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When it comes to the perfect café flavours, Spring Hill’s Kennigo Social House brings old-school charm to every dish – and housed within a heritage building nearly 140 years young, it’s no wonder.

Repping more years than both your grandmas put together (without the weird yarn addiction, obvs), this old Queenslander knows a thing or two about feasting – despite its status as one of Brisbane’s newest dining destinations.

First a boarding house for ‘respectable gentlemen’; now a spot for respectable breakfast portions and epic share plates, Kennigo Social House draws diners into a brick-lined dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Between cocktails in the courtyard and an eggs benny we could drool over for hollan-days, this spot is everything your social calendar’s looking for and more.

Going from boarding school to lording over the local brekky scene, one thing’s for sure: Kennigo Social House gives back more than your Saturday morning food baby. These foodie gurus are all about supporting their local suppliers and producers. Um, this means that bacon-topped French toast we just inhaled was for a good cause, right?

Not a morning person? You’re about to be. Pull up a chair on the verandah for brekky plates seven days a week. We don’t know about the most important meal, but with buttermilk pancakes served with coconut ice cream, melting Nutella, and raspberry compote, it’s the most addictive, for sure.

Stop in for dinner (Monday – Saturday) and long lunches (Thursday – Saturday) for towering share plates of sweet potato scallops and lamb shoulder, plus clever new spring dishes like their chargrilled pork with spiced pineapple and a kaffir lime glaze.

Local suppliers aren’t the only ones earning support, either, with local foodies clambering for the Social House’s newest dinner deal: two courses for just $30, with delicious dishes changing every week.

Starting Monday 9th October, dine on twice cooked pork with sweet soy mayonnaise and beef shoulder tenderloin with pumpkin puree and market vegetables. And with a dinner deal this delightful, you can return the next week to feast on beef and goats curd crostini and ginger poached chicken. We’re keen.

There’s only question left to ask: ‘When Kennigo?’

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Words by Samantha Chariton