Pavement Whispers: beloved New Farm cafe Joedy’s expands with new Fortitude Valley locale
Despite opening right at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, park-side eatery Joedy’s Cafe became one of the biggest success stories of 2020. Now, the crew behind this winsome New Farm wonder is gearing up to expand, revealing details of its forthcoming sibling site Joedy’s by Eminence – a crisp nosh spot specialising in all-day brunch, specialty coffee and private events. Here’s what we know …
If a cafe can survive a global pandemic and its associated lockdown, it can probably survive anything. In the case of New Farm brunch spot Joedy’s Cafe, it not only survived, but thrived. The brainchild of hospitality veteran Joedy Kyle, the beloved hideaway managed to not only successfully navigate Brisbane’s early lockdown period, but went on to flourish into a perpetually busy hive of epicurean activity. The cafe’s popularity is already paying big dividends – just over a year on and Joedy is gearing up to expand his brand closer to the city centre, recently announcing the late-May arrival of Joedy’s by Eminence. A sibling to the New Farm original, Joedy’s by Eminence will be situated just one suburb over in Fortitude Valley, delivering a cafe experience that sits at a mid-point between James Street’s high-end nosheries and The Valley’s low-key laneway institutions.
Joedy has linked up with Mosaic Property Group for the venture, taking on a chic and minimal ground-floor space for the cafe itself as well as a 245-sqm rooftop terrace, the latter of which is being converted into a versatile hub for private events on weekends. Joedy’s by Eminence will operate on a Monday-to-Friday basis, serving up a menu of seasonal eats identical to New Farm, plus some grab-and-go options geared more towards The Valley’s office-bound clientele. The building’s rooftop event space will be used to host an array of events, from standing canape-and-cocktail soirees to seated wedding receptions. Joedy is curating an assortment of catering packages for the space featuring a smorgasbord of pan-Asian street-style bites, which will be supplemented by wines, beers and cocktails.
Joedy’s by Eminence is tentatively slated to open in late May. Keep your eyes glued to The Weekend Edition for more details and an up-close look upon launch.
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