Reverends Fine Coffee

The hero of the space? A seriously space-age coffee machine named “Spirit” that welcomes you on arrival.
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Published on March 01, 2023
Updated on July 11, 2023


Almost hidden at the top end of Brisbane's Brunswick Street, Reverends Fine Coffee is one of those edgy epicurean gems adding to the burgeoning contemporary cafe scene in Fortitude Valley.

Inside, you'll find an interior oozing nonchalant quirky-cool, with a large open kitchen, towering antique glass coffee drippers, an eclectic mix of stained glass window wall hangings and a small pot for Vinyl Funds in lieu of the customary tip jar. The hero of the space? A serious retro-cum-space-age coffee machine named "Spirit" that welcomes you on arrival.

When your coffee is produced using a piece of machinery that looks like it could double as a mustang bonnet or beam back up to the mothership, you know you're in for a treat. From uniformed high school students and academics scribbling in journals to businessmen on iPads and creative types nose deep in a book – diversity is a tribute to the popularity of Reverends Fine Coffee.

Coffee here is a must. With aeropress, pour over and cold-brew options, a house blend sourced from local roaster Uncle Joe's and a constant rotation of new single origin beans on offer, a cup is – as you'd expect – mighty fine. Skilfully made, the cappuccinos arrive topped with real grated chocolate shards that melt to your spoon as you scrape off the froth. Underneath is a smooth and velvety cup of coffee that will disappear far too quickly if you're not careful.

The food here is classic breakfasts with subtle twists and the whole menu is worth a look. With friendly, attentive, 70's-shirt-donning staff, expertly made coffee and a superbly curated menu – take time out to experience Reverends yourself.



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