As there are only a few days before I head off for the year, we have come to Bulimba, Queensland, to visit family.
4am Wake up Call
As always, cheap flights to Brisbane involve Jetstar and a 6am departure. Luckily the early wake up call was made up for by the brilliant sunrise in the clouds!
I am happy to report that Jetstar got us off the ground at the right time and we arrived before our lift did!
Riverbend Cafe and Bookshop
The Riverbend Cafe breeds a bubbly, contagious atmosphere. We found a table on the deck next to the greenery; a cool morning breeze easing the rising Brisbane warmth. Long shadows and cool light contrasted the delicious smells wafting from the kitchen.
Here, we ordered a delicious soy latte and I was not disappointed. The coffee blend is unique and scrumptious: definitely one of my all time favourite coffee spots!
Now we eat don't eat gluten and dairy due to dietary requirements and The Riverbend Cafe absolutely conquered this task! The staff were friendly, helpful and understanding of our dietary restrictions.
Above: Fried Polenta with field mushroom, roast baby beetroot and fresh asparagus with poached egg. Verdict = Scrumptious
Below: Two poached eggs with bacon and homemade relish on toasted gluten free bread with added roast tomato.
Verdict = delicious
Riverbend Books embodies everything I enjoy about book shops. Intimate, quaint and eerily personal. With lovely, helpful staff