Southside Tea Room

Southside Tea Room in Morningside is the creation of Patience Hodgson and John Patterson from indie pop ensemble The Grates, serving barbecue, beers and brunch on weekends. Smoking has become a serious hobby for John, and he wanted to showcase the meat at Southside in a way that payed respect to the animal, especially after the time and care spent preparing it each day. That means you won’t find unnecessary frills on the menu – a selection of 14 sauces only masks the flavours of the meat. What you will find is the likes of brisket, pulled lamb shoulder, charcoal chicken rolls and Southside’s famous Hungry Hippie sandwich. On weekends the eatery opens for brunch, where your choice can range from avocado toast and macadamia, lime and coconut muesli, to fairy bread French toast and the Burnt End Eggs Benedict – that’s burnt-end brisket fries topped with two poached eggs, house cheese whiz and micro herbs. Post feast be sure to pop in to the neighbouring Death Valley Arcade, complete with Daytona Rally, Time Crisis 2 and a selection of pinball machines.



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