Worth a trip across town (luckily She & I are locals!!), Deedot Coffee House should be on anyone's Top 10 breakfast locations in Brisbane.
The food & drink menu
I had her at Snickerdot!!!
We wanted to celebrate MissFourteen's birthday with a breakfast of champions treat before school and were assessing local options the night before.
Deedot has become one of my local favourites, so I admit I had my own sneaky agenda and knowing how her mind and tummy work I casually mentioned 'The Snickerdot'. The moment MissFourteeen heard about the 'Fancy Schmanzy' shake options which include the Rockdeeroad and the Snickerdot her eyes lit up and it was a done deal.
Deedot has become a firm favourite of mine, but even more so with my loved one's recent admission to Greenslopes hospital of 5 weeks and still counting. As you all know I'm both a coffee snob and foodie and the thought of handing over my hard earned cash for hospital food and terrible coffee is not one I will consider, especially when an alternative, far superior option can be found close to hand.
In the first few hectic weeks Deedot became my go to place for breakfast/brunch/lunch or a chance to have a quiet moment alone before heading back to the hospital. I've enjoyed every visit, not just because of the delicious food but because equally important is the friendly, efficient and always smiling service which can really brighten your day when you are overtired, stressed and worried. Plus they are always playing good music.
The pulled pork burrito with eggs, dukkah, fresh coriander & tomato is absolutely delicious and I confess I may have even had it two days in a row, it was just so good! You can either make it into a breakfast wrap yourself or eat it as served and it tastes just as delicious either way :)
I tried a special of the day months previously when I took Mum there as a treat and it was also fantastic, a version of smashed roast pumpkin and feta to which I added a poached egg, yum!!! Sorry, no pics, it was gone in a flash!
The other breakfast option I've tried is the Avo on Toast which was served on a wooden board - picture perfect toasted sourdough with smashed avocado and dukkah to which you can add a poached egg and/or Persian feta.
Yes, I know what you're all thinking.... She needs to get back on her bike!!!
The fresh smoothies or juices such as beetroot, ginger and apple make a great accompaniment to any of the meals and there is also a great selection of cakes and slices etc inside for those fellow fans of the sweet stuff.
The coffee is Uncle Joe's and I have been known to just enjoy more than one in their cute, bright cups as a breakfast of champions on it's own. The coffee frappe definitely hits the spot on a muggy, Brisbane day when you feel like a caffeine hit but not the extra sweat.
My most recent experience at Deedot was a celebratory birthday breakfast for MissFourteen. The weather was horrendous, with bucketing, torrential rain - but luckily we managed to find a table well under shelter. As always, it was worth the journey.
Ordering is done at the counter. The menu has some great options, plus there is a blackboard with some specials.
Seriously, how good does that look!!
MissFourteen went for the Brioche French Toast with berries and ice-cream (hey, it was her birthday!!). It was a massive serve, that could have fed a couple of people, let alone our little 14yo girl! On the upside, this meant I got to snaffle a few bites (for research purposes, of course).
This was another tasty dish. While I like French Toast, I normally go for something else - but this was an excellent version, and I'd happily order it for myself. I can also highly recommend the Eggs Benedict from a previous visit, it was one of the better Eggs Benny I've had!!
I coupled my breakfast with an excellent flat white, that was both robust and smooth. Whoever the barista is, they are doing a terrific job!!
Deedot has really matured into an excellent local breakfast spot. The food coming out of the kitchen is of a consistently high standard, and is reasonably priced. The coffee is made with beans from Brisbane roasters Uncle Joe's, and is brewed with great flavour and punch. I am yet to have a bad experience here!
Address: Shop 1, 973 Logan Road, Holland Park West
Ph: 07 3161 5748
Reviews: Urbanspoon, Yelp, Beanhunter
Notes: Coffee loyalty card available. Deedot opens early 7 days/week, closing at 2:30pm each day.