Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coffee Square @ Sunnybank, Brisbane

Read my posts about eating Chinese food in Brisbane often enough and inevitably the same key words will pop up; "Sunnybank" being the suburb where Chinatown is and "Market Square" a big plaza of restaurants that serve Asian fare. 

One of those weekday evenings where we didn't have an ounce of creativity and energy, we found ourselves in Market Square. With almost 30-40 restaurants in the vicinity, we stuck to my friend's usual spot; Coffee Square. 

Packed to the brim, Coffee Square is your typical Hong Kong cafe (char chan teng) which serves a plethora of dishes that range from asian to western. Although there is a big menu, one must still choose wisely to find the better tasting dishes. Prices are reasonable.  


If you are lazy to choose around, you can start off with their daily dinner sets, a choice of asian or western with a drink too. If you have to order a drink, their Ice Milk Tea is a must order.


We decided to be adventerous and ordered the fried pork intestines. Unfortunately, there was still a big offal aftertaste which meant their cleaning of the intestines was probably not thorough enough. 


Servings are huge as evident from the size of this cheese baked chicken rice. My friend who is the same size as me could afford to take away half of it and still be stuffed.


For a jack of all trade place, their roast duck was pretty good. Succulent meat and crispy skin are prerequisites for a good roast duck.


The main that comes with the set dinner is blatantly much smaller than your ala carte dish, not in terms of the plate size but the ingredients used. While the braised beef brisket was good, there was no more than a few pieces. 

A place for a quick meal with plenty of choices for those who like a bit of everything.

Address and contact details:

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Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. Don't expect too much and you won't get disappointed when you dig in. Another decent option to choose from a range of shops in Market Square


Ann said...

the last photo is delicious!!!!!!!!

i have to go here sometimes! maybe next week

Michelle Chin said...

Maybe they didn't "la" it with enough pepper!

Sean said...

wow, how did they get the pork intestines to look so red, inside and out. seems almost like 'lap cheong' at first glance =)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: colouring is prob my best guess haha.

mchin: could b that too!

ann: well cant wait to hear from you!

Life for Beginners said...

Coloured intestines? What will they think of next? :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: i wouldnt want to know!