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That Monkey Espresso

This Stones Corner espresso bar likes to keep things simple. And they do 'simple' quite well indeed.
By Ella Cole
May 30, 2011
By Ella Cole
May 30, 2011

Although Stones Corner isn’t the most bustling urban hub in Brisbane, I can’t deny the attachment I’ve made to the area in recent months. Maybe it’s because it’s home to my drycleaner, my seamstress and the studio where I got my first tattoo, or maybe it’s because the area’s potential seems to be becoming more and more tangible as some great cafés start to move in. Somewhere along the main strip and beneath the tattoo studio, you’ll find That Monkey Espresso, a charming addition to the developing precinct.

You won’t find them on Facebook, in the phone book or on a business card, but that’s the way the team at That Monkey like it. “We do what we do and we do it well,” says Savannah, the café’s head lady and delightful barista. And she’s not wrong. Not only did she whip up a perfect flat white, I managed to score it for two bucks during their daily happy hour!

Like any typical espresso bar, That Monkey specialises in hot drinks, cold drinks, toast and treats, but unlike many, these guys can boast a good brew every time. Take a seat outside, utilise their free Wi-Fi and watch this space. My bet is Stones Corner will be a little more than just a ‘corner’ in the months to come.

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