Rafter & Rose is truly as the French say 'tres magnifique'!
Ellenborough Street in Ipswich is now home to one of the most charming cafés in Brisbane. French antique gates open into a laneway lined with vintage lamps, rustic pallet tables, and super cute flower pots.
If the laneway didn't already give you a sweet tooth it will on the Weekend. The laneway scene is complete with street musician on Saturdays, and on most Sundays you will find Renee on the cello and Clair on the her violin.
Thanks to my uncompromising ways I can vouch for their lemon curd tarts, gluten free brownies and their lemon & poppy seed croissants. I think the brownies were my favourite but I can't be sure so it seems that I will have to go back for more.
They serve Uncle Joes Golden Bead Award Winning coffee. Uncle Joes is deliberately slow roasted to keep the oils inside the bean allowing it time to develop an enzyme you need to digest coffee properly. Another reason to enjoy Uncle Joes is that is slow to release caffeine so you don't suffer the low as it leaves your system.
Rafter & Rose is the brain child of Candy Gazdagh & Elle Morar. This Aunt and Niece duo are clearly as passionate about food as they are people. This is as evident in their customer service as it is in their food. They use all locally grown, organic or pesticide free produce and sell medicinal grade honey and homemade jams.