Taking its name from the word meaning compilation, Coffee Anthology showcases a rotating selection of single origins and blends from the some of the country’s top coffee roasters. A tempting range of beans and brewing paraphernalia takes up residence in the retail corner, as customers perch on stools inside or spread out at tables in the breeze outside. The line-up of beans changes often, but time your visit right and you could sample brews from Seven Seeds, Uncle Joe’s, Proud Mary, Cartel Roasters or Padre Coffee. Team your filter or espresso with a splash of Maleny Dairies Jersey milk, Zymil or Bonsoy, and peruse the menu of breakfast and lunch dishes or sweet indulgences.
Update: Some big coffee-related news in October 2021 with the dual announcement of the closure of Coffee Anthology’s Margaret Street cafe and subsequent reopening as part of Inter/Section – a brand-new laneway hub connecting Mary and Charlotte Streets. The multifaceted hub is the brainchild of Coffee Anthology’s Adam Wang, who is looking to bring the inner-city community together around coffee, pastries and hospitality. Inter/Section’s 700-sqm Clui Design-envisioned modern-industrial hub, will feature four separate venues. Coffee Anthology will occupy the space closest to the Charlotte Street entry, with an assortment of gear once more facilitating the concept’s multi-roaster showcase. Seating for 120 guests will run the length of Inter/Section past two central retail spaces geared towards offering an assortment of comestibles. A central kiosk will see Adam and the team partner with lauded baked-goods maker Justin Yu, whose Mount Gravatt patisserie The Whisk is highly regarded as one of Brisbane’s best sources of sweet and savoury pastries, alongside another yet-to-be-announced kitchen space. Another coffee bar at Inter/Section’s Mary Street end will be used for pop-up appearances by a rotating roaster, which will showcase its product and values on a more concentrated level. Get all the essential info on this new development here.