190 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane 4000
I like walking to another suburb. Not two, three or six, one is just fine and not entirely because my stamina would never take it. There’s some beauty to going one postcode over, where you’d never usually visit but being greeted with pleasant surprises.
On our walk to Paddington, we stopped at Scout Cafe for a hearty brunch.
A high, communal table is positioned in the backroom. In the centre sits debatable brain food, a nice appetizer.
You mocha my dreams come true.
Macedonian beans w/ roasted cherry tomatoes x mint x oregano x coriander x feta x chunky diced pork belly x toasted pita & a fried egg (mushroom/vegetarian option avaiable too)
I remember my gums were lesioned when I dug into this, but I still persisted. You gotta be stubborn to survive cause we know the pain will subside haha. The beans were gently fragrant, but the pork was still fairly tough; I wouldn’t have minded waiting extra time as it roasted in the oven.
Wagyu meatloaf bagel special
Mmm…relish in the relish.
Raspberry x yoghurt & almond loaf served w/ mascarpone
Served toasted, it was a citrusy heart warmer as delicious as it sounds.
1/78 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
The people in Brissie were so nice, I was actually terrified I would meet someone who would hurl a molotov cocktail at that impression. The attendant at Merlo coffee asked for my name instead and checked to make sure she had spelt it correctly.
Small gestures relieve phobias.
Le Bon Choix
251 Given Terrance, Paddington
I think this is the Brisbane equivalent of Laurent in Melbourne.
A fine food cake store, they had several branches across the city and we ended up at one of the stores furthest from where we were staying. We totally deserved that cake afterwards.
The cakes were beautiful; too bad I didn’t snap the best photos. The one on the right was a white chocolate one with some sort of fruit and mousse filling. I found the sponge to filling ratio too large; something about the cake didn’t capture my attention.
As you can see, transportation was a bit of a rough journey, which reminds me of a little IG post I saw on Japan and packaging efficiency. If we can solve the problem of bulky pizza boxes and obvious other bulges, I’m sure one day some magnificent person will revolutionise cake carry boxes so that they’re less fiddly and sustainable, too.
Until that day comes, we can all stare at this shifted orange and mango domed cake, that near sickened me with its sweetness. At least their (unpictured) macarons were okay.