Neighbourhood favourites don’t come much better than Glass. But what happens when the owner decides to revamp the interior and add a wine bar element to a thriving breakfast? Well, basically, we get excited.
If you liked the old Glass, then you’re going to love the new one. Same people, same place, but it’s looking a whole lot fresher, with longer opening hours, a night menu and a very tasty selection of tipples. But more on that later.
Rewinding the clock, Glass underwent a very speedy renovation in early September, that saw the shopfront close for only two and a half days. With the help of about 30 people, the inside was completely overhauled, with lashings of paint, a sleek serving station, crisp white VJ walls, and new furniture, including a shop-long bench seat, made comfy with cushions in yellow, pink and burnt orange.
The result is a refreshingly light and bright space, with pops of pastels and a vibe that makes you want to stick around. Which brings us to the wine bar.
While Glass is still operating as a cafe from breakfast to lunch, it is the early evening that’s become our favourite time to visit this Cotton Tree gem. Now open until late on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, this is the place you’ll want to grab a table and while away the afternoon, with a glass of wine or beer in hand.
On the drinks list, you’ll find a selection of white, red and sparkling wines, which are either organic, biodynamic or a boutique find you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. We totally recommend starting with the Maris Organic Languedoc from the south of France—it’s a rose and screams summertime. There’s also a range of beers on tap, including those from Eumundi Brewery and Brisbane’s Fonzie Abbott. And, because we all want cocktails, you’ll find classics with a twist popping up soon.
When it comes to the food, a short yet unpretentious menu featuring tapas-style plates will be changing often, which means you’ll want to hurry if you’d like to dine on fresh corn chips with guacamole and a Louisiana hot sauce, housemade peking duck spring rolls, pulled pork sliders with shoestring fries, and the crowd-favourite, Tahitian Kingfish Ceviche with a chardonnay vinaigrette. All are delicious, in case you were wondering.
After years in the business, churning out epic breakfasts and healthy lunches, we’re pumped to welcome this Sunshine Coast cafe into the after-hours scene. So, if you’re on the hunt for your next neighbour drinking spot, or the perfect spot to sip on the good stuff whilst nibbling through a cheese board, stop in and toast to life at Glass.
When: Now open Thursday-Sunday from morning to late
Where: Shop 4, 80-82 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree
Image credit: Lumea Photo for Urban List