In Short: Microlot Coffee House is serving up some of the best brew this side of the Brisbane river. Stop in for an unpretentious, quality coffee in a serene, quiet little oasis.
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There is nothing quite like the un-pretentiousness of a city like Brisbane, and what was once a sleepy town has now turned into a bustling, burgeoning urban centre, but has somehow kept it’s relaxed charm. We love coming up here, not just to soak up that quintessential Aussie sun, but to also partake in what is an incredible surge of some of the best coffee and restaurants this country has to offer. The foodie and cafe scene up here is a bit of Melbourne grunge and hipster vibes, mixed with Sydney’s outdoor summer feels, but it’s all Brisbane in it’s laid back cool and ‘anything-goes’ attitude. One cafe epitomises it all, Microlot Coffee House, in the gorgeous leafy suburb of Hawthorne.
We were steered here by our newly parented and recently sleep-deprived nephew and niece, and just short of an intravenous drip, Microlot’s in-house roast has been keeping these new parents functioning through most mornings! Tucked away in a little side street across the road from a thriving community park, Microlot is regularly packed with a line of locals all eager for their daily fix. And no wonder, with the coffee house owning the farm on which the beans are grown and roasted, their Meraki house blend is an elixir for even the most seasoned of palates.
I’m always partial to any type of cold coffee, so we start with their Colombian chilled filter which is light and yet full of delicious fruity notes that leave lingeringly lovely notes. The smooth, creaminess of the house-blend flat white was sensational, as we went back more than once to enjoy their expert brew.
We also couldn’t miss out on a little sneaky brekkie! Just like the decor and coffee, breakfast was uncomplicated and focused on quality. I can never go past a good toastie at any time of the day, and so the mushroom toastie smushed together with buttered ‘shrooms, basil, cheese, and the surprise delight of my favourite condiment, pickles, made for the perfect start. You can’t really go wrong either with a classic fried eggs; gooey-centered eggs, served with leafy greens and red pepper puree on toasted rye, this rounded off a perfect Brissie brekkie experience.
Venture out here on your next trip, or if you’re a local, go on and discover this beautiful part of suburban Brisbane. After you’ve had a pick me up, head on a little further to Bulimba for some shopping and strolling, and you’ve easily ticked off another perfect day in Queensland.