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Coffee Iconic Cafe

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by May Cross (subscribe)
I'm a writer, artist and keen photographer.
Published October 4th 2017
Brisbane's Secret Garden
I am going to let you in on one of Brisbane's best kept secrets. There is a little oasis in the CBD called Coffee Iconic. It is nestled among the high-rises of the "legal precinct" of George Street near the law courts. You may have passed it and not really noticed its tiny and unassuming facade (hole in the wall) but it is a calming gem out back, away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Secret Garden (image by writer)

Although it's called Coffee Iconic, it is much more than just coffee. Yes, the coffee is truly excellent. They always serve it exactly how you like it - regardless of how that might be. The house blend is called Iconic Blend but they also sell single origin coffee. They are justifiably proud of their barista and coffees. They have a Retail Shelf and sell Sunday's Coffee Co coffee beans and assorted coffee-making paraphernalia. They have a nice deal - if you buy 1kg of beans, they'll give you a free coffee. Day made!

Brunch at Coffee Iconic (images by writer)

It is open Monday through Friday to cater for the office workers. It opens at 7am for breakfast (or just takeaway coffee if you are rushing to work like I normally am). It is perfect for a late breakfast (try the Brekky Burger for $7.50) or a light lunch and is my go-to place for a quiet brunch in the city. I often meet up with friends there as it is so peaceful. It is also an ideal place to read, study or chillax.

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Street Art at Coffee Iconic (image by writer)

The menu is seasonal, short and simple. I like a place that does a few things well rather than a lengthy menu with much mediocrity. There is a chiller cabinet at the front of the shop with ready-made sandwiches, rolls, baguettes ($9), stuffed croissants ($6.90), frittata ($12) and cakes to eat in or takeaway. Or you can order from the menu which has all day breakfast items ($8 to $13) and light lunch items such as salad (($12), noodles ($14), burgers ($14) and Buddha Bowls ($16). Everything is reasonably priced and fresh. I have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered.

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Coffee Iconic Menus

In addition to the ambience and location, one of the drawing cards for Coffee Iconic is the service. The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. These seem to be rare qualities in some inner city cafes in my experience. I hope you enjoy this place as much as I do.

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Takeaway or Sit-in Choices (image by writer)

Tip: It is worth going to Coffee Iconic to see the fantastic street art/murals. Don't forget to look up to see if you can spot a "Ghost Sign".

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Retail Coffee Deal (image by writer)
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Why? A spot of tranquility in the city.
When: Monday to Friday - 7am to 3pm
Phone: 07 3211 3040
Where: 340 George Street, Brisbane
Cost: From $3 (espresso) to $16 (Buddha Bowl)
Your Comment
Great job with your 2nd in the comp, May!
by Elaine (score: 3|9222) 1978 days ago
Congrats on your win in the comp!
by Paula McManus (score: 3|3790) 1977 days ago
I hope you enjoy it.
by May Cross (score: 3|8260) 1998 days ago
Well done with the comp. Love a secret!
by Kirsty (score: 2|226) 1977 days ago
Thank you all for your kind wishes.
by May Cross (score: 3|8260) 1976 days ago
This place looks great.
I will be certainly trying it when next in the city.
by maure (score: 1|47) 1999 days ago
I also will be trying this cafe when next in Brisbane
by lockw (score: 2|152) 1991 days ago
I really like the mural
by lockb (score: 1|99) 1974 days ago
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