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Same Same But Different Cafe

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by Sherrie (subscribe)
Loves to travel, eat and explore new tastes and flavours.
Published October 29th 2017
What makes the difference at your local cafe?
Have you or do you enjoy eating out by yourself? Recently, I found myself in this position of finding somewhere to eat but was flying solo this day. I was not close to home and looking for a place to eat when I came across this cafe, Same Same But Different. At first glance, it looked promising as it was adequately busy for a Saturday lunch.



Same Same But Different Cafe is located in along Oxley Road in Corinda and I was heading back to Oxley from Indooroopilly shopping centre to watch my son play Futsal.

Same Same but different Cafe
Cafe in Corinda


Being not used to eating alone, I walked in and was greeted by friendly staff who said that I could find anywhere to sit and they would be right over with the menu. I found a window bench table looking out onto the street where there were some newspapers to read if I wanted to.

The staff were quite prompt with the menus and I was left alone to decide what I wanted to eat. The menu offered a good variety as they served "All day" breakfast meals and "All day" lunch meals. Tempted by a second breakfast, I couldn't resist the Warm salad of honey roasted pumpkin, baby carrots, chargrilled radicchio, panfried halloumi, pumpkin sourdough with smoked almonds and a sage nut butter dressing for $17.

Same Same but different Cafe
Warm salad of honey roasted pumpkin


I sipped on my Dirty chai ($4.80) while reading the newspaper waiting for my meal to arrive. It also allowed me time to look around and observe the local crowd eating at this cafe. The atmosphere was quite relaxed and laid back with different groups of people from a table to five guys next to me, to a mum and her two children enjoying lunch, to couples and groups of women friends catching up. It was a friendly feel. The interior of the cafe was light and spacious with different table combinations.

Same Same but different Cafe
Dirty chai (Toby Estate coffee)


My meal arrived in good time and I was happy with my choice as it was full of colour and fresh vegetable and flavour. Yes, very satisfied with my lunch and the serving size was very generous.
Same Same But Different Cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating and also caters to the takeaway coffee crowd.

Same Same but different Cafe
Lovely outdoor eating area


They are open 7 days for breakfast and lunch as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. They also are licensed and serve beer and cider on tap. They recommend reservations for breakfast and lunch for groups over 6 and for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.



They can cater to gluten-free and vegetarian on request. And don't forget the young ones with children (12 years and under) "All day menu.

They have full table service and on paying for my meal, I spied upon on lovely array of sweets and savoury treats in the glass counter. Maybe next time.
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Why? lovely place to stop for lunch
When: Open 7am to 3pm on Monday to Thursday, Friday 7am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 9pm and Sunday 8am to 2pm
Phone: 07 3278 2150
Where: 640 Oxley Road, Corinda, Qld 4075
Cost: quite reasonable
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It's on my list Sherrie.
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