Describing itself as a “coffee house and kitchen”, independent family-run business Peabody’s does a bit of everything since first opening in modest premises in Waterloo in May 2017, and now serves up breakfast, brunch and big plates alongside coffees, cakes and cocktails.
Owners Graeme and Clare have expanded the team to include Clare’s younger brother Sean and they’ve set up shop in the newly reinvigorated foodie hotspot that is the Albert Dock, where, we hear, Peaberry’s food is freshly prepared on site using only the best quality ingredients sourced locally, supporting a whole chain of other small indies, from butchers to bakers. Sandwiches and salads reign supreme at lunchtime, from ginger beer-battered cod on toasted sourdough to a classic chicken and bacon Caesar. Flatbreads include gorgonzola with fresh pear and crunchy apple, and burgers take in a garlic and herb-marinated halloumi and avocado number and a breakfast combo: 50/50 beef and pork mince patties topped with crispy bacon, sliced cheddar, fried egg and hash brown, stuffed into a toasted sesame brioche bun; definitely one way to kickstart the day. We can see the makings of a tapas-style sitting, with aromatic panko pork belly and salt and pepper cauli, or salmon gravlax and garlic and chilli king prawns with fresh focaccia on mopping duties, but if you’re properly hungry, head straight for the mains: pan-roasted lamb rump, braised beef short rib and Cumberland sausage hash are just three of the hearty choices available.
The cake cart changes daily, and is the perfect accompaniment to one of the many coffee choices, and Peaberry’s is the place to go for your unicorn-flavoured ice cream, not bad alongside a loose leaf tea. Wines are listed too, and house cocktails include a dockside daiquiri.
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