Friday, 26 October 2018

Eating Out: Brewski and Miss Bliss (a tale of two jackfruit burgers)

Another little combination post. Jackfruit is a fickle friend. In the right hands it can be made awesome, but sometimes it just falls flat. Jackfruit in burgers is definitely a trend at the moment, and I don't mind at all. A good BBQ jackfruit burger is a delight. Here are two I tried, from two very different places.


I've been to Brewski a couple of times before, it is less than 10 minutes walk from my work, or an even shorter drive. The menu there runs the range from omnivore to vegan, so it is a good place for mixed groups. It is a bar, with a large beer selection if that is your thing. The last time I went (on a Tuesday for their $10 burger special), they had changed the menu a bit and introduced their Pulled Jackfruit Burger: Stout infused & applewood smoked jackfruit, rainbow slaw, and smokey BBQ sauce on a maple toasted bun. It was so good! Though very messy, as these things tend to be. But I loved the flavour on the jackfruit and the crunchy slaw. With some fries on the side, of course. I highly recommend.

Pulled Jackfruit Burger and Fries at Brewski

Miss Bliss:

By contrast to the Brewski pub vibe, Miss Bliss is a 'wholefoods' cafe in West End. Again, this is not all vegan, but always has some sweet and savoury vegan options. I've been there once before. Each menu has a Herbivore Burger, and this was the version from earlier this year. They have since changed the menu, and I cannot remember all the particulars, but I feel that it had a mushroom, rocket, jackfruit, pickled onions, and aioli. Served with some sweet potato fries. It was OK. The jackfruit here was in bigger chunks, and was just kind of tomato-ish and didn't have a huge flavour. It was a nice enough burger, but clearly came in second place in this story.

The Herbivore Burger at Miss Bliss

I also had a Pumpkin Spice smoothie while I was there, which was fun. I'm afraid I can't remember exactly what was in it... pumpkin and spices I imagine!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie at Miss Bliss

Brewski - 22 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace, QLD, 4059 -(07) 3369 2198

Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen - 85 Vulture St, West End, 4101 - (07) 3844 3208

Cute Kitty Photo of the Post

Silly adoption kitties

A follow on from the silly adoption kitten series.


  1. I agree with you about jackfruit. It definitely needs a lot of love!! I love BBQ jackfruit with coleslaw, such a classic combo!
    OMG I want all the silly kittens!

    1. BBQ jackfruit is the best jackfruit, I think.

  2. The Brewski jackfruit burger definitely sounds delicious! And the pumpkin spice smoothie looks perfect! Sweet little kitten!

    1. Pumpkin spice isn't really a thing here... and this obviously had actual punpkin in it, which I know is not traditional. But it is always fun to have a pumpkin drink.

  3. That first burger sounds nicer, but looks nicer. Is that a sauce on the bottom of the second? That just seems weird, because then your bun would get all soggy.

    1. PS- I keep accidentally commenting under my husband's name not mine with the new computer oops. lol

    2. Haha, I was wondering!
      It is sauce on the plate on the second... kind of like a smear for the chips, I think. But it does just make everything messy and soggy.