If you're serious about your caffeinated beverages and you live in Brisbane's inner west, then prepare to add a Toowong stopover to your morning routine. Josie North isn't just Sherwood Road's newest cafe. It's a coffee lover's haven.
Given that owner Matt Roggenkamp will be familiar to anyone who's frequented Kenmore roasters The Single Guys, the eatery's brew-centric focus is hardly surprising. You'll find coffee from Sydney's Reuben Hills and Melbourne's Seven Seeds and Small Batch on Josie's maiden menu, and no doubt smell their heavenly aromas wafting down the streets as well. Brissie blends may also pop up over time.
Taking up residence next to Genkotsu Ramen in Clements Arcade, Josie hasn't forgotten the food side of the cafe equation, with a seasonal selection of brekkie and lunch options on offer. Not only does the eatery's range of meals suit its daytime opening hours, but it also capitalises upon Roggenkamp's days as a Single Guys chef. Yep, he's really putting his experience to work — and your coffee-craving, brunch-devouring tastebuds will thank him for it.