Sonoma wood roasted spelt muesli with fresh figs and greek yoghurt, pictured left.
But those are strawberries in the photo, not figs, I hear you say! Yes, and that's what I thought when the waitress served my breakfast without comment.
Although the strawberries were delicious, I would have liked to know there were no figs left in the kitchen. I might even have changed my order or been allergic to strawberries but there was no warning of the menu change.
That aside, the muesli was delicious and a great combo with the greek yoghurt, although a little on the expensive side at $11.50 considering the size of the serve and the amount of effort involved.
The rest of the menu is a bit blokey with lots of protein - corned beef hash, sautéed corn, potato, spinach, poached eggs; eggs, hash browns, tomato, sausages, spinach, avocado, mushrooms, chilli jam hollandaise;
depot beans baked in terracotta, pecorino, and herb crust, turkish toast. Or, for the ravenous, depot refuel - two eggs, gourmet bacon, sourdough toast, mushrooms, house made hash browns, tomato, sausages. That will set you back $19.80.
On a cold winter's morning (yes it does get cold in Brisbane - we think anything under 20Celcius is freezing)
Depot was a good choice as it enjoyed plenty of morning sunshine. But even that couldn't make me look at breakfasts that included ice cream or sorbet. Maybe the kitchen could have a winter rethink here.
The coffee was good but also on the expensive side at $3.90.
Bottom line: Handy parking at Emporium which makes it a great spot for a meet up with friends. Good food but no budget bonus.
Depot Emporium Bistro Bar
31/1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane (07) 3666 0188