THE SMUG FIG CAFE, WOOLLOONGABBA: An underrated cafe that after having tried so many brunch places in the brunch capital of Australia, I must have to admit this little gem in Brisbane is one of the best cafes I’ve been to! With great staff, an amazing ambience from the timber furniture to the greenery of the nursery next door, and unique, aesthetic food with delicious flavours that left me craving for more, this cafe is definitely one I’ll be recommending to all my friends.
Smoked Salmon Breadless Benny (Potato and Zucchini Fritter, Soft Poached Eggs, Smoked Paprika Hollandaise, Fresh Chives, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Avocado) – $24.5
The good fat: I can rarely go wrong with ordering an eggs benedict but this is definitely one of the best I’ve had! The eggs, needless to say, were poached perfectly. The paprika hollandaise was light and flavoursome – that somewhat undercut the stronger savoury texture from the crispy zucchini and potato fritter underneath. It was so interesting to see Eggs Benedict without some sort of bread base and the flavours here were still on point. The smoked salmon was nicely portioned and just overall, a very wholesome, unique and tasty breakfast!
The bad fat: Nothing!!
Blueberry French Toast (Blueberry Compote, Wildberry Icecream, Vanilla Custard, Cinnamon and Shortcrust Crumble) – $15.5
The good fat: Smug Fig creates a new French Toast every single week and this week, we were treated to their Blueberry one. I’m not a huge fan of fruit-based meals but this one was an exception. This was like a huge icecream sandwich! The french toast above and below were egg-y and soft, that let the wildberry icecream soak into it deliciously. The blueberry compote wasn’t too overpowering and it added just the right level of sweetness to the other, more mellow elements of the meal. The crumble along with the icecream were delicious and gave it such a variety of texture and ensured everything definitely wasn’t too sweet – just perfect!
The bad fat: Quite a huge amount of icecream (not complaining) but maybe a slightly larger piece of french toast just to balance it out a little bit in terms of warm vs. cool and dry vs. wet components.
White Choc and Hazelnut Baci Cone – $8.5
The good fat: Such a unique dessert – I mean look at it! The baci was a sort of mousse-cake in between type texture with a taste that kind of reminded me of cookies and cream. The hazelnut on top reminded me of Ferrero Rocher – everything I love! The cream gave a fresh, light touch and overall it was a nice, cleansing dessert. The white chocolate was also quite light in terms of taste and sweetness. Once again a unique dessert!
The bad fat: A little bit dry with the texture cos I was a bit confused as to what it is exactly but not really a huge complaint.
SHOULD YOU GET FAT HERE?
YES – The most consistent cafe in terms of everything we ordered – perfected with a natural, relaxing environment and unique, creative dishes!