Last weekend we got out of bed a bit later than planned, which made me apprehensive about heading out for breakfast. I know weekends are busy busy busy times for Brisbane’s cafes and finding a spot can be tough after early morning hours. We headed to Woolloongabba for breakfast at Foxy Bean and luckily after a short wait were able to get a table indoors.
Foxy Bean is just across the road from Paw Paw Cafe and next door to the new eatery O’Lea, which we made a mental bookmark to go back and try. Foxy Bean has a large indoors section with a bar, and an outdoor courtyard, and turns into tapas bar Foxy Drop at nighttime. Looks are decieving, as the size of the place is not evident from the small corner street frontage.
It was a bit rainy so we went for a selection of hot beverages, a latte for L and a T2 Earl Grey for myself. The latte was made from Genovese beans and was pretty decent. L is a fan but I find Italian beans like Genovese to be a bit strong for me. My tea was a little light on with the amount of tea leaves, so was quite weak unfortunately.
Foxy Bean has a great selection of savoury and sweet breakfast offerings, and we were quite happy with our meals, which came out quickly and were substantial plates, nice and hot.
I had the Bushman’s Benny, as I had heard on the grapevine that Foxy Bean’s savoury mince was one to try. The Bushman’s Benny was a huge pile of this mince atop sliced and toasted ciabatta, topped with a poached egg and hollandaise. The poached egg was deliciously gooey and the hollandaise was a fantastic version, very thick and creamy. The real standout was of course the mince, it was tomatoey, moist and robust, and had some peas for greenery.
L’s Haloumi breakfast of sourdough, roasted tomato, sauteed thyme mushrooms, avocado and lemon came with a generous pile of thickly cut haloumi and was a big breakfast that was still relatively healthy.
Even though Foxy Bean was absolutely packed to the rafters, we were impressed that food and drinks arrived quite quickly and there wasn’t a delay, props to the kitchen. We had an enjoyable breakfast that we would return for.
CFoxy Bean 896 Stanley Street East Woolloongabba Ph 07 3391 4990 Open 7 days for Breakfast and Lunch, Dinner Thurs-Sun www.foxybean.com.au