The buzz surrounding Shouk Cafe has been getting louder and louder over the past fews month and it was high time I paid it a visit, and I am so glad I did…twice in fact! It really is that good!
Offering modern, middle-eastern inspired dishes and a lovely relaxed atmosphere all served up with a smile, Shouk is pretty much my ideal destination for a breakfast date.
The menu is fresh, delicious, seriously beautiful (look at that panna cotta!) and a little bit different to what you’ll find at most Brisbane cafe’s on any given morning and it’s clearly a hit with locals – the place is always packed!
On my first visit this is what I ate:
Is this not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?? It is the Goats Milk and Date Panna Cotta with pistachio, seasonal fruits and a kataifi pastry nest. Not only was it absolutely STUNNING but it was also bloody deeeeeeelicoous!
On my second visit I went for the much heartier slow cooked lamb shwarma wrapped in flat bread with pickles, hummus and a tahini sauce and it too was very, very tasty – but much too big for me. Next time I order this dish I will order it to share with someone because it is seriously huge and super filling = perfect cheap breakfast date for a couple who like to share!
Whilst neither of these dishes are particularly ‘breakfasty’ they were actually both a wonderful and refreshing change from the typical Avo on Toast or Egg’s Benny that we have become so accustomed to (although Shouk do serve up those if that’s your thing). I can also vouch that Shouk do great soy cappuccino’s and chai lattes!
If you’re looking for somewhere (relatively new) to try for a breakfast date I would highly recommend Shouk – I have a feeling it is about to become my new favourite brunching place as I’m still very keen to try the Cumin and Lime Crepe Souffle (erhhmagerd!), the Latke Stack and the Shakshuka and then there is the lunch menu too…
Shouk is open, 7 days a week 7:30am-3pm.