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By Eliza Crisp
December 05, 2017

Clancy's Espresso

Bangin' out bagels and coffee in a cosy weatherboard cottage.
By Eliza Crisp
December 05, 2017

This little Norman Park nook might be a newbie to the Wynnum Road coffee scene, opening its doors in October 2017, but Clancy's Espresso is off to an impressive start.

The slick, Scandi-inspired interior is dotted with sweet succulents, stone benchtops and a mean green coffee machine. In between the enamel cups and fiddle-leaf plants you'll find plenty of Brisbane's favourite local producers, including Hrvst St cold pressed juices and loose leaf tea from West End Tea Co. Coffee is supplied by Sydney stalwart Single O. There are dashes of American influence, too — think bagels, pretzels and a subway-tiled backsplash.

As well as being able to make a stellar cup of coffee, barista and co-owner Clancy Sonter-Kelso clearly loves a good pun. We challenge you to get through the menu (featuring items such as the "Chicken Out The Goods" and "Reuben Me The Wrong Way") without a solid chuckle. Dad jokes aside, this cosy corner has blitzed through its first month. By popular demand, the opening hours have already been extended, and a full breakfast menu is in the works. As an added bonus, Clancy's Espresso has also had the brilliance to add dog hooks out the front (hooks that you can easily attach your dog lead to while you run inside to grab a coffee) — perfect for some puppy perving.

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