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HOT – The Nook off Hawthorne – 261 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne.

Tucked behind the old Hawthorne Cinema is this great little cafe that is well worth a visit, illness even if you’re not heading to a movie.

The Nook was the random choice for a Sunday breakfast recently only by chance, remedy as CB and I were looking for a location to eat that was somewhere geographically equidistant for us to travel from our respective homes.  And so The Nook we stumbled upon.

Decked out with some modest wooden and mostly retro furniture you might find on your nana’s front porch, The Nook is a very relaxed cafe with a simple blackboard menu of tasty breakfast and lunch options.  They have a little corner for kids too – packed full of all sorts of toys, with a big chalk board to scribble all over and plenty of safe, roaming room for them to wander about.

The breakfast choices, all within a reasonable price range,  include your staples of bacon and eggs anyway you like, yoghurt and muesli options, banana bread and toasts of all varieties.

Both of us couldn’t go past the corn and coriander fritters with bacon, rocket and egg ($14), accompanied by a cappuccino ($3.50).  The fritters were a nice blend of corn, shallots, coriander and a not-too-doughy batter.  The gooey fried egg that drizzled over them was the perfect compliment.  With nice crispy bacon and delicious tomato relish tucked into the well constructed pile of goodness, I was pretty stoked with my choice.

We were also tempted by the warm banana bread ($4).  With 2 large slices, the serve was quite generous for the price, which was a pleasant change to your usual single slice in many a cafe.  Albeit a little dry at the edges, the banana bread was very flavoursome and a nice sweet finish to our meals.

The coffees were spot on too, which made for a delicious, well rounded meal and a lovely relaxed hour or so in the gentle sunlight reading the paper.


  • The Nook off Hawthorne – 261 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne +61 7 3170 3377
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  1. Top breakfast spot for me too when in Brissie.Cosy little spot.

    Posted by Alf Welch
    Twitter: whitsundays
    | January 2, 2012, 2:10 pm
  2. This place looks great! Will definitely have to check it out 🙂

    Posted by April Neylan | January 4, 2012, 9:21 am
  3. What s a great place to stop off on the way to the movies. The light food options were great, and the coffee was to die for. The staff and atmosphere were friendly and inviting.

    Posted by Jason | May 8, 2012, 1:35 pm

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