Winter is officially over the birds are chirping, the sun is shining well at least the Magpies are swooping on time, We’re out defrosting and celebrating the finer things and today we’re bringing you the Tastes of Spring Food Find edition.
We’ve once again set out on one of our adventures taking off with some of our readers to discover The regions Tastes of Spring. Our search of South East Queensland has brought us to many great places, and these are just a few of our Food Finds.
Our first venue is a celebration of coastal style and great food or as they like to describe it an “Oceanic Daydream”. It’s a must see with their great island vibes and beachfront location at Kirra Point.
Baskk is welcoming the season of the long lunch and vibrant nights that only a Gold Coast sunset can provide with a fantastic selection of Sea, Land and Garden plates. Flowing cocktails and locally sourced tap beer with a vast range of wines which are all great pairings for that long lunch.
Be sure to head down and discover Baskk anytime, but we prescribe heading in on a weekend when the venue also brings in some live music playing into the night and making a great dining atmosphere.
It’s just what the Doctor ordered to get over those winter blues, Located at Beach House Plaza, Shop 2, 52-58 Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225
The next stop on our Spring Tastes Tour is La Bouche an amazing Patisserie and Bakery in Cleveland which is fast becoming a mini tourist destination of its own with locals ravings bringing people from all over to try their mouthwatering and continually emerging sweet and savoury offerings.
But I hint that you go and try one of the Viennoiseries, that’s the croissants danishes or brioche. ( the word I learnt today) keep an eye out for one of the stuffed croissants they have flavours like the 3 Little Piggies sausage roll- pork & chorizo sausage roll wrapped in bacon Wagyu, Caramelised Onion & Feta Chicken, Leek & White Wine Pie Pulled Pork Pie with Dijon Mustard & Honey YUM.
Michael & Erin have a passion for sharing their pastries with the community they were both born and raised in. The husband and wife duo now with a great team of six are working to bring everyone their favourites, daily, while also striving to make sure there is always something new and exciting to try.
Head in say hello and grab a great cup of coffee and a tasty treat 🙂 You can find La Bouche at 2/71 Shore Street West, Cleveland.
Speaking of great coffee our next venue is Botero house a cafe and bar built to exemplify everything great about their namesake Botero Coffee Roasters. Taking that honest and fun country roots of their roastery and blending it with Brisbane’s urban landscape to give a truly unique feel.
Known for the “Best Brunch in Brisbane” the team at Botero house have a strong focus on quality, sustainability and bringing you the best tastes on the plate while placing a smile on your dial.
Located on Adelaide St in Brisbane spanning across three floors inside a wonderful heritage building Botero House is a must stop if you’re looking for a great meal and great coffee.
We recommend checking out the Open Steak Sandwich with Black Onyx Beef rump, beetroot, Hummus, rocket polenta chips… YES OK, You’ll Go?
If it is after 12 somewhere why not pair that Instagram worthy dish with their speciality coffee in the form of an Espresso Martini and you’ve got a brunch for the ages 😛
Get the brunch crew together and head to 258 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
While in Brisbane we heard some buzzes of a Gluten Free bakery in Newstead Brisbane that is changing the lives of many of us who want a fantastic sweet treat without the Dough hents NO DO was born. With that, they are famous with locals for their ‘baked not fried’ donuts, and we know why yum yum, no wonder they have grown into something of an institution amongst Brissy people with a healthy obsession for wholesome food.
We thought it was time to check them out especially when Kate and the team have coined the philosophy to “eat donuts for breakfast’.
Which means they are always working to put the fun back into wholesome food.
Everything they make is lovingly prepared with nothing but good intentions and the best possible, naturally gluten-free ingredients.
The Creative Director Rhys Crowley has embraced “the nodo way” to create a tasty brunch menu that is not only wholesome but also an experience in its own right. The menu is seasonal, completely gluten-free and collaborates with the bakery on many of the menu items to showcase the full range of breads and baked goods.
So for the treats and eats crowd head to 1 Ella Street, Newstead
After the mad brunch rushes of Brisbane, it’s time to settle back down on the coast with our friends at FRIGG Cafe, twins Maria & Toula are whipping up something great in Labrador.
Frigg Cafe is fast becoming the suburbs trendiest little cafe, and with a fantastic team who just love providing excellent food and meeting new people, it’s easy to see why.
The cafe is open seven days a week from 6:30 and daily serving some hearty breakfasts and of course a good brunch option, but they also have you covered with a vast range of fresh juices and Healthy choices to kick off your day on the right note.
Recently licenced the cafe has kicked off Friday Night Tapas which is a huge hit for those looking to have a tipple and taste.
The ladies of Frigg have recently been on their own press tour featuring in many mainstream media outlets for their Exclusive Weight Loss Surgery Menu which is specifically designed to cater for people who have recently undergone bariatric surgery.
So get the Frigg off the couch and head on over for a bite at 10 Frank St Labrador, there’s plenty of parking available.