Grab a side of escapism with breaky at Maria Caribbean Kitchen | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Grab a side of escapism with breaky at Maria Caribbean Kitchen

This hot new breaky menu has us waking and quaking.

There’s absolutely no doubt that the family behind Maria Caribbean Kitchen are passionate about food. It’s clear not only in the plates they dish up, but the way they use food as a way to express their culture and connect communities. 

Bringing the classic flavours of the Colombian Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Cuba to the heart of Toowong, Maria Caribbean Kitchen is now serving up breakfast in addition to their new lunch and dinner offerings!

The breaky menu has something for everyone – tame eaters can enjoy faves like artisan sourdough with smashed avo and feta, ham and cheese toasties and eggs on toast, or you can take a deep dive into the delectable world of Caribbean cuisine with the likes of arepas – a patty of ground maize flour and served fried, grilled, baked, boiled or steamed and jazzed up with your choice of beef, chicken, veggies or cheese.

The Cubano is a drool-worthy take on the well-known sandwich, piled high with roast pork belly, leg ham, Swiss and American cheddar cheese, mustard, pickles and garlic butter. A Veggie Cubano is on offer too, with everything above sans the meat (we recommend adding a side of chips and smokey chilli sauce if you’re game).

Sweet-tooths, you’re not missing out! The breaky menu features some sugary goodness like the Tropic Waffles – banana and cheese waffles (trust us, please) with spiced rum caramel, passionfruit sorbet and candied almonds. For those on a health kick (or just wanting the most Instagrammable dish in the place), be sure to try the piña colada smoothie bowl topped with banana, mango, pineapple, toasted granola and passionfruit. 

Wash down all the breakfast goodness with a coconut cold brew coffee, and start your morning with a bit of escapism at Maria Caribbean Kitchen.

Words by Liz Markwell
- the gourmet who needs a Caribbean getaway