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
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
After a long walk up and down the stairs in the surprisingly hilly “stairs precinct” of the Hamburg suburb of Blankenese, my friends and I enjoyed a beautiful hot cup of coffee at the Carroux coffee roaster’s café:
Address: Elbchaussee 583, 22587 Hamburg, Germany
Website: http://www.carroux.de/stammhaus/ (in German only, sorry folks!)
They offer (very) delicious pastries, too!
This is basically my local waterhole when it comes to good coffee.
Friendly service and weekly changing single origin coffees attract an eclectic crowd from the local neighbourhoods around Hawthorne and Morningside. Home-made pastries and the beautiful little courtyard make you want to hang around a little longer and just kick back.
You find Gramercy Coffee in the Edward Street Laneway of the Wintergarden in Brisbane’s CBD. They brew very good, full-bodied coffee and offer a range of delicious pastries and home-made eats. Good croissants are usually difficult to find (unless you have a French patisserie around the corner) but here they are very acceptable.
We were spending a few days in New York and stayed at a place on the Upper East Side. The USA aren’t especially renowned for good coffee, however this place was a real find. Tucked away in a quiet side street (at 422 E 75th St to be precise), this place quickly became our regular morning stop before we started our discovery tours of the city. It was a lucky coincidence that our friendly barista was a young lady from Brisbane who exactly understood what we were after when we ordered a flat white. Beautiful coffee and a real recommendation!