The chinatown end of Fortitude Valley just went up a few notches in the cool factor, with Smoked Garage opening its doors.
A head-turning coffee shop slash custom motorbike design workspace, Smoked is a Brisbane cafe redefining the way we enjoy truly creative spaces. (And, let's be real, knocking back espressos among custom-made motorbikes is a tad sexier than being spotted in one of those bicycle gear hang outs...)
Housed in a revived ex-warehouse featuring exposed brick walls and vaulted ceilings, well-worn leather armchairs and elegant cafe seats, settle in right alongside custom Racers, Harleys and Commazukis dotted throughout the jaw-dropping space. Two-wheel revellers we can already hear you frothing (they do everything from fully custom builds to modifications and everything inbetween), but we highly recommend stopping in for a coffee and a cheeky pastry and soak in the surrounds.
Their coffee window is open from 6:30am Monday-Friday (and 8:30am Saturdays), with doors opening from 7am if you're looking to settle in.
There's nothing else like it in Brisbane.
Image credit: Grace Elizabeth Images for The Urban List