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by David Michael (subscribe)
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Published January 16th 2015
Escape the ordinary
coffee depot cafe
Coffee Depot

Outside of my recent foray into the exciting world of freelance writing, my day job takes me to a rather ordinary office in Brisbane's CBD. As I am sure many can relate to, work can sometimes become a little hum-drum. A morning or afternoon break to stretch the legs and clear the mind often becomes more of a necessity than a luxury.

For me, a morning or afternoon break that is not accompanied by a good coffee is no break at all. Unfortunately, some of the coffee offerings close to my office cannot be described as anything other than ordinary. Not terrible, but leaving a little to be desired. After sharing my lamentations with a colleague, I was providentially pointed in the direction of a little café called Coffee Depot.

Coffee depot and its coffee is anything but ordinary.

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Coffee Depot cappuccino

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The open and airy Coffee Depot

Located at 33 Charlotte St Brisbane, Coffee Depot offers the Australian roasted and UTZ Certified Piazza D'Oro coffee blends.

Coffee Depot is well worth the longer walk from my office. The coffee is excellent and my usual cappuccino never disappoints. They offer all the standard coffee options, but will accommodate a multitude of variations so that everyone ends up with their perfect cup.

The coffee comes in small, regular and large sizes at $3.50, $4.00 and $4.50 respectively. All coffees also come with a complimentary biscuit, wafer, or fantail chocolate.

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Going, going, gone. The cappuccino never disappoints.

Apart from the ever dependable quality of its coffee, Coffee Depot also stands out from its competition for a number of reasons.

Between 2:30pm and 3:30pm every weekday afternoon, Coffee Depot offers a 2 for 1 coffee deal. Unsurprisingly, this often produces a long line-up of people taking advantage of the offer and can add up to 10 minutes to your wait time on busier days. But heck, who wouldn't wait a little longer for essentially half price coffee?

Coffee Depot also offers a generous rewards card. Present your card at each visit and after buying 8 coffees you will get your ninth coffee and a piece of cake free. They also allow you to substitute the cake for a second free coffee.

When you put the rewards card and the 2 for 1 deal together, the money you'll save on your coffee will start to add up rather quickly.

If this doesn't convince you, Coffee Depot also provides dine-in breakfast and lunch a la carte options and a huge range of takeaway meal options to cover any taste and price range. I can particularly recommend their range of frittatas, salads and handmade sandwiches for lighter but delicious take-away lunch options. The vegetable frittata and turkey and cranberry sandwich being some of my favourites.

Prices for frittatas, salads and sandwiches start from around $6.00.

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Coffee Depot's vegetable frittata.

Breakfast, lunch and catering for your next corporate event can also be ordered online here.

I cannot recommend this café highly enough. If you work in the CBD and wish to escape the ordinary, please give it a try. Your tastebuds and your wallet will thank you for it.
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Why? Excellent dependable coffee
When: Open Mon - Fri 6:00am until 3:30pm
Phone: 07 3003 0840
Where: 33 Charlotte St, Brisbane CBD
Cost: Refer to article
Your Comment
What a great find, thank you
by Steve Hudson (score: 3|1245) 1639 days ago
Great article, David. I used to work around Charlotte Street and you almost had me regretting my decision to retire - almost! Sound like a great place. Regards, Tony
by Tony Dyer (score: 2|479) 1639 days ago
I am fortunate enough that the Coffee Depot is my 'local', and I agree with all the comments and observations made in the article. But want to add......that the staff there are amazing, and not to mention the owner George (love you George and Team!! xx).

Not only do you get greeted with a smile, they remember your name and even your order. They always add a sparkle to my day.

George and his team put out a great spread and variety of food each day and will accommodate special requirements. They even do catering and deliver in the 'local' area.
Love your 'local' bestest ever.
by jca97 (score: 0|2) 1624 days ago
You're welcome Steve. Stand by for a review of another of Brisbane CBDs hidden coffee gems in the coming days.
by David Michael (score: 1|28) 1639 days ago
This article was pointed out to us by another one of our customers.Thank you very much for your kind words David. Please say hi next time you come in so we can thank you personally.
Coffee Depot staff.
by order (score: 0|2) 1634 days ago
Delicious meals that can be catered to suit all intolerances, with fabulous service from George and his team!

Could not ask for a better local as it is the perfect escape from the office when looking to 'network' with the team over a nice afternoon brew.

Definitely worth a visit if your in the area, you will not be disappointed. :)
by felic (score: 0|2) 1612 days ago
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