The newest restaurant to open in Toowong can be found inside the Jephson Hotel, in the space that used to house Covet Bar & Restaurant. Now, it’s the home of Hooch & Co, which serves up Asian-inspired food that shows the diverse community of Australia.
Hooch & Co is from the same group that owns Barolos, the 25-year old Italian restaurant on Sherwood Rd. This new eatery offers familiar yet surprisingly different dishes based on Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Vietnamese cuisines.
For all-day dining, the Japanese cabbage pancake (Okonomiyaki) comes highly recommended. It’s filled with a blend of flavours from bacon, togarashi fried egg, kewpie, okonomi sauce, fried shallot, pickled ginger and sesame.
Also quite popular is the Sandcrab Bagel Benedict (Sand crab and chive, poached eggs, gochujang hollandaise, fried shallots). The Breakfast Mee Goreng (Fried noodles, sambal and kecap manis sauce, smoked bacon, shallots, fried egg, puffed pork skin) may also satisfy a famished belly, whether it’s 7:00 a.m. or lunch.
Diners looking for plant-based options may also order a filling Big Breakfast. Lovers of anything sweet can joyfully indulge in the drool-worthy breakfast doughnuts.
Hooch & Co serves coffee from Sydney’s The Reformatory Caffeine Lab. Other drinks on the menu include cold-pressed juices, indulgent milkshakes, cocktails, craft beers and at least 35 different selections of wines. These drinks can be ordered with cheese platters or jerky boards if you’re planning an afternoon caper with your friends.
The restaurant is open daily for breakfast or lunch. Phone: (07) 3736 4400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for table reservations.
“Made to feel like family before I even stepped foot in the door. Can’t fault food, coffee or service. Will be back.”Keith Hayhoe, Facebook
“Scrumptious brekky… sums up the experience I had here! Great menu choices, easy to change odd bits and friendly staff! Will definitely be recommending to friends and family! P.S. the house bottled and labelled juices were fantastic!”Nicky Ioannou, Google Reviews