The Girl and the Pig – Bangkok


These guys have a couple of locations around Bangkok however the one we tried was in Silom Complex. Very friendly staff, great coffee and they also do a great lemongrass and lime soda. Check them out. If you’re an Aussie this is the closest you will find to a real flat white in Bangkok.19238018_10213507333984401_725253552467583986_o


Café Racer – Chiang Mai


Located on busy Huaykaew Road next to a bike shop is this great little coffee shop whose staff are making excellent coffee.

For an Aussie looking for the closest thing to a flat white this place did not disappoint. With a funky fitout and a quiet little outdoor garden this place was a real find.

Café Commune – Burleigh Heads

Situated in a mundane and rather unassuming location right next to the Gold Coast Highway sits this funky little gem. With its vintage and beach-style interior, focus on organic food, roasted coffee beans by Campos (which we already know and love from Brisbane) and its friendly service, it’s the perfect hang-out to kick back and unwind. Oh, yes, and the coffee was as smooth and full-bodied as it gets.


1844 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads, 4220 Queensland

Quest Coffee Roasters – Burleigh Heads

Great little coffee shop and roaster on James Street in Burleigh Heads. They use organic beans and create beautifully balanced coffees. Their quest for a real good coffee made from high-quality beans has certainly paid off.  When I called in, it looked like this place was popular amongst tourists and locals alike. They also sell coffee-making accessories and scrumptious pastries. Good place to hang out at for a little break.


20 JAMES STREET, BURLEIGH HEADS,  4220 QLD, phone 07 5535 2959

Bellissimo Coffee


With an unassuming frontage and wedged in front of semi-industrial buildings at the bottom of Oxford Street, Bulimba this gem is easily missed, but not by the locals.

Always well patronised, great coffee and tasty light snacks and cakes can be enjoyed in the casual, relaxed courtyard. Grab a takeaway and stroll along the riverfront for some great views of Teneriffe and the city.




Poppi’s Health Food Store and Wholefood Café is located in Boonah in the heart of the beautiful Scenic Rim of South East Queensland. Situated at Shop 3, 12 High Street on the corner of Church Street, Poppi’s stock a fantastic range of local and unique, gourmet and organic products, in addition to serving excellent coffee from Montville.

After a very pleasant day of visiting various places within the Scenic Rim last Sunday, Poppi’s was a welcome finish to the day with their friendly and personalised service and relaxing surrounds. Thanks Poppi’s!