Scout Cafe (Brisbane City, QLD)

Hoping each time that my treks by foot to a cafe in Brisbane aren't in vain, I was happy to arrive at Scout on a chilly, overcast day.  Sitting along one of the main streets behind Roma Station, Scout is a rustic, hipster-y cafe that offers a variety of bagel sandwiches, pastries, and coffee.  While I dislike describing a cafe as "hipster" - it's an easy way of saying the cafe has wooden interiors with a bit of chipped paint, has wooden chairs, vintage decor, serves you water from glass bottles, and hopefully serves good coffee.  I was delighted to find that their Saigon coffee- a coffee served with condensed milk - was not disappointing.  There was a bit more condensed milk than I typically would like, but the coffee was still strong, and at 4.5, I was a happy caffeinated girl.

Though their menu isn't particularly extensive, all their choices sound absolutely delicious.  I had the poached chicken, avocado mash, roma tomato, and rocket with lemon aioli bagel sandwich (11), which was exactly what my palate was looking for that day!  The sesame bagel was chewy but had a nice crunch, the smoked chicken was flavorful but not too dry or salty, and the lemon aioli was the perfect finishing touch to the sandwich.  One of my favorite parts of the bagel was the toothpick it came with!  Maybe I just haven't been shopping much, but it's pretty much the epitome of hipster (see below).

Everything I had looked and tasted fresh, and needless to say, I was happy that my trek out in the cold was well worth it.  The service is friendly and prompt, and they even have cards and a couple of magazines, books, and newspapers for the interested reader.  It's cafes like these in Brisbane that give me hope.

Price: 15AUD/person (main+coffee) | $-$$
Rating: 4/5

Scout Cafe (Facebook)
190 Petrie Terrace
Brisbane City, QLD 4000
#: (07) 3367-2171
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