Posts Tagged ‘coffee’

Free Dancing Bean coffee all day, Tuesday 13th March 2012

Thursday, March 8th, 2012


New coffee range, same friendly baristas

We are excited to announce that Simon’s Gourmet Gallery’s cafe in Chapel Hill will be introducing a new range of flavours and aromas from Dancing Bean Espresso to our avid coffee drinkers. As we take our coffee as seriously as you do, our passionate baristas will be undergoing additional intensive coffee training over the next few days to add to their existing coffee knowledge. They’ll be learning how to work on our new coffee machines and learn how to handle our new range of premium coffee beans to ensure that they get the best out of each pull.

Why the coffee changeover?

Some people may not have heard of Dancing Bean Espresso (brownie points if you have!) and may wonder why we have decided to switch from our previous coffee supplier Segafredo Zanetti, an international brand, to boutique coffee roaster Dancing Bean Espresso…so here’s our story:

Being a wholly Australian owned company, based in Brisbane, we wanted to share our humble success, which we have enjoyed over the past decade, with other local businesses who take pride in what they do.  We found locally established Dancing Bean coffee to be a perfect fit as we both share a passion for offering premium quality food products to our customers. We felt that we could relate to Dancing Bean as both of our companies had entered the food industry scene in Brisbane around the same time, flourished over the years, hit a few bumps along the way, yet we still feel as passionately about our businesses as we did 10 years ago–keeping it true to its roots.

Getting to know Dancing Bean coffee

Dancing Bean coffee is roasted and blended daily in its boutique roaster in Banyo, on the north side of Brisbane. Dancing Bean coffee was established in 1999 by Robert Mergard, an enthusiastic coffee lover who felt passionate about having control over the blend and the coffee roasting process, handling only the highest graded coffee beans. Dancing Bean has won awards at the 2011/2012 Golden Bean Awards, which attracted over 1,200 entrants from around the world.

In celebration of our new partnership with Dancing Bean coffee, we are hosting a coffee launch this coming Tuesday, 13th March 2012 at Simon’s Gourmet Gallery cafe in Chapel Hill and will be serving up free coffee throughout the day. Don’t be shy, do drop by–we love seeing familiar and new faces at our cafe, and be sure to invite your friends and family. Come meet Rob and our friendly baristas, and enjoy free Dancing Bean coffee throughout the day.


Still curious about Dancing Bean coffee? Find out more on their website .

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