Sleep, who needs it? Not coffee-loving Brisbanites on Saturday, August 4. After a day spent tucking into coffee-flavoured foods, drinking coffee and other coffee-filled beverages, and just generally saying the word 'coffee' until it begins to lose all meaning, you'll be buzzed right through the evening.
Making these caffeinated dreams come true is Bakery Lane's first Craft Coffee Festival, which will feature as many coffee-themed bites and drinks as can reasonably be packed into one laneway. There'll be stalls set up throughout the cosy patch of Fortitude Valley, and the precinct's regular hotspots will also be getting in on the action. With the fest running from 10am–10pm, there'll obviously also be espresso martinis and other coffee-infused cocktails once night hits.
From coffee eclairs and crepes with coffee crème, to tiramisu cups and espresso cupcakes, if it has coffee in it, it's probably on the menu thanks to Le Petit Paris Bakery, Cakes & Sh*t, The New Black, Nomnom Korean, Jonny's Pizzeria, TSO Valley Lounge & Dining, Laruche Bar and Bowery Bar — good ol' cuppas with chocolate spoons included. You'll sip, sample, buy beans and watch top baristas do their best, while listening to live tunes from The Fergies and Pink Matter. And yes, if you get a little too pumped, there'll also be decaf.
Entry is free, although feeling like you're bathing in coffee — on the inside; sorry, actually soaking in a tub of caffeine isn't on the agenda — will require your wallet.