Suburban foodies: Nundah | Gourmand and Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Nundah

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Once a sleepy outer suburb, Nundah is well on the way to being a hip inner city spot full of cafes and bars. Sure it’s only 6 minutes to the city these days (thanks Clem), but why waste them when you can just skip down the road to somewhere closer to home? The Lounge | 1259 Sandgate Road A long time staple for locals, The Royal recently underwent a total makeover: at 127 years old, you can hardly blame the place for needing facelift! Shedding its roots as an English style pub, the venue has a new Italian flavour, complete with an old world lounge bar hidden next door. Cosy up with pizzas and antipasto platters while you sip on Italian inspired cocktails. Bellissimo! Jam 4102 | 1208 Sandgate Road Don’t get a pre-breakfast snack in if you’re planning on hitting up this local fave for brunch – you won’t be needing it. Unless it’s a Sunday morning in which case you might need to nibble on something while you wait with the hordes of Nundah residents hoping for a table. If not, you’ll just be all the readier to stuff yourself when a plate of chocolate honeycomb pancakes arrives in front of you. Espresso Train | 46 Station Street Now this is real feel-good food. Espresso Train works with the Nundah Community Enterprises Co-Op to provide meaningful employment for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, using all proceeds to remain non-reliant on outside funding. All the food is made from scratch, including pumpkin hotcakes with grilled chorizo, sour cream and chives. Talk about food with heart! King of Cakes | Corner Aspinall Street and Station Road German-style bakery, King of Cakes, is so gut that we just can’t get enough of it! With all the brezels (cheesy pretzels #omg) and sweet buns you could want, the carb crazy out there will be spoilt for choice. And if apple strudel isn’t German enough for you, they have a sauerkraut loaf that goes down well with a generous helping of sour cream. Chica Cino | 1192 Sandgate Road Home to some of the freshest bagels in Brisbane, Chica Cino is all about our other round, holey love (other than doughnuts, that is). Grab a Summer Love to take the edge off a winters day, with egg, caramelised pineapple, Spanish onion and tasty cheddar. Best with a cup of Campos coffee, made just the way you like it. Earth ‘n’ Sea | 1252 Sandgate Road With 21 pizzas to choose from on Earth ‘n’ Sea’s menu, you won’t want to fill up on garlic bread before hand, delicious as it is. We’re not sure about toppings like the prawn and banana (huh?), but The Green Pizza has enough feta to make any cheese lover happy. Just be sure to save room for dessert crepes. We’re also awaiting the arrival of new eateries and bars, Fuel & Co and The Village Social, so stay tuned for updates! Words by Kate Bethune