The Maillard Project
Brisbane City’s coffee scene scored a new top-flight dispensary when crew behind highly regarded Margaret Street cafe Coffee Anthology unveiled its sibling venue The Maillard Project. Situated on Charlotte Street, space is a multi-faceted hub for all things coffee and brunch, with head honcho Adam Wang harnessing the best elements of Coffee Anthology and take them to up a notch. Boasting a light modern aesthetic across the entire venue, The Maillard Project offers expertly brewed coffee, a leisurely dine-in service, coffee roasting and barista training under one roof. The cafe serves an improved version of Coffee Anthology’s brunch menu, with a full kitchen capable of producing dishes that its older sibling’s streamlined set up couldn’t. Guests are able to sit in a formal dining space or a casual alfresco portion, free to feast on a mix of Anthology favourites and seasonal and experimental newcomers, as well as the popular breakfast degustation (which has transferred over to The Maillard Project as Coffee Anthology’s kitchen turns into a pastry kitchen). The Maillard Project boast three coffee machines – one for takeaway orders, another for dine-in orders (plus a coffee bar for batch and pour-over brews) and a third for training. Baristas of any skill level can book in to practice on the machine, learn more about the art of coffee making from the pros and improve their overall skill level (roasting education will also be available). Adam hopes The Maillard Project’s educational focus will improve the community’s collective knowledge of coffee and help younger baristas find their footing in the industry quicker.