Brisbane local with an interest in all things, food, coffee, health, wellbeing and fitness and random weekend adventures.
Published February 12th 2015
Do you ever feel like escaping the city and pretending for a moment, whilst you enjoy your morning coffee, you can forget the array of emails clogging up your inbox back in the office? This week, I found the place to do just that. Java Coast is a little café that you could easily walk past without realising the charm it has. With only a small street frontage, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was simply a hole in the wall for your next coffee jaunt. But if you take the time you will soon realise that it has a lot more to offer than coffee on the go.
Listening to classics by the likes of Queen whilst surrounded by dimly lit intimate tables makes one feel like you are far from the hustle and bustle that is a weekday in Brisbane city. The coupled tables on the inside were quaint and surrounded by a range of unique hanging pieces on every wall. There are seats for about 30 and as the morning drew on, more and more of them filled with solo diners wishing to take a moment with the morning news headlines sipping their morning brew.
First one here :)
A complete surprise was the unexpected casual dining options outside. It looks like a bare alley, but upon closer inspection, you will notice tables that sit in the alley itself and wrap right around to the back of the building.
Breakfast specials are splashed in chalk and will give you a coffee and bite to eat for $10. For those wanting something more, the menu has all the usual suspects to suit all moods and dietary requirements. Our meals were definitely satisfying, and with a 2-4-1 voucher, a steal at just $12 per person. My soy flat white was well made using Botanica 100% organic fair trade coffee beans.
The service was prompt and it wasn't long before our fresh hot meals were brought out. My poached egg, tomato, avocado and feta stack was the perfect start to my morning. My friend had the eggs Benedict and I had food envy over the fresh slices of ham on her plate! It was a filling, carefully made and presented breakfast to start the day.
Our yummy meals!
So the next time you're walking by, take a moment, order a coffee (or two), sit and read the paper and delay opening that inbox for a little bit longer.
Java Coast Café can be found at 340 George Street in Brisbane City. They are open nice and early from 6.30am until 3pm Monday through Friday. They are open for breakfast, lunch and everything in between. Visit their website by clicking here