Tucked away down a suburban street in the Ashgrove/ Bardon area is this hidden gem of a cafe: Famished On Frasers.
We stopped in for breakfast after walking up Mt Coot-tha one Sunday morning.
Needless to say we were famished (and on Fraser Rd) so we took finding a cafe with this in its name as a good sign.
We opted for these two breakfast delights:
- Quinoa Bircher Muesli with Fresh Strawberries, Toasted Almonds, Coconut Yoghurt
- Avocado Halloumi with Spiced Pumpkin Bread, Poached Eggs, Herb Hollandaise, Asparagus
The coconut yoghurt used in the bircher was absolute top quality, and actually tasted like real coconut, rather than tasting like greek yoghurt with some coconut flavour added in, which is what you get from most supermarket variants.
The avocado and asparagus were both at their perfect freshness, which really made this savoury breakfast. The generous slab of pumpkin bread was soft on the inside and tasted like it had just been made, though I didn't get much spice from it. That didn't really matter though when you had hollandaise sauce this good poured over everything!
The overall ambiance at Famished on Frasers was warm and welcoming. I loved the massive historical mural painted on one wall, which captured key historical events and landmarks from the neighbourhood, including the nearby army barracks.
Even if you're on a mountain.