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Sassafras Canteen

Paddington · Australian · $$$$
Excellent
4.8/6
21 Reviews

About Sassafras Canteen

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.

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Address

Sassafras Canteen
88 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Brisbane 4064

Opening Times

Closed today
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Breakfast

Hope Island's Mymaple, Gluten Free Maple Muesli (Vegan)

Coconut yogurt, fresh fruit
A$16.00

Avocado on Sourdough

Goat’s cheese, caramelised apple balsamic, house pistachio dukkah [can be made vegan]
A$17.00

Big Breakfast

Thick bacon, beef & maple sausage, poached, scrambled or fried eggs, corn fritter, avocado, relish, sourdough toast
A$24.00
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Mains

Barramundi & Caper Kofters

With lemon pickle on spiced rice, chunky eggplant dip
A$25.00

Lamb Shank Pot Pie

Slow braised shank on the bone in a ragout of bush spices, vegetables & red wine, golden puff pastry, mushy peas, mint dressing
A$24.00

Roasted Pumpkin Lasagne

With swiss brown mushrooms & truffle oi
A$19.00
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Shared Dishes

Grilled Haloumi

With basil & cashew pesto, cherry tomato, apple balsamic
A$9.00

Panko Crumbed Chicken Bites

With chipotle aioli
A$14.00

Cheese Board

Blue, cheddar & brie cheeses, peach & muscatel chutney, cornichons, fresh fruit, candied walnuts, lavosh crackers
A$29.00

Fully Loaded Sweet Potato Wedges

With shredded pork belly, mozzarella cheese, chives, jalapeno mayo
A$18.00
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Burgers

Amber Ale Braised Pork Belly Burger

Chipotle and sriracha slaw, pickles, beer & onion jam
A$14.00

Vegie Burger

Bean & beetroot falafel, avocado, lettuce, tomato, chipotle mayo, beer & onion jam [v]
A$14.00

Panko-Crumbed Crispy Chicken Burger

Lettuce, tomato, cheese, jalapeno mayo, beer & onion jam
A$14.00

BLT

Chipotle mayo, beer & onion jam
A$12.00
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Kids Menu

Melted Cheese

Vegemite toasty fingers
A$7.00

Kids’ Pancake

Maple syrup
A$7.00

Pizza Bread

Ham, cheese & pineapple
A$10.00
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Beers

3 Quarter Time Session Ale, 3.4%, ibu 2 0

Mid-strength, but high flavour fruity Queensland ale
A$7.50

Powerstance pilsner, 5.1%, ibu: 31

German noble hops and malt, for a full-flavoured beer
A$8.00

Organic steam ale, 4.5% ibu 22

Refreshing ale, smooth, easy drinking
A$8.50
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Wine

All iance Loire Reserve Rose 2013, FRANCE

Aromatic, refreshing rose, strawberry, ripe savoury red berries
A$9.00

Satellite Pinot Noir 2013, Marlborough, NZ

Delicate fruity pinot, soft blueberry & earthy notes. mild tannins
A$11.50

Alma reserve chardonnay 2013, Barossa Valley

Peach, nectarine combine with toasty subtle oak, hints of vanilla
A$12.00
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Beverages

SMOOTHIES

mango or banana or strawberry
A$7.00

ICED CAP FRAPPÉ

double shot espresso, ice cream & blended ice
A$7.00

SHAKES

chocolate, caramel, vanilla, strawberry
A$7.50

LOVER SMOOTHIE

blueberries, banana, strawberries, yogurt
A$9.00
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Fresh Juices

FRESHLY SQUEEZED JUICE


strawberry, pineapple & mint
beetroot, carrot, apple & ginger
orange, pineapple & lime
mango, passionfruit, blueberry & orange
watermelon, apple & mint
A$7.00
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Hot Drinks

FLAT white, cappuccino, long black


small 4
medium 4.5
large 5

HOT chocolate, hot mocha

A$5.00

AFFOGATO

vanilla ice cream w double espresso
A$5.00

SASSAFFOGATO

melted dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream w double espresso
A$5.50

RAINBOW ORGANIC CHAI

leaves brewed on bonsoy, side of honey
A$5.50

Menu (General)

Wine and Beverage List

Every Day - All Day
pdf

Cafe menu

Every Day - All Day
pdf
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21 Sassafras Canteen Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Kenan K.4 months ago · 1 review

Excellent cafe. Cosy and Friendly. Good food, great coffee. Very nice that they make you and your dog feel welcome. Will definitely visit them again.

"Excellent"6/6
Gill P.7 months ago · 4 reviews

I was there for breakfast and had the eggs benedict with bacon and the other order was the rib fillet steak sandwich. Both were cooked to perfection and were served in a timely manner. The wait staff are great and friendly. The place has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. Does not matter what time of the day you come here, the food can be relied on to be great.

"Excellent"6/6
betty j.a year ago · 1 review

Busy but good service. They Accepted a booking for 4 and it was ready when we arrived!! Food tasty. Pleasant surrounds. Dog friendly. All good!

"Excellent"6/6
JUDY Q.a year ago · 1 review

Had a wonderful brunch. Very pleasant staff as we were with a toddler and two dogs. We were all made to feel welcome. Food was delicious and good size portions.

"Great"5/6
David/Daphne/Vicky etc B.a year ago · 1 review

I have been going to Sassafras for many years, so I already know it is a great place, although it has recently undergone significant changes (by becoming licenced and changing to a somewhat a la carte menu), rather than a refrigerator of full of gorgeous salads, pies, etc. As it is opposite Paddington Central Shopping Centre, it is a very convenient location. Sassafras has always seemed to be a place that is convivial and somewhat funky without trying to be trendy, "edgy", and/or pandering to artsy-fartsy cutting edge wannabes. Comfortable, homey, and unpretentious without excessive stainless steel, large bottles of marinating peppers, band posters, and artificial flowers, hence (IMO) it attracts a wide range of clientele and ages, ranging from gossiping grandparents and retirees to young mothers with baby carriages to single Wi-Fi Warriors. Staff is always friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and willing to help unusual requests (like serving a brought in birthday cake), which is nice. Peter (the proprietor) regularly seems to be around, so it becomes a very personable experience for regulars who have met him; I organised a "Social group gathering" there, knowing it could not be a bad location, although in this case, I did not see the ginger tomcat or wild turkeys wandering through the back yard, completely at home... The only comments or criticism I can make is that: a) The newly installed outdoor black shade sails are too low, absorb heat, and refract it downwards (are they white on top?). They probably need a few post attached rotating fans to blow out the layers of heated air, because due to the surrounding hedges and fences, the standing air cannot move, and won't escape upwards (no heat differential with the atmosphere); b) Despite the high ceilings (probably due to it being an old wooden house), internally, it can become quite hot, especially with the kitchen in close proximity to tables. The internal walls also prevent air flow, so at some stage, roof "whirlybirds", hot air extraction ducting, roof insulation, or upgrading the A/C to more powerful units might be worth considering. All in all, definitely my favourite local "Coffee Canteen/Bistro" and hangout. I'll still be coming regularly!

"Good"4/6
Dilip D.24 days ago · 3 reviews

Food was great but they were exceptionally busy (good sign of course) but very understaffed, with strain showing on waiting staff who were virtually running, but doing a good job; they struggled to clean tables were patrons left to make way for new customers. Maybe it was an unexpected lunch time and they got caught out. Keep this in mind if you are expecting a quick lunch like I was. However, no complaints about the food or value or ambience on outside deck.

"Excellent"6/6
Phil H.a year ago · 1 review

We have been to Sassafras on several occasions (breakfast & lunch) and have never been disappointed. The service is prompt and friendly with a great menu selection and the meals are great quality. Excellent coffee! Cool surroundings - we particularly like the external courtyard area. Can get busy so make a booking to avoid disappointment.

"Okay"3/6
Jarnia T.12 days ago · 1 review

After arriving at our 10am reservation we found another reservation note on the table for 11am. I hadn't seen my sister in months & was quite taken back that we would need to make our catch up so quick. However After ordering & finding we had an hr wait for our food - the 11am reservation was placed elsewhere. Food was okay for the price, wouldn't have paid extra. Highlight was the dog friendliness

"Okay"3/6
Melissa L.a year ago · 1 review

I have dined at Sassafras a number of times and unfortunately today was nothing short of disappointing. Whilst, the food was ok and we were advised that there was a 25 min wait, our coffees arrived after our meals were served and we had a booking for 5 people and were squeezed onto a table for 4. Not good enough and likely to be some time before we return.

"Great"5/6
imgLeesa L.9 months ago · 1 review

The burgers are awesome, worth getting the week day special, burger, sweet potato chips and beverage. According to the boyfriend, the coffee frappa is amazing. he's very picky with his coffee and doesn't give compliments easily.

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