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by Praneel Lal (subscribe)
'I'm a foodie, fashionista and freelance copywriter. Follow me on twitter and instagram @neelsmcgee email on praneel_lal@hotmail.com'
Published September 1st 2015
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Delicious Breakfast @ Pawpaw Cafe (photo by @manillejoyphotography)


Growing in popularity by word of mouth, on a weekly basis is this all-day-dine-in escape on route to Brisbane City. Pawpaw Cafe, located on the corner of Stanley and Potts Street in Woolloongabba, is the go-to place for those watching their waistline, searching for a pick-me-up or simply wanting access to a quality foods and guilt-free dessert. Pawpaw Cafe ticks all the boxes and then some.

Having undergone an over-haul in appearance, with a brighter and more modern interior and funky shed-esk exterior, Pawpaw Cafe is at the forefront of the dining game. A staple in the area since 2012 the cafe/restaurant encompasses flavours from across the globe to bring a mouthwatering menu to the tables of its patrons.

You won't find a basic breakfast here, but rather a flavoursome array of choices from each corner of the globe that runs through from breakfast to lunch. The cafe not only makes your standard cappuccino and latte's but also a Matcha Green Tea Almond Latte which has been getting rave reviews.


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Poached Eggs and Smoked Salmon @ Pawpaw Cafe (photo by @neelsmcgee)


The breakfast menu brings in all the favourites to please all palates from the sweet tooth customers who will enjoy the Brioche Stack (that's just a sophisticated way of saying French toast) which is french toast with figs, cherries, strawberries, vanilla mascarpone, chocolate ganache with agave syrup and almonds; to the customers who are after a hearty feed - there is also two options for breakfast burritos - one is vegan and one is full throttle with the addition of braised beef cheek, eggs and bacon for a small price. Then there is the classic Eggs Benny, with avocado, bacon and hollandaise (smoked salmon option available too) which is always a crowd pleaser.

After browsing the menu for a while a friend and I decided to go for the popular breakfast options of the Avocado Plate - comprised of Pug Malt toast, roasted walnut hummus, tomatoes, avocado and macadamia dukkah; whilst my friend went for the Eggs Benny - salmon option.

We decided also, because it was close to lunch time, that we would share some sweet potato fries with a honey mustard sauce.

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Poached Eggs & Avocado with Walnut Hummus @ Pawpaw Cafe (photo by @neelsmcgee)


Our meals were out in about fifteen minutes and passed our A-OK mark. Sweet potato fries were crunchy and fluffy on the inside, the malt bread that is unique to Pawpaw Cafe was extremely flavoursome and worked well with the avocado and walnut hummus. The finishing touch of the macadamia dukkah was to die for. Washed back with a Chai Latte was a perfect finish to an otherwise top notch brunch.

On our way out, we decided to try one of the Coco Whip combinations that we saw many people around us indulging in. The best thing about Coco Whip is that it is guilt free and vegan friendly. The so called 'ice-cream' is made from whipped coconut and then is topped with a raw salted caramel slice (you can choose between choc mint and cheesecake options also).

The serving is ample, giving customers value for money. One of these treats will set you back about $6 for the Whip and $6 for the slice, but is well worth it. The raw slice is dense and satisfying in flavour and goes perfectly with the creamy coconut whip. Get to Pawpaw and try the deliciousness for yourself.

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Raw Caramel Slice in Coco Whip Ice Cream @ Pawpaw Cafe (photo by @manillejoyphotography)
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Why? Great Breakfast and Juices and Coco Whip Dessert
When: Monday - Tuesday: 6:30am - 4pm Wednesday - Friday: 6:30 - late Saturday & Sunday: 7am - late
Phone: (07) 3891 5100
Where: Cnr Potts & Stanley St, Woolloongabba
Cost: reasonable for quality food
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