These guys are legends among the northern coffee-lovin’ crowd, with their pocket-sized Ashmore barista bar having gained a loyal following over the last few years. Recently taking the next step to expand their empire (you should hear the plans they have on the drawing board!), First Fruits Speciality Coffee now has a buzzing cafe in Labrador that not only allows more space for a kitchen and full breakfast menu, but also their well-patronised barista, cupping and latte art workshops, plus scope to expand their in-house roastery. Hand sourcing coffee graded within the world's top 2% quality, including from Ethiopia, Kenya, Panama, Colombia and more; caffeine literally runs in their blood here and you can’t help but be immersed in their affectionate passion for the humble bean.
Noms on offer range from maple bacon and banana pancakes, to balsamic stuffed mushrooms and loaded housemade bagels, so you’ve got more reason to linger and soak up the roasting aromas wafting from their prized San Remo Opera. If you appreciate an uber knowledgeable barista or would splurge $20 to indulge in a cup of Panama Geisha, and you’re yet to hunt these guys down, you’re missing out on some of the best coffee on the Gold Coast. Period.