Good Grace

Kenmore cafe Good Grace is an eatery that’s all about going to bat for local growers and suppliers – serving dishes with a strong sense of locality and history, where provenance of each meal could be traced to the farms from which individual ingredients were sourced. Good Grace’s approach is uncomplicated but considered, with familiar faves elevated simply through the quality of its ingredients, a large portion of which are native. The breakfast salad is loaded with sweet potato, seasonal greens, hummus, house pickles and black garlic and lemon myrtle powder, while the mushroom breakfast mixes Samford Valley Mushrooms with sauteed kale, tomatillo salsa verde, crunchy chickpeas and a slice of toasted rye. Heartier eats takes shape in the form of pastrami-cured barramundi bagel with dill creme fraiche, fried egg and Blue Dog Farm salad, and quinoa, kale and corn fritters with fresh local herbs from Basilea Living Herbs, finger lime, tomato medley and kipfler crisps. Coffee has been sourced from Seven Miles’ subsidiary brand Leaf & Berry – a 100-per cent certified fair-trade and organic coffee that boasts a lighter flavour profile perfect for espresso pours. To mitigate waste, Good Grace also serves house-made sodas, organic juices ordered in large glass bottles, plus smoothies, milkshakes and ethically traded teas.

Good Grace is shaking up its operational model to start 2023. Chef Darryl is parlaying his popular private-dining and catering nous into Good Grace’s brand-new lunch and dinner menus, which continue to champion local produce across a host of modern Australian dishes like roasted local beetroot with freeze-dried goats fetta and Lacey Hill’s apple pie moonshine dressing, Angus beef burgers with Sunshine Coast bacon, handmade gnocchi with Little Acre mushrooms and crispy garlic and herb pangrattato, and slow-cooked lamb shoulder with preserved lemon and corn ash charred cos. This expansion of afternoon and evening trade has meant that Good Grace no longer serves breakfast during the week, but brunch lovers can still get their fix of the venues chilli scrambled eggs, house-made pancakes and eggs Benedict on Saturday and Sunday mornings. That’s not all! In late February Good Grace will unveil it’s brand-new 100-person-capacity beer garden, where guests will be able to kick back with an array of small bites and local beers – everything you need from your neighbourhood local.


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