Blink, and you might miss it. Nestled quietly among a sea of shop fronts, its simple façade gives little inkling as to the delights that lay within. The only clue to outsiders that it is anything more than a book shop, or a hole-in-the-wall gift shop, is the psychedelic painted wall in the alleyway beside it. Drawing visitors in with its bright swirls of colour and pattern, a stark contrast to the surrounding buildings, their features painted a dull, weathering, cream. The store front is dark and, if the sidewalk wasn’t filled with bustling customers, you may ask yourself if it is even open. You push open the door and the hum of conversation hits hard, the floral wallpaper makes you question your own taste, as you try to decide whether you love it or hate it. Wait staff dance among tables, not even batting an eye when what available walking space this narrow café holds is swallowed up by a line of table-hungry customers, but we’re not here for the décor.
If you are looking for award winning food, this is the place to be. With the title of Brisbane Times Good Food Guide 2016 People's Choice award safely under their belt, Indulge takes traditional country-town dining up a notch, opening up a new market for other café owners and dreamers. I took my best friend on my most recent visit, as I do with everyone I entertain, and, after a menu mix-up, opted for the spiced red wine infused pear French toast, and my friend the truffle eggs. The meals here leave me breathless from bragging to everyone I see about the deliciousness and the sheer size of the dish. Perhaps the best thing about Indulge is the produce it uses. Everything is delivered fresh, daily by local farmers and the menus adapted to reflect the year-round seasonality of our farms. Dining at Indulge is ‘indulgent’ and is guaranteed to impress guests, friends and family.