Say domo arigato to cold-brew ice-cream affogato at Woolloongabba’s Lola Coffee
Trafalgar Lane welcomes its third opening in as many weeks as Lola Coffee opens for business this week. This stylish coffee joint offers expertly made coffee from one of Australia’s most accomplished hospitality stars.
It’s not often that the barista at your local coffee spot is a certified Australian champion, not to mention an accomplished competitor on the world stage. It’s safe to say that Corinne Chilcott is not your ordinary java fanatic – with more than 17 years of experience making coffee all over the world competitively and as a top-notch barista, she has picked up more than enough knowledge to set her apart from her peers. After moving from Tasmania to Brisbane, Corinne and her partner Brett sought out a spot to open their own coffee joint, eventually settling on a location in Woolloongabba’s newest dining destination Trafalgar Lane. The intimate space seats approximately 18 patrons and boasts a design from Tara Dennis, fit-out from LBD Construction and a large Frank and Mimi wall mural of Corinne’s aunt Lola Bertram, after whom Lola Coffee is named.
As a discerning purveyor of everything coffee, Corinne has ensured that everything at Lola Coffee is quality – from the coffee to the espresso machine to the large handmade table that doubles as a fully functional lazy Susan, suitable for coffee tastings and cupping sessions. Sydney’s Coffee Alchemy is the bean brand of choice, which is operated by Hazel Des Los Reyes – Australia’s only other female barista champion. Lola Coffee’s Victoria Arduino ‘Black Eagle’ espresso machine is a true beauty – capable of tweaking the profile of the coffee blends through different temperature and steam settings. Patrons can enjoy filter and sidekick coffee, as well as cold-brew or iced coffees. Of particular note is the affogato, which boasts cold-brew coffee ice-cream doused in delicious espresso. Those keen for a nibble can also sample some sweet treats made in-house, including caramel slices and shortbread medallions.
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