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Coffee Essentials: Ethiopia Sidamo Single Origin Coffee in Brisbane

Friday, May 25th, 2012

We’d like to introduce you to our single origin coffee, Ethiopia Sidamo,* from our local coffee roaster Dancing Bean.

Single origin coffee is coffee that  comes from one country. Several factors define the flavours and aroma of a single origin coffee, such as soil, altitude, climate and its harvesting and processing methods.



Ethiopian coffee cherries (left)  and coffee beans (right)

(Above) a lovely cuppa by our Star baristas at Simon’s Gourmet Gallery, cafe, Brisbane

This Ethiopian single origin* coffee come from the highlands of the famous Sidama region (marked in the  map below).

The coffee beans are grown between 1,800 – 2,200 meters above sea level and processed naturally, giving it a distinct mocha flavour with a fruity aftertaste of cherries and strawberries — yum! 

(Above) freshly harvested Ethiopian coffee cherries — simply stunning

Photos of the coffee cherries, coffee cherry trees and coffee beans were taken by Rob Mergard, owner of our boutique coffee roaster in Banyo, Dancing Bean.


*Available for a limited time only, while stocks last

Simon’s Brisbane cafe’s new menu launch promo, Thursday, 16th Feb

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Simon’s Gourmet Gallery’s Brisbane cafe to revamp cafe menu

After much experimenting and sampling going behind Kylie’s Kitchen doors, we’re excited to announce that will be launching our new cafe menu this Thursday, 16th of February 2012, at Simon’s Gourmet Gallery in Chapel Hill, Brisbane.  We will be keeping a handful of our classic favourites and adding a bunch of tasty newbies to our new all-day breakfast and lunch menu.

Here’s a sneak peek at our upcoming cafe menu in this week’s blog post…

Introducing our glorious summer feeds at our Brisbane cafeCrispy Chicken Mango Salad (bottom-left) and Chicken Burger (bottom-right–note the melted garlic butter slowly oozing down the perfectly grilled chicken breast…yum!)


Gail absolutely loves the new buttermilk French Toast with Berry Compote and fresh cream–a mix of sweet and sour, perfect for a light breakfast or afternoon tea.

Emma, our Store Manager, couldn’t pick just one for a favourite…

“I love the Rosti Stack for breakfast and the risotto for lunch. Both dishes are super yummy. I love the new textures and flavours they bring to the menu,” says Emma.

Rosti Stack–homemade potato rosti with grilled mushroom and tomato, wilted spinach and our tasty homemade tomato relish.


creamy chicken and mushroom risotto

Creamy chicken risotto with Parmesan and rocket

This high and mighty Veggie Stack is bound to convert anti-vegos. Pretty layers of pumpkin, sweet potato, aubergine, capsicum, zucchini, and our homemade white sauce. Served with a side of wedges, sour cream and tomato relish.


And for the manly men seeking a big feed, or for the ladies with an amazing appetite, start off your day with our Big Breakfast. Glenn is a big fan of this dish right here:

Big Breakfast–what you see is what you get: scrambled eggs, roasted tomato, generour bacon rashers, homemade sausage and herbed potato rosti, served with a side of our famous homemade relish and Turkish bread.

In celebration of our new menu launch at our Brisbane cafe, we’re having an exclusive introductory offer this week from Thursday till Friday (16th – 17th February 2012)…buy three meals in one sitting and enjoy the fourth meal for free*!

Bringing a party of six or more? Brilliant! Just give us a call to make a booking.


*the free meal will be the meal that is of least value in the final bill

Please note: bookings required for a party of six or more people