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Ginger & Green Cafe

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published May 15th 2016
Hidden cafe just a few minutes walk from Southbank Parklands
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Plenty of free seats, even on the weekend (we were here on a Sunday).


Ginger & Green is a quaint little cafe located in South Brisbane, just a few minutes away from South Bank's main dining strip adjacent to the Parklands. It's relatively hidden, and so stays quite quiet, even on the weekends - great for if you're looking for someplace cosy to enjoy a meal with close family and/or friends. Did you know that Ginger & Green was opened by popular Ponycat Cafe in New Farm? It's no wonder it's such a great little cafe. Another fun fact is that when I asked the owners of Ginger & Green Cafe why they named it as such, they said they were "struggling" at the time to come up with a name, and so decided that they'd each just pick a word and combine them. I think it turned out to be a great name!

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Outside Ginger & Green - of course, it's green!


I found this cafe by chance, as it is located directly above the SW1 Carpark on Cordelia Street. As a bit of additional information (and tip), SW1 on Cordelia has the best value for money when it comes to parking in South Brisbane. If you book online prior to your arrival, you can park there on the weekends/evenings for a flat rate of $12. During business hours, it's a little bit more expensive, but is still a good deal compared to other carparks for those who work nearby - only $16 or $20 depending on what times you enter and exit.

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Another photo outside Ginger & Green - the elevator to the SW1 carpark is just opposite the cafe.


South Bank is a very vibrant place, always buzzing with people - it's a great place to be, but sometimes, you just want to be somewhere that allows for some peace and quiet. This is where Ginger & Green comes in, providing you with the best of both worlds - enjoy a quiet meal here, before heading to the busier part of the area, just a few minutes walk away. There are both indoor and outdoor seating options available, and dogs are allowed and most welcome outside the cafe.

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Comfortable indoor seating.


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Outdoor seating - good mix of sunshine and shade.


At first glance, it may seem like Ginger & Green does not have a wide range of food items to choose from, as their menu consists of a single page. However, this is definitely not the case - they do have quite an extensive menu, compacted into that one sheet of paper. All their items are available all day, which is good as I hate having to drag myself out of bed to make the breakfast menu! Their items add an interesting twist to classic breakfast favourites, and so is definitely a place for foodies to come and wow their taste buds.

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Eddy with their breakfast menu.


I'm allergic to egg yolk but can eat the white (yes, it's weird I know...). Some of the more popular and busy cafes cannot cater to my dietary needs, as they say that their kitchen is too busy to prepare one set of eggs differently to the others. However, Ginger & Green did not hesitate to comply with my request, which was much appreciated and definitely gave them brownie points in my books! Speaking of brownies, Ginger and Brown also has some amazing desserts to choose from at the counter inside the cafe.

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Fried free range eggs (white only) on sourdough toast, with extra roast mushrooms and haloumi.


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Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, fresh baby spinach, poached free range eggs, and hollandaise on English muffin.


This cafe was not what I was expecting from South Brisbane, but in the most positive way possible - it enhanced my love for South Bank in that there is something here that suits everyone. People of all ages, interests and experiences will find something here that they will enjoy, whether it be a fancy candlelit dinner, a casual get-together with loved ones, or both! Thank you Ginger & Green, see you again soon.
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Why? Hidden cafe in busy South Brisbane
When: Monday to Sunday, 7am - 3pm
Phone: (07) 3255 0822
Where: A few minutes walk from Southbank Parklands
Your Comment
A lovely cafe again, excellent. The owner is very kind to address your egg white request, which I think it is not common in the business driven world nowadays. This add another cafe in my must visit list.
by ycwong (score: 2|512) 1133 days ago
Those breakfasts look amazing Jane! Good find, great prose as always too!
by Anthony Carrick (score: 2|246) 1133 days ago
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