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Sol Breads

The Green Edge

wining & dining


all in the family

Eatery’s sweet spot

With its own beehives on the terrace it’s no surprise that Hotel

Jen’s new eatery Nest has a selection of honey-sweetened

dishes on the menu. Just two hives generate 100kg of honey

every six weeks or so, giving the hotel plenty to use in the

kitchen on dishes such as Honey Crème Brûlée, Honey

Peppered Beef or Honey Glazed Asian Barbecue Chicken

Wings, and any surplus is available for sale to guests. A casual

dining room overlooks the Red Lantern Tree, now a landmark

on Roma Street, and there’s a cocktail lounge, an urban

streetside bar and take-out hub for local worker busy bees.

Nest, level 2, 159 Roma Street, city (next to the Transit Centre).

Call 3238 2269. See


| BNE March/April 2015

Green Edge

Niv and Deepa Galaiya threw in their

corporate jobs last year to take over the Green

Edge grocer and café at Windsor. As a customer

before taking ownership, Niv was already

a fan of the café’s Vegie Burger so he wasn’t

surprised to discover it is, in fact, the café’s

best seller on the menu. But that’s not all that

keeps customers coming back. The store also

stocks what is most likely the largest range of

dairy-free cheeses in Brisbane and there’s even

a range of vegan pet food. About half Green

Edge’s customers aren’t vegan, a testament that

the food is hard to resist. The Green Edge Café,

corner Lutwyche Road and Le Geyt Street,

Windsor. Open daily for breakfast and lunch,

and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.


Sol Breads

A boom in demand for more natural food has

led Sol Breads to open a new café location in

Fortitude Valley and a state-of-the-art facility

at Darra now produces its organic, gluten-free

and traditional breads. Sol Breads, too, is a

family business and owner of the Valley (and

original West End) café Kira Carrigan oversees

the menu choices with chef Jade Sharp. All

produce is ethically-sourced and organic

where possible. The most popular dish at the

Valley café is the vegan pizza (a steal on the

$10 pizza dine-in nights from 5pm-7pm on

Wednesdays) while sautéed mushrooms, kale

and organic eggs on goats cheese sourdough

is a weekend favourite. Sol Breads Café, open

daily, 6/826 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley.



The Shanley family started their Fundies

wholefoods business long before organics

were popular and has since opened cafés at

their stores in Paddington and Corinda, now

run by the next generation of Shanleys and

their partners. Three full-time chefs create the

menus for both cafés and the Big Breakfast

of organic free range eggs (poached or

scrambled), organic mushrooms, oven roasted

tomatoes and avocado on sourdough toast is

hard to beat. Fundies is first and foremost a

market for the latest in organic products and

each store has qualified naturopaths to help

customers with their healthy choices. Fundies

Wholefood Market, open daily at 219 Given

Terrace, Paddington and 661 Oxley Road

Corinda. See