Morning After, QLD


Finally opening their doors three weeks ago after months of teasing, Morning After has seen a nonstop influx of hungry and sometimes hungover clientele looking for their new favourite food and coffee spot.

Located on West End’s iconic Vulture Street, just outside the Brisbane CBD, Morning After takes up prime corner residence in the Glass Factory apartment complex and is one of only a handful of tenancies currently occupying the retail space below.

Owned and operated by the Passaris family, mother and son team Soula and Yianni envisioned a feel-good atmosphere, with delicious food and friendly service in a fresh and comfortable setting. Part of the initial vision was to bring the outside in; something that Derlot’s Alexander Lotersztain helped to create in the design concept, as evidenced in the final build.

Walking into Morning After is a far different experience from other West End establishments. Clean and simple lines, natural light, polished concrete floors and hanging plants decorate the interiors. It’s a natural wood, white, green and cement palette. Smart inclusions such as power points with USB ports have also been thoughtfully integrated for those who want to stop in for a coffee and do a bit of work on their laptop. Communal dining is made possible with their 16-seater long table – also a perfect seating arrangement for a large group.

Serving up all-day breakfast and lunch, the menu is 60 per cent healthy and 40 per cent naughty, meaning that if you wanted their signature deconstructed breakfast carbonara with a 63 degree hens’ egg, you might be leaning towards the more naughty side which is also considered an amazing cure for a hangover! Some other tasty offerings which are proving popular include the fresh sand crab omelette, the buttermilk and ricotta hotcakes, the sweet corn pakora and the granola which has been supplied by local bloggers and nutritionists ‘The Unrefined’ (check them out on Instagram at @the__unrefined). To bring the menu together, the family-run restaurant enlisted help from Brisbane dietitian and nutritionist Lisa Peterson. ( Not all meals are Gluten Free, but they have a great selection)

Supporting local and Australian is a focus at Morning After who have worked with Brisbane’s Bee One Third honey company to supply their honey. The Barossa haloumi is sourced from South Australia and the Huon Salmon from Tasmania.

It should also be known that the Passaris family are serious about their coffee. Currently serving up beans from Brisbane local Uncle Joes and Western Australia’s 5 Senses, Morning After’s skillful baristas are also providing not only espresso through the large Synesso Hydra machine (from Seattle, USA), but also coffee of the filtered variety which provides an interesting theatrical experience for the customer. If coffee isn’t your thing, you can delight in Morning After’s large range of specialty teas by Cartel, handcrafted elixirs, wine, sparkling, beer or spirits.

Why so much focus on food? It’s simple. The Passaris family is Greek and not only do they love their food, they love to feed people. They are passionate foodies and are excited to be bringing a new flavour to Brisbane.

Morning After takes its name from what might be pretty obvious – it’s the Morning After the night before. The fully licensed venue seats 80 people inside and out or 100 standing for an intimate cocktail event.

Future plans for Morning After include cooking classes, nutritional workshops, pop-up events and Sunday sessions with a live DJ.

Morning After is open seven days a week from 7am to 4pm.

Cnr Vulture & Cambridge Streets, West End, Brisbane QLD



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