Israeli Restaurant Yababa Offers Rosalie Village Delicious Vegan Meals

Did you know that Yababa, one of the latest restaurant additions to the Rosalie community, serves delicious, plant-based, Israeli cuisine?

After relocating to its new spot along Baroona Rd, the vegan Israeli restaurant Yababa opened its doors to the Brisbane public once again in early April 2021, offering people a slew of 100% plant-based dishes made entirely on-site. 

One of the restaurant’s specialties is their delicious pocket pita bread as there are many different fillings to choose from, ranging from the classic falafel, to shawarma, all the way to hummus and salads. Prices range from $10 to $20 depending on the filling inside each sandwich, with the most expensive being the falafel meal deal which comes complete with small chips and a can of soda. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Yababa

Other meals in their menu include Middle-Eastern classics such as hummus bowls which also come with many options. Customers will be able to indulge themselves with classic hummus, however they will also be able to order mesabecha — a hummus bowl served with a mix of warm chickpeas, tahini and garlic-lemon sauce. There is also Yababa’s Shakshuka, a spicy tomato and capsicum-based meal topped with two vegan eggs on a frying pan with pita bread, pickles, and tahini. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Yababa

Savoury meals aren’t the only thing available at Yababa, for the restaurant also has much to offer in the way of vegan desserts and sweets to top off main courses. They even offer vegan tarts, donuts and cakes made with substitute ingredients for those with dietary restrictions. One of their most eye-catching desserts is the Iced Donuts Rocky Road.

Photo credit: Facebook/Yababa

Reviews have generally been positive, with many happy customers lauding the restaurant’s friendly staff and delicious food. 

Absolutely delicious food. I had the gluten free veggie pattie plate and every single component of it was amazing. The staff were also really friendly  and the chef came out to say hi and check on how the meals were going. Can’t wait to come back.

Niki K.

Thank you my Pita was amazing. So tasty 🙂. I appreciate how much you cared that it was fresh for me!! Your service was lovely.

Katie C.

Absolutely delicious! Great hospitality and service, fresh ingredients- winner!

Maya C.

Yababa can be found at 1/151 Baroona Rd, Paddington, open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to Thursdays, and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays to Sundays. For more information, and for the latest updates on meals, deals, dates, and other special announcements concerning the restaurant, follow their Facebook page

Sweetshop Specialty Coffee: Popular Bardon Café Offers All-Day Menu

Sweetshop Specialty Coffee, based in Bardon, offers its customers classic brunch meals complemented by piping hot cups of their caramelly house blend.

Offering a delectable modern brunch menu, this café serves up delicious all-day options such as their Brisket Benny, which consists of spice-rubbed brisket, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, jalapeno cornbread, confit garlic and rosemary. 

Brisket Benny.
Photo credit: Instagram/Sweetshop Specialty Coffee

Their more savoury meals are contrasted by their sweeter, more dessert-like Sweetshop Waffles served with PBJ ice cream, macerated strawberry and choc hazelnut crumb. Other sugary options include their smoothies. The Cuban, for instance, is made up of banana, pineapple, papaya, apple and coconut water all blended together. 

Sweetshop Waffles.
Photo credit: Instagram/Sweetshop Specialty Coffee

As their name suggests, the café also serves specialty coffee. Their house blend, Seven Seeds Espresso Blend, possesses a sweet and balanced flavour with hints of caramel. It consists of a fifty-fifty split between beans from Gallito De La Roca, Peru, and Palermo, Colombia. Seven Seeds’ coffee in particular highlights good acidity, clarity, and sweetness. 

Photo credit: Instagram/Sweetshop Specialty Coffee

Reviews from customers have been generally positive, with comments speaking favourably of the restaurant’s coffee and atmosphere. One person remarked that it was a “Relaxing space to be in” and complimented the café on its expert baristas and convenient location. Another wrote that “The staff are highly trained with vast knowledge on the blends they use and how to make them.”

Photo credit: Facebook/Sweetshop Specialty Coffee

The café can be found at Shop 3/1A, Stuartholme Road, Bardon, open seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekdays, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

To learn more about the café, visit their website here. Follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on meals, deals and dates, as well as any other special announcements.