Friday, June 10, 2011

Symposium Cafe @ Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Just when you think you have sampled enough breakfast places to finally consolidate a list and start to become comfortable to a few spots, another one pops on the to-try-list.

Symposium Cafe is probably best known for their unique offering; a 4 course breakfast degustation. Alas, we arrived, only to learn that you had to call in advance and pre-order. So much for trying the AUD45 meal. 

The rest of the menu by now all look a bit monotonous but we still found an item or two that looked new.


Music to some ears; breakfast all day long.


One of the more fanciful dishes if you would like. A filo bowl with scramble eggs and salmon with hollandaise sauce. Not exactly how I would have imagined it to be. The eggs were scrambled with the salmon and sauce poured over. To be honest, I wasn't crazy over this dish, it did not work for me. 


The more conservative dish of egg hollandaise tasted much better with the trickle of truffle on the top. 

The coffee was pleasing and their range of fresh juices are enticing. It helps that this is located off the main street and the crowd that morning wasn't to the brim. So breakfast is at your own pace without feeling that you got to leave for the next person to come in.

Would I come back again though? I just might because of the degustation menu but to me, it is another strike off the list of breakfast places to try. 

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Verdict: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. To me, nothing particularly outstanding but a good option should you be around the area. 


Michelle Chin said...

The hollandaise sauce looks really gooey! :)

Michelle Chin said...

The hollandaise sauce looks really gooey! :)

minchow said...

That filo dish seriously sounds like too much of a good thing! Still looking forward to see what's this breakfast degustation deal though!

Sean said...

interesting cafe name! symposium ... as in, like a conference, right? wonder why they chose it :D
a degustation brekkie sounds really unique, but it means have to wake up extra early to have at least an hour to sample all the courses!

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Not many brekkie places in KL serve eggs hollandaise of any sort (conventional or otherwise)... Is it a conspiracy to deprive us? :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: its a good thing, msians get to clog their arteries with nasi lemak, roti canai, bak kut teh and so on and so on and so on...and we have to make do with egg yolks.

sean: thats what all day breakfast are for!

minchow: well it will be a while before i pop back again!

mchin: yeah it does actually.

Gastronomy Gal said...

Oh dear- that first dish does look a bit odd- glad to hear the other one was better.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

gastronomy gal: not what i expected when i read scramble eggs with salmon!