Eating out

The Farmyard, Whistlestop Cafe, Pimpama

Looking for a family friendly dinner option? The Farmyard at The Whistlestop (Pimpama) is a great spot for a dinner out with the kids.

A local favourite for many years, the arrival of COVID19 struck The Whistlestop just like every other restaurant and cafe, however they tackled the challenge head on and have transformed their offering to ensure families can stay safe, but also enjoy a meal out – perfect!

Tucked around behind the back of the building, you’ll find a large grassy area decked out with picnic tables, umbrellas, a bar, a sheep pen and some ride on cars. Come nighttime, the fairy lights twinkle and the fire pit keeps guests warm while they enjoy their meal. This is The Farmyard – where all The Whistlestop magic is being served in the post-COVID19 days.

Making use of their drive-through facility (yes, they also serve drive through coffee!!), dine-in patrons can simply walk up to the drive through window to order from the menus of both The Whistlestop and Miss Piggy’s Smokehouse, and then find a spot in the farmyard to relax. When your meals are ready, you’ll get a text message and you pick them up takeaway style. Cutlery is provided, as well as plenty of tables, chairs, high chairs and even picnic blankets – take your pick!

What we loved about this was while we waited for our meal, it was easy to occupy our toddler! No more waiting at the table and trying to keep him happy. Instead, he could walk around and look at the sheep, play on the tractor or the car, or sit with us by the fire while we enjoyed a evening beverage. He was so much happier being able to run around rather than being strapped to his chair.

The Whistlestop usually has a few weekly specials that regularly include family deals or special kids meals, and the usual menu is packed full of pizzas and pastas, and from Miss Piggy’s Smokehouse you can order slow cooked BBQ meats and burgers.

Need to know:

  • Opening hours:
    • Dinner: Weds-Sun, 5-9pm
    • Breakfast: Weekends, 7-11am
    • Drive through coffee & pastries: 7 days a week (check in store as occasionally closed)
  • Address: 88 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama QLD 4209