Brisbane’s newest suburban hideaway St Coco Cafe opens in Daisy Hill
Amber and Cynamon Norris, the sister duo behind Hallowed Grounds Espresso, have upped their hospitality game tremendously – bringing the city to the suburbs by opening a new cafe in their childhood stomping ground. St Coco Cafe blends spacious and fresh interior aesthetics with a menu that builds upon classic recipes with a few unique twists.
Seeking a chance to improve upon their acclaimed hospitality endeavours, Amber and Cynamon sought out a new location where they could incorporate popular elements from Hallowed Grounds with an expanded coffee component and a clean and identifiable aesthetic. January 2016 saw the twins start negotiations on what would become St Coco Cafe, taking over an old Sara Lee factory in their childhood suburb of Daisy Hill, gradually transforming the space into their dream locale. St Coco Cafe boasts a brand new kitchen installed alongside an overhauled façade and interior, reminiscent of a Californian desert hideaway. The spacious interior is equipped with custom-made wooden furniture, Aztec print cushions and planters filled with cacti and other exotic greenery. St Coco Cafe seats upwards of 65 patrons with shaded inside and pet-friendly outdoor seating available.
St Coco boasts an impressive menu that adds a few quirky touches to established favourites. Seasonal breakfast and lunch offerings feature fresh, locally sourced product with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options to cater for dietary requirements. Standout dishes include the rosella and ricotta hot cakes topped with orange, candied walnuts, lemon sorbet and honey, and the bratwurst Benedict, boasting stout poached bratwurst served with red cabbage sauerkraut, seeded mustard hollandaise and poached eggs. St Coco Cafe has selected Wolff Coffee Roasters for its substantial java component, offering a signature custom blend with notes of honey, lemon curd, blackcurrant and elderflowers. Filter V60 and cold drip coffee is available, as is Wolff’s nitro-infused cold brew and nitro-infused tea. The drinks selection is fleshed out with Mörk hot chocolate, cold-pressed juices, kombucha and smoothies.
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