This quaint establishment is the latest venture from the team behind Alcove Cafe and Esher St Deli, and their experience in hospitality and passion for produce shine through once again. Samson and Sophie opened its doors in March 2014, and after finding their footing along the river, the team is proud to deliver the freshest and finest locally made produce.
An eclectic mix of shabby-chic tables and chairs sprawl along the pavement of Macquarie Street. As potted herbs hang from the fence and umbrellas attempt to shield the harsh Brisbane sun, patrons sidle up and settle in for both breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. While the venue is not suited for long and large lunch gatherings, it's a pretty rad spot for a quick catch up. Let the baristas brew you a fresh cup of coffee or a thirst-quenching frappe while you take a long, hard look at the menus.
Like any good breakfast menu should, Samson and Sophie's delivers a range of options to suit almost every morning appetite. If you're after something light, the cinnamon fruit toast ($10.90) or hobby mix house muesli ($12.90) have got you covered. For something a little heartier, check out the slow-cooked beans ($16.90), Wrapped Up ($12.90) breakfast wrap, or the roast pumpkin fritters with fresh greens, honey carrots and Bahbah's yoghurt cheese with a poached egg ($18.90). Of course, there is the option to add sides to any of the meals.
The fresh flavours from breakfast seemingly roll over to the lunch menu. Delicious options like the Farmers Bowl of hot buttered corn with parmesan, thyme roasted mushroom, rocket, cherry tomato salad and organic sourdough ($14.90) or the Baking Dish, a changing hot lunch creation, should tide you over till tea. Fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps are also available into the afternoon.
If you're not in the mood for a meal, grab a coffee, pick up some fresh flowers or treat yourself to a locally made Italian pastry and relish in the cafes relaxed charm.