Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Cafe Conti, Wilston, Brisbane

Wilston Village on Kedron Brook Road has more than a good choice of restaurants.  

Fitting happily into the mix is Café Conti run by Graham and Lin Penfold, taking up a prime corner position under shelter from a large tree.


The café offers indoor (air conditioned) and outdoor dining so there’s plenty of choice. And they are just as happy (almost) if you order a cup of coffee of a full meal.

We were there for a family catch up so the good acoustics were much appreciated.  It’s hard to have a dinner conversation in some cafes but at Café Conti it’s no problem.

Our meal choices were -

Slow Braised Maple Pork Fillet served with potato, baby spinach, mustard aioli and sweet potato chips ($27.50)


Oven roasted, marinated lamb rump served on a fetta and garlic potato bake with sundried tomato and cashew pesto and a red pepper coulis ($28.50)


Spicy Macadamia Nut Crusted Snapper oven baked with steamed greens, rice and coconut sauce ($32.50)


I was hungry and my choice of the slow roasted pork provided just the fix I was looking for.  The pork was well flavoured without too much trickery and I liked the crispy sweet potato ‘chips’ on top.  

My companions enjoyed their meals as well and found the ample servings nicely filling.  

With extreme restraint I refrained from ordering the Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coated Peanut Ice-Cream Pie served with marshmallow and chocolate sauce.  That will have to wait for another day.

Bottom line:  A comfortable choice for a suburban meal. The surroundings won’t overly excite you but the food will leave you satisfied.

1/102 Kedron Brook Road, Wilston. (07) 3856 5588


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