Cinnamon & Co. – Opening Soon
The good news continues for Brisbane’s vegan community – a new cafe specialising in plant-based goodness is in the works in West End and is targeting an early-January opening. Cinnamon & Co. is the bricks-and-mortar sibling of Wild Spice Kitchen, a roaming food truck that has been operating for five years (including a recent stint serving food at Paper Moon in Annerley). Owner and hospitality veteran Tasia Amber has decided that the time is ripe to open up a permanent cafe of her own, securing a two-level space on Hardgrave Road in West End (next to Little Red Dumpling and Mama Taco) to establish her new eatery. Cinnamon & Co.’s comfortable street-facing level will boast a Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic featuring plenty of timber, white walls and terracotta and rust-red accents, while the downstairs space will resemble a cosy trattoria-style area furnished with couches and tables for more relaxed socialising. The cafe’s menu will boast some crossover with Wild Spice Kitchen’s menu, with seasonal inspirations channelled into plant-based fare (made entirely in house from fresh ingredients) that aims to foster connections through food. Some Wild Spice favourites will feature, including the vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, tofu scramble served on a vegan croissant with hash browns and vegan aioli, and avocado on toast with seasonal accompaniments. Coffee Supreme will be supplying its beloved beans, with alternative milks provided by Happy Happy Soy Boy and Minor Figures. Once open, Cinnamon & Co. will look to open for brunch most days of the week and for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. Check in early in the new year for our in-depth feature.