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Picnic Cafe West End

Meet West Village's go-to for inventive brunch dishes cocktails aplenty.
By Sarah Ward
October 06, 2021
By Sarah Ward
October 06, 2021

Brisbanites, if you've ever tried to stop for an impromptu brunch at Picnic Cafe, you'll have experienced the Camp Hill spot at its busiest. This eastside favourite is always jam-packed mid-morning, although its all-day breakfast and lunch menu repeatedly draws a crowd all day long. So, you've probably stood outside on Martha Street, chatting to your pals and scoping out the local dogs trotting past while you're waiting for a table. That's all part of the experience — but if you'd like to try your luck elsewhere instead, Picnic has a sibling venue.

Meet Picnic West End, operating seven days a week from 7am–2:30pm — so, staying open just a tad later each day than the OG Picnic — it's West End's beloved brunch go-to; however, you won't find exactly the same menu on offer here.

On the brunch lineup, highlights include the pork belly khao phat, a Thai-style fried rice dish with Asian greens, wok-fried egg and honey-soy glazed pork belly or the mushroom ragu pappardelle with caramelised onions, garlic and a creamy carbonara sauce.

At Picnic Cafe West End, drinks are a big focus, too — bringing over the Camp Hill cafe's lattes, chais, long blacks and mochas over ice, as well as the coffees and chocolates over ice cream and cream. A selection of cold press juices and smoothies have made the jump, but you can also pick from seven different cocktails.

Coffee fiends will be sipping Paradox Coffee Roasters' Paper Moon Blend, and everyone can take advantage of the light and airy look and feel. Think: pastel hues, timber tables, stone tiling, and big splashes of green — both plant-wise and in the colour scheme.

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