Pearl Café
Modern European
  • 28 Logan Rd,
    Woolloongabba,
    Brisbane, QLD
  • (07) 3392 3300
  • Mon 7am-3pm

    Tue-Sat 7am-10pm

    Sun 7am-3pm

    7am-10pm, Sun 7am-3pm

Pearl Café
-27.487086,153.037065

Ten years on, this pioneering gem punches well above its nominal café status - even at breakfast, when your omelette might arrive loaded with local spanner crab. As the sun sets, proceedings ratchet up further. Uplights accentuate the narrow, bistro-style room with its raw brickwork and bentwood chairs. A clipped but clever wine list offers by-the-glass enticement and personable staff make well-informed pairing suggestions. A meaty, lightly charred tentacle of Fremantle octopus unfussily curled around a salad of shaved fennel and grapefruit typifies Pearl's no-ego, produce-led philosophy, the salad's liquorice-citrus notes complementing the briny flesh. Roast chicken benefits from the same no-fuss approach, its skin well seasoned and crisp, the flesh juicy and gently flavoured with thyme. Baked delights grace the bar, but berries with marshmallow-soft meringue, ginger granita and lemon cream present an even finer finish.


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $6-$30

    M $24-$34

    D $4-$16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Bar
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Breakfast
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Eileen Horsnell

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