Sample sumptuous and ethically sourced fare at Toowong’s Pitch & Fork
Anyone that enjoys regularly eating up a storm at iconic eatery The Corner Store Cafe will tell you that cafe fare doesn’t get much better. We are inclined to agree – well, that was until owner Kim Malouf added a new venue to her foodie family. Boasting a gut-busting menu of meals made with ethically sourced produce is Pitch & Fork – Toowong’s newest cafe. If the sound of bacon croquettes, cauliflower falafels and garlic tiger prawns get your tummy rumbling, then head to Wests Rugby Club quick-smart for a taste of some fare that offers more than your typical clubhouse kitchen.
Chicken parmy, steak and chips, and burgers – this is what usually comes to mind when we talk about rugby clubhouse fare, right? First of all, there’s nothing wrong with these staples – they are classics for a reason. But what if we told you that you could snack on green eggs and ham, salt and pepper calamari and marinated kangaroo fillet instead? If your stomach twitched with excitement at the sound of that, you’re going to want to pencil in a brunch date at Pitch & Fork at Wests Rugby Club. Kim Malouf (of The Corner Store Cafe fame) signed on to open a new eatery that pairs perfectly with the club’s current rejuvenation. Featuring both interior and outdoor seating underneath the iconic brick arches of the rugby club, Pitch & Fork overlooks the field and is a great spot to catch a cool breeze while you down cups of coffee from Parallel Roasters.
Kim and head chef Dylan Brace have crafted a menu that focuses on highlighting a range of local, sustainable and ethically sourced produce for its breakfast and lunch menu. Early birds can forget the worm in favour of winners such as house-made baked beans, breakfast Caesar salad and the Healthy Benedict. While this isn’t a clubhouse, you can find some reimagined takes on the classics at lunch time with the likes of the veal parmigiana burger, clubhouse sandwich and half a pasture-raised chicken. Much like rugby itself, eating works up a thirst. Patrons can hydrate with cold-pressed juices, smoothies and shakes or can opt for hot-filtered or cold-drip coffee and organic fair-trade tea from Calmer Sutra.
You don’t need to wait until rugby season to sample the spread – Pitch & Fork is open seven days. Find out more information in our Stumble Guide.
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