When visiting East Brisbane's The Smug Fig, you might place your order in a shipping container; however the bright blue gateway to the cafe isn't a sign of stripped-back things to come. For those looking to grab a coffee and go, the counter doubles as an easy exterior access point. For those wanting to stick around for a meal, it's just the beginning of your breakfast experience.
A spacious interior, set over a wooden deck and gazing upon walls painted with blue and white flora and fauna, greets those who venture inside for the latter. A small but delicious menu does as well. Here, it's the taste — not the size — that matters.
Substantial lunchtime offerings will join the selection of taste bud-tempting cakes and other offerings later in September, though the brekkie lineup could easily satisfy stomachs hungry around midday for the moment. They include a brie and double smoked ham omelette, the Smug Bennie that adds asparagus to the usual mix, and the aptly titled BAE — because who doesn't love bacon, balsamic tomato and sourdough multigrain with your chosen style of eggs?
Find The Smug Fig at 999 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane. For more information, visit their Facebook page.