Having a go-to cafe near your home or on your way to work is
critical for those of us who need our daily coffee fix! If you have recently moved to the area or
you’re looking for a new place to get your morning motivation, here are some of
what we believe to be the best coffee hotspots in Brisbane’s inner west.
Steam Train Espresso – Red Hill
Steam Train Espresso is a local favourite, positioned on the easily accessible Arthur Terrace in Red Hill. A reasonably small establishment, the espresso and smoothie bar is known for its’ friendly staff and high-quality coffee. Supporting local businesses, Steamtrain Espresso is a multi-roaster coffee shop, rotating beans from a variety of Australia’s best roasters as well as providing a consistent house blend for those who like their coffee high quality and consistent.
Corn Street Café – Ashgrove
Situated on Waterworks Road in Ashgrove, Corn Street Café offers a lot more than just great coffee. A vision of the owners who fit out and designed the space themselves, the bespoke marketplace offers handmade homewares and artisian take-home products as well as a dine-in menu. The coffee of choice is Wilde from Australian-owned Seven Mile Coffee Roasters and there is plenty of seating available at the venue, with outdoor options if you wish to bring your furry friends along!
Milk Café & Milkbar– Ashgrove
Part of Ashgrove Central plaza, Milk Café & Milkbar are all about the aesthetic, with food and drinks that look almost too good to consume! Home to the original malted milk, the 1950’s-inspired milkbar specialises in thickshakes, milkshakes and serves Merlo coffee. A modern take on the ‘diner-style’ menu, Milk Café combines the best of both worlds, offering famous classics with a contemporary twist.
Reubens Deli – Paddington
Whilst a New York inspired deli isn’t the first place you would look for great coffee, you will be pleasantly surprised when you visit Rubens Deli on Given Terrace in Paddington. Sourcing their coffee from Wolff Coffee Roasters, you can grab a delicious coffee on the way to work as well as one of their famous sandwiches featuring house-cured meats and gourmet accompaniments. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the venue is also a licensed bar if you want to stop in on the way home from work as well!
Goodfolk Café – Bardon
A quaint and welcoming establishment, Goodfolk Café on Rainworth Road in Bardon is a repurposed general store, affiliated with sister cafe Gramps Café in Red Hill. Pouring Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters coffee and an all-day breakfast menu, the café features an al fresco dining space in the rear courtyard complete with herb and veggie gardens. Child and pet friendly, Goodfolk Café is the ideal brunch spot for the whole family and is open 7 days a week.
Next time you’re in the area, pop into one of these highly-recommended cafes to experience for yourself the quality and service that sets them apart. We love supporting local businesses, so if you have any recommendations that we haven’t included on this list then we would love to hear from you!