Karyn Hodges has long been a fixture of Brisbane’s food scene, well-known for popular cafes Brown Dog and Java Coast. Plenty is her response to the frequent disconnect between city diners and regional farmers.
The kitchen sources its ingredients direct in an effort to foster sustainable relationships with growers and suppliers. This philosophy has undoubtedly been inspired by Hodges’ family ties to Kilbilli Farm in Maryvale, where Plenty acquires its pork and beef.
An updated version of the all-day menu is chalked up on the blackboard each morning. You might find smashed avocado with pickled eggs; breakfast nachos; or a French-toasted pea and lamb shoulder sandwich.
Sweet breakfasts of stacked house-made crumpets and creamed porridge come dressed with raw honey and poached fruit, savoury options with sides of grilled heirloom veggies and homemade condiments. Sandwiches, vibrant tossed salads and freshly baked cakes are also available at lunchtime.
The front bar has its own seating area and serves Kombucha and Single O coffee. The back of Plenty’s cavernous warehouse is reserved for an open pantry. Pick up Lick! Ice Cream, gluten-free bread or house-label jams and pickles to take home.