The New Black

When it comes to Fortitude Valley brunch spots, few cafes can rival the versatility of The New Black’s coffee and kitchen offering. Nestled at the entrance to Bakery Lane, The New Black is a comfortable and homely venue boasting two sections – a street-front dining space and a coffee nook tucked at the back and accessed via Bakery Lane. The kitchen is tasked with crafting a range of delectable breakfast and lunch options, including red-velvet waffles with strawberries, meringue and cream-cheese glaze, scrambled eggs with fermented chilli, grilled haloumi and creme fraiche, smoked-salmon bagels, fried-chicken Benedicts, and chorizo burgers with coleslaw and adobo mayo. Those particular about their breakfast can opt to build their own from a selection of enticing elements. Coffee lovers will be thrilled to hear that The New Black sources its beans from Parallel Roasters, with traditional milky brews available alongside coffee boards showcasing single origins across cold-brew, filter and espresso sips. Not a coffee fan? No problem — The New Black also serves turmeric lattes, dirty chai, minty matcha lattes, milkshakes, smoothies and an assortment of teas.


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