Just over one month old, Bowen Arrow Cafe has quickly carved out a strong reputation among business + casual folk in the expanding suburb of Bowen Hills. The cafe’s stunning, minimalist, industrial-inspired interior is a welcome refuge from the busy streets and the menu is a delight to behold.
Open for all day breakfast and lunch, Bowen Arrow’s menu is succinct yet comprehensive, with classic favourites such as Smashed Avocado on Sourdough, Eggs Benedict, Waffles and Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough. With an emphasis on wholesome + fresh food, the menu also features modern twists including Açaí Bowls and vegan Sweet Potato Rosti w/ Pineapple + Corn Salsa.
Bowen Arrow Cafe is fast becoming famous for their gourmet sweet + savoury bagels. The options change daily according to seasonal produce but on the menu you’ll find the regulars Bacon + Egg Bagel and Vego Bagel w/ Portobello Mushroom, Avocado + Balsamic Glaze.
This morning I ordered the Sweet Potato Rosti and Açaí Bowl (what’s breakfast without dessert, right?), both which satisfied my savoury and sweet tooth. The Rosti — served on a bed of baby spinach with pineapple + corn salsa, herbed cashew cream, coriander + lemon — was fresh and tasty, albeit a touch too salty. I enjoyed how the slight spiciness was balanced with the sweet pineapple + corn salsa and the velvety cashew cream.
The Açaí Bowl was one of the best I’ve had in Brisbane. The thick, smooth and delicious açaí base was generously heaped with fresh strawberry + kiwi, coconut, nut + seed mix, dried fruit, cacao nibs and pomegranate arils. It was an absolute pleasure to tuck in to.
I also ordered my first Matcha Latte made on almond milk, and it did not disappoint. I’m a big green tea fan, so the familiar flavour was an absolute treat when combined with the creamy almond milk.
The interior at Bowen Arrow Cafe is enough to make you weak at the knees. A high black ceiling, hanging lights, wood veneer + brick walls, shiny white feature tiles, recycled wood tables, wall-mounted wooden planters. The style is clean and crisp, yet thoroughly inviting.
Bowen Arrow Cafe is a great spot to stop in for breakfast or lunch, though note that parking can be a little tricky to find. With fresh + delicious food — as well as mouthwatering raw treats — Bowen Arrow is a gorgeous space to get your nutritious breakfast fix.