August 14, 2011

sunday best.


the sun had his hat on this morning which meant perfect weather for some sweet treat brunching with one of my favourites. nestled amongst flower ridden queenslanders in clayfield, 'dandelion & driftwood' did not disappoint. the service was incredible and as we nestled under umbrellas in the courtyard, it provided the most perfect setting for chats over scrumptious delights. i had one of the best coffees i've tasted in a while (the house driftwood blend) and the banana & blueberry bread that i feasted on took the gold for best banana bread in town. that's a high achievement considering lady m's and little larder were their competition. the place was packed full of cuteness (read: cute boys), baristas in bowties and hipsters. definately not a place for wearing your favourite trackies but after the lazy pajama arsed day i had yesterday, i wanted to put on my sunday best. so on went the salmon pink katie's number and mustard flats. there were girls in pretty floral dresses, puppies tied up outside and a showcase of some of the most divine looking treats that i've ever laid eyes on! after coffee and bb, ash and i ordered a monte carlo and macadamia brownie to share. oh yes. although they were all out of the peanut butter whoopies (these guys know their stuff, obviously) and cotton candy cupcakes, i was really impressed with how traditional and tasty the treats were. they were washed down with a yummy chai of course. it just means we'll need to go back for round two to sample those delights. if you haven't been convinced to make a stop off there, then go back and read the part about the cute boys at least. no sunday is complete without a visit to secret to see my gorgeous emily, who greeted me with open arms and market finds she'd picked up earlier today. i can always rely on this woman to deliver my eye candy fix for the week. i walked away with a dress i'd eyeballed a week or two ago and a sweet owl money box (with sealed base which means i really will be saving) for an absolute steal. i best be off to get back to finishing some works and slowly remove myself from the sweet food coma i fell into this morning. totally worth it. will pop by to see what you've all been up to this weekend too...much baked love.



takeaway coffee cart out front (complete with barista in bowtie) and the sweet treat menu.

table shot. yes, that is a whole lotta cinnamon sugar on my blueberry & banana bread!

hello mr. brownie and mrs. monte carlo.

a brunch is never complete without puppies. i'll take the guy in the middle thanks, takeaway.

the dress. with coral heels (thank you trudy) this baby is gonna rock the exhibition opening.

owl be saving lots with this fella.



17 comments:

VintageSweetheart said...

That food looks super yummy! I love that dress it deserves a great night out and I'm sure the exhibition opening is the perfect occassion!

The owl is adorable!

E :)

REread said...

ohhhh, cute puppies :)

melynda said...

love this post. perhaps a morning tea is on the cards soon?? have a fab week. mali x

naughtyshorts! said...

you had to have that dress... lovely. and those treats looks so yummo!!

Louise said...

Love it all as usual Laura...more photos of you please..xoxox

Trudy Florence said...

gorgeous dress! and yes, be wise save :) so cute! I miss you two lots, enjoy time together! xxx

Lizeylou said...

That dress is ace and the food .. well that looks just delicious!

Miss E said...

Oh my that dress is divine! The cafe looks amazing too. xx

Bungalowgirl said...

What a delish looking cafe. Love your new dress, looking forward to see you all dolled up for the opening.

Lea said...

your dress is GORGEOUS.

DuckEggBlue said...

That table set up, I'd go there just for that. Nothing is better than a cafe with good sweets.Ohhh and your dress is simply divine.

olivia said...

i love the way your write! I could almost smell the goodies, and goodies there were! i LOVE the dress and that cafe looks like its exactly my style!

Catherine said...

That dress is just gorgeous! And love the owl!

C

Jayne said...

What a delicious outing- that looks like my dream cafe :)

creative kate said...

That dress, that food and those owls, what more can I say but gorgeous!
Kate :)

Katie Mitchell Photography said...

I LOVE the dress. And I would totes take the one in the middle too :) x

The Joyful Thrifter said...

I will take the dress thank you :)

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter