Fresh is the operative word at Cafe63, wherever you find one of the outposts of the beloved Brisbane café-restaurant family. For one, fresh coffee supplied by Brisbane’s very own direct-buyer and roastery Di Bella is a chief drawcard, while the breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are packed with the freshest ingredients. The icing on the cake is that Cafe63 offers a line in fresh flowers to buy by the bunch, and here in Sandgate opens up at the incredibly fresh hour of 5am every day of the week. Find Cafe63 Sandgate on Lagoon Street, positioned nice and fresh by the sea.
The types up and about in the Brisbane suburb of Sandgate at 5am are the types that thoroughly enjoy the classic Café63 juice bar selection – watermelon, carrot, pineapple and tropical fruit from the Queensland country – or frappes with motivating names like the Federer Frappe, Screw The Scrum, or Kick Off. Of course, the coffee is a premium brew and a major attraction, be it hot, short and black or long and iced. Keep it super healthy with breakfast options like the vegan avo mash with grilled tomatoes, wilted spinach, fruit salad and multigrain toast, or go the whole hog with the massive Endeavour – a stack of potato rosti, BBQ pork belly and poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce and served with toast.
Cafe63 does a roaring trade in signature waffle stacks, with the Michael Schumacher coming out on top in our books, thanks to a simple winning combination of fresh strawberries, whipped cream and maple syrup. If you’re looking for a gluten-free lunchtime option, the GDR offers up your choice of grilled barramundi, salmon or NZ whiting with fries and seasonal vegetables, while the Istanbul burger is a vegetarian option layered with halloumi, green leaves, tomato, mashed avocado, a creamy parmesan dressing, fries and a half salad. Cafe63’s Sandgate café-restaurant on Lagoon Street is as seasonal as any other member of the family, pushing an autumn menu, for example, heaped with specials like the Red Delicious: roasted pork belly with apple sauce and gravy, rustic fries and seasonal vegetables.
Great service, great food, huge menu, best value for money, love the extras menu. Only downside the pork belly didn’t have crackle and that’s the only reason I ordered it.
I boked a group of 10 but 12 showed up. Another table was supplied to accommodate the extra people without a problem. The meals were colourful and varied and each person in the group expressed their pleasure on their meal. They were well presented and flavoursome with an ample amount. I especially liked the sweet and savoury options combined on the plate. I had the' Vancouver' - pancakes, bacon, yoghurt, raspberry fruit, strawberries and maple syrup. I asked for extra syrup after serving and was given an extra amount very willingly. The staff were friendly and very obliging with all our requests. We were very pleased with our breakfast gathering and will come again.
Great service and friendly staff. Lovely place to go for a weekend breakfast. The food was reasonably priced and the coffee is made to perfection. We will be going there again.