Friday, 19 April 2019

Eating Out: Flora by Greenhouse

Earlier this year, my brother and his girlfriend were visiting from the UK. On their last morning, I took them for brunch at my beloved Flora. This is now the only Flora, the one at the Gold Coast has closed. Which is sad for the Gold Coast, but I am very happy it is thriving here in Brisbane where I can visit! You can see those previous visits here.

They both ordered the Waffle Stack, which had waffles, hash brown, rice paper bacon, ice cream, and berries. Enjoyed by both of them!

Waffle Stack at Flora West End

I got the Avocado Toast with a hash brown and a vegan egg. What is the egg made of? I have no idea! I think tofu or some sort? But it is fun, without being super eggy. I know avocado toast is the roll your eyes standard cafe offering for vegans, but I also know that avocado toast is great. This one had almond feta and herbs and was served on a delicious sourdough.

Avocado Toast with Vegg and hashbrown at Flora West End

Another lunch I had there was their Chickpea Crepe, which is topped with sesame green, broccoli, cauliflower, pickled cabbage, and kraut. It also came with some avocado. Tasty and filling, yet not too filling.

Chickpea Crepe at Flora West End

I met up with some friends for lunch another day. It was hot, so we each had an iced drink. I had the iced cacao (yummy), Ashleigh had the iced tumeric, and Cam had the iced chai.

Iced Turmeric Latte, Iced Chai Latte, Iced Cacao at Flora West End

They ordered a Mushroom Benefict. This was what I ordered the very first time I came! Presentation seems to vary depending on the day, and this one was very pretty, so have another photo of one.

Mushroom Benefict with Rice Paper Bacon at Flora West End

And I had... the Waffle Stack! Because I found out at my last visit that they use beautiful wonderful soy ice cream instead of yucky coconut ice cream. I was SO HAPPY! And this was awesome. The waffles are not too sweet, which is perfect with the ice cream and berries and syrup. Plus some rice paper bacon for smoky crunch and the hashbrown because you always need potatoes. I recommend!

Waffle Stack at Flora West End

Flora by Greenhouse West End - 239 Boundary Street, West End

Cute Kitty Photos of the Post

Dim Sim

This perfect girl had to go to the clinic the other day, but just for a routine blood test. Her thyroid is getting a little bit high again, so we need to fiddle with her thyroid meds a bit more. She is already on such a finicky, tiny little dose that we have to make the teeniest adjustments to. Seems fitting for such a tiny baby! But her kidney disease is stable and everything else checked out OK.


  1. OK so brunch is my favorite meal ever and it is so rare that I have a proper brunch and this all looks seriously epic! I want to try all of it, I don't know how I'd every just choose one thing! I can see why you love it so much! What a cute picture of that sweet girl! I'm glad that she is doing well minus the slight med adjustment!

    1. This is why I have to keep going back to places, to work my way through the menu! We are blessed with some great brunch options in Brisbane.

  2. Everything looks so bright and colorful and delicious!
    Brave Dim Sim! So glad she's doing well, and I hope the medication adjustments help!

    1. They excel at making food look beautiful!

  3. I've seen some vegan eggs made with tofu, an some made with rice flour for the white, and squash or pumpkin for the yellow.
    I am so, so happy that Dim Sim is doing well!!!

    1. I've been to one place in Melbourne where they had a coconut/almond milk white and a sweet potato yolk, which just tasted mostly sweet. This one was the perfect balance of being egglike, but not too eggy!