85 Miskin St serves fine-dining fare in a two-storey house in Toowong.
Awarded One Hat by the Good Food Guide 2014/15 and receiving a high score on Zomato (4.3/5), it had been on my Brisbane to-try list for a while. And so, we decided it was the perfect catch up venue for The Food Avenue team.
Walking in, the atmosphere was unpretentious and cosy. The downstairs dining room was full, so our reserved table was upstairs. It was a warm day in Brisbane when we dined, but the air conditioning kept us at a good temperature.
I liked the photos I had seen of the dishes and was surprised to see suburban prices on the menu. We were tempted by the reasonably priced 4 course breakfast degustation for $40 pp or $55 with matched drinks (including frappe, juice and coffee or tea). Not being hungry enough for a degustation first thing in the morning, we decided to try the regular breakfast menu.
Macgyver Boyfriend ordered the Bacon, Jamon croquette, slow cooked egg, sourdough toast, homemade beans ($19). Everything on this dish was how it should be. The bacon was generous and crispy, the croquette was crispy on the outside, and the slow cooked egg was perfectly gooey.
The Food Avenue contributor Scott ordered the Sauteed lamb and potato hash, fried eggs, hazelnut dukka, cucumber and honey yoghurt ($19). Sides are available but sadly there was no avocado on the day we dined. I had a bite of the lamb and potato hash and thought it was really flavourful.
I ordered the Wattleseed waffles ($16) and was immediately impressed by the beautiful presentation. However, the waffle pieces were disappointingly dry and I struggled to get through the whole dish.
Overall, the meal was a bit of a mixed bag. My waffle dish showed that they knew how to present food beautifully, but it didn't taste as good as it looked. However, the other two dishes were delicious and unique.
The breakfast menu is available between 8am to midday on the weekend.
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