The Chelsea

The Police Barracks is really starting to get a buzz. Several eateries were open after we ventured out from the movies the other night and people were getting into the swing of dining in the central mall. The Palace Cinema is in full operation and such a pleasant experience incomparison to the multiplex at Indooroopilly Shoppingtown which was strewn with rubbish on my last visit. And it's cheaper!

Just around the corner, a snip past Coles but before the Hogs Breath Cafe, is The Chelsea. It's Steve Ackerie's new thing and it's very smart inside, with lots of mirrors, plenty of wood and a heap of banquette seating. Outside there are tables both around the cafe and in the mall area.

The coffee is Merlo and very good and the menu offers some interesting choices ranging from sandwiches to light meals, mains and sides.

A couple of items in the light meals section captured my attention. Like the sound of Chilli fried squid with watermelon cubes and caramelised lemon or bruschetta, chevre, roast beetroot, rocket and thyme? I do, so I'll have to go back but only during the daytime as the cafe 0pens for breakfast and closes at night. Shame, because I like eating this type of food all day.
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