Belle Epoque is a charming patisserie and cafe that resembles a sidewalk Parisian eatery with a glowing cabinet of colourful macarons, fresh pastries and breads. The cafe relocated from Fortitude Valley to the base of Emporium Hotel’s Southpoint location in 2018, expanding its focus and size. The space is considerably larger than its former Fortitude Valley home, tidily accommodating 80 patrons between its sunny outdoor and sophisticated indoor portions. Diners can snack on Belle Epoque’s signature array of treats made fresh on site as well as takeaway bites, light brunch options and a luxurious champagne breakfast experience, with sizeable lunch and dinner options to come. Speaking of champagne, Belle Epoque’s sophisticated drink selection extends from classic aperitifs to a French-forward array of sparkling, champagne, reds and white wine. The champagne bar will host masterclass sessions with famed champagne consultant Bernadette O’Shea, though anyone seeking a spot to enjoy a sip in seclusion can do so while enjoying the romantic ambience until late.