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Open Book Cafe

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by Lucy (subscribe)
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Published May 24th 2013
Coffee, food, funk, love - shake your booty here
Open Book Cafe, Coffee
Funky art @ Open Book Cafe

Open Book Cafe is a very cool coffee venue secretly hidden away in Everton Hills, on Brisbane's north side. You'll know you're there when you see the rainbow sign on the footpath declaring "coffee, food, funk, love," which basically says it all.

It's a cosy little place with bench seating and a tempting-to-sit-on rainbow coloured verandah. They serve very reasonably priced breakfasts, brunches, lunches and excellent coffees/teas/gourmet hot chocolates/milkshakes. From French toast to eggs Benedict, omelettes to nachos, there is something here to fill every belly. I've now tried most dishes on the menu and have to say, each one tastes fantastic.

Open Book Cafe, Everton Hills cafe
Open Book Cafe indoor seating

Cool and Groovy:

The cafe's interior walls are covered in bright jazz-themed murals and the vibe is definitely cool and groovy. They have free WI-FI access, but the entertainment draw card is likely to be the classic Space Invaders machine sitting in pride of place by the front counter. Each time I've visited, the game was being played non-stop by various excited customers (games are free but donations are welcome).

Mural, Open Book Cafe
Groovy Mural @ Open Book Cafe

Book Exchange:

There is a good selection of books to exchange (or purchase for the grand sum of $5), which somehow gives the cafe an air of intellect. So, don't forget to bring along some well read books and maybe take home something new and different - a perfect idea for winter really.

Open Book Cafe, interior
At the counter - Open Book Cafe

Kids Corner:

In keeping with the funky vibe, there is a well stocked kids corner with small guitars and bongo drums so children (and parents) can play along to the groove. If you're anywhere nearby, give this place a try, but be warned, you may walk out dancing and/or singing a funky tune. Yeah.

Open Book Cafe, sign
Look out for the red sign
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Why? Coffee with a mellow vibe
When: Daily - 5.30am - 2pm
Phone: 07 3161 7366
Where: 77 Camelia Avenue, Everton Hills
Cost: Very Reasonable
Your Comment
We love Open Book, too! Julian is the funkiest man in Brisbane. Great coffee, great food and great music!
by Camer (score: 1|10) 2242 days ago
I have had 185 French toasts and mocopan coffee everyday
Just awesome Both Jenny and Sharne the chefs r excellent and the owner( Julian .... Well u just have to go to feel his funk !!!
by Spiro (score: 0|6) 2244 days ago
Had breaky here on Sunday and it was great. My Eggs Benedict was lovely and the whole menu is very reasonably priced. The music was awesome.
by Karen K (score: 1|53) 2210 days ago
Love, love, love this place!! I take the family to Open Book Cafe for Saturday or Sunday breakfast or brunch as often as I can- it's our time to connect. Perfect atmosphere an awesome food!!!
by Casey-Lee (score: 0|4) 2244 days ago
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