The slow-cooked beef cheek and bean chilli with housemade cornbread, coriander salsa and poached egg is reason enough to pay The Priory Kitchen (thepriorykitchen.com.au) a visit. If it doesn’t see you through the match, nothing will. Sweet surroundings and even sweeter staff seal the deal. And the fact that it’s across the street from the Gabba makes it a no-brainer. A few minutes down the road is longstanding breakfast favourite Pearl Cafe (28 Logan Road, Woolloongabba; 07 3392 3300), which is tucked into a historic building and has all the appeal of an old-world European bistro. Sweet-tooths are especially spoiled here with the likes of pancakes with brûlée fig, honeycomb, mascarpone and pistachios.
The Priory Kitchen’s bubble-and-squeak bhajis with maple bacon