Don’t be put off by this tiny restaurant on a busy street. Ripe Organic Grocer has some of the best food in Brisbane, and they are incredibly supportive of dairy-free diets. The galley kitchen supports a small pick-up counter, and four tables offer sidewalk seating. The restaurant opens by 6 am and closes at 7 pm, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner for takeaway or eating in.
The owners of Ripe Organic Grocer are a brother and sister team: Brett and Debra McNamara. Their excellent kitchen staff members are completely versed in special diets, and will modify anything to be dairy free or make suggestions for you if it cannot be modified.
Try the luxurious coconut yogurt with house made maple-pecan granola and fresh berries, the scrambled eggs with smashed avocado, or the lamb burger for lunch or dinner. The staff at Ripe Organic Grocer will make fresh juice to order, specialty coffee, and offer sandwiches daily as well. Everything is local and organic and served with love. Outstanding!
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Location: 18 Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101