The New Black

The Black Lab Coffee Co roaster's flagship store in Bakery Lane.
Melanie Colwell
Published on April 01, 2023
Updated on July 06, 2023


Had a big night out in Fortitude Valley? You might not be thinking about heading back the next morning, but The New Black is a great place to come back to life. It's flagship cafe for Brisbane roaster The Black Lab Coffee Co, so you're guaranteed a soul-reviving brew alongside a selection of top-notch brunch dishes.

You can keep it simple with a classic homemade granola with seasonal berries or opt for something a little more special. Our recco? The avocado on toast that's miles above those you find on most Brisbane cafe menus. This one comes with a basil pesto, watermelon radishes, kale chips, whipped ricotta and seed crackers. It's giving Melbourne and Sydney brunches a run for their money.

And for those who want to really indulge for breakfast, there's The New Black's decadent espresso waffles or the fried chicken benny. This is real bougie hangover food, for those of you who prefer to eat through the pain rather than try to sleep though it.


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