It’s been a good year for Brisbane’s suburbs, with a bunch of impressive venues opening in the leafy streets beyond the CBD: Slack’s Track in Mount Gravatt; Factory 51 in Coorparoo; and most recently, Bruno’s BNE in Tarragindi.
Now you can add Same Same But Different to the list. Set to begin trading later this month, it’s the second venue from Kym and Jade Machin, building on their success with Jindalee’s Bare Bones Society. “It’s going to be the same concept, like easy relaxed food, but I want to step it up a little bit,” Kym says. Hence the name.
Given Kym’s background in fine-dining with the Urbane Group (Urbane, The Euro and The Laneway), diners can expect something a little more adventurous than your typical cafe fare. He says the menu will hit a happy-medium between breakfast classics, like bacon and eggs, and more adventurous offerings such as an elaborate take on French toast. For lunch and dinner the focus will switch to share plates.
Drinks wise, the cafe will serve Toby’s Estate coffee and Evolve Organics juices. Initially, booze will be BYO while the Machins wait for liquor licence approval.
The cafe will open for breakfast and lunch each day, with dinner from Thursday to Sunday. The aim is to build a local following, just as Bare Bones Society has done in Jindalee. “At Bare Bones, our regulars come in three times a day,” Kym says. “I would like to get the same thing happening at Same Same But Different.”