In Short: The Getting’ Place combines the comforts of a neighbourhood café with coffee and food that interests and delights.
Once upon a time, the local pub was a community hub for many Aussie neighbourhoods. Locals would get together over a schooner and spin a yarn or spin some gossip. Fast forward a few decades and the bevy of choice is now a flat white and the gathering spot is the neighbourhood café. You know the type of café I mean, one that has all the coffee cred of the hipster hangouts on the main drag, but with a few less beardie bros. fawning over their fixies.
The true neighbourhood café is comfort and communal, where you can have a chat or read the paper in peace, and the The Gettin’ Place café in New Farm Brisbane fits the bill perfectly.
The Getting’ Place is invitingly simple as you’re welcomed into the space. Exposed brick and wood meets fresh whites as an easy air about the indoor and outdoor areas says “Come. Sit. Stay”.
Sliding into a window-side seat with a fresh Brisbane autumn breeze slipping through, the barista has the coffee orders on the brew as we settle in. The Gettin’ Place menu is a smattering of some café classics and some inviting innovations, with your standby Smashed Avo to a Mexican Breakfast Salad.
While we peruse the possibilities, a toasty cappuccino lands along with a mocha, just to mix it up a little. The cappuccino’s frothiness reveals a bold, strong blend that balances the creaminess. Tickling the pages of the paper and pondering the day ahead, the cap’s distinct notes make the self-indulgence all the more satisfying.
The sweeter chocolate tones of the mocha contrast well with the rich coffee and result in a cup that’s never bitter or too milky sweet.
The perusal period over, our barista doubles up as the talent in the kitchen and the first of our plates arrive. The Peachy Quinoa Bowl bursts with peach, berry, and mint flavours that play really well together on a chilled bed of fluffy quinoa. The mint does a stellar job of pulling the ingredients into a light and refreshing bowl that rides the line between sweet and savoury. I could easily start every day with this bright pick-me-up, without a doubt.
Rounding out our little neighbourhood sojourn is the Falafel Spread Toast. Piled high with sweet baby beets, haloumi, dukkha sprinkled eggs, and herb salad, it’s a satisfying mix that interests the palette with light Mediterranean influences.
The Getting’ Place is one of those reasons why we wander a little bit off the main strip to explore the little treasures that can be had in the simple side of Aussie café culture. If you find yourself near New Farm, take a few more steps up James St. and sample a comfy grassroots cup of the good stuff at The Getting’ Place.