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Published April 13th 2015
Coffee, history and views in the Woolshed Precinct
If dangling the carrot is what it takes to get you out and walking, consider hitting the boardwalk along the waterfront at Teneriffe. Not only is this one of the most pleasant places to slip in that little bit of exercise, but with several cafes in the area, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to that end-of-walk reward - a great cup of coffee. If you'd prefer to do your exercise on two wheels, a Brisbane City Council Pushbike station is located in Vernon Terrace.
This morning, we chose to enjoy our reward at Sip Cafe, where seating choices were either in the cafe's sleek and fresh interior, or outside where we could watch the Teneriffe community going about their business. On a beautiful autumn morning, the outside beckoned to us and with a nice little breeze blowing, it was the perfect spot to enjoy our Di Bella coffee.
Nestled into the historic Woolshed Precinct, this cafe is just across the road from the Brisbane River, the New Farm boardwalk, and that iconic lady of Teneriffe, Gloria the ewe (if you haven't had your photo taken with this great work of art, you haven't completed the Teneriffe experience!).
Service at Sip Cafe is timely and friendly. It would be far too easy to while away the morning here, just enjoying the vibe of this iconic, area and the perfect weather that has finally come our way in Brisbane.
Chorizo and black olive baked eggs. Image source: Sip Cafe's Facebook page
An interesting and reasonably priced breakfast menu will get your day off to a great start, with options like deep dish omlettes; French toast with maple butter, candied pecans, cream and bacon; savoury slow-cooked beef mince; and chorizo and black olive baked eggs. Beautiful, freshly made bagels and plenty of options for the sweet tooth also fill the shelves of the display cabinet.