Contrary to its name, Cafe in Tokyo is not actually located in Tokyo, but in Brisbane, Australia. It is situated in the Southern Suburbs, and is a short 20 minute drive from Brisbane's CBD. It's a great place to go to have a meal and escape the city at the same time, without spending more time driving than eating. It is located in a small shopping village, with plenty of parking in the adjacent parking lot available.
Cafe in Tokyo has both indoor and outdoor seating available - dogs are more than welcome outdoors. Unlike most cafes, the outdoor seating at Cafe in Tokyo is well covered and will provide shelter from both rain and sun - despite the heavy rain on the day we went, we managed to stay completely dry. Lucky for Eddy, as Eddy really hates getting wet from the rain!
There are two extensive menus to choose from here: One has your typical breakfast and brunch options (including all-day breakfasts!), as well as authentic Japanese style breakfasts. The other is a Japanese menu, which covers everything Japanese cuisine has to offer, from sushi to curry and everything in between. The choices seemed positively endless, which may explain I took my sweet time deciding what I should order.
I ended up choosing Tokyo's Big Breakfast, which has the Chef's Recommendation. The Big Breakfast has wagyu beef steak, two eggs cooked your way, maple bacon, chorizo sausage, butter filled roasted mushrooms, roasted pumpkin, grilled tomatoes, chips, and salad served on sourdough bread with salted boiled soybeans (i.e. edamame). It came on a wooden platter that was literally bigger than Eddy - presentation was 10/10! I also appreciated the fact that they were able to cater to my dietary needs (i.e. eggs without the yolk), as this is not something that all cafes offer - this is understandable as ultimately, cafes are business, and time is a very important factor.
I cannot believe I finished the whole plate by myself with no help from Eddy..
Aside from two extensive food menus to choose from, they also have a wide variety of drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic - there is something for everyone of all ages. Last but not least, check out their selection of cakes and desserts at the counter - you won't be able to resist skipping dessert!
To sum up, Cafe in Tokyo, only a short 20 minute drive from the CBD, is all inclusive - it has both indoor and outdoor seating, both Western and Eastern (and Fusion) cuisine, and both fast service and delicious, quality food. It is also open till 9pm everyday, so it is a great place for those who are always craving breakfast food items like me! Eddy and I will definitely be going back to try out some more items on their menu.