Lifestyle Centre, 225 Mt Glorious Rd
Samford Valley Q 4520

Join Us for our Not the Melbourne Cup Lunch

Not The Melbourne Cup Lunch

At Cafe Lagarto

Come and enjoy all the best bits of a Melbourne Cup lunch at Cafe Lagarto, without the horse racing!

Special Event

Cafe Lagarto, Samford

Come and enjoy all the best bits of a Melbourne Cup lunch at Cafe Lagarto, without the horse racing! This is Cafe Lagarto’s 1st Annual “Not-The-Melbourne-Cup” Lunch … A charity/fundraiser event for those of you who love dressing up & having fun with family/friends, without watching a horse race.



Drawn throughout the day, featuring awesome prizes donated by Lifestyle Centre businesses as well as other local businesses & community members.  Participants can buy books of raffle tickets throughout the day and drop them in the ticket boxes for the prizes of their choice.


Lucky Door Prize


Fashions off the Field

Fashion parade featuring fashions from the businesses within the Lifestyle Centre. Led by Roar & Foam, and supplemented by Herdz (western/riding fashions) and the Gift Shop at the Lifestyle Centre.


Best Dressed Prize

Supplied & judged by Janine from Roar & Foam.


Live Music


Great food & drinks

Enjoy our regular lunch menu or pre-order one of our special “Not the Melbourne Cup Canape Platters.”


Not the Melbourne Cup Canape Platter

Platter of delicious savoury and sweet canapes.

Each platter feeds 4-6 people.

Savoury: Pumpkin dumpling and crispy pancetta; grilled vegetable quiche & caramelized onion; smoked salmon sandwiches; crispy chorizo arancini balls; smokey chicken and cream fraiche on crostini’s

Sweet: Victorian sponge with cream and strawberries, Lime and tequila fudge; Custard filled profiteroles smothered in chocolate

GF, V DF options – Please advise at time of booking.

$60 per platter. Must be pre-ordered and pre-paid at time of booking.


Fully licensed – No BYO please.


Entry Fee

$10 per person and includes a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival.


Supporting our Charity Partners – Small Paws Animal Rescue Qld, Wet Vets Inc, Save a Horse Australia & Share the Dignity

All entry fees will be fully donated to our charity partners, along with all proceeds from raffles, and 10% of the total cafe takings for the duration of the event (12-4pm).



Tickets need to be pre-booked and pre-paid at the time of booking.

If the event is not sold out prior to the day, limited tickets may also be available at the door.