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PawPaw Cafe in Woolloongabba

PawPaw Cafe in Woolloongabba

| On 11, May 2015

Among the myriad of endlessly trendy coffee shops to try in Woolloongabba add renowned PawPaw Café to the top of the list.

PawPaw Cafe is part of the Venzin Group, who are also responsible for bringing coveted eateries, The Green Papaya, Mons Ban Sabai, Picnic, and Little PawPaw to Brisbane.

In the beginning back in 2000, the Venzin Group started as a small Thai cooking school and since then has blossomed into five critically acclaimed restaurants.

The company strives to deliver only the freshest and finest ingredients in their meals and their success throughout Brisbane is a testament to this endeavour.

PawPaw Café is the little sister of Thai restaurant Green Papaya and its influence can be seen in the décor; bamboo wallpapering, earthy tones and tropical plants.

Located on the corner of Potts and Stanley Street the smell of Campos coffee wafts out of the floor-to-ceiling windows where patrons sip and soak up the rays.

The café has a fresh take on the traditional egg and bacon breaky, boasting a two-page list of all-day breakfast treats including the halloumi plate and the coconut, fig and strawberry granola bowl pictured here.



For something a little more adventurous in the morning try the son-in-law eggs option which includes Thai-style fried eggs, fragrant rice with crispy onions, fresh herbs and Green Papaya’s famous tamarind sauce.

The café is always bustling and is the perfect space for weekend brunches, coffee catch-ups and even a casual business meeting.

In fact many tables appeared cluttered with coffee cups and open laptops as patrons busily tapped away on them.

Last December PawPaw Café introduced CocoWhip which is possibly the most unique and exciting item on the menu, especially for those of us who like a little extra indulgence without the guilt.

CocoWhip is the perfect vegan, food-allergy and sweet tooth friendly treat, being that it is 99 percent fat free, dairy free, gluten free, has no added sugar and tastes like coconut flavoured, soft-serve ice-cream – what more could you ask for?

If you’re on the run PawPaw has an express window for takeaway coffee where customers are passed coffee directly from the coffee machine, through the window and into their hands.

On Friday and Saturday nights from 6pm until 9pm the express window doubles as a CocoWhip stand to satisfy all of your evening sweet cravings and CocoWhip needs.

The Details

What PawPaw Café

Where Corner of Potts and Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

When Monday-Friday 6:30am to 3pm; Saturday-Sunday 7am to 3pm

Cost $