Your new breakfast priority: The Priory | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Your new breakfast priority: The Priory

Brisbane is rapidly catching up to her big sister Melbourne in the foodie laneway culture stakes, and even more so with the development of Trafalgar Lane in Woolloongabba. The Priory is the newest addition to Trafalgar lane, a classy cafe and bar that’s the latest venue from the previous owners of Pablo. If experience tells us anything, we’re to expect pretty food with big flavours – and they have certainly delivered so far! Offering breakfast until the very hospitable time of 3pm, The Priory is out to prove that the Gabba is worth visiting for more than just the cricket. But don’t imagine a homely, rustic café like Pablo here, this slick venue is bright and airy, full of indoor greenery and powder coated steel. the priory 3Head in while the morning sunshine is streaming in through the windows and avocado afficiandos will be avo-solutely delighted with their version of avocado on sourdough with haloumi, minted labna, finger lime, pomegranate, toasted pistachios and mixed herbs. Smoked salmon lover? You’re in for a treat with the house beetroot cured trout with tomatoes, pea purée and crunchy rye croutons. There’s no humble ‘eggs benny’ here, replaced instead by a supercharged version featuring your choice of Christmas ham or beetroot cured trout with poached eggs, house made herbed muffin, watercress, smoked tomato and lemon hollandaise. Bliss! Have a sweet tooth? The Priory know the three little words to get your heart racing – brioche French toast, served with pistachio gelato and a whole lot of honeycomb. As if the choice wasn’t hard enough, there’s also the breakfast trifle with chai tea mousse and house made granola, the winter fruit salad with rhubarb ice cream and macadamia rubble, pan fried mushrooms with fennel pork sausage and bubble and squeak bhajis with maple bacon – and that’s if you can make it past the brownies in the cake cabinet out the front! the priory 2With such an exuberant breakfast display, the smaller lunch and dinner menus may seem a little easier to choose from. The Priory Lunch Board for $20 has everything you could want for a lazy long lunch, with shaved meats, a selection of cheese, olives, bread and nuts, perfect for pairing with an ale or pinot gris from their refined beverage menu. For dinner, snack on share plates or a selection of something more substantial, like twice cooked pork belly, southern fried buttermilk chicken, vegetable moussaka or slow roasted spiced rub beef. Prioritise your palate – pay The Priory a visit! You’ll find them 855 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba, open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch, and dinner Thursday and Friday. Words by Kat Gridley