Rhetorical question really. Quite a few good cafes although many are hidden in office blocks.
But a few months ago Pride of Asia opened on the corner of National Circuit and Bligh St, opposite the Hotel Kurrajong. This place is fantastic. Good cheap tasty Asian food, with a choice of four premade hot dishes plus rice for $12, plus at least 15 menu options cooked to order for $15-$18.
My favourite bit is that the rice is served in a separate bowl or takeaway container so it’s not all jammed together in a congealing mass.
Today I had just the best tamarind pork: big chunks of meat including some fattier pieces specially crisped up, in a minimum of spicy onion laden, smoked chilli-laced sauce.
Far beyond the usual pile of meat n veg swimming in industrial goop.
I’ve had five or six different dishes here and all have been winners. Friendly staff, nice tables and chairs, and Bundaberg Ginger Beer in the fridge – perfect! Highly recommended.
Adjourn to the Hideout coffee shop next door for some of the area’s best coffee plus a wall full of books and oddities.