Opening a new restaurant in this coronavirus crisis might be seen as going against the headwinds, yet even when the future of the food industry is uncertain, these three new West End eateries are braving the pandemic and welcoming dine-in guests.
Some might say it’s crazy to start a new West End eatery today but that’s exactly what Kulcha’d has done. This restaurant specialising in Amritsar street food opened its brightly coloured doors in the middle of May. Even better? The place is also preparing to open its bar.
The restaurant’s opening almost never happened because the owners were nearly stuck in India to study more authentic Amritsar recipes just as countries were considering locking down borders. They got back to Brisbane in the nick of time — minutes after quarantine requirements took effect.
Now operating for almost two months, Kulcha’d has been welcoming a steady stream of patrons. Kulcha is named after Indian stuffed flatbreads with onions, potatoes and other vegetables.
An Italian eatery with a plant-based menu, Nonna’s Nightmare slowly started trading in the middle of May with their delivery and takeaway service. On Friday, July 9, the restaurant will open its first-ever dine-in service.
So, if you’ve got a hankering for cheesy, tomato goodness minus the guilt, check out their sleek shop on Boundary St. Nonna’s Nightmare also has takeaway options (via Uber Eats).
The restaurant’s cheeky name is inspired by the chef’s decision to turn Italian comfort food into 100% plant-based meals.
“Our chef, born and raised in Italy has been cooking pizza, pasta and other traditional Italian dishes most of his life but after making the decision to switch to a plant-based diet he instantly became every Italian Nonna’s Nightmare!”
Address: 215 Montague Road
Store Hours and Menu: Check their Facebook Page
Superthing actually opened during the tail end of March and just days before the world shut down because of the virus. But the bakery with the yummy bagels and croissants, and an inviting pastel pink interior, managed to stay in business despite the restrictions and risks.
By mid-April, Superthing restarted baking for pick-up and takeaways. By the time the restrictions were relaxed in Brisbane, the bakery was ready and raring to serve up the customers’ favorites.
If you haven’t been by their shop the first time it opened, plan to drop by soon and discover what could be the best new bakery in West End. Superthing doesn’t just serve baked goods and pastries, they also serve classic cafe and all-day breakfast favorites.