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Quincys Underground Bar and Cafe

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by Damsel Martin (subscribe)
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Published December 7th 2018
Charming local haunt has you covered from sunup to sundown
quincys grange days road coffee cafe bar underground lunch brunch muffins
The flagship Quincy Bowl. Author image.


There are times when all you want is a fast, nutritious breakfast, brunch or lunch, without the frills or fuss. For just those moments, Quincys in The Grange has you covered. I recently chowed down on Quincys signature bowl of quinoa, brown rice, fried egg, spinach, avocado, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, feta and dukkah. It was delicious, filling, arrived at my table pronto and at $18, it was great value to boot.

Quincys has become something of a habit since. The brunch menu has all bases covered - eggs, smashed avocado, burgers (bacon and egg; or mushroom and halloumi), and bagels (with smoked salmon, cream cheese, rocket and dill; or bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato).

quincys grange days road coffee cafe bar underground lunch brunch muffins
Wake up and smell the coffee at Quincys. Author image.


The coffee, too, is delectable. Rich, creamy, with caramel undertones and served by baristas who have zero attitude to boot. Looking for something other than caffeine to fuel your day? Perhaps opt for the 'up and at 'em' smoothie with kale, chia seeds, green apple, lemon, maple syrup and almond milk ($10). If it's more a boozy lunch you're after, a full range of beer, wine and spirits are available from 10am.

After the sun goes down, a transformation occurs, as Quincys serves as an after-hours venue. Enter a smashing cocktail menu which shifts according to the season. Will it be Snowflake Kisses, Winter in Kokomo, Becky with the Good Hair, or Strawberry Swing? Personally, I'm hankering for the Lavender Gardens, which features cognac, Tamborine Mountain lavender, house-made rosehip tea syrup and egg. To soak up some of that alcohol, there's a great bar menu featuring cheese platters, charcuterie boards, bruschetta, nachos and more.

quincys grange days road coffee cafe bar underground lunch brunch muffins
A spot to chill. Author image.

The space itself looks effortless, but Quincys was architecturally designed by owner Shawn Godwin of Base Architecture. Quincys draws inspiration from the world-renowned 1930s Los Angeles architect Archibald Quincy Jones (hence the name). So there's lots to like about the venue, but perhaps my favourite bit about Quincys is the atmosphere this unusual space generates. Part rumpus room, part uber-hip hangout, and all concrete floors, exposed brick and comfortable seating, you'll simply want to settle in and stay.

quincys grange days road coffee cafe bar underground lunch brunch muffins
The underground bar. Author image.



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When: Mon to Tue 7am to 2pm; Wed to Sat 7am to 10pm; Sun 8am to 7pm
Phone: 07 3151 5090
Where: 64 Thomas St, Grange, Qld 4051
Cost: Big breakfasts, at $24, are the priciest items on the brunch menu.
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