My name is Hannah, and I’m an Aussie freelance writer living in Finland. This blog is a collection of travel guides and tips to help you get the most out of your travel (especially if you have kids in tow).

Brisbane's Best Coffee Spots....


The line of pigs coming out of Aquila every morning is a testament to how good their coffee is and they are one of the CBD’s most popular meeting stops. The beans are never burnt, they are perfectly poured, quick and always served with a little biscuit. Aquila is the perfect pit stop for the rat race before a long and tiresome day the office. Aquila - 82 Eagle street, Brisbane, QLD 4000 Aquila on Urbanspoon



Literally a hole in the wall disguised through by the wall of vines that surrounds it, don’t underestimate the big and bold flavours they make. The team are as passionate about the taste as they are about ethically sourcing the beans, and always keen for a chat between serving their regular customers. Their regular run-of-the-mill coffees are to die for, but the highlight is their house made and bottled iced coffees - perfect for those days when it is too hot to carry around a latte. Bunker - 21 Railway Terrace, Milton, QLD 4064 Bunker on Urbanspoon

Pearl Café

Pearl is a perfect little slice of Paris in Brisbane. Their beautiful (and buttery) food is perfectly accompanied by their amazing beany brews. Their friendly staff are as good looking and trendy as the establishment itself and always greet you with a smile. Their coffee should always be enjoyed with one of their decadent brunch options (tip: I would cancel any lunch plans!). Pearl Café - 28 Logan Rd - Woolloongabba, QLD 4102 Pearl Café on Urbanspoon


Dandelion & Driftwood

The team at Dandeline and Driftwood know how to create an amazing space that customers love to spend time in, and spent time waiting to get in. But what they really excel in (and won many awards for) is making a brilliant coffee – well balance, the perfect amount of bitterness and always done with a smile. If you’re not from that side of town, trust me, it is worth the trip. And if you’re lucky you might even get some crème art on your latte! Shop 1, 45 Gerler Rd, Clayfield, QLD 4011 Dandelion & Driftwood on Urbanspoon


Jamie’s Expresso

James Street is changing day by day, but the one thing that stays the same is Jamie’s social status as the king of coffee, and you will know why when you taste. Once a stubborn man who only served coffee and in one size, he has now turned his hole-in-the-wall into an artsy bar by night. A great place to refuel before work or a day of shopping! Jamie’s Expresso - Corner Robertson & James Streets, Fortitude Valley. Jamie's Espresso Bar on Urbanspoon


Sassafras Fine Foods

This Paddington hippy haunt has been a favourite of mine ever since I was little. As I have grown up and developed a desire (addiction) for coffee, I have loved it even more. They brew brilliantly and their garden terrace and comfortable couches make it the perfect place to relax and reenergise on a lazy weekend morning. The food is phenomenal too! Sassafras Fine Foods - 88 Latrobe Tce, Paddington, QLD 4064 Sassafras Fine Foods on Urbanspoon


Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House

This shabby-chic, rustic café epitomises the West End way of life and character - it is quirky, cosy, creativity, a little crazy and most importantly it produces great coffee! Despite the service being as relaxed as the atmosphere, you will never have to wait long for your caffeine fix, so don’t let the long lines put you pigs off. 58 Mollison St - West End, QLD 4101 Three Monkeys Coffee & Tea House on Urbanspoon

Previously blogged bean abodes: Bean on Dean The Corner Store Campos Coffee Cirque Comfort at my Table

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