Being brand new to Brisbane, it was time to make some friends and what better way to do that than over brunch! I had joined Girlcrew Brisbane on Facebook and a few girls had said they quite fancied getting together. One of the girls had suggested The Roastery Cafe and what a great suggestion it was.
We booked a table for Saturday morning just before lunchtime. I was the first to arrive and I was greeted by a very friendly staff member. When I asked about the production line that I could see through a pane of glass, I was informed that they roast their own coffee on sight which I was really excited about trying. I was seated in their cute little courtyard area through the back of the cafe, it had an intimate cosy vibe about it. I was promptly offered a coffee and I opted for a latté. It was brought to me in a glass which I usually don’t like, but the temperature of the coffee was perfect so no burnt hands! It was a really nice place to chill out until the other girls arrived.
The staff were so attentive, bringing us ice-cold bottles of water in chilled glasses. The menu looked incredible and it took me a while to choose what I wanted. They had a few specials on too, one of which was the zucchini pancakes with feta which one of the girls opted for. This is also somewhere I could bring my mum (if she were in Australia) because they cater for all sorts of dietary needs from gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian, and my mum is coeliac.
I think I was the greediest as I opted for the Roastery Breakfast – eggs your way (I chose poached), chorizo, bacon, potato hash, mushroom, spinach on sourdough with their in-house BBQ relish and best of all it was all gluten free! In my defence, I didn’t eat for the rest of the day after this.
Rebecca sampled their classic eggs benedict with bacon – the hollondaise sauce was like a waterfall of yumminess, which I love as you can never have enough hollondaise sauce with your eggs benny!
Next was the Avocado on Rye, so popular, two girls ordered it. I did feel extra greedy at the point that they ordered this but actually it was a decent portion and something I’d order myself next time. Spread with Persian feta and topped with superfood pomegranite seeds, it is the perfect brunch item.
Last but not least we have the Raw Cacao Acai Bowl – banana, coconut water, granola, berries, chia seeds. It looked like a bowl of healthy happiness and I wish I could be that person that orders this over a hot meaty breakfast but I know I’m not!
There’s something for everyone at The Roastery Cafe, 6 complete strangers can meet and socialise over diverse and tasty brunch options that cater for every dietary need so that no one needs to miss out.
I spied their muffin and croissant offerings on the way out and I’ll most certainly be back to try one when I’m not so full and I’ll take one of their speciality coffees to go with that. Seriously a must visit.