No, it’s not the industry mash up we’d expect—but gee bloody wizz does it work.
Part custom motorbike design space and showroom, part luxe coffee shop, Smoked Garage is up there as one of the most attractive spaces we’ve laid eyes on lately. Guys, seriously, she’s a bit sexy and moody. How very un-Brisbane!
Opening out onto Wickham St in Fortitude Valley, Smoked Garage is raising the style stakes when it comes to destination coffee shops. An ex-warehouse-turned-concept store, it oozes cool-ness (there’s a custom motorbike plonked seductively in the middle of the store, what do you expect?) with exposed brick walls, well-worn leather armchairs, dozens of cascading hanging plants and flowers, and a sleek-looking bar from which attractive baristas sling your caffeinated beverage.
Bike fans will froth for their sleek custom machines; from completely custom-made, to renos, side projects and tweaks, the team at Smoked love all things two-wheeled. As well as creating the perfect bike for every individual’s needs, they also restore, undertake maintenance and repairs as well as selling bikes lovingly restored by the team—anything from Cafe Racers, Harleys and Commazukis, the gang’s all here.
For those of you that prefer racing pulses the result of a caffeine injection vs high speed wheelies (that’s our kind of fuel, anyway…) then Smoked cafe is what you should be hitting up.
As well as some choice coffees you’ll find all-round yummy pastry things you definitely won’t say no to.
In addition to all this eye-gasmingly cool fit-outs and bike stuff, Smoked Garage are set to expand to a function and events space for hire, even boasting one of the few rooftop bars in the Valley. Nice!
So, pop on in and say hi to the team, rev your motors (and maybe theirs), we bet this will soon be your fave not-so-secret coffee hang in Brisbane.
What: Smoked Garage, custom bike workshop and cafe
Where: 126 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
Image credit: Grace Elizabeth Images for The Urban List