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!
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!
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!
love the embroidered cloth napkins paired with vintage silver cutlery
the cabinet and counter is brimming with delicious baked goodies
Two Seasons coffee
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
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
Gertrude & Mabel
Shop 2 /212 Gladstone Rd Brisbane,
Queensland, Australia 4102