Finding a good place to eat is like finding treasure - you want to keep it a secret but you just can't. Felix & Amor Cafe at Capalaba is the treasure but I just have to share with everyone because it was such a nice experience dining there. Now the funny thing is, if it wasn't for the Entertainment Book discount, we would not have even noticed this little place on the busy road. It was Sunday morning and we decided that breakfast out was a great idea but we are on a budget at the moment, so picking something from the Entertainment Book was the obvious option and selecting somewhere out of our usual suburb made it a little adventure.
If you don't have an Entertainment Book or the App. you need to get one. It is usually available from schools and other community groups trying to fundraise.
Felix & Amor Cafe is set back off Capalaba Road under the awning, dwarfed by the bright yellow Chemist Warehouse. There is seating outside under the awning and despite the busy road, the greenery and awning provide a good shelter from the noise. We chose to eat inside though as my daughter was curious to see the 'stuff' inside. Now, once you enter you are greeted by a homely mix of shabby chic furniture and retro knick-knacks, homemade bring back cups for purchase and a cake display to make you drool. My husband and I enjoyed pointing out the items that were familiar at our grandmas during our childhood. The thing I loved the most though was the Filipino or Pinoy breakfast menu.
Shabby chic, retro table centre piece at Felix & Amor.
Now if you are not up for something different, they certainly have the usual breakfast and brunch options but this was our budget Sunday morning adventure. I was wanting to try something different and it delivered on different and delicious.
I had the marinated pork with garlic rice and eggs and my husband had the marinated beef version. Our kids weren't adventurous at all - milkshakes and fruit toast, but these were great as well.
The BBQ pork, garlic rice and eggs Filipino breakfast that was delicious.
Now I haven't had a chance to go back but I will and I will be happy to pay full price this time! The prices of the meals were really affordable and we couldn't believe what a great breakfast we had eaten for the price we paid. I nearly forgot - most of the menu was either gluten-free or had a gluten free option which is great for my husband who is coeliac.
Pinoy or Filipino breakfast options were around $13 per meal. All day breakfast ranged from $5 -$18 per meal. Lunch ranged from $9 - $15 per meal.
My daughter thought that the chocolate milkshake was the 'best'!
Environment - 10/10
Unique menu - 10/10
Value for money - 10/10
They even open some evenings on weekends for Paella nights and special Pinoy nights. My husband and I are keen to go to one of those!
Every time I do a trip to the Golden Circle Outlet just up the road, I give Felix & Amor Cafe a longing glance. One day I will get back to try another of the delicious meals.