Editor of the Brisbanista website
* Awesome things to do for Brisbane residents *
Published April 14th 2016
Coffee served 24/7 with an edge
Death Before Decaf takes coffee seriously and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You'd need good coffee to stay awake those hours. It's a favourite haunt of shift workers, who need a shot of caffeine to patrol our streets and work the grave yard slot.
It was great to see they serve all your favourites hot beverages. They use Bellissimo Coffee beans who are in the neighbourhood, so you can be guaranteed you'll be served fresh coffee.
When you walk in to the shop ,you'll see graffiti and skateboard decks on the wall. There's a large deer head curiously smoking an old-fashioned pipe. There are rebellious stickers and music with a language warning.
So it's not the ideal place to take your grandmother, a young child or your first date. But if you are in the neighbourhood, stop by for a takeaway cup of joe or relax in the old chesterfield sofa.
I ordered a hot chocolate on coconut milk for a fiver. I was pleased to see all the alternative milks on offer.
If you are hungry, there are tempting cakes, cupcakes and chocolate slices.
Next time you are craving a warm caffeinated drink in the wee hours of the morning, don't forget to go to Death Before Decaf.
But whatever you do - don't bother asking for decaf – it's not on the menu.
Drinking coffee has almost become an art form hasn't it. I always order a cappucino or flat white but there are so many different varieties of coffee. I just stand back stunned sometimes, listening to people order coffee. Great article and a fun restaurant.