The 1930's was the decade in which radio was popularised, The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were released and the building that now houses the Wishing Well Cafe (3 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point) was built. Take one look at the decor and the menu in this bistro and you'll wonder if you're still in the thirties.
This location has had an interesting and colourful history. Built by American soldiers, it began life as a general store and was converted into a brothel throughout the 1940's. For the past twenty five years, it has served as a cafe.
The Wishing Well is a little bit of old world charm in bayside Brisbane. The venue does breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon teas and high tea. The menu is decidedly old fashioned and heavy on comfort foods – burgers, melts, malted milk shakes and homemade cafes and scones are common fare. Tea and coffee are served in bone china cups and meals come with real silverware.
The decor is whimsical and country quaint – lots of fresh flowers and decorative tea pots and the tea cup tree in the court yard is charming. Appropriately, there is a large brick wishing well in the middle of the room. Altogether, the cafe has a very 'grandma's place on a Sunday afternoon' vibe.