It seems like every week in Brisbane a new cafe opens with swoon-worthy architecture and colourful, fresh bites to eat in a space that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. It’s one of the (many) things we love about Brisbane, and it just keeps getting better and better.
The new kid on the block is Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen, opening on Wednesday July 1 on Vulture Street, West End. Sound familiar? That’s because owner and qualified nutritionist Jacqui Toumbas has been building the Miss Bliss empire over the last two years on the Brisbane health food scene. What started as a blog with recipes on it evolved into a boutique wholesale brand and market stall and now, Miss Bliss has its very own space!
Within seconds of stepping foot onto the wooden floorboards you can tell it is not just any old space that has been repurposed, it’s an architecturally impressive structure with a sun drenched deck out the back and courtyard full of fresh herbs. What was once Andy’s Fruit Market is now a stunning cafe that you can see yourself returning to time and time again to sit in the sun with friends over breakfast, or on a solo mission with your favourite magazine.
The location is extra special to Jacqui, her family and the Greek community, as it is an ode to her Grandfather and the Greek gentlemen who gathered in the space for 45 years in its lifetime as Andy’s Fruit Market. While the space has been renovated, Jacqui was sure to include a special place for, and a beautiful mural in dedication of, the men who gather there.
So what can you expect from a visit to Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen? Tasty food that makes your insides happy is the focus, with everything made with unprocessed ingredients, no refined sugar, no additives, no artificial substances and with local and organic produce as much as possible. It is healthy, wholesome and nutritionally balanced food done incredibly well, thanks to Jacqui and Head Chef George Diacos (from La Via South Bank). There’s acai bowls, a delicious house-made nut and seed loaf, fresh salads, sweet and savoury bliss balls, a number of eggs and vegetable combinations and a wellness board unlike one you have ever seen. And that’s just the breakfast menu!
So, next time you are looking for a new cafe to sink your teeth into, look no further than Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen.
Dining at Miss Bliss Whole Foods Kitchen will really warm your soul!