For The Non Drinkers

By Kim Barnard
6th Jul 2012

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.

chocolate milkshake

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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