Sticky Date Pancakes for Mother's Day

Sticky Date Pancakes

It's that time of year again. Time to celebrate the people without whom not a single one of us would be here. Now trying to use boring cliches and stereotypes to come up with a post about Mums isn't really our style - they're weird and different and have strange tastes just like everyone does.

But...almost everyone loves pancakes. And breakfast in bed surely has universal appeal? Therefore we suggest these Sticky Date Pancakes might be the perfect thing to wake your mum up with in the morning. Tender, buttery pancakes studded with soaked medjool dates, and topped with Bee One Third honey have 'thanks for everything' written all over them. And that's what tomorrow is all about! 

We served these on our Falcon Enamel plates & tea pot, with Fog Linen Napkins and mango wood platter, and Bee One Third honeycomb.

Sticky Date Pancakes 

Serves 4-6


  • 8 medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs 
  • 2 cups milk
  • Bee One Third Honey, to serve

Stone and chop the dates into 1 cm (ish) pieces. Place in a small bowl with the vanilla bean paste, and add enough boiling water to just barely cover the dates (no more than 1/3 cup). Melt the butter and set aside. Place the flour baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Seperate the eggs, placing the whites in a separate mixing bowl, and adding the yolks to the flour mix. Add the milk, melted butter, and soaked dates to the flour as well, and stir everything until a lumpy batter is formed - don't over-mix. Whisk the egg whites to soft peaks, and then fold through the batter. Cook the pancakes in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve with Bee One Third honey. 


xx Team Showroom 

Mother's Day Hampers!

Let's face it: there may not be a higher achieving, less appreciated group in society than Mums. They're the MVPs of life itself. So with the knowledge that they deserve a giant thank you from us all, we have four beautiful hampers on offer this Mother's Day.

Each one offers something a little different, but completely unique and just right - no kitschy mugs or service station flowers here. These can be purchased online or in store, and if you're really pressed for time (or maybe a little forgetful) we can offer same day delivery within 15km of the CBD any time this week for a small additional fee. 

Showroom Pamper Pack



  • New Farm Confectionery Raspberry Marshmallows
  • West End Tea Co Earl Grey Tea
  • Bee One Third Honey
  • Wooden Honey Dipper
  • Soak Society Original Bath Soak (travel size)




  • Agate Cave
  • Black brushed metal plate
  • Brass loop-clasp bracelet by Fog Linen
  • Brass bead necklace by Fog Linen




  • Fog Linen kitchen cloth
  • Mango wood serving spoon
  • Mango wood round board
  • Bee One Third honeycomb
  • Brass scissors with leather case by Lightly
  • The Broad Place tea
  • New Farm Confectionery choc-coated marshmallows




  • Black and white towel by The Beach People
  • PF Candles Mojave candle
  • Recycled green glass bottle
  • Salus Wash + Replenish pack 
    • Tuberose and Grapefruit Hydrating Hand Wash
    • Lavender and Mandarin Hand and Cuticle Cream
    • 100% Cotton Wash Cloth

And of course, we can always put together a custom pack for your Mum - give us a call, send us an email, or pop by the store and we'd be happy to help!



Team Showroom 

Tait's Showroom Pop Up Ends Today

We've loved having Tait Outdoor Furniture popped up at Showroom for the past three months, but today the moving is on its way to return all the beautiful pieces to their Melbourne home. So many of you have come out to experience the exceptional design and craftsmanship of the Tait range and the feedback has been superb. (The #teamshowroom staff and I will certainly miss our afternoon tea breaks on the super comfy Breeze Day Bed!) You can still shop Tait's furniture and accessories (including indoor/outdoor Armadillo & Co. rugs and Basil Bangs Umbrellas) online here to deck your al fresco space out right this summer! 

Image: Mindi Cooke for TDF

Showroom Christmas Sip and Shop Soiree

Showroom Christmas Party

Showroom is having a festive party and you're invited! We're laying out the nibbles and chilling the champagne so you can shop small and shop local in style ahead of the Christmas rush. Do join us on Friday, November 27th from 6pm - 8:30pm. 

Showroom In On The Design Files!

Showroom Design Files

Today has been a real dream come true for me and the gang at #teamshowroom - our feature on The Design Files is out! The photos and interview were captured early in September on my birthday, and we've all been eagerly anticipating seeing the shop go live on the design blog we most admire. 

I've like to say a huge thanks to writer Jo Hoban and photographer Mindi Cooke for making Showroom look so good. I'm also so grateful to the team at The Design Files who do so much to support local, independent artisans and businesses in Australia. You've given us and so many others a real boost!

x Catherine 

Brisbane's Hidden Gems

We're so proud of this project, produced by Catherine and Anwyn in conjunction with 7 other brilliant Brisbane hidden gems. Beyond the bustling high streets and arcades, our CBD's burgeoning foodie and independent retail culture is sprouting a new crop of cool. Download our free guide to the hottest spots you’ve never heard of. 

Recreate Collage Crafter-noon - National Recycling Week

Join Savvy Creative at the Showroom for a Collage Crafter-noon. We invite you to an afternoon of spontaneous creation using a pile of old magazines, a pair of scissors and your imagination. Find inspiration in the words on the page and join in and have some fun exploring the endless possibilities for what can be done with recycled paper.

Bring along some old papers and magazines, glue and scissors. If you don’t have these things, come along anyway and we can provide some for you on the day.


The Showroom, 104 Edward Street, Brisbane




Phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to book your place.


 Recreate Collage Crafter-noon - National Recycling Week Saturday, 7 Nov 2015, 2 – 4pm

This event is proudly sponsored by Brisbane City Council as part of the National Recycling Week Celebrations. Find out more about other events during the week including the Recreate Twilight Market and Paper Fashion Show13 November 4-9pm, King George Square.


Australian Ceramic Collection Pops Up At Showroom

ANTLER and MOSS is a beautiful Brisbane based online store featuring Australian ceramics, hand printed textiles, timber products and artisan gift packs that have been created in timeless neutrals and quality materials to stand the test of time.

Curated by ceramic aficionado Mel, ANTLER and MOSS' range is brimming with high quality pieces with a strong point of view. We're so excited for you to shop the collection in person in store from August 4 - September 30.   

Melbourne Furniture Makers Tait Pop Up At Showroom


Popular Melbourne furniture design and manufacturer Tait are making their Queensland debut this month... And we're so proud that they've chosen Showroom as the venue to do it! Over the last 21 years, Tait has collaborated with some of Australia's top designers to see help great concepts see the light of day and find happy homes.

Tait's pieces always start with an idea, and follow a process of careful prototyping in their Thornbury factory. They source local materials and commission artisans as needed. Sustainability in all its forms is paramount in everything Tait produces.

Designed, built, and guaranteed for all the weather Australia can throw at it, Tait furniture is as durable and it is beautiful, and definitely worth a look in person. You can visit the range at Showroom, from August 1st - December 24th.

Showroom CBD Launch Party

A huge thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate our new space (and most especially to Gramercy Coffee for bringing the doughnuts!) For more photos of the night, visit our Facebook album. Don't forget to tag yourself and your friends! 

Showroom Re-Opens In The CBD

Showroom is open today in the CBD!

In a whirlwind two weeks #teamshowroom has packed down in Paddington, fitted out our incredible new Edward St loft space, and re-opened in the heart of the city. We love the energy, the light, and heritage features of our gorgeous new space. If you're downtown, please pop in and say hello! Just look for Le Bon Choix and follow the steps up to meet us!