Originally a post office and corner store and now, a vintage-styled cafe with funk and vibe, located in one of Brisbane's most gorgeous bayside suburbs, Brighton (which borders Sandgate and Shorncliffe).
Always liking anything vintage and having a long term desire to one day open a cafe with this type of 'theme', Geri the owner has now created her dream. Moving on and away from a career as a 'visual film' producer, she now has this claim to her own little plot to play with as she pleases.
Only just opening the doors a few months ago, there is still a lot to do and plan for. You can currently enjoy a selection of teas and or great coffee along with delicious cakes and muffins. Freshly made sandwiches are also available. Further down the track after more approvals from council a greater selection of foods are planned for the menu.
Styled with 'Vintage' in every way you get to enjoy your tea in individual china cups, while served in a variety of pots. Eclec Tea has a great space and has a wonderful display of vintage clothes, stools, tables, other furniture bits, nick naks and all sorts of stuff.
The design of the cafe is really great as you can sit high at the bar or outside on the pavement where you can choose your style of seating. Occasionally over the weekend there might be a some local entertainment playing at Eclec Tea for you to sit back, relax and listen to. To find out what is going on, get in touch with them or check out their Facebook page. (see below)
After your 'tea stop', why not take a short stroll down to the water side at end of Queens Parade and enjoy a walk along the Esplanade
This Bramble Bay Region which includes Shorncliffe, Sandgate and Brighton is a popular bayside area and one that attracts many visitors every weekend and over the holidays. To find out a little bit more about this region check out the weekendnotes article 'Focus on Sandgate'.
And, to join up or view what is happening at Eclec Tea via their facebook page.