No Meriton apartment would be complete without a great coffee shop nearby. There’s nothing better than waking up and indulging in a perfect cup of silky smooth coffee, the rich aroma doing its job to get you bright and ready for the day ahead. Whether you’re in town for work or planning a day of sightseeing, a good cup of coffee is the best way to get you started.
Meriton is proud to offer not one but two serviced apartments in Brisbane, the first being in Adelaide Street and the other on Herschel Street. To ensure you get the best start to your day when travelling, we’ve surveyed the surrounding areas and have come up with the Meriton Coffee Awards. Have fun exploring and let us know what you think!
Nearby All-Rounder Awards
Serving their own delicious blend of Lavazza coffee exclusive to in-store, a Tognini’s espresso is truly a unique experience. If you not content with just a cup, try the tiramisu for another indulgent hit!
While you’re at Tognini’s, why not pick up a gourmet hamper for a picnic in the park or try the roasted kipfler potato and leek omelette with pancetta and salted ricotta?
Where: Cnr Turbot and Boundary St, Spring Hill
Sage on Ann
Sage on Ann is in the heart of the city and serves Di Bella’s ali reserve coffee, winner of the Golden Bean Award for best coffee in Australia 2009/10. Breakfasts are your usual favourites, and the decor is simple and fresh.
Where: 140 Ann St, Brisbane
Worth the Wait Award
Queen Bean Espresso
You know a place serves good coffee when the queue is a mile long during rush hour. If you can get past the wait, the certified organic 100% Arabica local coffee at Queen Bean is delicious and the service good.
Breakfast consists of the usual favourites, such as banana bread, bircher muesli, and egg and bacon muffins.
Where: 545 Queen St, Brisbane City
People’s Choice Award
For the second year in a row, Australia has voted Merlo as its favourite coffee, with the Brisbane-based roasters winning the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 I Love Food Awards. Not only do they supply more than 1,000 cafes with coffee across the state, they also serve up the freshest coffee in town from their Bar Merlo espresso bars.
Where: Various locations, including 239 George St, Brisbane City
Deliciously Naughty Award
Chocolate Soldier is a vibrant haven to enjoy your favourite ground bean, leaf tea, or deliciously mouthwatering treat. With a decor that’s influenced by traditional Parisian coffee houses, Chocolate Soldier serves up silky smooth coffee and a delicious range of pastries.
Where: 400 George St, Brisbane City
Best Service Award
Alen’s Espresso purports itself to be “not just another coffee”, and Alen and Judy stick to this by using the latest coffee machine technology. But it’s not just the coffee that keeps the locals coming back. The attention to detail, the warm smiling faces, and the attentiveness of service is what makes this place a favourite.
Where: 420 George St, Brisbane City
Coffee On-The-Go Award
Saks Gourmet Sandwiches
For quick tasty food on the run, you can’t go past Saks Gourmet Sandwiches, which serve up a wide range of sandwiches and turkish breads, smoothies, low fat yoghurts and of course delicious coffee.
If you’re a seeker of fine coffee it’s well worth the trip to Fortitude Valley, where one block from the station you’ll find Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters. Set within a World War II bunker, it makes for one funky little cafe. You’ll be greeted with large murals, stained glass, wire mesh, and unique curved ceilings. The outdoor area feels as though you are sitting in an aviary, but inside you get to watch as the staff roast their own coffee beans before grinding.
Where: 23 Warry St, Fortitude Valley
Attention to Detail Award
Bar Mondo Cafe
The baristas at Bar Mondo have been carefully selected and even better trained to ensure the Campos coffee is expertly made. The barista team is fiercely loyal, and it’s reflected in the quality of your coffee.
Where: 300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
Best Presentation Award
Le Bon Choix
Le Bon Choix is all about presentation. Everything from the pastries and the cakes to the coffee is exquisitely presented, and is the perfect example of how science and art can co-exist. With a dash of Parisian charm, Le Bon Choix is the perfect spot to meet with friends for something yummy.