Dandelion & Driftwood – Opening Soon
Two years on from the closure of its popular Hendra cafe, Dandelion & Driftwood is set to make a return to the suburb in February next year. Owners Penny and Peter Wolff (of Wolff Coffee Roasters fame) have been keeping the cafe’s name alive with its location at Brisbane Airport’s international terminal, but with international flights largely on hold for foreseeable future, the duo have temporarily closed the outlet and channelled their energies into Dandelion & Driftwood 3.0. Located just down the road from Wolff’s HQ and espresso bar on the corner of Doncaster Street and Gerler Road in Hendra (the former site of Chook Wings & Beer), the new Dandelion & Driftwood boasts considerably more room than its predecessor, with a huge kitchen, interior space (including a private-dining room) and external patio area offering ample space to spread out. The team will soon commence the fit-out, which will see the space given a fresh, clean and bright aesthetic. We’re also still a few months away from the finalisation of the menu, but we’ve been told to expect an elevated take on Dandelion & Driftwood favourites (as well as the return of D&D’s high teas), with the sizeable kitchen space allowing for more creative experimentation. We can guarantee that coffee drinkers will be in for a real treat, as the cafe will be pouring two specialty house blends (called Dandelion and Driftwood, respectively) as well as an array of exclusive single origin roasts for filter and espresso in addition to a range of teas and alcoholic beverages. Champagne high tea, anyone?