Inner city north dwellers rejoice! Sol Breads West End has a younger (and slightly sleeker) sister: Sol Natural Foods in Fortitude Valley.
Of course you can expect Sol's iconic artisan breads, wholesome loaves, muffins, raw foods and breakfast delights (think acai bowl, house toasted granola or smashed avocado on freshly baked rye) to be on the menu, but it's the vegetarian, olive oil base pizzas (gluten free available of course) and craft beers that people go cray cray for. Oh and spelt cookies. Don't forget the spelt cookies.
The rather cavernous space located on Ann Street oozes hipster mod and is decked out with yellow steel chairs, mini cacti and painted black brick walls. Whether you choose to sit inside or outside the vibes have you pining for your Birkenstocks, loose tee and denim.
But the key feature of the whole cafe really is their display cabinet. Freshly baked banana bread, carrot cake with swirls of cream cheese icing or raw cakes with multi-tiered layers will have you drooling like a St. Bernard. Brownies, bliss balls and chia puddings also make the mouth water while the savoury tarts, quiches, rolls and fresh salads make you start thinking about lunch before you've sat down for breakfast.
The coffee here is pretty darn good too. Just make sure you ask for a double shot if you don't want a mug. It's also an excuse to order a spelt cookie...
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