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Stick a fork into Toowong’s new breakfast spot

As anyone who lives in Toowong knows well, Corner Store Café is THE place to go for breakfast. But for those who regularly wait impatiently on the sidewalk outside the busy café of a Sunday morning, wishing the rest of the ‘burb would find somewhere else to go so you can hurry up and get a table, you’re in luck. The team behind the popular café have listened to the crowds and opened another, just a few blocks down the road. Taking over a section of the new Wests Rugby Club, Pitch & Fork offers up a chilled outdoor dining space under the brick arches of the new building, with a handful of tables inside the cosy café. Whether you stop in for an al fresco breakfast overlooking the football field, a hearty lunch or just a quick coffee and pastry, you’ll find just what you need here. Indulgent and wholesome all at once, the morning menu dishes up feeds like fluffy blueberry and ricotta hotcakes that melt in the mouth, crisp bacon croquettes with creamed corn and poached eggs, and house made baked beans with bacon, eggs and sourdough toast. Mums and dads with a long season of early morning footy games to look forward to can rest assured there’ll now be a good place to grab coffee – and refuel the kids after the game with eats like a classic bacon and egg roll or blueberry hotcakes. pitch-and-fork-2Post-breakfast the offerings are just as scrumptious, including a veal parmigiana burger, garlic prawn baguette, and salt and pepper calamari salad. We’ll definitely be returning to test out a few of their creative shakes – s’mores, pumpkin pie and raspberry cheesecake shakes sound far too good to resist for long. Sorry summer body. For now, the café is still surrounded by construction work and fencing, but don’t let that put you off – it won’t be long before the queues for Pitch & Fork are as long as those for their sister café. You’ll find them just off the rugby field at 65 Sylvan Road, Toowong, open 7 days a week. Words by Ranyhyn Akui