aka- IAP (In a Pickle) is a cafe located in a hidden group of shops at the intersection of Martha St and Newman Ave on the Coorparoo- Camp Hill boundary. These shops are nestled in an enclave of Queenslander and some Federation style architecture. Many houses in this area are currently being renovated or have been so in the last few years. It's a nicely "monied up" area and full of families.
The Martha St shops comprise of many "foodies" and some gorgeous gift ware shops, jewellery and hair and beauty stores. The precinct is well known to the locals and frequently busy. I've spent the last 12 mths coming and going as I've worked on part of the newest development there and I've come to love browsing thru the shops and watching how they trade.
In a Pickle on the corner is very popular any time of the day. As soon as you walk thru the door you are met with a gorgeous display of food in the cabinets and also their packaged products on the counters.
You can stop in for coffee, breakfast, lunch etc and they also offer catering for functions as well as pre cooked meals to take home and heat up.
Mouth watering macaroons.
Plenty to choose from for both big and little people.
One of the other parts of their business is their cooking classes for both adults and kids. That's where I found myself last week with my eldest attending the "Tapas" class. He came out an hour later beaming and carrying a box full of goodies that he'd made. He was so excited he even repeated his efforts the following night to cook dinner for the family.
Check out these condiments stocked by IAP. I love the old Vacola bottles. I actually use these as vases in my own house. My grandma and mum used to preserve jams and fruits in these when I was a kid, so it was a bit of a memory trip to see the bottles here.
A couple of the regulars!
If you're not from the area, program the gps and weave your way into Martha St.
Check out IAP's website and perhaps be tempted with a class.