Swannie's has only been open for a couple of weeks and is already a Coast favourite, but why?
This stylish new restaurant reminds us of a bar somewhere in a metropolitan city, well it's in our little CBD, Southport. Cafe/ breakfast joint in the morning, restaurant during the day and tapas lounge bar at night. And the crazy thing? They're effortlessly good at it all!
Located on busy Nerang Street, Swannie's is the perfect spot for business meet-ups, casual lunch or Friday arvo knock-off drinks. Upon entrance, you're faced with a huge bar (filled with all kinds of alcoholic goodness for later) and a tempting cake display filled with doughnuts (the injectable kind), pastries, caramel slices, muffins, sandwiches and ciabatas! The zebra striped floor, large pendant lights and curved wooden wall hint of your night to come. But you know what's better than a coffee in the morning? Old-school R&B music! It;s a soulful and smooth start to your day, way to go Swannie's!
So what's on offer for brekky? A refreshing iced-coffee, smashed avo and marinated fetta served on crispy toast topped with fresh coriander and just a sprinkle of basil and feta oil (optionally you can add eggs). Sounds pretty basic, but they do it well.
Swannie's 'Our Eggs Benny' consists of two perfectly poached free range eggs with smoked salmon on an English muffin, smothered in mouth-watering house-made hollandaise. Now if you can handle a bit of booze in the morning, we're not promoting, but informing that their signature dessert/cocktail Don Pedro involves vanilla ice-cream, Bailey's and chocolate cream (don't mind if we do).
If you're enticed to stay beyond breakfast, Swannie's have live music every night of the week* plus some great specials like $10 Beer and Burger Tuesdays or Cheese and Wine Tasting on Wednesday nights!
Best day to go: They're literally busy everyday, but we like the buzz of a crowd on a Friday or Saturday night from 4pm til late!
Signature dish: Angus Eye Fillet Steak Sandwich (do it for lunch).
Favourite drink: All the cocktails are tasty, but the Don Pedro s a dessert and cocktail in one for the sweet tooths.
Mon - Live Music from 6pm
Tues - Live Music from 6pm
Weds - Jazz & Blues Night, live music from 6pm
Thurs - Classic Rock Night, live music from 6pm
Fri - Live Music from 6pm
Sat - Live acoustic soloist over breakfast from 8am
Sun - Live acoustic from 12pm
See ya at Swannie's!
34 Nerang Street, Southport
By Louisa von Ingelheim