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Picking Bones at Bare Bones Society

Picking Bones at Bare Bones Society

| On 12, Jan 2014

I heaved a sigh of relief as I  stumbled upon Kim Machin’s latest café in the Centenary suburbs.

Brisbane’s culinare-extroardinare Kym Machin envisioned a sleepy café serving simple and whole food; stripped to ‘bare bones’ if you will. The fitout is industrial, simple, new and fresh, and accurately reflects Machin’s vision of simplicity.

Serving breakfast, lunch, coffee, drinks and, as of late, ice-cream, Bare Bones has a small menu that injects interest into classic items, including smashed avocado on toast.

Our order was taken by friendly, yet inexperienced staff (she didn’t know what a macchiato was). Considering the freshness of the café, we graciously accepted the many apologies that came our way. It was also noted that we waited quite a long time for our food, considering we were one of a couple of groups in the place.

Bare Bones Society, Jindalee

We ordered coffees, green tea, fruit toast, a morning bruschetta and smashed avo on toast. Compared to other cafes, the prices were reasonably low. However, when our food arrived, the size of our meals were proportionally small, with exactly one slice of toast for each.

On the other hand, the coffees were great and the green tea was a delightful mix.

Although we didn’t sample their lunch menu, the choices were enticing and once again, seemed affordable.

We felt we had a bone to pick with Bare Bones in terms of their food service, however, I will definitely be heading back to enjoy their Toby’s Estate-made coffee.

The Details
Bare Bones Society
Where: Shop 22, Jindalee HomeMaker Centre, 34 Goggs Rd, Jindalee 4074
When: 8am – 4pm, 7 days
(07) 3715 5571

Review Overview


Slightly Above Average

The great coffee was the saviour at Bare Bones Society.