Marketcart Kedron Brings Healthy Drive-Thru Dining to Brisbane

Marketcart Kedron
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This passion project offers ‘real food alternatives, real fast’ without even leaving your car! Check out Marketcart Kedron, a drive-thru cafe that offers preservative-free meals, made fresh daily for people on-the-go.

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Tucked away just off the busy Gympie Road corridor, the cafe charms with its rustic green weatherboard shed exterior and striped awning. Marketcart Kedron is the passion project of married couple Andrew and Andrea Harcourt. Their goal? To provide “real food alternatives, real fast” to busy locals.

The inspiration derives from farmers markets, with an enticing menu of preservative-free meals made fresh daily on the premises. From savoury breakfast muffins with double-smoked bacon and free-range eggs to zesty Mexican chicken burritos and vegan granola cups, there’s something to satisfy any craving.

Photo credit: Marketcart Kedron Drive Thru/Facebook

According to Andrea, she was inspired after seeing healthy grab-and-go cafes whilst in the UK and wondered why the concept wasn’t available back home. After opening their first successful cafe at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital nine years ago, Marketcart Kedron is now their newest “little baby.”

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What sets Marketcart apart is its commitment to using quality local ingredients from small Australian businesses whenever possible. The coffee is roasted just up the road by Bear Bones Coffee in Fortitude Valley, using 100 percent Arabica beans. Meanwhile, the smoothies, salads, sandwiches, and desserts all showcase fresh seasonal produce.

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“It’s not diet food or rabbit food. It’s simply real food that tastes better because it’s natural, handmade and balanced,” the owners stated in their website.

Despite the healthy slant, the menu is far from boring. Indulgent yet nutritious options like smashed avocado with feta on Turkish bread and blueberry and cream cheese bagels make regular appearances.

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With its cheery striped awning and convenience of drive-thru service, Marketcart Kedron makes eating well on-the-go a reality for time-poor locals. This charming addition is surely welcomed in a world of ubiquitous fast food chains.

Published 30-April-2024