If you live in Brisbane, you love air-conditioning. Or, to be more specific, you love the reprieve from the heat that it offers. Still, grabbing a cuppa in a garden is one of the best possible things you could do if you're venturing out into the warmth — and Wooloowin now has the perfect spot for it.
Making a cute little weatherboard space its own, Shambhala Espresso isn't just about cranking out your caffeine fix, with its blends of choice coming courtesy of Brissie's own Louie Louie Roasters. The shady cafe is also all about serving up great bites to eat to go with it. Until midday on weekends and 2pm on weekdays, that includes all all-day menu of seasonal offerings that really will satisfy your stomach at any time, plus a host of specials.
Regular fare includes date and apricot fruit toast, avo with minty beetroot and ricotta spread on quinoa and soy sourdough, and a stacked rueben with Swiss cheese and house-made pickles, because standard versions of all of the above just won't cut it. As for once-offs, Shambhala has whipped up sweet and savoury blinis; baked egg white frittata; bacon, egg and haloumi burgers; brioche French toast and roasted mushrooms with garlic butter so far. Yes, you'll have to stop by more than once.
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