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Published February 5th 2015
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Our favourite Mt Gravatt coffee haunt has had a mini makeover with a morrocan styled outdoor seating area, adding extra spots to park yourself for breakfast or lunch. Hallowed Grounds has been operating for a few years now and it's been so wonderful to watch its evolution from a small corner cafe to become the end point for the coffee lover's pilgrimage.
I stopped in for a quick coffee and a snack before heading over to another local institution, Craft Giraffe, to buy creating supplies. I decided to check out their new eating area out the back and I was happy to see that there were already quite a few people sitting in the shade or sun sipping on their drinks and eating hearty breakfasts.
I ordered a housemade lamington to go with my coffee and it was delightfully fluffy with a rich chocolate covering and large flakes of desiccated coconut. I am a bit of a lamington fan and this one didn't disappoint - I am now holding it up as my benchmark.
The cafe was buzzing with customers and it was actually difficult to see a table. With an all day breakky menu, you can roll out of bed at any hour of the day and indulge in a plateful of goodness at this popular local. The meal I'd most like to try is the Eggs Benny Salad - two poached eggs, avocado, pan fried mozart potatoes on a bed of spinach drizzled with herd hollandaise sauce. Next up I'd definitely be hoeing into a Cinnamon & Raisin, French Toast Bagel - whipped vanilla bean cream cheese, pistachios, mixed fresh berries and maple syrup.
I love all these small, family-run cafes which are popping up more frequently across Brisbane. It feels great to know that you can get a great breakfast or coffee just around the corner where your barista can get to know your name and your usual order. People flock to suburban eateries these days and they are beginning to take on the vibe of their own area. Vintage stylings are frequent in older areas whereas clean and modern looks are prevalent in more youthful locales.
This cafe has a dreamy, retro vibe with its second hand artwork for sale on the walls and granny blankets out in the outdoor eating area. It's a beautiful place to be so you'll be sure to want to invite your mates for a weekend breakfast or brunch and soak up the charming vibe.