Surry Hills cafe Devon has ventured north, opening in Brisbane’s Westfield Garden City. The Brisbane venture is the fourth Devon venue nationally and the first in Queensland.

Executive Chef Zacharay Tan creates an all-day dining menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring some of Devon’s favourite quirky dishes, house-blend coffee and signature fine dining approach. Open from 8am, Devon takes residency on the ground floor of Garden City overlooking the central water feature.

By day expect the eatery’s signature plates such as the Croissant St Denis; ghetto style omelette, lobster meat, bisque beurre blanc, caviar and fine herbs enveloped in a fresh croissant and Breakfast with the Sakuma’s; miso marinated king salmon, eel croquette, petite salad, 63-degree egg, kewpie mayo and furikake. “We’re really excited to be opening in Queensland and being so close to great seafood, tropical fruit and vegetable farms. We’re working on several exclusive dishes which will only be available at Devon Garden City. I’m thinking house-made banana bread with macadamia nuts and local grown bananas, crispy skin Flounder, sichimi togarashi, ponzu and daikon, and grilled Hervey Bay scallops, kombu butter, potatoes and caviar,” says Tan.

By night, Devon Garden City goes in a slightly different direction. Squid ink angel hair pasta is dressed with mussels, crab, mentaiko cream sauce, flying fish roe and chives; a spiced yellow lentil dhal, cruciferous vegetables, grated haloumi and curry leaf, and the Wagyu tenderloin 3+, cep puree and sautéed mushrooms.

On the sweeter side, expect to be surprised with creative flavour combinations such as Devon’s popular DD soft serve with hot chips or the French toast, summer mangoes, pine lime cream, cereal. Aside from Devon’s own house blend of coffee, the drinks menu also features matcha lattes, iced teas, freshly squeezed juices and milkshakes.

The Garden City venue is also licensed so a boozy brunch, Aperitivo hour or dinner is on the cards with beer on tap, an international wine list and classic cocktails. The welcoming 80-seater venue is perfect for a quick lunch catch-up whilst shopping or a long dinner with friends or family. The interiors feature bleached timber and concrete with blue finishes to complement the water feature. There is a mixture of larger communal tables, round tables with stools and banquette seating.

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