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Jacu Espresso

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by Jane Wong (subscribe)
My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddyandsam
Published October 23rd 2016
White weatherboard house complemented with bright furniture
jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
Outside Jacu Espresso.


Where is Jacu Espresso?

Jacu Espresso is located in Norman Park, a quiet suburb that is mostly residential in nature. Located just 4km east of the CBD, Jacu Espresso in Norman Park makes for a convenient place for an early coffee or breakfast before work - in fact, my friend and I met here at 6am for a proper sit-down breakfast, before we each headed off in our separate directions, namely work. It was a great way to start our day, and well worth the pep talk we had to give in order to convince our lazy selves to get out of bed at 5 in the morning.

jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
I must admit I was a little late, although I do live quite a bit further than my friend does - but better latte than never, right?



What is Jacu Espresso like?

Jacu Espresso is located within a quaint little weatherboard house that is white in colour. This neutral colour is contrasted with the brightly coloured furniture that they have both indoor and outdoor - it makes the little cafe look vibrant and inviting, without being too extravagant and in-your-face.

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Outdoor seating at Jacu Espresso.


jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
Outdoor seating at Jacu Espresso from a different angle.


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Indoor seating at Jacu Espresso.


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More indoor seating at Jacu Espresso - the couches at the back look really comfy!



What's on the menu?

Jacu Espresso has an all-day brunch menu, which is perfect for those, like me, who love breakfast options over lunch items - it gives you the chance to sleep in without missing the most important meal of the day. Prices are reasonable, starting at $6, with the most expensive dish, spicy pork burger with pea shoots, coriander mango salsa and asian slaw on a toasted milk bun, costing you $19.50. Jacu Espresso has also thoughtfully arranged the menu items in order of cost, which I thought was really useful - thank you!

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All day brunch menu at Jacu Espresso.


jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
Drinks menu at Jacu Espresso.



How is the food and drink at Jacu Espresso?

Short answer: Amazing!

Long answer: Really amazing! I opted for the brasserie bread artisan sourdough toast and walnut rye house conserve, with sides of roast swiss mushrooms and grilled halloumi cheese. My friend went for the poached eggs, toasted turkish fingers, rocket and house made hazelnut dukkha - neither of us could find fault in our breakfasts! I wanted to try something new for my drink, so I chose African fire tea, a specialty tea by the pot, whereas my friend went for a coffee. The African fire tea was nothing like I'd tasted before, and was surprisingly refreshing for a hot tea.

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Eddy obviously thinks its too early for breakfast.


jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
That coffee art is literally perfect.


jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
Credits to William for this flatlay shot - thanks bud!



How is the service like at Jacu Espresso?

Friendly and fast, without a fault.

jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
Can't find any faults with their customer service.



Are they dog friendly?

Yes!! Eddy got heaps of pats and cuddles, and staff were kind enough to offer us a water bowl with cold water. Eddy also had the opportunity to meet and befriend several other pooches.

jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
A necessity for a hot, (nearly) summer's day - thanks Jacu Espresso!



What's the parking like?

Despite being so close to the CBD, parking is not an issue here at Jacu Espresso. There's a carpark directly behind the cafe itself, with plenty of parking spots. If you were unable to nab a spot here, there is also plenty of street parking in adjacent streets - won't be further than a minute away.




Would you come again?

Yes, I most definitely would - I can't think of anything that could be better in terms of food quality, customer service, location, and of course, how dog-friendly they were. Thanks for having us, Jacu Espresso, we're looking forward to trying more of your speciality teas next time round!

jacu espresso, norman park, eastern suburbs, brisbane, coorparoo, cafe, restaurant, breakfast, brunch, dog friendly, southern suburbs, southside, espresso bar
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Why? Great coffee and great service.
When: Monday to Friday 6am - 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 7am - 1pm
Phone: 0419 420 006
Where: 172 Bennetts Rd, Norman Park QLD 4170
Your Comment
Beautiful environment...nice food with resonable price...why not try it...thanks Jane and Eddy.
by lokyl (score: 2|408) 1001 days ago
A great place and a lovely day to start with.
by ycwong (score: 2|512) 1000 days ago
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