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Paddock Espresso

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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published February 24th 2017
Funky, boutique cafe with courtyard


Paddock Espresso is located in The Grange, an inner-northern suburb of Brisbane and is 5 kilometres (3 miles) north of the central business district, on the southern side of Kedron Brook. Paddock is a boutique, suburban café and can be found on the corner of Raymont Road and Chermside Street.

The Venue
Stepping up to the cafe, the first thing I notice are the shiny black subway tiles lining the outside of the shop. Looking up there is a collection of maiden hair ferns hanging in baskets from the front, corrugated iron awning. It's a nice welcome.

The entrance to Paddock Espresso


Paddock has 3 indoor tables beside the counter and bench seating facing the street but it's the outdoor courtyard which is super delightful. Wait, is that a pink flamingo I can see. Sure is. Yes, the courtyard is petite but the pebbles, paving and potted barrels of plants covered by black outdoor umbrellas make it homely and comfortable. A potted succulent plant rests on each table to finish the garden look.

Being greeted by a pink flamingo


Ah...my coffee arrives


Dogs are welcome but the courtyard is a bit of a tight squeeze which might be difficult for medium to larger sized dogs. The same goes for children. Paddock Espresso welcomes kids but there is not a lot of space for them to stretch out and wander about.

Let's not forget pup


What's on the menu?
Paddock Espresso is counter service and offers a variety of snacks from seasonal sandwiches, burgers and burrito bowls, to toasties and salads - perfect for mid-week lunches to Sunday brunches. The Cabinet houses a delicious range of home-baked treats, cakes and pastries (like traditional jam drops, chocolate and honeycomb slice, banana bread, and brownies) which are a sweet complement to your bellisimo ultimo coffee (cappuccino is $3.80) or your favourite nudie juice. My chai latte was lovely and had a flavoursome hint of cinnamon and was delivered promptly and with a smile

Pulled pork and beef burger, Photo courtesy of PAddock facebook page


Chochlate treats. Photo courtesy Paddock facebook page


Paddock Espresso is open 7 days.

The courtyard garden

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Why? Funky, suburban cafe
When: Monday-Friday 6:30AM - 2:00PM, Saturday-Sunday 7:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: 38 Chermside Street, Grange, Queensland
Cost: coffee from $3.80
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