

Beraane and Ellen have been running the café in Springwood for 10 years. They are a lovely couple and come from Eritrea in Africa but have been in Australia for more years than they can remember.

They both make you feel at home as soon as you walk in the door. They welcome all of their customers, most by name which is a rare thing these days, with a smile and great service.

If you are in Springwood and looking for a great breakfast or lunch give them a try. The opening hours are Monday to Friday 6.30 am to 3.30 pm and Saturday 7am to 1pm. Jump onto their Facebook page and have a look. Another gem in Logan City that is full of wonderful surprises.

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