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.
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.
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.
Lovely atmosphere in the garden. Great on a warm day - an oasis. Good variety on the menu, reasonable value and the staff were friendly and efficient.
excellent food in leafy surrounds with fast efficient friendly service. would highly recommend this eatery and would happily go again very soon . Keep up the good work
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.
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
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!
We arrived at noon and were quickly ushered to a table by a congenial waiter. Our table overlooked one section of the nursery so was atmospheric and reasonably quiet. Coffees came very quickly. Our meals were a little longer in coming but worth the wait.
Was good thanks. I ordered the beet and potatoe Fritters plus I had a coffee. It was all really nice. There was a slight mix up with our order. We vego but we’re accidentally given bacon. Love the cafe atmosphere:)
Whilst our Calamari with Coleslaw was very tasty it was a miniscule serving, the size of a small saucer on our plate. As 2 of us had ordered this dish we wondered if they had run out and divided 1 meal into 2. Our booking was at 12.30pm and 3 dishes were already off the menu. Coffee was good and nice setting.