Bruno’s BNE brings all day breakfast to Tarragindi | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Bruno’s BNE brings all day breakfast to Tarragindi

We love a café that won’t judge us for wanting a beef and gruyere burger for breakfast, or tucking into banoffee French toast at 2pm. Which made us all the more willing to seek out Bruno’s BNE, the latest addition to the south side’s thriving cafe scene, tucked away on Cracknell Road in Tarragindi. Taking over an old corner store, you’d never guess this modern looking café was once filled with bread, milk and weekend necessities. Peek through the windows now and you’ll see white tiled walls, vintage touches and a quirky leadlight window fitted into a weatherboard wall on one side. brunos-bne-2This new cafe is sure to spark interest amongst Brisbane foodies for their unusual take on brunch cuisine with a slight Asian twist, one which essentially means you can have duck rice paper rolls, kimchi fried rice or a pulled pork croissant for breakfast if you feel like it! All the usual brunch favourites feature, but with some intriguing modifications. Avocado toast comes with fermented cabbage powder and charred lettuce, while the eggs benny comes with apple hollandaise and your choice of bacon or pork. The coconut macadamia muesli is served with a coffee panna cotta, and our top pick, the classic omelette, is more akin to a hot pink beetroot burrito filled with goats cheese. brunos-bne-3Even the salad is a tasty and intriguing option – crumbed and fried goats cheese sits atop a green leaf mix for a salad even we could get behind. Although we’d probably add some crispy potatoes on the side. The acutely caffeine deficient will no doubt be delighted by their three different intensity espresso blends (Padre, Dukes or Single O), which are sure to liven up your iced coffee as the weather heats up. And as any café worth its salt does these days, you’ll find almond, soy and Zymil milks on the menu to choose from. Bruno’s BNE is serving far from ordinary breakfast food, and can be found at 212 Cracknell Road, Tarragindi, open 7 days a week. Words by Kat Gridley