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 June 13th 2015
Come for the coffee, stay for the artwork and terrariums
If you wander around to the rear of the London Offices, at the old loading dock entrance on Florence Street, Teneriffe, you will find the Pourhouse Espresso. It's a small cafe tucked into the section where trucks would reverse in to be loaded with whatever cargo a bygone era needed. Now you can wander in and get loaded up with smooth, rich 'Espresso di Manfredi' coffee and divine treats.
Disabled access is available but there is a limitation. There is a wide footpath leading to the entrance which was made for trucks. You can get to the counter and dine at the sidewalk tables. There is another section up a flight of stairs for which there is no disabled access.
Jenny and James run the cafe and you can find them there with smiling faces 6 days a week. They open for breakfast and lunch, serving their signature specialties, including rice paper rolls, Bahn Mi and delectable muffins.
If you choose to dine in the upstairs section you will find yourself surrounded by local artwork supplied by adjoining business Kylie Farrelly Art Studio and the cutest Terrariums supplied by Lillipollen Florist. Take time after you have supped your coffee to peruse the displays.