It’s the small things that make Hendra’s newest cafe, The Hamptons, stand out: sprigs of lavender decorate every table; the cutlery comes in branded leather holders; and there are herbs and flowers in the outdoor dining space, some of which are used by the kitchen.
It’s the kind of attention to detail you would expect from owner Alyssa Phadungkiat, whose portfolio includes Paddington’s Chapter IV, Brisbane City’s Phat Elephant and New Farm’s Chai Thai.
“[The Hamptons] has a similar vibe to Chapter IV, but it’s on the other side of town,” Phadungkiat says. “It’s the kind of [cafe] style I love.”
As you might expect from the name, the venue has been decorated with white walls and timber tables, black chairs and splashes of blue. The careful fit-out, along with smaller details, means it’s up there with some of the best-looking new venues in Brisbane.
The all-day breakfast menu consists of elaborate dishes, such as the Breakfast in Bread, a hollowed-out Japanese milk bun filled with sausage, bacon, mushroom and mozzarella, sitting on a bed of house-made baked beans, topped with a poached egg. Some dishes have an Asian twist, such as the blue swimmer crab scrambled eggs with chilli, coriander and Sriracha hollandaise. The lunch menu begins at 11.30am and switches to slightly more familiar fare, including cheeseburgers, salads and BLTs.
The Hamptons serves Campos coffee and a range of cold drinks, including fresh coconut water served inside the shell.