340 Sandgate Rd, Albion
Giant 2 story bright red building in Albion’s Heart, you can’t miss it driving along.
The fitout is fantastic and worked in really well – they added onto the rustic appearance this turn of the century property offered and added their own unique touches.
Ground floor t/a coffee, dining, rear nook.
First floor dining, cabberet stage, bar, function room.
Run by two guys from the Gold Coast, it’s easy to think they’ll succeed from their clear passion and drive to really make it something special. It’s also about who you know! The guys had some great connections to pull it all together quickly.
Coffee, Food, Bar, Function Venue.
Sweedish bias from co-founder Kim offers the Brisabane palate something out of the ordinary – Brisbane needs to be more adventurous – Blueberry pancakes with a sweet basil pesto garnish!
Brisbane restaurant scene set to boom again as diners return, new eateries open
New restaurants on the horizon include: • Stockholm Syndrome Cafe, Sandgate Rd, Albion: City’s first Swedish restaurant (August).
Stockholm Syndrome Cafe Bar is hoping to start taking food-loving diners captive by the end of this month. Owners Mark Fitzsimmons and Swedish-born Kim Larsson are launching their Swedish accented venue, complete with cabaret bar, behind the red-painted facade of what used to be Ciao Baby on Sandgate Rd, Albion. The duo is still seeking a chef to get those Scandinavian flavours “spot on” but Kim (ex Alto Cucina, Broadbeach) says when they do, we’ll see the likes of dill-flecked, prawn-laden toast Skagen, meatballs, gravlax and maybe even Jansson’s Temptation on the menu. The drinks list should also contain plenty of ciders and Scandinavian beers.
Boom year for Brisbane drinkers and diners
Economic gloom? Tell that to Brisbane’s restaurant and bar scene, which is in the middle of a boom that shows no sign of ending.
There have been countless openings in the second half of 2011 already, and there’s plenty more to come.
Stockholm Syndrome Cafe Bar, Albion
Opening: Set for October 1.
What is it? A Swedish restaurant, cafe and bar.
Who’s behind it: Mark Fitzsimmons and Stockholm-raised Kim Larsson.
The menu: It’s a two-storey bar, cafe and restaurant that will be serving Swedish and Australian fusion food from breakfast to dinner.
On the menu will be everything from gravadlax to Swedish meatballs, pytt i panna (a sort of Swedish hash) and Jansson’s Temptation, a potato casserole, plus sweets like ginger snaps and mazariner (Swedish almond tarts).
Coffee will be from organic from Marvel Street Coffee in Byron Bay, exclusive to the cafe in Brisbane.
Details: 340 Sandgate Road, Albion (the former Ciao Baby site).