Gabi Cafe can be found tucked away in Woolloongabba's Gabba Central precinct, from where it offers everything from top notch breakfast to icy cold beer.
Here you'll find old favourites alongside a variety of new and exciting menu choices. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch 7 days a week and dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, there's plenty of time to call in and sample the fare that owner, Jae, has on offer.
Serving sizes at Gabi Cafe are generous and the prices are very reasonable, with weekly specials and loyalty cards making a meal or coffee here even more appetizing. Check out this special: Veggie and egg toast with a small coffee for $10*.
As big breakfasts go, Gabi's is impressive. Looking for something a little different for the fist meal of the day? Try the French Garden - Gabi's special French toast with homemade raspberry sauce, rashers of bacon and grilled haloumi.
The brunch menu offers the best looking eggs benny and the very popular acai bowl, amongst other tempting items. Those calling in for lunch can't go wrong. Jae says, "customers can close their eyes and pick any item from the lunch menu and they'll love it". Even better, each meal offered for lunch is just $10* and comes in a generous serve. For those looking for a great coffee, a house blend or single origin Arabica (beans roasted by Jae) are served.
Gabi Cafe is licensed to serve alcohol from 12 noon, so customers can enjoy their favourite drop with lunch and dinner (a selection of wines and 4 brands of beer are available).
Dinner options include meals like fried chicken wings, Cajun salad or choose from 4 different burgers (Gabi beef, spicy pork, lamb and feta or mushroom). Side dishes include juicy sausage skewers, corn cheese, egg cheese roll or a bowl of chips with one of six sauces - these are available at extra cost.
In a nutshell - Jae and her staff are super friendly and welcome customers warmly. Add this one to your Must Do list - it's a real gem.
Need to know - Gabi Cafe, which inhabits the old Evo Colombian Cafe space, is located just across the courtyard from Coles. The menu here is still being developed so keep an eye out for new additions.
*Prices correct at the time of writing in Feb 2015.
By Sandy Ludinski
14a/803 Stanley St