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Published May 10th 2018
The sign of new things coming with The Hills' development?
We tested it out on its second day of business. They were still finding their feet and building momentum, but this cafe has some great pluses for us:
You're not sitting on the kerb of a busy road, getting car fumes with your coffee.
Lovely staff Genuine smiles and an authentic desire to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our visit. They even offered us a free babycino for dining in.
Fresh decor It's all brand new and cute and comfy. (How will they keep the fabric-covered bench cushions unstained though?)
Children's play alcove A small section of the cafe, securely enclosed on three sides, has been set aside for the little ones. Building blocks, a reading corner, and chalkboard let parents drink their cuppa more peacefully.
Dogs welcome Fur babies are accommodated outside with a water bowl. It's a short walk from Chinook St to the Sylvia Gibbs park and off-leash area.
Local small business It's always nice to support a family business instead one of the chains.
Coffeecidance is the newest cafe on the scene and giving it our support could help see this strip of shops reinvigorated with other exciting new tenants.
What's to eat?
The menu is fairly standard. One interesting offering is house-made soy milk, saying "If you never like soy milk then you must try our vegan soy milk, you could also order a jar to take away."
There was not much in the cabinet during our late-afternoon visit (we had banana bread), but I expect that will change as they get busier.
I can't quite get my tongue around the name either. But just remember it's in the Chinook St shops, near Active Life (one of Brisbane's best gyms with a creche, in my experience.)
Since writing this article when it first opened, Coffeecidance has gone from strength to strength. I don't have a bad word to say about it. Delicious food and good value. Friendly and enthusiastic staff.