Tucked away in the corner of Secam Street and Wecker Road, this hideaway espresso bar and cafe is self-described as "a hole in the wall" - The Coffee Nook is nestled amidst a string of industrial streets located in Mansfield, a suburb on the south side of Brisbane approximately 11km from the City. You can search high and low in all the nook and crannies across Brisbane, but you won't find a more perfect hole in the wall than The Coffee Nook.
There is plenty of outdoor seating available, which takes place in the form of round wooden tables from Cable Drum Recycling coupled with chairs made of plastic crates and cushions. The no-fuss vibe going on at The Coffee Nook makes for a relaxing and pleasant ambience, in stark contrast to its industrial surroundings. Forget the fancy dress code and dining etiquette for high-end restaurants (but please do still chew with your mouth closed), because all are welcome here at The Coffee Nook. Yes, that includes dogs! Your furbabies are sure to be the centre of attention here, with plenty of pats, cuddles, and photo requests, in addition to being provided with their own bowl of water. For something extra special, you can even purchase a puppiccino for them to enjoy while you sip on your coffee!
Eddy and Sam sitting at the 'grown up table' at The Coffee Nook.
The Coffee Nook has available a wide selection of both hot and cold drink options, which include Grove Juice, Boost Juice, Ciao Cold Brew, and much more, including choices for the little ones... but first, coffee! There's no question about the quality of the coffee brewed in store at The Coffee Nook - just take a look at their social media pages and you will see nothing but positive testimonials from some of the many happy customers of The Coffee Nook:
"The coffee is consistently amazing - I won't bother going anywhere else." - Minta P
"Constantly impressed by the high standards these guys hold themselves to." - Katelyn M
"My favourite coffee in Mansfield." - Matthew S
"Absolutely the best coffee in the 4122 and surrounding suburbs!" - Gemma H
The Coffee Nook brews their coffee using Vivo Coffee, a recognised and reputable supplier within the coffee industry that has been in operation since January 2009. The fact that Vivo Coffee is currently being supplied to over 200 cafes and venues across Australia, including The Coffee Nook, holds testament to its quality and flavour.
To accompany your amazing beverage of choice, The Coffee Nook also has a selection of light food options to complete your meal. The selection of foods matches their selection of drinks, in regards to both the number of options and the quality of said options; in fact, legend has it that their burgers are "the closest thing to an In & Out Burger Brisbane has ever seen"! Check out their menu for a complete list of their food options, or check out the display at the counter for a visual menu
The Coffee Nook shares its space with BOOK TO COOK, a kitchen hire business and food community - Cameron, owner of The Coffee Nook, rents out the kitchen area to food businesses to help them grow. In fact, this is where the food you're eating from The Coffee Nook comes from! One of the businesses that hires this space is none other than Clem & Franks, a home made hot sauce whose branding is centred around the owners' two pugaliers. This space also hosts community run workshops and cooking classes, "run by the people for the people". Coupled with office spaces available for hire, The Coffee Nook truly sets itself apart from all the rest, and is by no means your average run-of-the-mill espresso bar and cafe. Swing by the next time you're in the area, grab a coffee, and say hello to the friendly staff of The Coffee Nook!
Thanks Cameron for having us; Eddy, Sam and I had a lovely morning at The Coffee Nook, with great food and coffee to boot.