|fresh organic veg for sale|
We headed up the range last month for the annual Carnival of Flowers, (great, though smaller than usual due to the drought) and to meet up with an Insta friend (IRL). She booked us a table at this fairly new and very popular grocer cum café. It used to be a fish and chippery, and a butcher shop before that, but has now been renovated and decked out so that you feel you are in someone's home. Very warm and welcoming.
|love the lights|
So the four of us - Madam S, moi, Mr P. and Mr PE. met up, all ready for a rejuvenating cuppa and a sweet treat. I dove into a cappuccino, which was frothy and strong, just how I like it. Madam S had a latte, while Mr P. enjoyed a hot and creamy chocolate, dusted with more chocolate powder. Sorry Mr PE, what did you have?:-) A long black maybe... The coffee comes from Brisbane roastery Seven Miles - their Cat's Pyjamas blend.
|strong, frothy coffee|
|latte (I think) tee hee|
|banoffee pie for me|
Okay long-term readers, you may remember my many protestations about the banana and how I do not like its fibrous, slimy being. But here we have a banoffee pie which has slices of the beastie piled into its luscious creamy and caramel-y filling. And I loved it! What can I say? I am a creature of strange and conflicting habits:-) Great pastry, great filling, yum.
|Mr P. went for quiche and salad|
Just to be different, hubby chose the quiche Lorraine with crumbed and fried (but cold) cauliflower with a random almond. He really liked this dish. Great tender pastry, tasty filling and a few greens to keep it healthy.
|house-made apple pie|
This was a huge hit with Mr PE. He loved its homely rusticity; its tender, spicy apples and short, flaky pastry. He said it was just like (better than?) home made.
Madam S. requires gluten-free goodies, so here she has a moistly delicious brownie and maybe a shortbread? These went down a treat with the Madam.
|just a few of their house-made goodies|
The owners pride themselves on using fresh seasonal produce, and local, ethically sourced ingredients. They provide "sensational" catering, breakfast and lunches, and take-home dinners. I can only confirm that we were all happy with our afternoon tea, the homely atmosphere and friendly service. Mr P. and I will definitely make a return visit next time we head up to trendy Toowoomba, the university and Cathedral city.
(Meals paid for by us, the Fantastic Four - tee hee.)
95 Mary Street,
East Toowoomba QLD.
Ph: 07 4637 9985
Open 7 days a week 8am to 4pm