Cafes

Tuck Into Plant-Based Black Forest Waffles At This Cosy New North Side Cafe

By Ranyhyn Laine
20th Oct 2020

a plate of heart shaped mini waffles topped with raspberries and chocolate mousse
bowl of gnocchi with mushrooms
a bagel topped with dots of peanut butter and chocolate mousse
a pannacotta with mango mousse
the front of plant vibes cafe
a plate of heart shaped mini waffles topped with raspberries and chocolate mousse
bowl of gnocchi with mushrooms
a bagel topped with dots of peanut butter and chocolate mousse
a pannacotta with mango mousse
the front of plant vibes cafe

Don’t you just love a cafe with an interior that’s as pretty as its brunches? One where you just can’t stop looking around and craning your neck to eye up all the decor, mentally adding notes to your future living room the whole while, right up until your equally ‘grammable breakfast lands on the table in front of you? 

Well that’s just what will happen at Plant Vibes, the brand new plant-based cafe which just landed in Bowen Hills. You might recognise its heritage address on Brookes Street as the previous home of a patisserie, and a moody bar before that—but you definitely won’t recognise the space after its airy, Scandi-inspired makeover. Sprawling out over two levels, the dreamy all-white venue has a minimalist feel, with plenty of greenery, quirky posters to provide pops of colour, boho wicker lamps overhead and sunlight streaming in through the Queenslander-style windows. 

white interiors with plants at Plant Vibes Cafe

Owner Eugenie Hows has set about creating her dream cafe—one inspired by her travels through Denmark and also her journeys as a solo wanderer. Designed as a spot for people to come together and share food and memories, there’s also a table reserved for solo diners, because who says you can’t go to brunch by yourself? 

Now we know what you’re thinking—plant-based means vegan, so this is just a vegan cafe, right? Nope, not so—Hows has made sure that Plant Vibes is a great cafe that just happens to be plant-based, so whatever your status, you’ll find plenty to feast on here. 

white interiors inside at plant vibes

For the sweet tooths, there’s options like the Summercotta, a ginger and vanilla bean panna cotta with mango mousse, fresh passionfruit and ginger crumble, or the delectable Black Forest Waffle topped with house made raspberry jam, chocolate mousse, vanilla ice cream and hazelnuts. Prefer a savoury brunch? You’ll want to order the Enoki Gnocchi then, which comes loaded with garlic mushrooms and garlic cashew cream, or maybe the Duck Ramen with miso ramen, plant-based duck, pickled radish and crispy lotus root. Bonus, just about everything on the menu can be made gluten-free, so all intolerances are catered for. 

Of course, there’s the classics like avo on toast, a tofu scramble and an acai bowl as well, or if you’re just after a snack to go with your coffee (with beans from Newstead fave Industry Beans) the PBJC Bagel topped with raspberry jam, chocolate mousse and crushed peanuts tastes so good you won’t believe it’s vegan. As well as hot drinks, there’s a handful of epic smoothies on the drinks list—not that you’ll have room for them. Get all the details on Plant Vibes here

Check out a few of our other favourite Brisbane cafes here.

Image credit: Ranyhyn Laine 

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