Why Lady Marmalade Cafe and Bar is a Favourite Hangout in Greenslopes and Stones Corner

Nearly a decade ago, Lady Marmalade Cafe and Bar opened its doors at 299 Logan Road, Stones Corner, amidst a row of offices. The cafe, which was once a record store and a canary house, initially seemed out of place but the fact that it’s still thriving since 2010 is proof of its success and popularity in the Stones Corner and Greenslopes area.

Lady Marmalade Cafe and Bar is packed with people most days that its owners, Howard and Sonja Searle, decided to renovate and expand the once small corner cafe into 110-seating capacity. Still, the restaurant can get pretty busy because it has become a favourite Greenslopes hangout.

Locals are drawn to the home-cooked goodness of its food choices. The menu changes every season to keep the selection fresh and interesting.

The current menu (Winter 2019) is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds with beautifully-prepared meals like Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes, Confit Duck on Chilli Corn Bread Waffle, Herb and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower “Steak,” and The LM Gringo Waffle.

Photo Credit: Lady Marmalade Cafe and Bar/Facebook
Photo Credit: Lady Marmalade Cafe and Bar/Facebook

The drink list has an extensive collection of wine, cocktails and mocktails, spirits, beers and bubbles, juices, milkshakes and smoothies, as well as coffee. The Saigon Coffee has been a top choice to pair with a good breakfast since the restaurant opened. 

Lady Marmalade has a hip and rustic interior that appeals to the regulars’ comfort. It also has good outdoor seating if you’re looking for a place to chill and relax on a beautiful day.  

This restaurant is open weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Trading hours extend from 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

“This funky little cafe is always packed and with good reason! The food is always fresh and delicious and the meals are interesting, incentive and very reasonably priced. A breakfast for six with two drinks each and some french toast to share only came to $120, which is 20 bucks a head. The service is five star and the noise levels and decor are both good quality.  Fully deserving of a full five stars.”

~ Declan D.B. Winterton, Google Reviews

“Great place for a weekend brunch. The ambiance is great, good service and the options on the menu are great. We had the Lm gringo waffle, which was really good, as well as the confit duck which was amazing, the duck was really well cooked and came off the bone easily. Also, the Korean chicken burger was really good. Can’t wait to get back and try all the other things on the menu. The coffee was amazing too!!”

~ Harshit Jain, Zomato 

“After reading and hearing so great things about this place we finally got to try it out. Dinner was really lovely. Sonya and her crew are really friendly and welcoming and the food is top-notch. Can’t wait to try breakfast and lunch.”

~ Maryanne Q, Trip Advisor 

Win $1,000 Cash at Stones Corner Christmas Twilight Market

The popular Stones Corner Christmas Twilight Market returns on the 3rd of December and everyone has the chance to win $1,000 in cash. Entry forms can be submitted anytime until 4:00 p.m. on the said day. Winners will be drawn at 5:00 p.m. Be advised, however, that winner must be present during the announcement, otherwise a re-draw will be conducted.

You can fill out the entry form here.

What to Expect in This Year’s Stones Corner Christmas Twilight Market

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Logan Road at Stones Corner will be closed off to traffic to give way to more than 100 stalls that will sell giftware and homewares, arts, crafts, books, specialty foods, sweets, and even jewelry and other trinkets. Kids can enjoy activities like face painting, watching a balloon artist, pony rides, and a jumping castle. There will be a photo op with Santa for only $5. Even your precious furbabies can enjoy the day as there will be stalls selling specialty pet food treats and accessories.

Twilight Christmas Market Street Party
Credit: Stones Corner Market

Fairy Floss will set up a stall at the event. The business offers the most affordable fairy floss for events, parties, and fundraisers. For charity events, Fairy Floss gives organizers 20% of their profits.

Fairy Floss
Credit: Floss Brothers

Lady Marmalade Café and Bar will be present as well. This establishment has been known for sourcing their supplies from the local makers as much as possible. Their popular coffee is from local roaster Elixir. They also offer gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan food made in-house from scratch. Interestingly enough, the café is located in a building that’s nearly a century old, with its original brick walls and old wooden beams remaining intact until now.

Mouth watering food awaits at Stones Corner Twilight Market
Credit: Lady Marmalade Café and Bar

The New York style restaurant 5 Boroughs will be also there to sell their burgers, ribs, and street food such as fish tacos, and cheese fries.

Delicious Burgers
Credit: 5 Boroughs Facebook

Books@Stones/Allmedic Book Supplies will showcase their collection of books from local authors. They have been in the business for more than 35 years, initially specializing in providing medical books. It has since expanded the business and now carry both fiction and non-fiction books by Australian authors.

Credit: Books@Stones/Allmedic Book Supplies

For more information about the Greenslopes Stones Corner Christmas Twilight Market, please click here.