Jamie’s Espresso Bar
Jamie’s Espresso Bar, a fixture of Fortitude Valley’s coffee scene, is on the move. Owner Jamie Bellas will be closing his James Street dispensary at the end of July ahead of its relocation back around the corner to Robertson Street, a short distance from where it first opened more than 20 years ago. The move will be a return to its roots for the espresso spot, which will be reminiscent of its original location. Architectural and interior-design firm Twohill & James is working with Jamie on the cafe’s fit-out and aesthetic, which will boast an L-shaped coffee bar, as well as banquettes and window seating. During the day, Jamie’s 3.0 will operate very much like the original shop – slinging cups of brew made on Seven Miles Coffee Roasters beans while also turning out a slightly bigger breakfast and lunch menu. In addition to its lauded coffee service, Jamie’s will once again open as a low-key neighbourhood watering hole on Friday nights, serving a selection of boozy beverages as well as a small selection of bar snacks.