In Brisbane the vibrant cafe scene is centred on Boundary Street in West End, well known in Brisbane for its relaxed urban, grungy style and innovative food and bar start ups. It seemed very buzzy this week, as we've been catching up with Joel and Imogen (last night) at Jamjar and Rob's nephew and nieces (today) at the Gunshop Cafe.
We had a lot of catching up to do with J & I since our last dinner together at Islington's Ottolenghi in April. There were Moroccan, Croatian, Bosnian and Slovenian stories and lots of recaps of our favourite times in NY and London. Then there were future travel plans, all the family stuff and media stories (and camera stuff).........we talked and talked.
But along with the great conversation we appreciated the wonderful food at Jamjar. Dessert was the stand out for me: chocolate whiskey mousse, honeycomb, and apple sorbet, all served hearty London style on wooden boards.
Today we had the opportunity to catch up with two of Rob's nieces (and a partner) and nephew M. at the Gunshop Cafe in Mollison Street, just near the corner at Boundary Street. It was a great opportunity to catch up on a year's worth of news, hear first hand what it was like in West End the day Brisbane flooded and marvel at the two nieces' determination to take on half marathons and other significant ambitions. I couldn't resist another luscious dessert either!