Just off the beaten track: Slack’s Track Café opens in Mt Gravatt | Gourmand and Gourmet

Just off the beaten track: Slack’s Track Café opens in Mt Gravatt

Mt Gravatt has definitely got a lot going for it these days, with the most recent addition to their ever-growing food scene slotting neatly into Logan Road. Brought to you by the couple that created Toowong’s fine dining favourite, 85 Miskin Street, comes Slack’s Track Café, a neat little eatery paying homage to all things rustic, even the history of Logan Road itself. Perfect for the early risers who need their morning coffee hit before the traffic starts, the cosy new venue is open from 6am Tuesday to Friday and 7am on the weekends, with a relaxed dining area to enjoy it in covered in rustic trimmings, exposed brick and a handful of vintage trinkets thrown in to boot. Inspired by an era gone past when Logan Road was called Slack’s Track after an early settler, the café is a world away from the refined surrounds of 85 Miskin Street, but just as worth a visit. slacks track cafe 2Here the kitchen is plating, bowling and forking up a selection of brekky and lunch treats that’ll you’ll want to get off the beaten track for. Stop by for breakfast and enjoy a bowl of freshly hand rolled oats, made complete with deliciously sweet Mudgeeraba honey and a generous serving of organic yoghurt, or tuck into their flat bread, topped with hummus, cherry tomato, red pepper, rocket, Danish fetta and a serving of poached eggs for good measure. Trust us, it tastes as beautiful as it looks. Or, if you’re wanting to exercise your sweet tooth in the wee hours of the work day, do yourself a flavour and wrap your lips around their Nutella crepes and raspberry ice cream (no judgement here). Lunch is equally as scrumptious, with an assortment of casual dining options like lip smacking glazed lamb shoulder, butternut pumpkin, hazelnut dukkah and smoked goats chevre or beef cheek sandwich with seeded mustard cream, caramelised onion and a rocket and parmesan salad (good luck containing the hanger after a whiff of that bad boy). Plans are underway to add dinner and drinks on Friday and Saturday nights, but in the meantime, Mt Gravatt residents have themselves a new regular in Slack’s Track Cafe. Open 6am until 3pm Tuesday to Friday, and 7am until 3pm both Saturday and Sunday, you can get your fix of great nosh, coffee and a massive selection of treats at 1293 Logan Road. Words by Lucille Burkitt