Plum Tucker X Frank and Mimi
Natasha Norford | On 29, Aug 2014
Standing solidly in the face of Red Hill’s thoroughfare is Enoggera Terrace’s proud-as-punch Plum Tucker. Youâ€™ll find strapping salted caramel creations, oven-hot muffins on trays and a worldly wise aroma of roasting Yatalaâ€™sÂ SupremeÂ beans fills the spiffy store.
The Plum boasts a damn fine range of breakfasts designed specifically around the matchless avocado and toast combination. And at two in the afternoon, the cafe is still pleasantly plugged with regulars and visitors alike, every table is taken without feeling crowded. It’s the sign of a good blend, skillful barista and quality service when a joint’s customers just won’t shoo.
Breakfast is an all-day feature, a godsend for those who love their sleep-inâ€™s just as much as a classic poached egg. The baked beans, beetroot fritter, dill and pickle chicken pate on malted vienna toast is a creation to be reckoned with. Or be tempted with the heady vanilla bean waffles, bearing the weight of generous lashings of house made organic pure maple, fresh banana, blueberries, vanille icecream and almond praline. Decadence meets a kitchen-fed brilliance.
Despite the choice on offer, it is hard to miss the mural and artwork featured prominently in Plum Tucker’s charming courtyard setup by painterly duo, Frank and Mimi.
It’s a beautiful collaboration of local business supporting local talent. Frank and Mimi have been at their together at craft for four years, and they’ve left their mark in some of the most authentic of Brisbane’s thoroughfare. Pairing a background in fine art, illustration and sign writing, the two have since established their own successful partnership that embodies the ethos of â€˜hand drawn, hand painted and handmade.â€™ Their style is both tongue-in-cheek and talented, with graphic lettering, bold designs and an iconic edge stamped to each of their works.Their commitment to maintain environmental awareness, and original, finely-tuned visual branding is exciting, a little nugget of gold.
The cheerful, colour-filled mural they’ve conjured on the walls of the outer cafe up suits the atmosphere of Plum Tucker to a tee. It couldnâ€™t be a more appropriate collaboration, the two different businessâ€™ both pride themselves in a dedication to outstanding service, hand crafted goods and community appreciation. Together they cultivate a harmonious space of community culture, and a palate-pleasing brew to boot.
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