Desmond & Molly Jones in Woolloongabba is one of those places I’ve often driven past and thought, “I must stop there one day” and never have. Today, however, I finally stopped to venture into this “blink and you’ll miss it” cafe.
Unfortunately time was of the essence today and there was only time for a quick coffee. I was treated to one of the best flat whites I have had in months. The coffee was smooth, flavoursome and subtle. I was the only one in the cafe at the time and felt quite calm amongst the Saturday morning bustle happening outside.
The decor is quite eclectic and you’d feel at home with the newspapers perched on the couches that take their place at the back of the cafe.
Definitely will be back to try their breakfast fare on a more leisurely Saturday morning.
You’ll want to arrive at Atomica before the brunch crowd descend upon West End, but even then it isn’t too long until a table can be found. The staff are friendly and keep the atmosphere buzzing. The food is simple but oh so delicious. Breakfasts are great regardless if you order the eggs benedict, pancakes or something a little less traditional like the open sandwich for a quick brunch inspired flavour.
Now, Piaf is grand for dinner (generally 3 courses for $50 or there abouts) and not a place you might consider for breakfast. While I had time for a quick banana bread I’d urge you to try the Mushroom and Ricotta on Brioche if you’re in the mood for a more leisurely bite. The coffee was a little disappointing but again, I stress this is a place you come for great food - not coffee. The menus are seasonal which gives you a great opportunity to sample something different each time you visit!
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