Bungalow 4171

Bungalow 4171


Posted 2017-01-28 by Jane Wongfollow

Where is ?

can be found in Hawthorne, a suburb just 3km from Brisbane's central business district. Located in the eastern suburbs, Hawthorne was named after the hawthorne bushes that were planted in the 1850s and 1860s by William Baynes, the original settler. For those taking public transport, Hawthorne is well serviced by public transport with Bus, CityCat and close proximity to Morningside railway station. Otherwise, there is plenty of free street parking available in adjacent streets to .

What is the ambience like at ?"Crafted and conjured from the times of the good old days", 's architectural inspiration was that of the California bungalow, a style of residential architecture that was popular across the United States (amongst other places to varying extents) from around 1910 to 1939 - bungalows are usually a one story house with sloping roofs, and typically feature a dormer window over the main portion of the house.

There is both indoor and outdoor seating available, with a green and white colour scheme that is rustic in nature, in fitting with the era from which the California bungalow dominated. There is an array of indoor seating to choose from, including bar tables and stools, comfortable lounge chairs, and your stock standard tables and chairs.

What food and drink choices are available at ?

" is an eating nook inspired by these charms gone by, albeit with a modern twist."

There is so much to choose from in regards to food and drink here at - open seven days a week for breakfast, and for tapas and dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 's menu spans an impressive eight pages. Skim reading is a must, because otherwise you might have to sit here for the whole day - not that that doesn't sound like a good idea! Brunch is served from 7am to 2pm, tapas from 3pm, and dinner from 6pm. There is also a 'Kiddiwinks' menu for the little ones.

And don't forget to check out the counter for some freshly baked goodies.

How was the food and drink at ?

Between two people and a dog, we ordered free range jumbo eggs with toast, and the Bungalow Big Brekkie with the 'Carnivore' option (two eggs any style, spinach, marinated mushrooms, roast chat potatoes, light rye sourdough, roast tomato sauce and bacon). The food was prepared fresh but we did not have to wait long at all - but boy was it worth the (very short) wait! It's also worth noting that was able to accommodate my dietary requirements and prepared my eggs for me without the yolk. This isn't something that all cafes I've visited has been able to do for me, so I was very grateful - thank you!

And of course, no meal is complete without a drink - we opted for a Milo Milkshake and a Micky Finn (apple, carrot and celery) Juice. Both were refreshing and helped us cool down on the hot summer's day that we visited. The Milo Milkshake was so good that I ordered another one, this time in a takeaway container, because I just couldn't get enough!

Is dog friendly?

They most definitely are, provided you and your pooch opt for outdoor seating either in the picnic area with grass and benches at the side of the cafe, or on one of the outdoor lounge chairs located at the front of the cafe. Both outdoor seating options provides ample shade for both people and dogs, but just in case, does have water bowls with fresh drinking water for the pooches in case they get thirsty or hot!

Any final comments?

Eddy and I had a lovely morning - we saw only friendly faces and heard only warm words from both staff and patrons alike. We even ran into Catherine, one of our readers on WeekendNotes - so lovely meeting you!

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