Tag: coffee

Excelsior Jones

For me, Excelsior Jones was a mixed bag. Having won Best New Cafe from the SMH last year, it stood to reason things were going to be out of this world amazing. For breakfast on a Tuesday, the place is busy and the vibey, and there are some interesting choices […]

Tall Short Espresso

After an early morning start which went pear-shaped very quickly, an exploration of cosy borough Paddington was a welcome treat. With beautiful old Queenslanders on sharp hills, and lots of greenery, Paddington is an inner-city spot with an aesthetic edge. The main street, Given Terrace (odd name) is dotted with […]

Brown Dog Cafe

Look at her. Isn’s she beautiful? Absolutely flawless. Not only the best coffee in Brisbane, but I am confident in saying, the best coffee I have ever had. Why? Yes, the beans are roasted well, and the coffee is bold and outspoken, however, it is the quality of the milk […]

West End Coffee House

Exploring a new city is a task both exciting and disappointing; the luscious highs when one finds a gem, be it good coffee, sourdough or Mexican, and the aching lows when one pays $4 for coffee-flavoured hot milk, $7.50 for artisan sourdough more doughy than sour and goes to one […]


Another day in Birs Vegas, another cafe. Pearl of Woolloongabba is a timeless looking establishment that I instantly know I am going to like. We wander in at 11am, however, breakfast has finished and there is no lunch until 12pm… Hmmmm. We have a coffee and decide to wait until […]

The Gunshop Cafe

Although I have stayed in Brisbane for longish periods of time while touring with a how, I have not really checked out the cafe culture. It certainly isn’t peppered with places like Sydney or Melbourne, but I did manage to find a couple of gems. Shotgun Cafe is in the […]