Saturday, October 4, 2014

Food Adventures: Chester Street: Bakery and Bar

Location // 32A Chester Street Newstead, QLD 4006

Tucked in the corner of what seems to be like a more industrial part of Newstead/Fortitude Valley, lies a funky, retro breakfast-bakery-dessert bar known as Chester Street. After much anticipation, Bella and I ventured out to try what Chester Street had to offer. Parking was a little difficult to find, however with much patience, I finally found a park that wasn't a kilometre away. 

Menus were brought to us, however it was really unclear on whether it was table service or whether we had to order at the counter and we ended up having to ask the ladies sitting near us since the waiters were no where to be seen. We were then informed we had to order at the counter. Once at the counter, we saw the decadent display of baked goods such as Nutella Filled Doughnuts, Salted Caramel Filled Doughnuts and an array of slices! We knew we were going to have to devour a doughnut of some sort before we left. We opted for the Strawberry Glazed Doughnut ($5.00) recommended to us which tasted amazing. 

Fish Cakes (GF) - $19.90 & Soy Iced Latte // Crushed Avocado on Sourdough Toast w/Persian Feta and Dukkah - $14.90 & Fresh Pressed Juice: Green Apple, Celery, Cucumber, Kale and Mint - $8.50

I love trying different variations of avocado on toast and was really impressed by Chester Street's take on it. There was a generous amount of avocado and it was also well and cleanly presented. 

However, one thing that disappointed me was their service. The cashier came off as quite rude and looked like she didn't really want to be there and our meals were served out around ten minutes after each other. Not to mention, it was hard to get ahold of a waiter as we weren't given any water or cutlery with our meals... I find service such an integral part of the dining experience and no matter how good the food or the restaurant may be, the service really determines my final judgement. 


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