Two Donkeys in Spring Hill is a chilled out minimalist oasis of top coffee, delicious all day breakfast, beer and more-ish Bao Buns tucked away behind the Novotel in leafy Astor Terrace.
Industrial-style mood lighting, retro pressed metal chairs and shiny black tiles feature set the scene in the interior while outside there’s bench bar style seating.
The dine-in breakfast menu features a great range of generous-sized Breakfast Bruschetta with toppings such as Caramelized Pears with Goats Cheese, prosciutto and walnut crumb, Organic Peanut and Cacao spread with grilled banana and honeycomb and the highly recommended Smashed Avocado with beetroot ricotta and lemon dukkah.
Other choices include Toasted Coconut Breakfast Porridge with cranberry and orange compote, Brioche French Toast Sticks with blackboard espresso, marscapone and poached fruit, Spanish Eggs (baked with chorizo and homemade baked beans) and Sweet Potato Rostie with light pickled veges and fried egg.
There’s also a range of daily baked pastries from arisan bakery Crust & Co to enjoy in-house or takeaway and other takeaway options include Chia Bircher Muesli, Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Daily Bagels, Sandwiches and Fritters.
Lunch is served from 11am and on the menu are a fantastic selection of premise-made Bao Buns served with a side of Asian Slaw. Fillings include Karaage Chicken with lightly pickled vegetables, Sesame Crusted Tofu with carrot and cucumber, Soft Shell Crab and Asian Slaw or Chinese Style BBQ Pork with garlic Asian greens.
The Bao, which are up there with Brisbane’s best, come in serves of 1, 2 or 3 and accompaniments include Lotus Root Chips and Edamame.
Need to know – Two Donkeys are expanding their hours and drink and food offerings into Friday nights in coming weeks.
Nice to know – Two Donkeys is well-connected in the Brisbane music scene with venue manager Keelan drummer with The Jungle Giants and director Sam a drummer with both The Belligerents and Moses Gun Collective and head barista Spencer also a player in several Brisbane bands.
97 Astor Tce
0420 407 993