Box on James

One tower of shipping containers. Three great cafes.
Sarah Ward
Published on December 10, 2015


If you've been in the vicinity of James Street lately, you might've noticed something out of the ordinary. Not only has a tower of shipping containers made itself at home, but three cafes have set up shop inside them.

Welcome to Box on James, aka the place with the name that says everything it needs to. Well, other than describing the kinds of food and drink on offer — but hey, even container-based stores need to retain an air of intrigue.

Sure, there's little that's mysterious about the trio of operators working out of Box on James' steel confines; however there is plenty that's delicious. The Shed on James is your go-to spot for Where's Marcel? coffee, bringing the Melbourne-based outfit's caffeinated goodness to Brisbane for the first time. At Flourish Superfood Cafe, you'll find all the acai bowls, smoothies and juices you could ever need. And if a hot cuppa or something fresh and fruity doesn't perk you up, The Brezel Co's wares will. After all, everyone likes chocolate and treat-covered pretzels, don't they?


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