Looking for a good place to relax with a cup of coffee whilst enjoying your favourite Asian-fusion brunch? Check out The Garner Cafe, a brand new cafe located in an old Queenslander in South Brisbane.
The cafe, just a short walk from the Musgrave Park, fuses Asian and modern Aussie flair in a prime West End location previously occupied by Duo Bar and Restaurant. They focus on Asian dishes with lots of takes on Chinese food. Think cha-sum pork, soba noodle salad (mixed salad, avocado , deep fried five spice tofu, and black rice pudding) and baked miso eggs. But the star here is the congee, which is also the cafe’s signature dish.
They both have an outdoor seating and some laid back spots inside. If you’re a fan of minimalist outdoor seating, you will love their sunny and zen-inspired courtyard. It will be a perfect setting for gathering with friends and loved ones as you enjoy your sando (a short Japanese term for sandwich). The chicken Katsu sando is an amalgam of deep-fried panko chicken katsu, miso glazed rice patty, cabbage, kewpie mayo, tonkotsu, English mustard.
The Garner Cafe is brought by Chef Jerry Huang and Ethan Dou, who brought us the Street Lab Specialty Coffee in Fortitude Valley and the CBD. The duo wanted to come up with a cafe serving Asian-fusion dishes just like the way Sydney cafes Boon Cafe and Room 10 do it.
As a heads up, they will be closed from 23 December 2019 until 6 January 2020. They don’t have a website yet but you can get more updates from them via Instagram. The Garner Cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm but you can buy sando from them on weekdays, from 7:00 am to 1:30 pm.