Suburban foodies: Jindalee | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Jindalee

Do you feel like the Centenary Motorway governs your entire existence?  Surrounded by the river and tucked away in suburbia, Jindalee spent high school hanging out at DFO, surviving on fast food and frozen coke, and spending weekends at its big sibling Indooroopilly. But Jindalee is coming of age and starting to catch up to the rest of the west with plenty of spots to eat and drink! Bare Bones Society | 34 Goggs Road All day menu? More like ‘want to eat there all day’ menu.  Bare Bones Society is Jindalee’s ‘go-to’ breakfast and brunch spot with options free ranging through from healthy green eggs and superfood bowls to the indulgent breakfast burger with double smoked bacon, aioli and hash browns. Now also open Friday evenings with an everchanging international menu, there’s no chance your weekend will be bare if this is your local. The Pepper Lounge | 62 Looranah Street With four different eggs benedicts on their brunch menu and a dinner menu that features maple and cinnamon braised pork belly as well as plenty of pizza and pasta, The Pepper Lounge is the pepper to our salt. With something for everyone, including plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options, you’ll be lounging here all day. Two Teaspoons | 21 Goggs Road A bite of some of Two Teaspoons scrumptious baked goods will help anything go down, especially seeing as they are almost all entirely gluten free!  Across from the hustle and bustle of Jindalee Homebase, at Two Teaspoons, you can Escape the hustle and bustle of Jindalee’s Homebase and enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or just coffee and cake at this cute suburban nook. jindalee restaurants my pho bar My Pho Bar | 19 Kooringal Drive My Pho Bar is the place to get un’pho’gettable noodles you don’t intend sharing. And while the pho is pretty pho-nomenal, the hearty beef stew will have you polishing off a bowl and asking for more. Extra hungry? They also do a 60 minute pho superbowl challenge, but word of warning – it’s a supersized bowl. Old Navy Coffee Co | 86 Curragundi Road These guys know about their coffee!  Brewing locally roasted Black Sheep coffee, you can stop and stay a while and tuck into feeds like slow cooked lamb burgers with haloumi and minted yoghurt, or grab and go from the cabinet stocked with salads, sandwiches and baked goods. The Nook Caffe Restaurant | 235 Sinnamon Road The Nook has been feeding west siders for years, and doing it well. Proving creative feeds aren’t just limited to the inner city, their gingerbread pancakes with crème fraiche and honeycomb are a sweet surprise, but for lunch, it’s dishes like tempura soft shell crab and vegetable and haloumi lasagne that will have you drooling. Who said suburbia was boring? Words by Moira Kennedy