Petrichor & Co, Brisbane – Rating: 17/25

There’s a nice meaning behind the name of Petrichor & Co… it’s the smell of the rain!  While I was in Brisbane, I visited this café which serves well-presented dishes with a Columbian twist.

It has a bright and open location with lots of indoor and outdoor seating.  The waitstaff were friendly and knowledgable of the dishes which is a plus especially when featuring food from other countries.

Flat white

Green power super smoothie, strawberry smoothie and orange juice

They serve strong coffee here!  My cup was rich and one was definitely enough to keep my wired for the morning!

The list of cold beverages is quite large.  Homemade lemonade ($5.50) with either lemon & thyme, ginger & lemon beer or orange, raspberry & mint sound perfect for a summer day, freshly squeezed juices ($7) in almost any variety that you can concoct and more smoothies than you can poke a stick at!  The super smoothies ($8) come in a few forms such as energizer (coconut milk, banana, pineapple, spinach, celery, mint) and green power (coconut water, pear, pineapple, avocado, banana, lemon, spinach) which one of my guests had and loved.

My strawberry smoothie ($7) had a good flavour but was too thin.  It needed some more yoghurt to add to the consistency.

Sweet potato cakes

One of my guests ordered the sweet potato cakes ($18.50) and in my opinion it was the best meal of the morning.  The cakes were crunchy on the outside and were delicately topped with two small eggs and smothered with chipotle hollandaise.  The sauce was spot-on with a creamy consistency and a good amount of spice.  The cakes sit on a bed of spinach and for me it was the hollandaise that won the day.

Smashed avocado on sourdough

Smashed avocado ($14.50) is very common but sometimes it’s nice to find one that stands out from the crowd.  Petrichor adds a pea mash, basil and Persian fetta to theirs.  All of these flavours meld together well and there was a good amount of avocado.  The eggs were also topped with dukkha which once again complemented the avocado well!

Huevos Pericos con arepa

The huevos pericos con arepa ($16.50) is a vegetarian dish but I went ahead and destroyed that!  I added Rodriguez chorizo for $2 and pulled beef for $5.  Mixed into the scrambled eggs is tomato relish and shallots.  I really was expecting more flavour from this combination but I was disappointed.  The chorizo and beef were each delicious though.  The beef was soft, with a fantastic South American spice mixture.  The plantain on the side was a welcome addition and the arepa was soft and made for a great base to fill with the egg and beef.

Some of our dishes today were hits while others were misses but overall, the food on offer at Petrichor & Co brought a smile to my face.

Taste: StarStarStar
Service: StarStarStar
Atmosphere: StarStarStarStar
Value: StarStarStar

Overall Rating: 17/25

Phone: (07) 3194 9185
Address: Shop 1/33 Racecourse Road, Hamilton, Brisbane

Payment Options: Credit card, EFTPOS, cash

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