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Published April 20th 2018
A for Astrid plus B for barista equals C for coffee
As a girl's name, Astrid has two meanings of strength and beauty. I think we should add a third - coffee. Since their opening in 2015, Astrid and her team have been pumping out delicious coffee and treats on the verandah ove looking the lake in the leafy western Brisbane suburb of Forest Lake.
Simple Bliss Coffee is open early for a pre-work boost and continue through the morning, creating a secluded caffeine oasis for a catch up with friends or family. Tempting treats include luxury fruit toast, cakes, sweets and savouries. Astrid sources her delicious fare from local suppliers and includes vegan, preservative free and organic items.
Treats at Simple Bliss Coffee
The coffee is a smooth, velvety brew, served fast and hot, how I like it. Astrid is happy to make your brew as you like it and serves her customers with a happy, positive vibe. If this isn't enough reason to visit Simple Bliss Coffee, they are also dog-friendly, having a water bowl and dog treats on the menu too.
Coffee oasis at Simple Bliss
Simple Bliss beans are roasted by Black Sheep coffee in Woolloongabba. They use milk from Maleny Dairies and have soy and almond milk from Freedom Foods which are GM free and Australian made. They also have Zymil for lactose-free patrons. Reusable cups are for sale and they use a biocup for takeaways. I have been told their hot chocolates are worth waiting for our ever so brief chilly months. Made on specialty organic chocolate supplied by Heirloom Chocolate means you can choose from real milk, dairy and dark chocolate options.
For the locals, there is no need to go on about the incredible lake with its walkways, parks and playgrounds. For those of us passing through Forest Lake, this is the stop you must make to add a moment of coffee bliss to your day. I recommend you subscribe to their belief that it is the little things that matter so breathe deep, sip slowly.