One of the great joys of modern Australian food is that it takes in influences from all over the world, from all the communities that make up the country today, and the flavours that waves and waves of migrants have brought with them. At Sassafras Canteen on Latrobe Terrace, just a short walk from Lang Park in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington, you can taste them all. Arrive in the morning – or before 2pm, at least – for a proper Aussie breakfast: eggs, bacon and sausage, avocado on toast and plenty more, and later visitors can try the salt & pepper squid, ale-braised pork belly or Thai-inspired red duck curry. Evening visitors will not be disappointed either, as they will be met not only by a menu, but also a range of craft beers, cider, Australian and international wines and soft drinks. Book a table and take a trip out to Sassafras Canteen – close to Paddington Central Shopping Centre on Latrobe Terrace – for a great Aussie feed in the heart of Brisbane.
I'm allergic to gluten and casein (dairy protein). My experience at Sassafras made me want to move to Paddington. The front counter and chef were completely receptive to me allergies and the food was delicious. I had a big brekky. The best I have had regardless. I feel very nervous when I eat out. Our next meeting will be there.
Lovely coffee and food. I had the avo on toast which was yum. Loved that the cafe is dog friendly. I Would definitely go again
Sassafras cafe is situated in a lovely old Queenslander with eating available in a private, shady backyard. Dogs are welcome. Good variety, fresh produce and all meaks were served at the same time! Staff are lovely and very accommodating. Tip: eating outside is a little quieter than inside. It can be cold outside but they do have outdoor heating.