Located in Anstead, Hawkes & Crosby is a 30 minute drive west of the Brisbane CBD. They serve breakfast & lunch Tuesday to Sunday plus they hold a tapas night on Fridays where the menu changes weekly with a selection of wines to match.
They pride themselves on using fresh, seasonal and local produce which includes baking all of their own cakes and sweet treats in the dessert cabinet and making their own bread (including their own gluten free loaves.)
The 12 month old cafe is set in a lovely converted old queenslander with hardwood floors, a verandah that surrounds the building and picnic tables out front nestled under the trees. The owners were hard at work on the coffee machine and in the kitchen, they are obviously very passionate about what they do which is reflected in the quality of food.
We visited for breakfast and ordered a couple of coffees on arrival from our waiter which were prompt to arrive to the table. We then decided on the Mexican Omlette and the H & C Potato rosti.
The Mexican Omlette has a nice hit of spice and was stuffed with a pocket of goats cheese. Served along side roasted heirloom tomatoes and black beans plus sautéed Swiss brown mushrooms, labneh and a peice of GF house made bread it was a fantastic, filling start to the day.
The H & C potato rosti was deliciously fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, served with poached eggs, lemon, baby spinach, cider hollandaise and a choice of bacon or smoked salmon (We chose bacon and also added haloumi). This is one of their signature dishes and you can see why, every ingredient was cooked to perfection and complimented each other beautifully - absolutely a must try!
Hawkes & Crosby is a fantastic café, worth the drive out to Anstead. Family and dog friendly with friendly, attentive service and amazing food.
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H & C Potato Rosti
1/540 Mount Crosby Road, Anstead 4070, QLD
Phone - 07 3202 5804
Tuesday - Sunday: 7:30am - 4:00pm