Call us breakfast nerds, but there’s something thrilling about hunting down and trying Brisbane’s new cafes.
Perhaps it’s the excitement of finding a new local, or just the promise of yet-to-be-tasted scrumptious food, but when said café is also doing some good, like new Woolloongabba eatery, Locavore Café, the thrill is almost too much to handle before we’ve had a coffee.
Setting the tone nicely for the burgeoning café scene on the south side, Locavore Café is another strong offering in the ethical and sustainability-focused eatery landscape.
Like South Brisbane café, Merriweather and New Farm’s King Arthur, Locavore Café is dedicated to sourcing their food—where possible—from within a 160km radius of Brisbane, partnering with local-loving food distributors, Food Connect.
The emphasis at Locavore is on highlighting the amazing array of fresh produce so close to Brisbane, and showcasing the best producers in the region.
We ordered from the all day brekky menu on a Sunday; the goats cheese omelette with roasted sweet potato and sprouted grains was flavourful and filling, and the corned beef fritters where faultlessly fried with an egg poached to perfection sitting atop the accompanying onion and corn relish.
As well as serving up Marvell Street Coffee Roasters brews—either house blend, single origin or filter style—there’s a great selection of hot and cold drinks, including a very true to original PB+J (that’s peanut butter and jelly) smoothie.
The succinct lunch menu includes a creative selection of dishes for both meat-lovers and the veg-obsessed alike (we reckon the falafel salad and lamb rendang with smoked egg relish will be popular for cooler weather lunches), with a selection of daily salads and sandwiches to choose from the cabinet.
Locavore Café’s seasonal menu is served up for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
Image credit: Arianna Gillrie