The suburbs come to The City with spacious new eatery ED Cafe
The brains behind one of Brisbane’s biggest brunch success stories have stepped up to the plate to hit another home run. Troy and Arron Van Stryp of The Smug Fig fame have opened up a new hotspot in the heart of Brisbane City. ED Cafe pairs the duo’s penchant for vibrant aesthetics with an all-day brunch selection that caters to the time poor and laid-back city slickers.
The Smug Fig in East Brisbane has been going great guns for a few years now, with a roaring weekend trade and established reputation as one of the city’s best. For owners Troy and Arron, it came time to decide what their next step would be and set some new goals they could work towards. The opportunity they were looking for came when CBRE presented them with a vacant tenancy at the base of IBM Tower on Edward Street. Boasting plenty of space and street-facing windows, the Van Stryp boys jumped on the chance, revitalising the space with a youthful energy and some fresh add-ons including a new coffee counter and coffee window, bench seating with power outlets and USB ports (for those needing a charge), plenty of stylish seating, slick branding by Deelan Do and a fresh mural from artist Yannick Blattner.
ED Cafe is bringing suburban cafe sensibilities to The City, offering a sumptuous menu of all-day brunch bites for those that need a reprieve from the outside world. Arron and Troy aren’t resting on their laurels and playing it safe, the boys know how to put together a good brunch and alongside chef Peffin Alano are cooking up dishes including dukkah and tahini crusted salmon, nourish bowls with quinoa, yellow basmati, pickled vegetables and mixed greens, lamb and goat’s cheese meatballs, lemon myrtle chicken burgers and haloumi stacks. A range of grab-and-go sandwiches and protein balls are available for those that can’t be away from their desk for too long, while coffee – the lifeblood of the inner city – comes from Espresso Di Manfredi. Tea, fresh smoothies, cold-pressed juices and iced drinks round out the offering, which is sure to cater to every taste.
ED Cafe is open and trading! If you’re seeking opening hours and contact details, be sure to check out ED Cafe’s entry in the Stumble Guide.
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