Dandelion & Driftwood
This place is just so darn cute.
Famous for their speciality coffee and delicious looking breakfasts, Dandelion & Driftwood needs to be your go-to brunch spot no matter where in Brisbane you live.
From the outside, it's tucked between a couple of other shop faces along Gerler Road, and super easy to miss. But don't miss it. The cute and cosy atmosphere welcomes you through the old corner-store door into a place that smells of coffee beans and looks like the ideal place for a high tea.
Greeted instantly, I've never had a bad experience with their waitresses. Prompt, lovely, and always smiling, you're looked after from the very beginning. With tables throughout the nook, including outdoor settings out the front, plenty of room in the main area, a bar-type seating setup along the wall on the immediate left, and of course the gorgeous courtyard/garden area in the back, there's plenty of seats to choose from. I would highly recommend the courtyard area.
With a page on the menu dedicated solely to coffee blends, coffee orders, and other specialty drinks, you simply must try something new every time! Their Spearmint Hot Chocolates are sugar and dairy free (let all my lactose intolerant friends rejoice!), and their Red Velvet Hot Chocolates are like sipping on an exact replica of the dessert. But you must must must try one of the coffee blends in whatever form you prefer - they take their coffee very seriously, and it's so obvious why. Their coffees are an experience in itself, and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!
The menu radiates delicacies in the finest sense of the term. With a page of breakfasts, lunches, and small sized options, there's something to tickle everybody's taste buds. I had been told prior to my first visit that the waffles were to die for, so of course that's what I had - no disappointment there! Topped with homemade caramel sauce, the waffles are something special! We've also tried some of their savoury stuff, including The Drifter Woman (House made potato rostis topped with onion marmalade and served with bacon rashers, fried eggs, spinach and chives) and the Simply Pleasures (avocado topped with danish feta on toasted sourdough bread, with grilled haloumi and pistachio dukka) which were both amazing! To say the least, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
Dandelion & Driftwood is a bit of a hike for those of us living on the south side of the river, but I can guarantee you it's worth it! With delicious speciality coffee, an amazing menu, and beautiful seating no matter the weather or season, it's worth the trip any time of the year! Gather your brunch buddies and head there ASAP.