Alphabet Cafe

What they say

“Our aim is to make our café comfy and welcoming, with a strong focus on community, and to serve quality food and coffee with a conscience while supporting small local businesses and artisans. We try to use all of our produce: beetroot leaves for sautéed greens, pesto made from turnip tops, syrups made from fruit skins, ricotta made from excess steamed milk.”

Signature Dishes

Loop Growers crostini with slowcooked haricot beans, rapini, carrot-top pesto, and eggs; breakfast English muffin with pasture-raised slab bacon, free-range egg, Maffra Cheddar, red capsicum ketchup, and aïoli; and ricotta blintzes with local berries.

What we say

Lots of places claim to be seasonally focused, but in Alphabet’s case, it’s a day-by-day proposition. If it’s not available through Loop Growers, Food Connect, or at the West End Markets, it’s not on the menu.

At this wholesaler-turned-café, the cakes are a drawcard, including the monthly “karma kake” – customers pay what they want for a slice, and the money goes to a local charity.

The menu features humanely raised meat and eggs, organic milk, sustainable fish and veg, and herbs and honey from the garden. Imperfect produce is used in pickles, smoothies, and ferments, and all kitchen waste goes to Loop Farm for composting. For extra karma points, you can leave spare toiletries in the basket in the bathroom for Share the Dignity.

What

Brunch, lunch & treats from a killer cake cabinet

Who

Meghan & Zoe Tulleners, owners

When

Breakfast & lunch, Tuesday to Sunday

Address

243 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, QLD 4101

Website

Bookings

No bookings taken

Price guide


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