Java Coast Cafe (Brisbane CBD, QLD)

Still recovering from my cold, I stepped down the street to Java Coast, an assuming cafe tucked away in the middle of the city.  I've passed this coffee hub many times, and if you've wandered the city streets, I'm sure you have too.  Looking in, Java Coast is a cozy hideout with indoor seating, as well as alleyway seating leading out to a welcoming patio.  To my surprise, this cafe is much bigger than I had expected!

We ordered the eggs benedict with smoked salmon (16.5), which is my signature brunch dish.  The toast was nicely toasted, and the smoked salmon was also delicious, but my poached eggs weren't exactly poached.  The yolks weren't runny, like they should be, and the hollandaise was interestingly tasteless, which in a way made it less rich tasting.  Overall, tasteful, but a bit expensive.  Perhaps it's because of their location in the heart of the city, but given the difficulty of the dish and portion, 3.5/5.  We also had their bananarama smoothie (6.9), which was supposed to be bananas and strawberries, but ended up tasting more like coconut and a bit of banana than anything.  It was refreshing, but the flavors weren't what we had expected!

Finally, we had chai lattes (4.5) over leaves to go, and that was alright.  It wasn't the strongest chai latte I've had, but it was decent.  (I probably should've tried their coffee, as they use MAP Italian coffee beans.)  My impression of the service was really mixed, as they seemed attentive, but either rushed or annoyed at taking our order...



Price: 15-20AUD | $-$$
Rating: 3.5/5

Java Coast Cafe (Website)
340 George St.
Brisbane, QLD 4000
#: (07) 3211-3040
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