The Remy's promise is simple tasty food served in a streetside, open-air cafe setting amongst the buzz of Paddington's Latrobe Terrace.
On a typically beautiful November day, Brisbane does this type of dining very well. Remy's has the mix just right and it works. The food is simple, but well priced and certainly tasty, and my prime source of information on this cafe vouched for the quality of the drinks.
They give themselves plenty of room to move on the menu with the disclaimer 'dishes can arrive at varying times, subject to minor changes' but we were happy with our orders. Lunch on Saturday saw service a little slow and far from attentive, but the presentation and flavours in the food once it arrived soon made up for waiting time.
The 'good yum' burger was a little heavy on the jalapeno mayo causing me to abandon half my bun but the haloumi salad included rich red ripe tomatoes and cheese that was grilled to perfection - golden crisp exterior and unctuous white interior. K2 woofed down his pork belly tortillas which came with a kimchi flavour burst.
You might also remember this venue as Rogue Rennard in its early days.
Remy's is open for breakfast until 12 noon when it morphs into a lunch/dinner/bar destination.
Find Remy's on Latrobe Terrace at Paddington surrounded by a raft of small restaurants and cafes. If Remy's is too busy when you arrive, there's likely to be a table available close by.
Bottom line: Lunch prices range around $12 - $13.
Best tip: Happy Hour on Thursday, Friday and Saturday sees cocktails for $10 and spirits for $4 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. That's a bargain in my books.
Other Paddington dining destinations within walking distance include:
Paddington Deli & Epicerie