Stuck on what to do on a Saturday morning?
Well we have the perfect suggestion and you’ll love it!
A walk along the Brisbane River and a special brekky at the New Farm Jan Powers Markets is up there with one of the best ways to kick start a wonderful weekend.
Our morning started early. 6am to be exact. And to be honest we were kinda ready to skip our morning’s activities in favour of another couple of hours of sleep. But we persevered and god it was worth it.
The long walk along the river from Hamilton to New Farm went quickly, with cool breezes, lovely views, good conversation and an energetic dog (Frankie) to pass the time. The river walk passing through the suburbs of Teneriffe, Newstead and New Farm is a Brisbane must do.
We got to the Markets just as they were kicking off. We would love to have seen what all the stalls had to offer, but by bringing a dog along it was a tad difficult.
The stalls we did see though were eye-catching and offered amazing products.
After our long walk in 30 degree heat an Iced Tea ($6) from the “Iced Tea Man” was the only way to quench our thirst. We shared a jar of mojito iced tea.
Just what we needed.
With copious stalls offering the most delectable breakfast options we were stuffed for choice. However with Frankie fading fast, we quickly chose a bagel and Dutch-pancakes to share.
The rye bagel ($7) was served with a schmear of cream cheese, sundried tomato, pesto, pine nuts and rocket. Though yummy, we don’t think we will choose it again. It was a bit heavy for a humid Brisbane morning.
The Dutch-pancakes ($9) were the showstopper. Airy, sweet, fluffy, scrumptious and delectable, suffice to say they didn’t last long. Accompanied with strawberries, cream and icing sugar, this meal did everything right.
We ate our breakfast in the park overlooking the river, basking in the morning light.
A delightful way to enjoy our first meal of the day.
Our walk back along the river was just as lovely, despite Frankie giving up halfway.
So have we convinced you yet? Trust us you’ll love it.