Aji is a convivial cafe, bar and kitchen serving outstanding Pan Asian cuisine and cocktails in the heritage-listed Australia Mercantile woolstore dining precinct of Teneriffe.
Aji's lunch and dinner menu is unlike anything you'll find elsewhere in Brisbane - highly refined Indian- south east Asian fusion dishes that are worth crossing town for.
The tapas-style menu is designed to share, with heavenly offerings such as Masala kofta (beef kofta with hand-torn curry leaves and herbs served with house-made raita); Pan seared lamb cutlets served with butter bean ragout; and must-try Barramundi paratha pockets (with coriander slaw and chilli live mayo).
Other choices include vegetable pakoras, Kimchi noodle salad and baked avocado (with roasted capsicum, melted vegan cheese and mayo) while for something more substantial Nalini's Curry (pumpkin, chicken or mixed veg) are next level, served with basmati rice.
To accompany it's hard to go past the bespoke cocktails - think Yuzu and Mandarin Mojito, Strawberry and Basil Margarita; Thai Mango Martini or Spiced Espresso Martini.
Thee's also a selection of fruity Spritz, Diablo and classic cocktails as well as craft beer and boutique wines.
Good to know - Also open for breakfast, Aji serves up dishes such as banana pancakes, breakfast burrito, crisp tortilla omelette, corn fritters or classic bruschetta and Eggs Benedict.
Aji Cafe Bar Kitchen
8/36 Vernon Tce