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Mornings at Depo

Mornings at Depo

| On 24, May 2014

I like to mix up my breakfast choices and West End’s Depo is not short on options.

The posse that do café options by day and bar options by night are slowly taking over the streets of Brisbane. Depo’s warehouse design is loaded with eclectic vintage furniture and knick knacks to provide diners with a wonderfully whimsical and a little bit twisted breakfast atmosphere (I mean, taxidermy is involved). As a stark and clever contrast to the rest of the fit out, the kitchen exterior is glitzy and glamorous

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The breakfast menu is entirely unique with choices for fitness gurus and also keen foodies. For the health conscious, Depo serves up toasted quinoa granola with coconut, pistachio, almonds, dried fruits and yoghurt. For those who are less concerned about future heart attacks, Depo gives options such as sticky pork belly with green papaya salad, fried egg and bread and huge servings of a Spanish omelette complete with chorizo, potato, sour cream and paprika. I was brimming with joy at my choice of spinach wholemeal pancakes with smoked salmon, lemon and dill yoghurt and  oozingly perfect poached eggs.

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The coffee is robust as a good coffee should be and the location is well away from the hustle and bustle of major café strips. This results in a pleasant quiet morning affair. Why not make a day of it? I hear the lunch menu is a delight.

If you’ve only been soaking up the Depo night scene, why not wander over in the a.m and drown your raging hangover with delicious food and coffee.  If you haven’t tried Depo out, I suggest you make it number one on your to do list.

Beast of a Spanish omelette

Beast of a Spanish omelette

The Details

What: Depo

Where: 16 Horan Street, West End

When: Wednesday – Sunday 7am – late Closed Mon-Tues


Review Overview



Depo is unique, eclectic and will transport you to a world outside of toast and jam