Australia

Campos Coffee, Brisbane, Australia by Joseph Polex Wolf

I'll keep this post short and sweet.  Best brunch ever.  Setting: tropical garden cum storage warehouse.  Enter by a loading depot.

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Esteemed coffee and co.

Esteemed coffee and co.

Campos has incredible coffee and a delightfully inventive brunch menu.  After an iced latte and a flat white, I tucked into smashed avo on toast with feta, peptitas, poached eggs, cumin/carrot pickle and micro-greens.  Andrew meanwhile had chicken (crispy skin on) sous vide with chorizo, fried sage, corn, red pepper, feta and probably more that I'm forgetting to mention. The flavour!  They even rustled everything up for us in record time so we could make it to the airport.

Smashed Avocado

Smashed Avocado

Chicken sous vide

Chicken sous vide

IMO this is must in Brisbane.  

 

Campos Coffee

Flagship Store Queensland

11 Wandoo Street

Fortitude Valley

Brisbane

QLD 4006

Australia 

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Awesome Fish and Chips - Lakes Entrance, Australia by Joseph Polex Wolf

Yes, it's actually called Awesome Fish & Chips. Found this great local spot while road-tripping from Melbourne to Sydney.  August being mid-winter in the southern hemisphere, the resort town of Lakes Entrance on the Bass Straight was very quiet! Luckily we followed our noses to find this place still open.

The best thing about this place was, well, the fish!  It was nicely laid out on the counter and the choice of species was exotic to a northern hemisphere dweller like myself.  

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I opted for blue grenadier, which was darker and tuna/swordfish like.  Andrew and Mary had the local gummy shark, which was much lighter and flakier.  All came with heaps of chips, which  had a nice bite to my liking, though not properly 'soggy' as true British chips should be, to Mary and Andrew's disdain.  Oh well!  

Blue grenadier and gummy shark fish & chips

Blue grenadier and gummy shark fish & chips

Served on gigantic paper and washed down with some sarsaparilla root beer, we were ready to get back on the Aussie A1.

 

Awesome Fish & Chips

337 Esplanade

Lakes Entrance

Victoria 3909 

Australia