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Emporium's new coffee spot serves up more than just a caffeine fix.

Multi-tasking: love it or hate it, it's a necessary evil these days. However, doing more than one thing at once doesn't have to mean tweeting while watching Netflix, or checking emails while grabbing lunch. Doesn't having a cuppa and buying some kicks sound like much more fun?

Yes, you can do both at Street Lab Specialty Coffee, although — as the name suggests — the focus is more on the brews over the shoes. The new addition to Fortitude Valley's Emporium complex does boast a brew bar, after all. Plus, they dispense and roast, offer up hot and cold options, and boast tasty pastries to go with it, all on-site.

Those after something other than java can opt for brewed Cascara tea made from usually-discarded coffee cherries, aka the kind of beverage that should even tempt staunch devotees of the titular caffeinated offering. And, while we might've stressed the warm drinks side of things, sneaker fiends won't be disappointed, whether you feel like gazing at collectable retro styles or adding to your own collection.

Published on February 23, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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