Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Corner Store Cafe - Sylvan Road Toowong

Corner Store Cafe in Toowong is one of a new breed of cafes popping up around the burbs in Brisbane. Coffee obsessed but with  focus on good fresh, seasonal food, they have a little somethin somethin' more than the your average suburban cafe.

Two weeks ago, some friends of mine, Kim and Michael Malouf opened the Corner Store Cafe at 113 Sylvan Rd, Toowong. This is therefore, NOT a review cos that just wouldn't be fair! I did want to show you a couple of photos and encourage you to check it out for yourselves though, because I think it's pretty awesome!

Cute little sign. Corner Store Cafe is located just across from the tennis courts on Sylvan Rd.

Absolutely jam packed on only their second weekend open. They were also hammered the weekend before. The outside area can seat 60 + and about another 25 or so inside (from my count).

The have lots of beautiful flowers for sale.

More flowers.

Out the back, they have planted a garden and are growing their own herbs and vegies from seed.

The two baristas were super busy on the weekend. The coffee used is by the cleanskin coffee company which is roasted locally. 

The walk through kitchen means you feel really comfortable, like you are in your own house! As the name suggests, aside from being a cafe they also have a corner store element and stock some basic (canned goods), as well as some more luxurious (Persian fairyfloss) items you may want to stock up on. You can see the shelves in the background. Like any true blue corner store, they also have an icecream cabinet.

You can also pre-order a kids lunch pack (for the kids to take to school) if you feel like doing so. They are dietian approved and include a sandwich (vegemite, chicken & avocado or ), a treat and a couple of other items.

C couldn't wait for me to take a photo before he got stuck into his coffee.

Apple, Pineapple and Mint juice for $7

C's brekky- a Bacon and Egg Burger with gruyere, rocket, tomato and beetroot relish for $12

My brekky - poached eggs with zucchini and haloumi fritters, jamon and tomato jam for $16.

So readers: What are your favourite suburban coffee shops popping up around Bris Vegas? Have you been to Corner Store Cafe? What do you think?

Corner Store Cafe
113 Sylvan Rd 
Toowong 4066
(07) 3870 2297

14 fabulous comments:

Food Hunters said...

Hmmm...I will be off to Corner Store v. soon!

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Nice! Will definately need to hunt you down for a food tour whenever I next venture up north ;)

SOL's view said...

That burger looks so very tempting! Sylvan Road hey. I shall have to keep my eyes open. I wonder if early Sunday morning is the best time to try it? I don't like it to be too busy.

Renee said...

Pulling out that flashy new camera of yours GG? Congrats to your friends on their new cafe, it's well overdue in the Toowong area.

The InTolerant Chef said...

Looks so lovely, nice that they're so busy already!

Alibongo said...

ooh, that breakfast looks good - love a good zucchinni fritter!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

Lovely place for breakfast. The juice sounds great.

gbf said...

yum..i love the look of your breakfasts...delicious. dayle x

Adrian (Food Rehab) said...

I go weak for Jamon- brekkie looks great here! I like how 'C' kept the coffee artwork still intact despite taking a few gulps LOL Must've known you were going to take a pic.

Anonymous said...

Looks great - what days/hours are they open?

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Food looks lovely and I love the bright, clean interiors. Very welcoming and relaxing!

Amber said...

I'm always looking for new places since moving to Brisbane! Will gladly check this place out. :)

Natalie said...

I did not know that was there. Will have to go and give it a try - looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

I went there for the first time the other day & absolutely loved it! Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff & the coffee is the BEST I've tasted in Brisbane (Hurrah!!). I didn't have anything to eat this time but plan on returning to try out their amazing & refreshingly unique menu. This place will definitely become a regular of mine & best of all it's virtually on my doorstep! :)

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