Brisbane

Behind Paddington's Anouk Cafe

Meet Justine Whelan who's made Brunch the meal of the day.

Behind Paddington's Anouk Cafe

Local, ethical, sustainable, and, best of all, scrumptious... what more could you want when you're having breakfast for lunch or lunch for breakfast. With its next menu just having been created, come try something new at Anouk, where Justine Whelan has made Brunch the meal of the day.

NAME:

Justine Whelan

JOB TITLE:

Proprietor

VENUE:

Anouk Café Paddington

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

The people. And great food every day.

DESCRIBE A DAY IN THE LIFE OF YOU?

The restaurant day is full of fabulous guests and chatter, chef samples and probably too much great locally roasted espresso. All with a bit of service rush thrown into the mix. Post work, more chatter with our amazing offspring who live Australia wide. They are our everything.

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Eating. The entire family is obsessed with food. It unites us at home and abroad.

WHAT’S YOUR LIFE PHILOSOPHY?

Love now. Embrace it now.

5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU

Obsessive-compulsive attention deficit feeder

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?

I wasn’t planning on actually growing up.

THREE PEOPLE (DEAD OR ALIVE) YOU WOULD INVITE FOR DINNER PARTY?

William Shakespeare, Anthony Burgess, and Quentin Tarantino

YOU ARE TURNED INTO A BIRD, WHAT BIRD WHAT THAT BE?

Hummingbird

IN AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I quite like this universe.

YOU ARE KIDNAPPED & HELD FOR RANSOME. WHAT TV SERIES WOULD YOU HAVE COME RESCUE YOU?

Grimm. Hexenbeast all over them!

WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?

Anywhere with water, a view and a good restaurant. And Paris.

FAVORITE PLACES IN BRISBANE:

EAT: Longtime – a party for your tastebuds

DRINK: our verandah with granite belt Vermentino

CHEF: whoever cooked the last meal I ate!

RELAX: This summer it’s our verandah with granite belt Vermentino

SHOP: almost any kitchen supply store

TO IMPRESS: Stradbroke Island

CULTURE/ARTS: this week it’s a John Carozza exhibition

EVENT: Easter break at Sunshine Beach

SUNDAYS: Anouk

BRISBANE’S BEST KEPT SECRET IS

Our easy access to passionate suppliers of amazing produce in South East Queensland.

MY WORDS OF WISDOM

Just do it. You’re going to be thirty-five. You can be thirty-five with a degree or without a degree. It’s up to you.

NEXT EXCITING THING FOR ME IS

It’s happening now. New Menu at Anouk. Those apple fritters are to die for.