I live in the beautiful inner-city Brisbane and regularly go to restaurants with my wheelchair zooming Mother. My reviews have a focus on disabled accessibility into and around the places I visit.
Published June 11th 2015
An Organic Cafe with a Surprising Menu
The Pando Cafe on Adelaide street is organic heaven. Their menu consists of a wide selection of Raw, Paleo, Organic, Gluten and Dairy Free foods. The closet hipster in me was clapping her little hands in glee. Although you have all the healthy foods, they still manage to make room for pancakes, slices and gluten-free nodo-donuts which taste surprisingly doughy.
Disabled accessibility into the cafe is great, trick is to go through the large glass doors to the right of the cafe. Inside you will find a large entry that has no obstacles leading straight up to the wheelchair friendly height counter (based on electric wheelchair). There are easy to get to tables that are well spaced and don't leave you feeling crowded or the back of your chair sticking out into the passageway.
Everything on their menu is made to order, which means you can leave out any foods your allergic too (or just don't like). This was great as my Mother wanted the zucchini and carrot pasta dish but really doesn't like lemon. They made it to order and it was delish. I must admit, Mum was expecting the dish to be the more traditional dough-pasta flavoured with carrot and zucchini. Instead it was the vegetables sliced into thin ribbons and cooked like pasta. She really enjoyed her meal.
I had the Pando Burger (nice) with sweet potato fries (heavenly). My food-surprise was the Coffee-Bullet Smoothie. Nothing on the menu indicated to me that this particular smoothie was hot and in a mug like a regular coffee. It tasted like a very creamy coffee.