The Botero brand has made its name through roasting coffee, labouring over the finer details to produce great cups of coffee. Originally based on the Clarence Coast, the Botero team expanded its offering to include an espresso bar in Maclean, north of Coffs Harbour, and have just added a new location in the heart of Brisbane. Situated in a three storey, heritage building on Adelaide Street, Botero has made the most of the existing architecture by adding a few twists as well as copper and leather touches.
Chef Tom Monk has created menu of fresh and tasty dishes for breakfast and lunch, sourcing some of the finest produce in the region from the likes of Meat at Billy’s, Food Connect and Sprout Artisan Bakery. Monk’s breakfast options include fantastic day starters such as buttermilk waffles with coconut and lime butter and vanilla roasted stone fruits and green tea and fennel cured Tasmanian salmon. Lunch hunters can sit down to a pulled pork burger with kimchi, fennel and apple slaw, tonkatsu sauce, crackling and togarashi or vegan-friendly potato and pea fritters (these are vegan and amazing) with coconut tomato chutney, cauliflower, sprouted lentils and labneh. Thursday and Friday evenings see Botero opening for tapas nights featuring bites such as karagee sweetbreads, red curry fish cakes, charcuterie and cheese boards, with a selection of local beers and wines available for post-work tipples.
Botero beans are available for wholesale and can be enjoyed at Between the Bars, Scatter Bean and Sweet Crumbs. For more information, head to the Stumble Guide.
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