Starting out as a market stall flipping baked gluten-free doughnuts in 2014, Nodo has since become one of Brisbane’s most recognisable cafe brands.

Its Hawthorne outlet (the fifth overall) is a distinctly Nodo space, with crisp and clean features bathed in plenty of natural light. But it’s also different – pink-marble tables, caramel-leather banquettes and terracotta brick create a warmly coloured cafe that’s a clear evolution from Nodo’s traditional black, white and concrete.

The menu is another departure. Sure, you’ll find long-time favourites such as the Nodo eggs and the egg-and-bacon milk bun. But you might also see sambal crab omelettes, a nourish bowl and a native-spiced fried chicken burger with lemon myrtle mayo and mountain pepperberry. Everything is, as always, gluten free.

To drink, Nodo’s house-blend coffee is served espresso, alongside a single-origin batch brew. There are also matcha lattes, organic turmeric lattes, Mayde tea and a shake menu.

Expect those signature baked doughnuts, which include classic flavours such as Novo, Beetroot Blackout and the Breakfast doughnut. If you’re looking to try your hand at gluten-free baking, hit the dedicated pantry section peddling Nodo’s house flour and self-raising flour, waffle and pancake blend, xanthan gum, baking moulds, and more.

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Updated: January 21st, 2022

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