Stop 6: Campos, Fortitude Valley
I had an appointment for a haircut in Fortitude Valley that day and since it's in Fortitude Valley, I have a valid reason to visit Campos again. Hehe! Campos is quite difficult to find, the place is situated just beside St James Market. You have to walk down the alley way to enter the restaurant. There used to be seats in the alley but they have removed them due to some dispute with their neighbours. I guess there will be longer wait for us next time!
|Campos, Fortitude Valley|
|Cappuccino - $3.50. Campos signature logo!|
|Bubble & Squeak - $17.50|
- sweet potatoes and potatoes, grilled tomatoes, haloumi cheese and poached egg with sauce
|I deliberately take the picture again after I've cut through the poached egg - perfect runny yolk!|
Stop 7: Cactus Espresso bar, Ipswich
I woke up in the morning and had no idea what I should do that day. Switched on my laptop and at the spur of the moment, checked the distance to Ipswich. It's only 30 minutes drive, why not? That trip was really spontaneous, with a bottle of water and two mandarins, I was on my way there. Hehe!
I was a little lost and after a few circles, I found a parking lot and started walking around the 'city'. At first glance, there seems to be no Asians at all (this reminded me of Hastings, NZ) and there were mostly older guys walking around. One guy walked past me and said, "Ni how ma (How are you in Mandarin)?" Scary or friendly?
Finally found the place I wanted to eat: Cactus Espresso bar
|Cactus Espresso Bar, Ipswich. Not sure why 'bar' since they don't serve alcohol at all.|
|Spinach and Feta Cannelloni|
After lunch, I drove around and took some pictures ...
It was a good drive and nice to escape the hustle and bustle of the city!
To be continued ...