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Framed Espressobar, Toowoomba

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Published July 3rd 2022
Shh, don't tell EVERYONE about this cosy Toowoomba cafe
Framed Espressobar cafe Toowoomba couch coffee latte
Framed Espressobar, Ruthven St, Toowoomba


There are some famous and fantastic cafes in Toowoomba, there are many mediocre ones, and there are cafes like Framed: fantastic, but known to only a few.

And unless you're paying close attention while driving to Harvey Norman or Rebel Sport, you wouldn't know that this shopping complex has a framing shop (Downs Framing Studio) hiding this excellent cafe.

Comfy leather lounges, recycled timber tables, soft lighting and large windows make this a pleasant place to linger over your coffee.

lounge couch Framed Espressobar cafe Toowoomba
Sink back into comfy leather seating (Image: Framed Espressobar)


The coffees themselves are worth lingering over, made with Sunshine Coast beans from Slide Coffee Roasters. They sell take-home packs of beans to brew your own too.

Apart from coffee, the sticky chai latte is a tempting option (brewed on real tea leaves and spices).

chai latte Framed Espressobar cafe Toowoomba
Sticky chai latte, the real thing


There are also a range of other teas and a limited selection of cold drinks. The cabinet offers various sweet treats like macaroons, pastries, and banana bread.

banana bread coffee Framed Espressobar cafe Toowoomba
Fresh sweet treats await you (Image: Framed Espressobar)


One big plus at Framed that you can't rely on in your chain-store cafes is the authentically warm and friendly service.

If there's a downside to being a small business, and a more intimate venue, it's that with 2 staff on (when we were there), backlogs can develop.

Framed Espressobar cafe toowoomba
Knowing where to find great coffee is important (Image: Framed Espressobar)


After your respite from the real world, you can wander a few metres along to the RSPCA op shop for an eco-conscious bargain, or say hello to the kittens in-store. Or carry on shopping at the bigger stores in the complex (Spotlight, Rebel Sport, Anaconda, Amart etc.)

Framed Espressobar cafe toowoomba
Framed Espressobar is located inside Downs Framing Studio in the home centre on Ruthven St, Kearney Springs, Toowoomba


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Why? Be one of the few in the know to visit this cosy cafe with excellent coffee and cakes
When: 8am to 1pm Monday to Friday; 8am to 12pm Saturday
Phone: info@downsframing.com.au
Where: 4/900 Ruthven St, Kearneys Spring QLD 4350
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Those chairs are just made for lounging in and sipping coffee
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|5083) 38 days ago
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