Tuesday, 1 December 2015

A whole lota good at Miss Bliss

Healthy never tasted as good as it does at Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen at West End.

Owner Jacqui Toumbas (AKA Miss Bliss) has turned one of West End's iconic fruit shops into another type of icon which even her grandfather loves.

Jacqui Toumbas with her grandfather

Jacqui's grandfather is one of group of friends who met every week at the back of the fruit shop for a chat and a catch up. Their gathering is immortalised with a life-sized black and white photo mural at the rear of the cafe, just where they used to gather.  Now they do the same at Miss Bliss and from the smiles on their faces, they are enjoying their new set up.

The theme here is healthy wholefoods, with unprocessed a common word and refined sugar a no-no. The food is free from additives and artificial substances according to the menu and the kitchen uses local and organic produce where possible. Their mantra is great tasting food that is good for you!

Each item on the menu has a tip which tells you if it is rich in protein, high in fibre, contains antioxidants, is gluten free or vegan.

Miss Bliss has launched a new summer menu with some new menu heroes including cornbread waffles with slow cooked brisket and their trademark soft and gooey eggs with greens.  There's also a new Buddha Bowl filled with Miss Bliss style voodles. wild rice, greens, avocado, falafels all topped with a miso tahini dressing.

I couldn't resist a Wellness Board for breakfast. After all, who doesn't want to feel well at the start of the day!  It came with soft, gooey eggs, a slash of sweet potato hummus, pickles, sauerkraut and beetroot relish.  On the side was a house made seed biscuit. 

Perfect for a hot day, a cooling raspberry fruit tea was another refresher.

Refreshing iced tea

Scrambled eggs with beetroot and fetta
Miss Bliss Wellness Board

Green wall filled with herbs

One part of Miss Bliss you should be sure not to miss is the back area which now includes long tables perfect for kicking back for the afternoon.

I'm particularly impressed by the vertical wall of herbs and flowering plants which supply much of the kitchen's needs.  Jacqui credits Mappins Nursery for putting it together for her. 

Find Miss Bliss at 85 Vulture Street, West End, Brisbane.

Ed+bK rating: 4/5 stars.  A well thought out offering with food that lives up to the promise.

Bottom line: Breakfast $6 to $22. Coffee $3.50

Best tip: Miss Bliss also offers workshops. Stay tuned for afternoon sessions in the courtyard garden area.

Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Miss Bliss for breakfast

Kerry Heaney

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