Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spoon Deli: Paddington

Spensley and I make time to have breakfast once a week, which feels like an excessive indulgence to me but if we didn't we simply wouldn't see each other due to the busy working and extra curricular schedule we both maintain. We were both desperately hungry when we reached Sassafras' door only to find it closed so decided to head across the road and chance Spoon Deli. The establishment has ample alfresco dining which makes it a perfect stop for cyclists, the cake cabinet hosted a drool worthy red velvet cake, my coffee was passable but that's where the positives end.

Spensley decided to selected the Eggs Benedict with Salmon. It was the better choice out of the two dishes as the yolks were beautifully runny, wilted spinach and a bright hollandise sauce.

I selected the Pumpkin and Zucchini Fritters and was rather disappointed. The fritters consisted of two triangles of flour, it was difficult to find any traces of vegetable and it was bland even with the selection of sauces on the side. I found the Spoon Deli experience overpriced, underwhelming and would recommend avoiding this establishment and rethinking your options.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Address: 107 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4000.
Open: Seven Days a Week, Breakfast and Lunch.
Phone: (07) 3367 0722.

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  1. Haven't heard any good things about any of the Spoon deli's unfortunately ...

  2. I'm so glad you said that. I got the impression that Spoon is a bit of a Brisbane institution yet I've eaten there a couple of times and have been similarly underwhelmed and appalled at the exccy prices.

  3. Average priced. Food was not first come first serve, waited 40 minutes for our meals to come out - cold, even then not at the same time. Usually don't mind the wait as long as the food is worth the wait. Food was less than appealing. Service was appalling. Would not recommend.