Tucked away in a suburban street off the busy Gympie Road is a gem of a café that has just updated its homely-style food offerings.
Nana & Da’s has welcomed in summer with a brand new menu to coincide with the recent increase in temperature.
From the revamped breakfast menu we tried the scrambled eggs, house made pesto, greens and truss tomatoes on sourdough. This was a vegetarian version of green eggs and ham, which made the most of fresh seasonal products.
The scrambled eggs were lovely and creamy, and the nutty pesto lifted the sautéed zucchini and green beans really well. The tomatoes were also at their peak freshness, giving a rich sweetness to the dish.
Alongside this, we tried out the special house made lemonade, which was nowhere near as sickly sweet as its mass-produced counterpart. Made on real lemons, this bubbly drink was light and refreshing and was perfect for a balmy morning.
Other breakfast items include a potato and mozzarella hash with lemon and dill labna, tomato relish, shard and a poached egg. There is the option of adding bacon and a Bloody Mary to cure a hangover with this breakfast. This is my kind of restaurant.
Lunch is also served at Nana & Da’s, with options including taster plate of mushroom arancini with a cress salad and house made beef wontons with ginger, soy dipping sauce.
Vegetarians are catered for as well with sweet potato and haloumi koftas, served with hummus, baba ghanoush and Turkish bread.
To wash everything down, there are fresh “surprise” juices made on seasonal fruits, which include watermelon, pineapple and beetroot.
Milkshakes here have also been given a personal touch, with chocolate, caramel and strawberry syrups all made in-house.
An array of freshly made cakes and muffins line the counter and there are some cute-as-a-button individual serve Christmas cakes on offer which make for an ideal stocking stuffer.
The home-style menu fits right in with a very homely restaurant interior. Dainty china plates line a solid wooden buffet and also hang from the vj walls, alongside a range of antique prints.
There is also a feature wall with some of the best wallpaper I’ve seen in Brisbane, dotted with large ruby flowers on a deep sky blue background.
For home away from home eating, Nana & Da’s can be found at 12 Homebush Rd, Kedron and is open seven days a week.