Sunday, 8 January 2017

Carport Cafe - Cannon Hill

As alluded to in my review of Little Brisbane, a few of the most popular foodies in Brisbane have recently set up a group to share info (amongst other things) about where the best places to eat are. Having been established for a couple of weeks, we decided it was time to have a large meetup. With our unanimous adoration of bacon, Saturday brunch was overwhelmingly agreed to. Wth the Christmas/New Year break, along with a few other hiccups along the way which meant that most of our usual haunts weren't open. Luckily for us though, one of our group pulled some strings and we managed a very last minute large group reservation for the Carport Cafe, which was literally run out of a residential carport. 

Running 10 minutes late, I forgot to take pictures of the interior of the cafe. Menus were already provided and I loved the large assortment of breakfast options available for our choosing. Drink orders were taken first before food.

My companion ordered the iced coffee. He found it to be relatively light in coffee taste compared to the other iced coffees he's had in other places. The ice cream itself was very smooth and ice cold, which is welcome on a hot morning. The absence of ice in the cup also meant that the drink did not get diluted as it melts. He also found it to be very creamy and smooth, which was very enjoyable, but the serving size could have been a bit larger.

As usual, I had my cappuccino in a mug. In contrast with my companion, my coffee was very strong in body and low acidity whilst the milk was reasonably smooth to balance it out. 

After ordering, it took close to half an hour for our meals to come out. To their credit, we had our drinks to keep us entertained and all 12 of our meals came out at once. My companion ordered the eggs on toast, with a side of sausages, bacon, and avocados. The sausages were a little drier than he usually has, but both eggs were deliciously runny, and sunny side up, just as he asked. The bacon was generous in portion, but came dripping with oil though. The avocado (which I ate) was just ripe and we loved it.

I had the carport breakfast containing bacon, eggs, sausage, mushroom, spinach, mushroom, and tomato relish on sourdough toast. My eggs were served poached, whist they weren't exactly runny, they still maintained elements of liquidity inside, which wasn't too bad. The bacon, I ordered crispy, and it did indeed come out very crunchy, but the rind was a little tough. The sausage had quite a few herbs and spices in it, which ensured it was packed full of flavour. I also really enjoyed the mushrooms which were deliciously sauteed with a copious amounts of garlic. The sourdough toast was one of the most delicious that I've ever had. Upon asking the owner, he said that it was locally sourced and organic, no wonder it was so tasty!

Price Range: $15 - $25pp

Taste: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Environment: 7/10

Carport Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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