The Smug Fig Cafe is a quaint eatery and coffee shop in East Brisbane where the order of the day is breakfast, lunch and drinks. Ingeniously, the humble frontage of Smug Fig’s Stanley Street East address conceals a light-filled interior with a decking floor, strewn with plants and filled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. Breakfast is a big deal at this Brisbane cafe, with a long list of classics and signature options. The Smug Fig eggs benny is a popular option, but for those with a real appetite, The Fig Brekkie is your go-to: free-range eggs, bacon, chorizo, balsamic tomato, thyme and garlic mushrooms and a housemade potato hash piled atop multigrain sourdough bread. Lunch continues the theme, with Australian favourites jostling for your attention.
The menu provided a wide range of selections. The quality of are meals was high and quantity good. Service was friendly and prompt. Venue good although little parking provided.
First time customers. We were a bit worried about the location regarding parking, but there was no issues with parking at all. We had an amazing breakfast so much to choose from, everything is beautifully presented and fresh. Will definitely be taking my friends and family back there. The potato hash was to die for!
Great location with awesome and friendly staff. Beautifully presented delicious food with huge portions!! The chips and aoili are devine. (Oh and great coffee/chai lattes too)
A lovely cafe attached to the Nursery. Food was divine and despite the cafe being very busy, they were quick with both drinks and food. Definitely recommend.
I had a fantastic experience at the Smug Fig! The food was inventive and artistically presented, and obviously tasted great! The staff were beyond accommodating (eg. some of us went into the shop next door while we waited for our order to arrive, and our waitress actually came into the store to let us know our food was served - because she didn't want our meals to get cold!) The atmosphere was great but I would recommend coming at lunch (as we did) rather than brunch, because when we arrived, around 11:45, the place we packed and very loud - but by the time we ordered (around 12pm) most people had left and it was quiet and pleasant.
It's wonderful to see an old building being re-purposed & well used. It's a large cafe with a modern & fun atmosphere & there's even a kids corner. The staff interaction is welcoming, polite & fun, matched with great service, but dare I say, surpassed by the excellent food at very reasonable prices. I'll keep bringing friends here to spread the word.
It was a hot day, so I'll put most of these problems down to the heat. The staff were glum, no smiles, they scraped the chairs along the ground when moving them. There were flies hanging around our food and us. The food was ok, but nothing stand out. I had a haloumi stack and expected the haloumi to stand out but it just didn't. My husband had the Southern Chicken burger which seemed good. His fries were amazing. After a bit great experience with the food, we went elsewhere for coffee.
This is a gorgeous little cafe that shares it's space with a gift shop and nursery. There was plenty of seating, a great kids area and the staff were lovely. I was also very happy with our meal and juices!!!
Had the pulled pork burger which I thought was well below average. Desserts were a bit better but it would have been better if the choices were displayed. Only reason I've given an above average rating is for the whole experience of antiques, lovely gifts and clothing stores + nursery. Won't be rushing back for the food or ordinary service!
The Cafe is inside a small shop/garden centre. There are antiques, a modern boutique and plants to choose from. Service was excellent as was the food and reasonably priced. There was a breeze the morning we attended but imagine it could get a little hot on warmer days