7:00am - 3:00pm
893 Brunswick Street New Farm 4005


outdoor area
open early

Pablo’s main game is brunch, and it’s one of Brisbane’s best spots for it. There are two menus, with breakfast served until 2:30pm and lunch from 11am, creating a tidy overlap between. Hits include an open melting sandwich of shaved prosciutto, sopressa, pumpkin puree and taleggio; and sourdough toast with roasted tomato and herb salad. Later in the day, gin-cured sea trout with a radish, fennel and apple pickle becomes available, along with caraway and onion rye toast, beetroot puree, dill scrambled eggs and grapefruit.

The cafe also has a strong drinks selection, including Genovese coffee. But it’s the hair-of-the-dog line-up that makes the difference. There are mimosas, Bloody Marys and a twist on the rum and light beer concoction known as Herbie Hancock.

Decor-wise the space exudes a DIY vibe, with spray painted bird murals forming a backdrop for gilded mirrors and the odd bookcase. This adds to the idea that Pablo is made for lingering, rather than rushing in and out.