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Brisbane's Best Cups of Coffee

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by Emilie Rosa (subscribe)
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Published March 27th 2012
How do you start your day? If you're anything like me you would have instantly replied with: 'A good, quality cup of coffee.' There is nothing worse then taking a much anticipated sip of coffee to experience one of the following: lukewarm milk, burnt coffee, or a bitter aftertaste. But never fear, I know a couple places where you will get a great coffee every time. The winners are:

Di Bella Coffee

On 82 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills, Di Bella is the place to go for a quality coffee. Once you step inside its industrial chic interior, friendly staff will help your coffee palette choose 1 from their 12 signature coffee blends. And if you're feeling a bit peckish, they have fresh and tasty sandwiches and deserts, with vegetarian options available. Once your order is in, you can relax in the cozy seating area and watch as coffee in the adjoining warehouse is freshly roasted. Di Bella also they sell their coffee in bulk, and with each bulk purchase you score a free coffee while you wait. And better yet, they have a one of a kind 'coffee drive thru'. Perfect for those days when you're rushed, or for others when its too hot or too cold to leave the comfort of our car.

So how does Di Bella fair on the check list?

Great Coffee – Check
Tasty Food – Check
Friendly Service – Check
Comfortable Location – Check
Reasonable Price – Check
Coffee Drive Thru - Check

And if can't make it to Bowen Hills, they have suppliers all around Australia, which are all listed on there website.

Di Bella Coffee
Some of Di Bella's Fine Work

Merlo Coffee

Have you bean' to Merlo Coffee at 104 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley? If you haven't and you love a premium fresh espresso you need to go there, like, now. Located near the very trendy James Street in New Farm, Merlo has got a very trendy thing going on with its relaxed and open style café. Bubbly staff will help you choose 1 from their 7 original coffee blends (with a decaf blend available). Merlo also sells their coffee in bulk, serving you a free coffee with every bulk purchase. And if you've pondered about taking the plunge, Merlo sells world class coffee machines and they even offer 'At Home Barista Training', teaching you how to make the perfect cup of coffee, every time.

So how does Merlo fair on the check list?

Great Coffee – Check
Friendly Service – Check
Comfortable Location – Check
Reasonable Price – Check
Ability to Learn Something New - Check

And if can't make it to Fortitude Valley, Merlo has suppliers all around Australia, which can be tracked down on there website.

Merlo Coffee
Merlo's Coffee Perfection

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Why? Quality coffee jump starts a great day.
Where: Di Bella: 82 Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills. Merlo: 104 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley.
Cost: $5 - $20
Your Comment
Brew on Burnett Lane in the city.
by Carly Ogborne (score: 3|4626) 3299 days ago
Very informative, wish I was a little closer so that I could get a cup of coffee at Merlo Coffee.
by Bev_B (score: 0|2) 3303 days ago
great coffee to go on 63 Racecourse rd . Also you don't need to wait for ages for a decent cup of coffee !!! don't forget to get a complimentary bottle of water ... just love it !!
by tatis (score: 0|2) 3264 days ago
Got to be Perfect Living Cafe. Quiet, relaxing and off the street.
by peter (score: 0|2) 3091 days ago
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