Having recently set up a little group on Whatsapp has ensured that a lot of our local foodies are able to share insights on the Brisbane food scene as well as being a quick and effective platform to arrange meetups. Which is why we headed off to a meeting with the infamous Atreyu to have lunch at a Little Brisbane Cafe,
Although we set up our meeting for 11.45am to avoid the lunch rush, I still missed the cut off for their breakfast menu, which ended at 11.30am, despite lunch commencing at 12pm, which leaves an awkward half hour in between the meals. Nevertheless, we made one of our selections from the lunch menu.
Our other selection came from the glass display case which contained an assortment of sandwiches, pastries and sweets.
Our coffees arrived before our food. As usual, I ordered a cappuccino and my companion an iced coffee. My cappuccino was thankfully not too weak, but the milk could have been a little creamier. My companion though was a little alarmed by the slight sourness the cream in his iced coffee, so he only drank the coffee portion of his drink.
From the glass cabinet, we got the chicken schnitzel sandwich to share. The sandwich was very much toasted as it scolded our mouth when we bit into it. Unfortunately due to the toasting, the salad had somewhat wilted in the process. The chicken tasted quite processed and had very little of its original meaty texture, but for what it was worth, the bun and sauces redeemed it a little.
We clashed with our dining companion in the sense that we both ordered the chicken and mushroom creamy spaghetti. Both Atreyu and I agreed that whilst the cheese melted into the pasta really well, and the garlic bread had just enough spiciness, the dish definitely didn't have enough pasta, which was quite a shame, because the sauce was really enjoyable, and would have been put to better use if we had more pasta in which to eat it.
Expecting a smaller bowl of chips, we were quite impressed with the big bowl presented to us. The chips were served piping hot, and the aioli was really creamy, just the way we like it.