...above grub st club sandwich
...grub st house made preserves!
i have been to grub st a couple of times now...+ i've heard friends talk about it often...+ i've seen regular mentions on twitter & finally i did read about grub st in gourmet traveller's 2011 restaurant guide listing them as one of brisbane's best cafes...cut a long story short! this is one place you need to seek & enjoy!
self taught chef stix (travis grigg) owns grub st with his partner tamara. stix is really enthusiastic & energetic...i find him very funny & his passion is certainly pushing his 'off the track' cafe to great heights!
i met for lunch recently with wine maker & consultant peter scudamore-smith & we happily devoured our meals with peter supplying the wines...i ordered pulled pork salad w roasted peanuts, asian herbs, carrot & tamarind glaze while peter ordered the chorizo burger w roasted peppers & jalapeno jam. we washed this down with barambah shiraz viognier...delicious!
stix made a surprise dessert for us of dense fudgy chocolate brownie w peanut butter icecream & rhubard (gf)...this went very well with peter's barambah rack dried semillon (sticky).
talking with stix during the course of our lunch i found out that he is a mad keen surfer, likes to push the food boundaries for his diners to enjoy, seeks inspiration from many cook books without having a specific favourite & loves making traditional dishes...eg a recent special of nasi goreng, making everything from scratch...one customer who ordered this said it took him back to eating this dish whilst travelling through indonesia.
stix is also quoted saying he has 'tolerance for the intolerant'. stix has an intolerance to diary so understands customers dietary conditions...at grub st you will find plenty of vegetarian, vegan & gf options on the menu. stix said the biggest seller is the carrot pancakes w beetroot hommus, housemade labne, poached egg & red pepper relish.
open tuesday - saturday 7am - 2pm, sunday 7am - 1pm (closed easter break & public holidays)