The café, that sits atop the Atherton Tablelands with expansive views from its impressive deck, makes the most of its harvest – a red papaya crop that complements growing coffee on the plantation.
Fresh to the menu are a Papaya and Banana Fruit Salad with ingredients grown on the farm.
And Skybury have added a Papaya Bowl, a serving of the delicious fruit with a hint of lime for customers who want a light taste of the tropics.
The famous papaya jam, which sells like hot cakes, is available as a choice with scones or banana bread.
Skybury general manager Candy MacLaughlin said the jam has become a crowd favourite both in the café and online.
“The jam has become a huge seller. It’s different and unique to the café as well as being ridicously good.
“Word has got out and we are selling litres online. Our sweet, aromatic red variety has a firm flesh and is ideal for jam making.
“People like trying something new and when it’s as good as our jam, has all the health benefits of papaya, it is a real winner,” she said.
The Skybury menu also has many vegetarian and gluten free options for diners including burgers, pizza, frittata and a choice of fruit and vegetable bowls.
There is also plenty of choice for meat eaters and a dedicated kids menu. And not forgetting – a wonderful range of freshly roasted coffee from trees grown on site at Skybury Coffee Plantation.
Skybury Café and Roastery is on Ivicevic Road, near Mareeba. It’s open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
P 0417 202 663