“Let's get coffee and cake at the hardware store!” said no one ever. But those who have discovered Gallery B in Enoggera will know this suggestion is not as crazy as it seems. Past the screwdrivers, hammers and tool boxes is one of the northside's best kept secrets. Gallery B is an oasis for lovers of vintage, featuring a plethora of unique handbags, jewellery, knick-knacks and clothes. It also offers a humble range of sweet treats and drinks, all homemade on site.
After checking out the cake cabinet and with much deliberation, a morning tea of scones with jam and cream and an orange and poppy seed gluten-free friand were chosen. The light scones were deliciously warm and upheld their name as a morning tea staple. The hearty friand was presented with peach slices and a drizzling of syrup and proved to be just as tasty. Both sweet treats were presented on quaint mis-matched crockery and brought out on silver trays, which perfectly matched the eclectic feel of the gallery. For drinks, try the iced coffee and iced chai latte.
If the combo of great cake, iced drinks and treasures isn't tickling your fancy, you'll be sold by the view. Gallery B's dining area is located on a wooden verandah overlooking lush greenery. This is polar opposite to the view at the front of the hardware store as it is located on a main busy road. The peaceful cafe gives no hint of the hustle and bustle outside the front door. What's more, the staff at Gallery B are completely welcoming and attentive to their customers. It's obvious that they are passionate about both their store and the food they create.
This little cafe and gift store is far from being a one-trick pony and hosts art classes every Wednesday and also clairvoyant readings. After stumbling across Gallery B you won't be able to wipe the smug smile from your face. On their website is the grand claim that they are “the only boutique gallery in the world where your boyfriend will be happy”. The same could be said for the girls as never before has a hardware store seemed so appealing.