Seven South brings a whole lot of flavour to Yeronga | Gourmand and Gourmet

Seven South brings a whole lot of flavour to Yeronga

Ever walked into a café or restaurant and just thought ‘wow’? You will at Yeronga’s new Seven South – and that’s before you’ve even caught sight of the menu. A swish new venue from the couple who previously owned Home Store Café in Ashgrove (so you know it’s going to be good), Gavin and Kylie Bartholomew, Seven South is so named for being seven kilometres south of the CBD, but you’ll find no quiet suburban café here. Instead, you’ll find a glam eatery kitted out with copper light fixtures, timber tables and white wire chairs, with a quirky recycled timber feature wall down one side of the café. seven south yeronga 2 Take a table inside the airy dining area or out on the footpath for breakfast, lunch or dinner and you’ll find plenty to tempt your tastebuds from Head Chef Sam Potter, who trained under Philip Johnston at e’cco Bistro (another sign that you’re in for a delicious time). There’s some clear favourites on the breakfast menu already – a fluffy ricotta and blueberry hotcake with crème fraiche and pistachio praline that could turn even the most unshakable savoury breakfast lover and the scrumptious fried potato and parmesan hotcakes with avocado aioli, pumpkin hummus, poached eggs and bacon. And the must-have avo on toast of course, which here comes atop freshly baked pumpkin bread from the kitchen that they soon plan to sell as loaves. For lunch, the menu is just as creative, with dishes like grape, orange and fennel duck salad, clam, pancetta and white wine gnocchi and smoked salmon fish cakes with pickled beetroot and asparagus. For the less adventurous, there’s a hefty Wagyu burger or rump sandwich to tuck into, paired with one of the milkshakes, smoothies or freshly squeezed juices on the drinks menu. seven south yeronga 3 Dinner is where things really step up though, with bistro style fare and a wine list that wouldn’t be out of place in a classy CBD joint. Think grilled spatchcock with pancetta and artichoke, sumac spiced lamb rump with raisin puree and asparagus and shared plates like smoky bourbon and maple glazed beef ribs to pair with grilled sweet corn and hand cut chips. The benefit of finding it in the ‘burbs though? There’s a kids menu and plenty of space to relax (and park) to go with it. If you’re ready to find out just how good getting out of the city to eat can be, you’ll find Seven South at 92 Hyde Road, Yeronga, open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, and Thursday to Saturday for dinner. Words by Ranyhyn Akui