Grub Street is a pleasant little café, with an interesting food selection. The coffee is good, and I particularly like their coffee shakes. One thing, though - if you order a muffin with your coffee it will not be heated or accompanied by butter, and it will be on the dry side. I like the art exhibits and the books. They also have a good range of their own relishes etc for sale.
I was in the mood to go for a drive this morning so we ventured to the north side to try out a little café called Grub Street in Gaythorne. I’ve read some good reviews about their food, so we went with high expectations of a decent brunch. It was really breezy this morning so we decided to dine in, and we grabbed a spot at the large table near the front window. I was really impressed that one of the ladies there grabbed us a high chair immediately and offered some colouring in books and crayons for Bella. That same friendly and attentive service continued during our entire stay there. The atmosphere inside is great, with lots of interesting touches and things to see, and a big selection of books for anyone wanting to stay for a while. The All Day Brunch menu at Grub is one of the most varied I’ve seen in a while, with lots of interesting Asian influences and a great selection of Gluten Free dishes which I really appreciated. I opted for haloumi and zucchini fritters with poached eggs, eggplant & tomato kasoundi and dukkah. It was a deliciously tasty and healthy meal (which I really needed this morning). My wife went for the buttermilk pancakes with blood orange butter, strawberries, and passionfruit coulis. Lots of fruit there, but it needed something extra to balance out all that fruit acidity. They serve Giancarlo coffee here, and I took a double shot latte. This is not the most refined or complex blend to start with, but unfortunately it was one of the roughest examples I’ve had. It really tasted a bit burnt, and the Maleny Dairies gold cap milk had not been treated well – over-heated and quite thin in the cup. I couldn’t finish it. This is a great little place for brunch with a really nice atmosphere and friendly service. The coffee lets it down, and really needs some focus.
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