Score your lunchtime essentials from inner-city newcomer Harvest on George
If there’s one thing that grinds our gears, it’s having to hit multiple spots to cover all our nourishment needs – especially when we haven’t got time to spare. Three pals are looking to solve that issue with a new all-in one pitstop in the heart of Brisbane City’s busiest strip. Harvest on George and Meet Me in the Morning is a double whammy dispensary from a team that knows all about killer service.
Between them, Paul Crossland (Only. Specialty Coffee) and Dae Kang (The Hideout and The Common Room) know how crucial coffee is to the continual workings of the inner city. It’s the essential lifeblood that we all crave first thing in the morning (and, sometimes, in the afternoon too), but the duo also recognise that folks need more than just good and expeditious coffee – they need some sustenance, too. Alongside good mate and ex-professional boxer Billy Limov, the trio have taken over the space previously home to long-running lunch spot Sorelle 2 Cafe And Carvery to open Harvest on George and Meet Me in the Morning – a hybrid of express-service eats and specialty coffee positioned at the base of 315 George Street. The crew is looking to pair its caffeine pedigree with a malleable array of modern healthy eats that caters to the divers tastes of the inner-city crowd. To do this, the team has set up a coffee cart (fully equipped with all of the bells and whistles one would find in a cafe), where gun baristas froth and pour cups of ST. ALi brew with precision.
The carvery space has been spruced up with a new minimal aesthetic, with a brightly illuminated strip of cabinets and some alfresco laneway seating accessible just beyond a set of green-and-yellow doors. Billy is overseeing the kitchen, and is crafting a range of eats based on three core tenets – fresh, hearty and wholesome. The fun starts early with the breakfast menu, which includes brekkie burgers and boutique hash browns. A juice and smoothie bar offers a selection of sips (each name an acronym of its core ingredients) while a range of gourmet sandwiches, wraps and fresh salads stand as the perfect fuss-free, grab-and-go option. A rotating roast of the day will give folks some sizeable slabs of protein to enjoy, with up to three sides (can we have three baked potatoes? Asking for a friend …) making lunch a choose-your-own-adventure tale. Harvest on George will soon add more a la carte dine-in options to its morning and afternoon menu, and the team is looking to secure a liquor licence for those that want an understated spot to unwind.
Harvest on George is now open. For more details, head to the Stumble Guide.
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