Reviews by katj6
You can't really go wrong with Jackpot noodles. They're not the finest or most authentic meals in the land, but they are generously portioned, filling, and very tasty for what they are. All in all, excellent value, and well worth a visit.
As one of the other reviewers stated, this place really is a hidden gem. Affordable food in generous quantities, and good for you to boot. It may seem a little out of the way, but it is worth your while to find it, and take a peek inside. Excellent value for money, and it might even convince you that vegetarian food can be tasty too!
The Belgian Beer Cafe has a selection of beers on tap, but disappointingly, not always Belgian beer. The food is fine enough, but somewhat expensive for what it is. If you're just wanting something to drink and something to nibble on while you're doing it though, there are definitely worse places to get your beer on.
A standard Brisbane pub with standard pub fare, this venue is often hired out for private events also. As an event venue, in the upstairs area, I really don't recommend it if you intend to have a number of people there. It heats up quickly, especially in the summer. So far as the food and drinks go, it's nothing special, really... though they do sometimes have specials. It's convenient to the transit centre and to the city though, so if location is a factor, that's a good selling point.
C'est Bon is a French restaurant that I adore - and one that strains at my purse-strings, though there are some set menu options that are not terribly in-affordable. All meals aside, truth is, all you need to order here is the dessert platter. I've gone there and only ordered the entree and dessert platters with a friend and been quite pleased with that as a meal in and of itself for us. But the real beauty is in that gorgeous dessert platter. If you have to order one dessert only, go for the classic creme bruille. It is to die for.
It can get a bit busy here for breakfast on the weekend. The coffee is nice, and the meals pretty awesome, overall - there is definitely a bit of variety in the breakfast menu. Brioche french toast has to be one of the most indulgent breakfast meals ever! I've heard that the macarons from here are the best in Brisbane, but I have yet to try them.
There is a lovely selection of beverages here, which made this a perfect meeting place for a group of us to go and socialize one evening. Unlike the majority of people I went with though, I opted for something other than beer. I think I got an iced mocha and a jasmine tea, and both were exceptional. I know - an unusual selection from a place with a focus on beers, but I really like to know how a place faces a non-conventional order. The staff were lovely, and after having placed my order, they suggested that I go sit down again, and they would bring the drink out when it was ready. And they did, within record time! I was very pleased, and wouldn't hesitate to go there again. I tried a couple of tapas dishes too, and they tasted nice, but were a little expensive. Still... overall, a lovely experience.
I was actually rather disappointed by my visit here. My companion and I ordered a starter and two main meals. The starter took forever to arrive, but was tasty and fresh when it did, which was nice. The butter chicken that was ordered was quite lovely, but the other meal - a noodle dish - was *incredibly* disappointing. It tasted as if the vegetables came from one of those frozen packs you buy at the supermarket, and the sauce tasted as if it came out of a jar. It was incredibly, incredibly average, especially considering how long it took to arrive. Perhaps it was just a bad night, but after that? I would hesitate to order anything but curries from this place again.
I have a soft spot for this little cafe. I haven't been there for an evening meal, but I did make it my regular weekend breakfast haunt for a little while. The breakfast meals are cheap as chips, and there is quite a variety to choose from. The meals are what you would expect of a home-cooked style meal - which is to say... not bad, but not brilliant either. That said, for the price, it isn't too bad at all. The burgers and chips are nice too! The staff are lovely.
I really like Stockholm Syndrome. It is one of my regular breakfast locations. The interior decor is lovely and creates a homey feel. The breakfast menu options are all tasty (I've tried them all), but I have to give a special shout-out to the roasted mushroom. And the service has always been fairly good. The staff won't hover, but it doesn't generally take too much to grab their attention. Overall, not the cheapest of breakfast locations, but definitely a super-tasty and lovely to visit option.