The legendary cocktail experts behind Canvas has recently taken over the space across the road and transformed it into the dapper Electric Avenue bistro-bar! Oozing with sophistication, the old-world glamour is a nod towards Gabba’s antique precinct.

The industrial pulley lights perfectly line the high ceilings, with plush furniture and button back seating giving the space a whiskey parlour aesthetic.

Intimate drinking nooks brimming with antique toys!

Collectibles everywhere!


Formal dining rooms


The menu boasts an interesting and unique list of ingredients, creative dishes such as ‘black garlic crepes’ – expected nothing less from head chef William Quartel (formerly of Sourced Grocers)

Whole grilled fish, with carrot kimchi glaze, sweet potato leaves, shiso, pickled green tomatoes, spring onions and dashi vinaigrette

Charred leek with miso

Ricotta & chestnut ravioli, topped with celeriac, mache and aged parsnip

Am keen to check out their upstairs bar (Jack Rabbit) next time!

Electric Avenue
23 Logan Road, Woolloongabba

 

Electric Avenue JR Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

After spending an amazing month in Japan we’re now back in action (lifts forks & knives) with a couple of exciting design projects underway!
We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Detour with some gorgeous friends this weekend.

The much anticipated new venture by ex-Public executive chef Damon Amos, Detour opened earlier this year amongst the string of great restaurants in Woolloongabba (think 1889 Enoteca and Pearl Cafe).

True to form, Detour‘s menu features exotic ingredients that will delight both the adventurous and seasoned eaters alike. Divided into Omnivore and Herbivore, the plates are designed for sharing – we were quite satisfied with six dishes between the four of us. The kitchen is also gluten-free, with several glutenous components prepared off-site!


A bright, lofty space with sleek copper panelling and elegant recycled timbers, framed by exposed steel beams and roadwork signs that adds an edgy-ness to the landscape. The open kitchen takes centre stage where we can observe Damon and his team work their culinary magic!

Striking interior that is both calm and grand – perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon!

Cured black king fish with tomato, horseradish and celery

Octopus with peppers, miso butter and tsuyu

Smoked mozzarella

Emu tartare with burnt shallot, chilli and yolk

Gunpowder salmon with green curry and black ants.
This was the first time I’ve had insects (mmm. protein), the ants were very crunchy – reminded me of rice crackers!


KFD – kentucky fried duck with jalapeno cornbread and sour cream

Detour
11 Logan Road, Woolloongabba

Detour Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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My guest post on Jason Agustina featuring Craft Coffee in Albion!

Tucked away in the back streets of Albion is Craft Coffee, a creative hub of great nourishments and artisanal endeavours. Craft Coffee was born out of the collaborative efforts between the Keller brothers, bridging their love of coffee, food and their family trade – shoemaking. The humble space is shared between the cafe and Brothers Footwear, their shoemaking and leatherworking atelier.

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Craft Coffee launched last November purveying delicious Clean Skin brews to the local neighbourhood. Recently they acquired a pre-loved caravan, and hand-restored it into an outdoor kitchen.

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Raw timber panels reinforce the rough-and-ready aesthetics of the atelier, producing a sense of cohesion throughout the space.

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The vibrant feature wall of botanic illustrations creates a bright and inviting interior, whilst complementing the warm hues of the woods. Exposed copper pipes and stylised draping lights add a touch of industrial chic.

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We instantly felt at ease amongst the friendly team; their dedication and passion is apparent and infectious!

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The menu is honest and wholesome – healthy dishes done well!

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Avocado on toast with crushed almonds and yoghurt
Creamy and fragrant coffees using locally roasted Clean Skin beans

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Working closely with the wonderful team at Craft Coffee, the team at Jason Agustina provided a comfortable seating solution that is both functional and befitting to the eclectic nature of the cafe.
Matte black Tricia Dining Chairs pairs beautifully with their custom-made plywood pieces – it’s classic elegance meets robust simplicity.

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With sleek lines and sculptural curves, the Tricia Dining Chair is a timeless statement piece that is a great addition to any contemporary set up.

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Interesting elements sprinkle throughout the cafe, from tree trunk coasters to wooden origami blocks.

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Craft Coffee
36 Corunna St, Albion, Brisbane

Harro! I'm Charmaine, a graphic designer & illustration artist based in Australia. This site is dedicated to my design shenanigans and anything that tickles my fancy! 

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