Green Papaya’s little sister Pawpaw opens in Woolloongabba
Thai and Balinese restaurant Green Papaya in Woolloongabba has spawned a hip younger sister cafe, located in what used to be the cavernous function room. While it’s best to enter through the door off the back carpark, it is very tempting to climb through the floor-to-ceiling open windows where coffee-drinking folk are soaking up some rays on Potts Street.
Combining a European-inspired menu with Asian-influenced decor, Pawpaw offers an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, with options to suit both the discerning Woolloongabba foodie as well as the local student and tradie. Green leafy tones mixed with rustic timber of the interior pay homage to its Green Papaya roots, while the street-art-sprayed corrugated iron exterior and express takeaway coffee window add a bit of laneway cool.
With the menu curated by Rory Doyle of the pop-up Red Robin Supperclub, try the traditional Swiss-style Bircher muesli, French Croque Monsieur or the very English Ploughman’s Lunch with a selection of cured meats, cheese, bread and house pickles. The Baked Eggs with spiced Sofrito, Feta, Chorizo and Dukkah have been a favourite since opening, while the gourmet homemade sausage roll with pork, fennel and apple keeps the local tradie’s diet a little leaner and far more flavoursome. The slightly Asian influence food-wise will soon kick in, with a personal egg maker soon-to-be stationed along the back wall, allowing diners to choose their own ingredients before a chef whips up a perfectly fluffy omelette before their eyes.
Corner Potts and Stanley Street, Woollongabba
Ph: 07 3891 5000
Open: Tuesday to Friday 6:30 am to 4:00 pm, Weekends 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
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