Support your local: Florence
Just a stone’s throw away from the Mikki Auld salon, in the relaxed suburb of Camp Hill, lies the newly opened cafe, Florence. This suburban gem is the talk of the town at the moment, and for good reason!
In a nutshell, the cafe is beautifully decorated, feels welcoming and vibrant, serves amazing food and houses friendly and warm staff.
The cafe itself is bright, modern and airy and it’s tasteful decor and fittings give it a feminine and relaxed feel. It’s the kind of space you feel like you could settle in to with good company and an endless supply of mochas for hours on end.
Of course, the food is nothing short of delicious. Serving modern seasonal food, there’s plenty of options for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. Our particular favourites on the breakfast menu were the omelette and fritters. Served with tasty eggs that make you stop mid chew and close your eyes, the omelette was paired with a ricotta salata and some of the most delicious bread you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating. The cauliflower fritters, the house favourite, with their accompanying pineapple and tamarind chutney and ‘green goddess sauce’ are not to be missed.
As well as this, there’s a delicious selection of takeaway treats on offer and a stocked pantry full of homemade pickles, radishes, cold pressed juices and bread. It really does tick all the boxes and is an enjoyable escape from the hustle and bustle of the CBD.
Interestingly, one of the owners of Florence also co-owns the popular Felix for Goodness in Brisbane City. If you’ve had the opportunity to visit this space, you’ll know that it too offers only the highest quality food and beverages. Florence is nothing short of this, but offers a more laid back suburban vibe.
If you’re after a relaxed but high quality culinary experience, then Florence comes as highly recommended from the Mikki Auld team! Florence truly does encapsulate the essence of the modern cafe scene and it’s a place we’ll be returning to again and again.
You will find this suburban delight at 54 Martha Street, Camp Hill. Their full menu is available at http://florence-cafe.com and you can visit them (and spy on their beautiful space and creatively curated eats) on Instagram and Facebook
Words by Che Johnson
Photography by Kirsty Sycz for Broadsheet Brisbane