Don’t get me wrong, I love West End, but trying to get a table for breakfast is so difficult sometimes it makes me want to scream! Being a bit of a agitated by crowds person – having to wait in a packed line or sit so close to another couple that I can hear them chew while their are enjoying their hash cakes is just too much to bear. Some days I can do it – others I just want to eat and be comfortable with a nice personal space barrier between me and the crowd lovers.
Instead of getting agitated, take a stroll up to Hardgrave Rd and hit Mondo Organics up for breakfast. Its quiet, airy and you don’t feel like you are in a rush – a much more relaxing way to spend your morning, especially, if you are feeling a little worse for wear! Mondo Organics source high quality free range, organic and sustainable produce with eggs and poultry being sourced from Sunshine Coast farms and fruit and vegetables from local growers in the South East where possible.
Mondo’s has a nice selection of freshly made juices that range from $6.50 to $8.50 as well as frappes, smoothies and breakfast cocktails. For starters we were given a complimentary mini serve of the spiced turmeric rice porridge with coconut, dates, almonds and honey – it was quite a nice little starter and a very nice touch.
I had the Char grilled chorizo, herb corn cake, mushrooms, poached egg and sweet tomato relish ($18.50). The Chorizo was superb and enough of it to soak up any residual alcohol that was making my stomach churn. The herb corn cake was a little delight also, more like a little muffin it was soft and fluffy and complimented the sausage well. This can also be served as a vegetarian option.
The Jamonde serrano with asparagus, goats cheese, grilled tomato, poached egg, wilted spinach with white pane toast ($18). This can be made dairy free or vegetarian. Great for those that like some cured ham early in the morning!
Omelette of the day with toasted pane – vegetarian ($18.00).
The great thing about Mondo Organics is that they mark on the menu what can be made gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian making it easy for eaters to choose their meal and not have to questions “is this gluten free”. The produce is high quality and fresh and you leave not having that shady - I just ate a lot of oil and fat and I’m already seedy on a Sunday morning feeling. It’s quality breakfast and oozes casual Brisbane style.
166 Hardgrave Rd, West End, Brisbane