The Spoon Deli at the James Street Market in New Farm is pleasant enough. There is inside and undercover outside eating areas, an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, a selection of premade fresh salads, sandwiches, lasanges etc and a small range of deli type foods. Food is ordered and pre-paid at the counter but delivered to your table. My friend had coffee and a smoothie and seemed happy enough with that and shared some almond biscuits which I purchased in one of their take away containers as we didn't want a big serve of cake. The biscuits were moist and tasty. I purchased a chai which was okay and a tapas sized dish of meat balls on a yoghurt/cucumber base and a serving of rice about the size of two egg cups. The tapas was okay but nothing special.
Food and drinks were late for over 30 min and when I asked why, the waiter waved his hand at me saying "we are too busy!". Even when I reported such rude reply to the manager he said the same with no single sign of respect to a customer. I had to ask for a refund which was done as requested. It's us who are making them busy and we deserve a respectful service in return. Don't recommend at all.