Brisbane, Australia is filled with tasty restaurants and the nightlife loving Fortitude Valley suburb is no exception. Given Brissie’s lively cocktail loving denizens, it’s a good thing they readily have access to delicious bites like the five spiced tofu baos over at LONgTIME.
If you’re in the mood for a hearty breakfast the morning after exploring Australia’s third largest city, look no further than Alfred & Constance. First off, dining at Alfred & Constance will give you an opportunity to check out a very cool local style of architecture. Queenslander houses tend to be set in timber and the sprawling shabby chic style homes are quite lovely to look at. In the Queenslander style of architecture, verandas feature prominently and Alfred & Constance’s digs are no exception. In many ways, it is a bit of a destination in and of itself. Alfred & Constance is composed of six different micro destinations all housed within two adjoining baby blue hued Queenslander homes.
There’s a private dining area known as the Hemingway Room, Alfred’s Café, the White Lightning Tiki Bar (which is situated on the roof) and the Tiki Deck, the Fever Club (an underground 80’s themed dance hall), Tunes Bar & Lounge and the Vanguard Beer Garden and Restaurant. During our visit, we focused on the Vanguard.
We saddled up to one of Alfred & Constance’s communal dining tables for a fabulous brekkie.
First up was the avocado on toast. Our dish was topped with Meredith feta, almond dukkha and a squeeze of fresh lime.
In addition to Alfred & Constance, here’s a list of other neat little local spots we love across Australia.
It was the perfect way to start an action packed day that involved a lengthy drive along the Sunshine Coast (from Brisbane up to the Great Barrier Reef).
Our other selection was Alfred & Constance’s two eggs to order which were cooked to our specifications and served with sourdough toast. We left brekkie feeling confident that they call the executive chef (Norman Harvey) the “machine” for a reason.
In addition to the breakfast menu, there were also a number of grab and go options. We spied two yummy looking kinds of cheesecake (one was a peanut butter version and the other was a Ferrero Rocher option). There was also a scrumptious looking caramel and marshmallow slice, a divine looking Portuguese tart and even a rainbow layer cake that could be ordered by the slice.
Whether you’re in the mood for a serious brunch offering, tiki bar libations or a space for you to dance the night away, Alfred & Constance supplies a little bit of everything. Complimentary parking can be found at the Valley Metro (just make sure you present your parking ticket for validation when you dine at Alfred & Constance).
Alfred & Constance
Address: 132 Constance Street (on the Corner of Alfred Street)
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Hours: Wednesday Through Thursday 11:00am Until Late, Friday and Saturday 11:00am Until 3:00am, Sunday 11:00am Until Late (Monday and Tuesday Closed, but Available for Private Events)
Pricing (All in Australian Dollars or AUD): Brekkie Menu $8.90 to $23.90, Sides $2.00 to $5.00, Frappes $7.50, Smoothies $8.50, Doughnut Time Shakes $10.50