Get Your Fill of Hungarian Comfort Food at Smoked Paprika in Bardon

If you’ve ever had a hankering for Hungarian comfort cooking, come and dine at Bardon’s Smoked Paprika. Named after Hungary’s most popular spice, Chef Gabor Traub has carefully selected his family’s recipes to serve at his restaurant whilst adding his own creative touches.

Located at 65 MacGregor Terrace, Smoked Paprika is an all-day breakfast restaurant that serves home-cooked meals with distinct Hungarian influences.

Chef Traub changes the menu regularly to keep the choices interesting but the cafe’s signature meal, the Smoked Paprika breakfast, is a must-have for first-timers. This order has spiced beef with a rich layer of goulash served on Turkish bread, poached eggs, roasted tomatoes and grilled halloumi with hollandaise sauce.

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The flavours of every dish in this foodie spot are guaranteed to gratify your cravings. But your eyes will also light up because of the fantastic way Chef Traub plays up the colours in the food and desserts he creates.

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Locals think this foodie spot is easily one of the best breakfast places in Brisbane but you must come and try it for yourself. Smoked Paprika opens all week from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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“Highly recommend smoked paprika to everybody! I’m a huge fan! The best thing about this place is their creativity…you will always be surprise with the presentation of their meals and of course the taste. Also very friendly staff. Definitely the best cafe in Brisbane!”

~ Vanessa Soares, Facebook

“My new favourite Brisbane cafe! The service here was next level, the were staff always accommodating us at each stage of the dining experience.

I had one of the green smoothies to start. It was very natural, smooth & not overly sweet. I chose the Sweet Potato Hash for Breakfast. A crowd favourite 3/4 from our table selected it. How delicious, avo, goats fetta, sweet potato hash & a large serving of bacon definitely hit the spot.

Worth the wait in gold, but make sure you book ahead.”

~ Nicholas Doran, Google Reviews

“Innovative take on breakfast/brunch.
Was impressed by the use of ingredients such as kale etc.
Lovely beverages to go with the meals.
I must add that the staff were very patient as it was well past closing time and I was taking my sweet time doing justice to my dish.”

~Mithran M,  TripAdvisor

Restaurants to Keep You Warm this Winter in Bardon

Bardon has several restaurants serving up delicious comfort food to keep you warm this winter season. If you are looking for a hearty, delightful meal, check out these restaurants that are dishing up a specialised winter menu to give you the warm fuzzies to help you beat the cold weather.

Smoked Paprika

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One of the favourite brunch spots of Brisbane foodies, Smoked Paprika has a new menu includes a serious serving of flavourful dishes created by Hungarian head chef and owner Gabor Traub. Aptly named after Hungary’s favourite spice, Smoked Paprika has been delighting customers with their mouth-watering, Instagram-worthy, all-day breakfast and lunch meals.

One of the newest additions to their freshly revamped menu is the Nutella S’mores Almond Hot Chocolate that is ready to warm up your cold morning.

Another hit with the brunch crowd is their sensational serving of Crepes, a culinary creation filled with Hungarian beef stew, poached eggs, smoked paprika hollandaise, goats cheese, pan fried spinach, chickpeas, mushrooms, and parsnip puree.

Their menu also includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Smoked Paprika is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Visit their official page to learn more.

Location: 9/65 MacGregor Terrace, Bardon

The Persian Restaurant

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For those cold winter nights, warm dinner awaits in The Persian Restaurant in Bardon. Serving authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, the family-owned restaurant is beloved for their delicious Persian food that includes traditional Kebab dishes, lamb shanks, and more.

The restaurant is known for serving a special winter soup (Asheh e Reshteh) every other night and their menu also includes a gluten-free/vegan soup of the day.

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The restaurant’s food options range from simple salads and light meals to hearty main course dishes, such as their gluten-free Baghali Polo that comes with Basmati long rice with broad beans and dill served with chicken or lamb.

The Persian Restaurant is open from  5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fridays to Sundays. Visit their website to learn more.

Location: 65 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon

Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar

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Thinking of having a French degustation? Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar has curated an exclusive Winter Tasting Menu and a Special Winter Lunch Menu to satisfy your cravings for an authentic French cuisine.

The Winter Tasting Menu includes their signature sand crab lasagne with a creamy crustacean sauce plus an extensive list of desserts and a selection of wine.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options are also available.

Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar is open from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for lunch and from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. for dinner. For bookings, call 07 3161 1858 or email Visit their official page for more information.

Location: 1/60 Macgregor Terrace, Bardon