Spring Hill’s tasty new breakfast spot | Gourmand and Gourmet

Spring Hill’s tasty new breakfast spot

Banana breakfast bruschetta. French toast with espresso mascarpone. Karaage chicken bao buns. Have we got your attention yet? Good, because Two Donkeys has landed with a bang in Spring Hill, and we think you should haul ass and get in there to try them out. Hidden away on Astor Terrace, this quirky new café and bar with a difference is the perfect brunching and lunching spot for local office workers, not to mention a groovy spot to grab a chilled beer or wine. With a spacious interior decked out in industrial-style lighting, unique pressed metal chairs and a timber bar, the venue has a relaxed vibe that will have you forgetting all about that inbox full of meeting requests. Whether you’re a sweet or savoury fan, you’ll get a kick out of the short but scrumptious menu here, with plenty to get your morning off to a good start. Indulge in the decadent French toast sticks with sweet Blackboard espresso mascarpone and poached pears and you may want to head home for a nap rather than back to your desk, but there’s also lighter options like the toasted coconut breakfast porridge with cranberry and orange compote. two donkeys 2The real star of the menu though is the breakfast bruschetta, with no less than five versions to choose from. Go sweet but guilt free with banana, house made organic peanut and cacao spread and honeycomb on gluten free bread, classic with smashed avocado, beetroot ricotta and lemon dukkah on rye, or even Italian with tomato, cured meat, ricotta, pecorino cheese and basil on sourdough. For lunch, you’ll find Two Donkeys is a serious contender for the title of Brisbane’s best bao buns, with karaage chicken, Chinese BBQ pork or soft shell crab buns to choose from (we suggest getting all three). Soon, you may even be able to stop by for Friday after work drinks and eats, with beers from Newstead Brewing Co. already on tap. If we’ve already convinced you that this new spot is no mule, you’ll find Two Donkeys at 97 Astor Terrace, open Monday to Friday for breakfast, lunch and coffee. Words by Ranyhyn Akui