Author: Nancy Eluigwe

The Little Red Providore

Known for it’s quaint steep streets and cute Workers Cottages Red Hill is one of my favourite Brisbane suburbs to explore and hang out. Located in a colonial corner store, The Little Red Providore stands out on Windsor Rd with its bright red door! The first thing I noticed when I walked in was an artisanal vibe. As a creative person I loved seeing a display of artworks for sale, locally crafted ceramics, jams, breads, milk and condiments just to name a few. The café is also known for spontaneous menu changes guided by seasonal produce and the Chef’s inspiration. This visit was my third and having only previously ordered the Brioche Breakfast burger I decided to try something different from the menu. We ordered the big breakfast to share: grilled haloumi, bacon, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, avocado, scrambled eggs, rocket and homemade tomato sauce on sourdough toast but swapped the sourdough with brioche. We settled into a nice warm spot in the sun filled courtyard downstairs. The indoor seating area downstairs was abuzz with students …

Taking the day off from any expectations

I’m my harshest critic and my most merciless slave driver. I know I’m doing a good job but maybe it’s the solo parent’s resident thorn in the flesh – I can only see all I’m not doing well, my failings, how I might be f***ing my kids life and future up. So to control everything, I don’t let myself stop working and when I do I get …

Corner Store Café

Breakfast was a gorgeous affair at the Corner Store Café – Sylvan Rd, Toowong. I have driven past this cafe many times with a silent note to self to stop and try it out and I was pleasantly surprised to rock up to our agreed breakfast meeting spot for the week and find out this was the place! I loved the ambiance – we could walk through the kitchen to get to various sitting areas and it was relaxing to snag a spot with a view of the beautiful leafy Toowong suburb. The café was vibrant with young moms meeting up with toddlers in tow, professionals from local workplaces and older couples catching up after their morning walk. There was a country feel to the café with fresh flowers for sale displays in cream enamel jugs and rustic wood decor. Breakfast itself was delicious, I ordered the chilli omelette and maple bacon on toast with a delicious hazelnut cappuccino and my partner and I seriously recommend the omelete!