This was my father's philosophy...
Eat, Drink & Love Life
Table 26 West End
WHY TABLE 26?
Dad and I opened West End Park Cafe in 2003, and since then the cafe has been a mainstay, offering homemade and healthy options as well as freshly brewed coffee to locals and workers alike. It was a joint vision of myself and dad to open another locale – one that celebrated eating, drinking and loving life. After his passing in 2009, I was committed to actualising dad’s philosophy and making good on this vision. Table 26 West End is a vibrant corner cafe popular with our locals, serves Campos coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch options with a scrumptious twist.
Table 26 was designed to be more of a dedicated bar and eatery as opposed to West End Park Cafe’s pit-stop aesthetic. Patrons can take a seat at any table (except for table 26, which is permanently reserved for dad as a tribute) and leisurely browse the extensive menu that caters for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements.
My dad’s favourite breakfast is featured on the menu – Pop’s Paratha (grilled flat bread filled with spicy scrambled eggs), and shares menu space with the likes of banana French toast, eggs benedict sliders, sand crab omelettes and vege fritters. Our lunch menu is also bursting with healthy goodness with a selection of T26 bowls. Vegan and gluten free diners will salivate over the Feel Good and Wok this Way bowls, while the meat lovers will be jumping the queue for the crispy karaage chicken Rising Sun, and the 24/hr pulled chipotle beef brisket Tex Mex bowl. The Pizzageddon range will please any pizza lover, while our other mains are all perfectly plated to incorporate pasta, fish, pork and steak.
Table 26 Westfield Carindale
The impeccable service and much-loved signature dishes from Table 26 West End are also available at our new Table 26 venue at Westfield Carindale! Located on level two of the shopping centre at kiosk 201, Table 26 Carindale has been thoughtfully designed and offers guests a variety of spaces to relax and unwind. A central kiosk style kitchen separates Table 26 Carindale into two distinct sections with one side dedicated to workers, special occasions and hungry shoppers. The other side offers parents or carers and their bubs, an inviting space to take a well-earned break! Having two children aged two and five years, my wife Sneha’s vision was to create a unique space, where the little ones can play safely, in a fully enclosed infant’s area. This special family space allows parents and carers to have a break, enjoy a delicious meal and coffee while keeping an eye on their children. This part of the cafe also offers the convenience of table service.
Table 26 West End was created in 2017 out of a passion for amazing food and service. We believe that using the freshest ingredients produces the best results. Our aim is to connect the neighbourhood to a dining experience in the same way ingredients are connected to food.
We want to serve remarkable dishes and beverages to match our world-class location, to consistently provide our customers with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity to our work. To have every customer who comes through our door greeted or acknowledged, and thanked at least once for allowing us to serve, and to leave with lasting memories. My dad would expect no less.
QUICK SNAPSHOT OF ME
I grew up in Sydney but dad fell in love with Brisbane after visiting Expo 88. It was after this event he made the decision to move the family here. Since moving in 1989, my parents, two sisters and I have not looked back once. After graduating from UQ and working for a bank, I wanted to start my career in hospitality as that is where my true passion lies. Dad and I bought West End Park Café in 2003, which is where I developed knowledge about the hospitality industry and local area, West End. My mum also helped the chef incorporate some of our family recipes into the menu.
I got married five years later and now have two beautiful boys. I want to teach them to work hard, never take anything for granted, be humble, kind and good to the world. I love soccer, cricket, travelling, working out when I can, eating and spending time with my family and mates especially over a couple of wines or a good scotch.
If you want to get in contact with me for any reason at all, please don’t hesitate to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would love to hear from you!