We Rediscovered a Hidden Paddington Cafe | Gourmand and Gourmet

We Rediscovered a Hidden Paddington Cafe

If you’ve ever had a hankering for scrambled eggs and baked beans on toast, but lacked the motivation to get off the couch and do something about it, Paddington’s treasured café, The Fox & Rabbit Coffee Co., could be your new regular haunt. They’ve even got a cozy armchair to feel at home in while you tuck into your bourbon-laced beans. Serving up all day breakfast from 7am to 2pm, and some of the best coffee in Brisbane, The Fox & Rabbit’s new owners have revamped their den, away from the hustle and bustle of Paddington’s main strip. Head inside and you’ll find retro furniture, various etchings on the tables, hanging lights and a lot of greenery contributing to the homely vibe. The all day menu is all about comforting feeds, with lighter meals like the smashed pumpkin with dukka and fetta and heftier plates like burgers packed with caramelised onion, crispy bacon, cheese, tomato and lettuce. You can also tuck into pasta salads, pancakes – or whatever your food-heart desires! The coffee paired with their feeds is nothing short of smooth perfection, with different blends for black or milk-based coffees. If it’s a thicker liquid breakfast you’re after, banoffee or berry smoothies will go down well, especially if paired with a sweet treat from the counter. Important to note: the pina cola tea will have you caught in the rain. The Fox & Rabbit Coffee Co. is serving up breakfast and coffee from 7am to 2pm daily at 139 Kennedy Place, Paddington. Words by Ranyhyn Akui and Nicole Portacha