I think we can all agree that recently exploring our backyard has been the highlight of our days. And for those who haven’t pointed their car in the direction of Mount Tamborine for some time, should plan to soon.
Having opened at the end of last year, Main St Provedore has quickly become the local for many food connoisseurs on (and off) the mountain. Peppered with European undertones, this eatery was the brainchild of Head Chef and owner Brenden Schutz and does more than just dish up deli-style espresso bar vibes.
Mornings at Main Street are all about coffee and pastries – ahh yes, the breakfast of European champions. With crowd-favourite Allpress brewing, you won’t be just smelling the sweet nectar of caffeine in the air at Main St Provedore, you’ll be smelling the wafting goodness that is freshly baked goods that come straight out of the oven on-site. Eggs benedict who?
And it doesn’t stop there either. New York style deli sandwiches are the main attraction for lunchtime. Your choices include the staple Cuban, with shaved ham off the bone, Swiss cheese, mustard AND lemon mayonnaise. Perhaps a classic Reuben is more your thing? Tangy pastrami is married together with sauerkraut, more cheese and a special Russian mayonnaise for a classic sandwich you are unlikely to forget in a long time. There’s even a taste-filled vegetarian option with sun-dried tomato, olives, caperberries and yes, Swiss cheese!
You’d think knocking out some fabulous food and making great coffee would be enough for these guys, but apparently not. The team here, are also splurging in offering specialty set dinner services on specific dates, whereby you can enjoy a thoughtfully put together, seasonal four-course menu over some incredible wines from near and far. You will need to book ahead for these, as places are super limited and the first few of these events have been a roaring success — clearly, word gets around!
Make this cozy little eatery your destination for your next day trip up the mountain. Let the group chat begin!
Where: Shop 1A/11 Main St, Tamborine Mountain
When: 8am – 4pm Wednesday – Friday, 8am – 3pm Saturday, 8am – noon Sunday
Words by Alex Mitcheson.