Tipped off by the Mother Down Under, this last Saturday just passed, I took a stroll to our newest neighbourhood café, Botanica. The café is nestled away in a tiny little spot on the corner of Musgrave Road and Enoggera Terrace, right next to the Cockadoodle café (you should try their coffee too it’s amazing!).
As soon as I opened the door I was hit with the smell of freshly baked goods. My mouth watered as I spotted the array of bright-coloured salads and the delicious sweets lined up in the window.
There are no spots to sit down; it’s a simple get in and get out kind of style but honestly this does not matter. I arrived at about 1pm and the little café was packed full of people all waiting to grab a salad box or two. I took that as a good sign.
What a joy it was to be greeted by the super-friendly wait staff who, when I said ‘I’m vegan’, did not look at me like I had three heads. Instead she nodded politely and then pointed out all the different salads I could choose from.
With my salad packaged up in the cutest box and my tummy growling after smelling all those yummy smells, I pretty much rushed home and dived into my lunch. The salads were, as I suspected, delicious! And surprisingly filling.
I’m currently on a detox so unfortunately couldn’t indulge in the delicious baked goods lined along the front window. But a couple of weeks ago Koren hit Botanica with a friend and kindly brought me home a vegan chocolate brownie. It was goo-oo-ood!
If you live around these parts, why not support this cute, kind-living café and drop by for lunch or grab an early dinner. I believe they also offer a catering service.
Love Alana xx