There’s a new dining establishment in East Brisbane that has good reason to be pleased with itself, boasting a menu that the café smugly knows will satisfy a variety of hunger cravings.
The Smug Fig sits adjacent to a nursery, antique shop and gift shop, creating a unique environment to potter around after you fill up on satisfying foodie delights.
The café itself creates both a cosy and airy feel at the same time with Scandi-design furniture brightening up the small rainforest of indoor plants dotted around the place. Our table number even came in its very own terrarium.
From the breakfast menu, we tried the brie and double smoked ham omelette, with shallots, house made tomato relish and sourdough.
This was a truly decadent omelette, with melted chunks of brie making each mouthful to die for. The smokiness of the ham was lovely as well, and the fresh tomato chutney lifted the dish nicely.
We also went for the good old BAE, with free range scrambled eggs, bacon, balsamic tomato and multigrain sourdough.
You can always judge a café by how well it does on the staple breaky option of bacon and eggs, and these guys passed with flying colours.
The scrambled eggs were silky and creamy, and the addition of a balsamic reduction on the tomato was a really nice touch.
Other breakfast options include the smug breaky, packed with double smoked ham, free range eggs, seeded mustard hollandaise and asparagus on Turkish bread.
Lunch is also smugly served with menu items including a pumpkin and feta salad, beef burger or a BLT on Turkish bread.
For those with a sweet-tooth, desserts include a range of freshly made cakes, muffins and tarts, as well as a sweet-sounding fig, almond and honey pudding.
All orders are placed at a repurposed blue shipping container, which also serves up takeaway coffees to sleepy-looking passers-by.
The Smug Fig can be found at 999 Stanley St East in East Brisbane and is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.