Double Shot Espresso
As a 4005 local and a lover of all things brunch, I've always considered myself well versed in these hotspots. However, as I recently learned, I had let an absolute gem fly right under the radar.
New Farm is well known for its many breakfast and brunch hotspots. As a 4005 local and a lover of all things brunch, I've always considered myself well versed in these hotspots. However, as I recently learned, I had let an absolute gem fly right under the radar. In good news, this unfortunate oversight has now been rectified.
Double Shot Espresso is somewhat hidden, tucked away on Oxlade Drive about as far from Fortitude Valley as you can get. Its location in this mostly residential area gives it a suburban, community-oriented feel that is reflected by its devoted troops of local regulars. Double Shot is also a provider of that most valuable of commodities, the all-day breakfast.
The menu covers light breakfast options and a more substantial range of 'Eggs and things'. The former includes a fresh baked croissant ($3.50), toasted homemade coconut bread with ricotta and honey ($8.50) and the mouth-watering stewed rhubarb and ginger with Greek yoghurt ($10.50).
'Eggs and things' includes Double Shot's signature flaky pastry tart with scrambled eggs and bacon ($14.50) or smoked salmon ($16.50), Spanish sardines with sourdough, fresh tomato and a moreish garlic mayonnaise (served up rustic-style on a wooden chopping board, $15.50), breakfast burrito with chorizo and red pepper salsa ($16.50) and shakshouka ($16.50).
Flip over to the lunch menu if you're not a 'breakfast for every meal' type person. Options include chicken rolled with green olives, pistachios and fresh herbs with a green salad ($16.50) and a scrumptious-looking lamb pie.
Considering how small the space appears on a first glance, there is quite a bit of seating strategically placed in the nooks and crannies surrounding Double Shot Espresso. On a busy morning you might have to wait for a few minutes, but rest assured it will be totally worth your while. Be warned, your day will not be complete without a pasty, tart or piece of cake from the sweets cabinet to take home for later.
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