As you walk in to Mr Badgers, you can’t help but notice the massive red and white tram taking up half the indoor space. Hand built by one of the owners, the tram was inspired by the venue's namesake, Joseph Badger, an electical engineer who electrified Brisbane's tram network in the late 1800s. Don’t think this quirky eatery is all style and no substance though, because the food here is seriously next level.
Stop by in get your hands on a deli bagel or bakery goods to grab-and-go if you’re in a rush, with Black Sheep Roasters beans being poured for your caffeine fix. Chasing lunch? You’ll want to look towards the sandwich menu, which lists gourmet sangas like a classic Reuben, South Philly cheesesteak and meatball sub.
After 5pm, the menu switches to snacks, deli bites and pizzas with a difference, from antipasto towers piled with cheeses, cured meats, fresh bread and accompaniments, to square pizzas with cheesy crusts and toppings like pepperoni, BBQ chicken, meatballs and meatlovers. All this is complimented by a short list of cocktails, tap beer, tinnies and wine, and there’s a kid-friendly menu complete with a colouring page too.
Read more about Mr Badgers here.
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