I live in the beautiful inner-city Brisbane and regularly go to restaurants with my wheelchair zooming Mother. My reviews have a focus on disabled accessibility into and around the places I visit.
Published July 19th 2015
A quaint little Italian Cafe hidden in the heart of the CBD
Tucked around the corner in Tattersall's Arcade is a quaint little Italian coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch, coffee, wine and gelati. What an awesome combination. My favourite part of their menu would have to be their freshly baked Italian pastries - they even have a Nutella one.
At first glance you might think that seating is limited, with a couple of small tables out the front and an inside bench with stools. That is until you look across the walkway to an extremely large round sofa which seats several tables and extra chairs.
Coffee is served quickly, unusually there was a disagreement between my Mother and I about how we found it. I thought the coffee tasted sweet and had less sugar than normal, while Mum found it a bit bitter and actually put a sugar into hers. We both agreed that the food was great.
Mum ordered from the all-day breakfast, choosing the croissant with prosciutto and provolone cheese. I had their new dish, lasagne, with pork, fennel and thin sheets of pasta. It did not disappoint either, coming out with a crispy cheese top, layers of lasagne, and sides of rocket salad and fresh bread.
There are two ways to get into Tatersall's Arcade; Queen Street entrance, which has stairs, or via Edward Street. Edward Street is the wheelchair friendly option. Once inside you can easily get to the tables, into the narrow cafe and up to the slightly high bar to order.