If you're going to run two wholefoods eateries on opposite sides of Brisbane's inner city, you're probably going to consume a hefty amount of caffeine to get you through the day. That must be the case for Botanica Real Food's Alison and Brett Hutley. In fact, they're taking their love of coffee to the next level by opening their very own brew-slinging cafe.
Opening up just two doors down from Botanica's Teneriffe site, Greenhaus Coffee fills a gap the duo's fans will be well aware of: neither of its stores serve coffee. "We always had a firm stance that we wouldn't, as long as we were neighbouring a coffee shop," says Alison. Then the cafe next door to their Doggett Street digs relocated. "[Then] it was impossible to find a reason not to launch Greenhaus Coffee," she explains.
Greenhaus is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch seven days a week, with its focus firmly on flavoursome cuppas and tasty morning nosh. The former comes courtesy of New Zealand coffee roasters Allpress Espresso, while the latter features grab-and-go options — including Botanica's breakfast tartines (toasted sourdough with assorted sweet and savoury toppings) and parfait cups (espresso and date brown rice porridge with coconut yoghurt). As for new menu additions, expect mini spinach and parmesan brioche toasties, spelt and raspberry scones, apple and cinnamon crumble loaf, and warm vanilla porridge.