Waking up during another cold morning in Brisbane with nothing better to do than go get some breakfast and coffee. Today we decided to head over to the northside of town to Dandelion and Driftwood. I must admit I was a little hesitant due to a having a terrible doppio a year or so ago. I always say I will give anything a try twice.
Dandelion & Driftwood is located in a small set of shops and has very limited seating. The fit out is very quaint in the country sense, but pleasing none the less.The place was packed as per usual and had a short wait of 15 minutes to be seated. I decided to try a espresso tasting of two single origin beans and have the savoury mince. Oh yeah and a scone to go with that.
The espresso's were from Cuba and Guatemala and came with information cards about both beans. To my novice palate where coffee is concerned they had very subtle differences but I preferred the Cuba which was more savoury earthy in flavour with good acidity and balance. Both coffees were poured very well with a good crème and little bitterness.
The savoury mince was quite tasty as I forgot to take a photo. Well I was just really hungry. I wouldn't say it was the best I have tasted, but it was satisfying. To describe e the taste it was like a cottage pie filling. If you can make cottage pie, I would bet yours would most likely be tastier. The portion size was on the smaller side as I tend not to eat to much bread as a filler and I would have liked a little more.
The scones were very nice and fluffy and full of buttery goodness. The cream was more like a butter cream than actual cream, and the jam was home made and high quality.
Overall my experience as good and I will go back and try other menu items.