Merely days before the world shut down, Plentiful quietly opened its doors in southwest Brisbane. While these times of uncertainty might be deemed as a huge risk to start a new restaurant, owners Kiara Naidoo and George de Bhal learned to adjust their concept to come up with a cafe that’s abundantly overflowing with goodness.
Kiara and George are newcomers in the food biz but they thought hard and carefully planned what they wanted to have in their restaurant. The pair had the idea to emulate everything they liked from their favourite foodie spots but they also want to elevate the classic brunch experience.
In the kitchen, chef Jongil ‘Dan’ Choi whips up mouth-watering Asian-inspired meals fused with Mediterranean-inspired flavours. Some patrons start with the familiar — a selection of Wholly Crumpets with special condiments like Chantilly cream or poached pears with a distinct turmeric taste and the Pretty Great Pancakes with vanilla ice cream, butterscotch syrup and sprinkles of pistachio and pralines.
For an indulgent brunch, the Spiced Lambo — minced lamb with lentil, house-made hummus, and mint, served with garlic tortilla and pomegranate — is emerging as a favourite. The rest of the menu includes signature dishes, such as the Saffron Prawn & Chorizo Risotto or the Pork Belly Salad, and regularly updated specials to give diners more reasons to keep coming back. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian choices are also available.
Plentiful’s vibe is warm and casual, matched by the friendly and attentive service of its staff. The cafe seats at least 70 people inside its secluded dining space or at the breezy dog-friendly outdoor area.
Bookings for groups of five or more are required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page for a table reservation or for other enquiries about their food, takeaway options and store hours.
What Diners are Saying
“Delicious food, great atmosphere, thoughtful service. Great menu to indulge in regularly. Thanks Plentiful.”Anomi Bruynius, Facebook
“My family and I had breakfast here on Saturday morning for my birthday. I can honestly say it was fantastic. The service was friendly and food arrived quickly. Our coffees arrived first which I always appreciate – this also meant that my husband and I could squeeze in another coffee before the end of breakfast. Obviously it was really good as we had 2!!! I had the avo on toast, my husband the eggs and sourdough and my kids the fruit toast and crumpets. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. We will definitely have breakfast here again soon. Thank you so much for a lovely birthday breakfast.”Chantal Weimers, Google Reviews
“It’s totally worth trying this new kid on the block. The food is innovative and superb, the atmosphere breezy yet elegant and the staff are young and enthusiastic. Please support these young people having a go, if you can. Especially in these difficult times.”Garth Reid, Google Reviews