I love coffee. Love. We have a bit of a thing going, actually. Coffee just makes mornings (and happy hour) sooo much sparklier. And more, you know, awake-y.
I have many friends, though, who don't feel the same attachment to the caffeinated bean that I do. They don't like the taste/buzz/cliché of it.
Crazy? Perhaps. But, luckily, Brisbane is an inclusive city. No matter what your beverage of choice, there are plenty of options that can make life as a non-coffee-drinker a little more rosy.
Here are my top picks for the 'non-drinkers' among us:
Chai Tea | Café Bouquiniste
There is something about a really great chai, and Café Bouquiniste does it so well. Creamy, warm, spicy, and rich – perfect for winter. Great for those that still want the caffeine hit.
Where: 121 Merthyr Road, New Farm
Contact: 07 3254 1226
Chocolate Milkshake | Milk
Possibly the best milkshake of my life. So, so good. Add a burger and some fries and you're in for a treat.
Where: 9/16 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove
Contact: 07 3366 2007
Muddled Juice | Anouk
Just in case you needed another reason to visit Paddington institution, Anouk, alongside their glorious breakfast menu is a superb range of muddled juices. A lime, mint and lychee juice is the best Sunday morning pick-me-up.
Where: 212 Given Terrace, Paddington
Contact: 07 3367 8663
Hot Chocolate | Campos
There are some occasions that just call for a hot chocolate. And Campos Italian Hot Chocolate is something else. A must for every sweet tooth.
Where: 11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley
Contact: 07 3252 3612
What have I missed? Don't be shy, let me know!
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