Habitat Restaurant & Bar review

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Yup. The team from Moose & Gibson & Leaf Espresso has done it again with their newest restaurant and bar Habitat!
Magnificently designed space and ah-mazing food – all day breakfast, lunch and dinner. (We are so blessed!)

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How cute are these cushions?

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I was thoroughly seduced by these button back lounges

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beautifully crafted Two Seasons soy cap; I also enjoyed a glass of Fat Bastard Pinot 

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delicious forest mushrooms cooked in soy milk until creamy,
fresh tomato and parsley

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free range potted eggs baked with a rich herb tomato sauce,
fresh chorizo, green olive tapenade, baby spinach served with toasted walnut bread and truffle butter

all I can say is that the toast is magical with the butter.

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Habitat Restaurant & Bar

187 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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Gertrude & Mabel cafe review

Have been busy working on a couple of exciting design projects
(can’t wait to blog about them upon completion!!)

In-between meetings the hubby took me to Gertrude & Mabel in Dutton Park for a brunch date!

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This quaint, sun filled space is the love child of Danielle Diacos,
inspired by her family heritage and insatiable love of food
- the whole time we were there the wonderful girls behind the counter
were bustling with conversation about FOOD!
(Which reminds me of my family – when we’re eating we’re always discussing the next meal / new recipes!)

 “Homemade is our philosophy” – their menu is inspired by traditional Greek cuisine
Sourcing fresh local ingredients and products from local bakers, butchers and producers
(including honey from her grandfather’s backyard beehives)
It is so rare to find smaller food establishments that endeavour to hand make everything they purvey
and we can really taste the difference!

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Preserving some of the original finishing such as the ornamental ceiling;
the painted furnitures, polished floors and chandelier enhances the historical character of the space!

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love the embroidered cloth napkins paired with vintage silver cutlery

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the cabinet and counter is brimming with delicious baked goodies

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Two Seasons coffee

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we had the specials – quiche of the day.
the pastry was delightful – light, airy, and not greasy at all, and the eggs was creamy and soft

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I loved this, so simple, but so beautifully made:
Crushed avo, basil, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, 8 minutes egg on black bread drizzled with olive oil

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Gertrude & Mabel

Shop 2 /212 Gladstone Rd Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia 4102

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The Roastery Cafe review

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Every time I walk past this little gem, the rich fragrance of roasting coffee always lures me in…
The Roastery Cafe launched in 2012 as a boutique roaster / cafe space by the Rouge Coffee team,
known for their beautiful coffees and refreshing Artisan Cold Brews

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Recently they’ve revamped their menu and recruited chef Jordan Clavaron,
previously from L’atelier de Joel Robuchon Paris (!!!) and L’Etoile Sydney!

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A light filled space with large wooden sharing tables

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Lemony whipped feta, avocado, house dukkah & greens on sourdough, with a side of smoked salmon

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The Epic Steak Sandwich – grilled prime rib fillet
with tomato, rocket, gruyere, onion jam and house made relish on a brioche bun

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With Bee One Third hives bustling on their roofs,
they also carry a range of quirky Picklehead Pickles!
Speak with one of their friendly staff about their coffee!

The Roastery Cafe
25 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

P.S. I love their website :

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