Suburban foodies: Mt Gravatt
It’s the home of a gorgeous lookout, a forest-cum-university, and the much-loved Garbo (otherwise known as Garden City shopping centre – it’s a term of endearment, we swear).
Still, there ain’t no mountain (or Afterpay debt) high enough to keep us from the stacks of tasty morsels waiting in Mount Gravatt’s finest restaurants and cafes!
Kith ‘n’ Chow | Gaynesford Street
Sharing is caring, which is why the heaping breakfast platters at Kitch ‘n’ Chow is the worst-kept secret in Mount Gravatt! A fan-favourite among locals and Instagram influencers alike, Kith ‘n’ Chow’s signature platter comes stacked with eggs, salmon, halloumi, sausage, salad, muesli (and who knows what else). It’s a foodie win across the board!
Devon Café | Garden City
Don’t be devo, foodies – Devon Café is here to save your mornings one delicious cup of coffee at a time! Park yourself inside their sleek café to feast on Japanese-inspired dishes like Breakfast with The Sakumas (miso grilled king salmon paired with egg, furikake, and smoked eel croquette) and the Yakuza Burger (teriyaki chicken, cos lettuce, and Devon’s secret sauce on milk buns) while sipping on lattes made perfectly by their expert baristas.
Uncle Lai’s Malaysian | Logan Road
Simply cruise down Logan Road, sidle into the restaurant at number 1395, and Lai’s your uncle – you’ve found authentic Malaysian cuisine! Uncle Lai’s is a family-run restaurant and therefore home to a variety of comfort food, including a stunning char kuey teow. Think flat rice noodles wok-fried alongside prawns, bean sprouts, chives, and your choice of chicken, combination, or beef.
Little Black Pug Café | Logan Road
A pug-and-pun-friendly café that also comes equipped with a killer iced latte? *Cue heavy breathing* Bring your pup, who can feast on doggy biscuits and puppycinos, while you tuck into the Dog’s Breakfast–free range eggs your way plated with Gotzinger smoked bacon, marinated mushrooms, haloumi, and Wombat Valley tomato relish.
Lemak | Garden City
Take me back to Lemak, located in the shopping centre’s bustling Eight Street, which features an eclectic mix of Asian-inspired food stalls! Tantalise the tastebuds with their spicy Mee Goreng boasting Lemak’s fried chicken, before slurping it all down with any one their soup-er good laksas.
Hallowed Grounds Espresso | Logan Road
Praise be to the coffee Gods. For those who drink their flat whites religiously, Hallowed Grounds Espresso is here to help you get through the daily grind! Beautifully crafted coffee aside, these guys are good at dishing up breakfast favs like avocado on toast alongside more adventurous eats like thai beef, beetroot, and haloumi salad.
Perks Kitchen | Garden City
When in doubt, Perks it. This cute café is always a go-to for Campos coffee fans and brunch enthusiasts alike thanks to their friendly baristas and delightful menu boasting the likes of eggs Kejriwal bhurji with roti and Punjabi smashed pumpkin and raita on toast.
Kufiyah | Logan Road
Cravings Middle Eastern dishes? Then say Kufi-yah to this delicious family-friendly restaurant! Nestled amongst the hustle and bustle of Logan Road, Kufiyah houses unique meals like sujuk pizza, mandi chicken, samke harra (cooked fish in a spicy tomato sauce and served with coriander, garlic, and capsicum), and our personal favourite – marinated chicken shwarma, boasting thyme, garlic, lemon, and chips on the side.
Paninni’s Pizza | Carrara Street
Rounding out this list are the suburban pizza pros at Paninni’s on Carrara street! Specialising in gorgeous wood-fired pizzas, we suggest grabbing a slice of their classic calabrese, or di carne–think fior di latte, salami, marinated BBQ bacon, chorizo, mushroom, and red onion.
Who will be sneaking a peak at these Mount Gravatt restaurants and cafes?