Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill
Like a breath of fresh air or the mystery breeze in a shampoo commercial, Saint Laura is a crisp arrival that Highgate Hill residents have been waiting for. Part cafe and part community hub, Saint Laura blends a wholesome aesthetic with a menu of scrumptious fare to create a suburban oasis that will keep patrons coming back again and again.
To say brothers Paul and Aaron Zanetti are simply hospitality veterans is to do injustice to the wealth of experience they’ve accumulated in their 12-year careers. With a vision of a cafe that pieced together the best elements of venues they’ve worked in across the years, Paul and Aaron bit the bullet and decided to strike out on their own with Saint Laura – a leafy and vibrant eatery in the heart of Highgate Hill. If we had to describe this cafe in three words it would be crisp, clean and carefree. Since we’ve got a few more words to play with, we’d expand that to say that Saint Laura gives life to Paul and Aaron’s considered but not overcomplicated vision – with a good product sourced from great suppliers that is presented in a fresh environment.
Housed in a character building (formerly a hairdresser) on Laura Street, the Zanetti boys knocked down a few walls to add in an open kitchen, an impressive service counter and a leafy courtyard in the rear. The resulting vibe is perfect for the close-knit community – a sanctuary to escape and decompress morning and afternoon. The malleable, seasonal menu is comprised of all-day breakfast and lunch dishes built around fresh products. Saint Laura’s fresh vibe is exemplified in dishes such as the spiced poached rhubarb and pear crumble, and Vannella‘s hand-crafted burrata with tomato, basil and sourdough. You won’t find bacon on the menu (calm down, let us finish) but carnivores will find the likes of honey-glazed pork cheek, leg ham toasties, and sopressa and salumi charcuterie scattered throughout. Coffee and tea drinkers are equally catered for, with pours from Veneziano coffee and Rabbit Hole Tea (only available in Brisbane at Saint Laura) on offer.
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