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.

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!



This was an unlikely find in the Outer Sunset area  of San Francisco. Located at 2045 Irving Street, Swich is nestled among a number of Asian restaurants, markets and supermarkets. Classified as an ice-cream sandwichery, Swich offers five flavours of cookies, four flavours of ice cream and dippable toppings but more importantly for us, great coffee.

This was our ‘go to’ place each morning during our recent stay in SF for our Aussie style flat white. Well done, Swich!

Locomotive Espresso


On a recent visit with family in London, Ontario we were on our way to Bayfield for a day trip and were introduced to this local gem at 408 Pall Mall Street. Located in a charming old building, Locomotive Espresso was voted to the top 10 coffee shops in Southern Ontario. The owner, a local lawyer, had discovered our Aussie suburban coffee establishments and their great coffee on business trips Down Under. London has certainly benefited from these experiences and his vision.

Great coffee and the friendly and knowledgeable staff could whip up a flat white that any Aussie barista would be proud of.