Have you ever stumbled upon something awesome right on your door step? Or you knew it was there but never quite got the time to explore it? Yep, guilty! Located on the edge of Redcliffe’s heritage Cominos Arcade sits Workshop Co. a cafe that might look small but seriously has some sass. Read on to find out why this Redcliffe gem might just be your next Bayside brunch stop.
Workshop Co Espresso as the name suggests is all about the coffee, made through their La Marzocco Strada but indulging in any item off award-winning chef Vince’s menu will not disappoint. Dining is all alfresco and seating is limited to a couple of wooden spool tables with crates and a large communal share table overlooking Moreton Bay and the Redcliffe Jetty. The vibe here is definitely one of relaxation, with just the right amount of edginess. With hessian sack stools, blackboards and recycled furniture, Workshop Co has a super cool vibe that would fit in any city laneway.
The coffee which also comes in cold press is of the well-brewed Wolff variety and the tiny breakfast menu, served on bread boards or in retro enamel dishes borders is seriously top notch and tasty. Think three egg omelette with ham, cheese and tomato, quail eggs, bubble and squeak, pancakes, corn fritter with salsa and fried egg or the PLT – fried egg on a bed of bacon and breakfast salad. Simple food prepared and presented beautifully, it really doesn’t get much better than that! For something lighter there’s also a cabinet filled with bagels, banana bread, muffins and croissants and I have also heard these guys do signature pulled pork or fish tacos for lunch. Yum! On a rather hot Brisbane summers day we opted for the avo smash which featured two pieces of sourdough with a very generous serving of avo, seasoned beautifully with a sprinkling of lovely rock salt and garnished with watercress. Yes, I am way too addicted to avo. My brunching partner had eggs on toast which also had avo and some beautiful Roma tomatoes. I must say that runny yolk was impeccable, poachies done brilliantly. Of course, I couldn’t go past the cold press coffee which went down a treat in the sweltering heart. Served in old beer bottles, it was brill!
So this weekend why not sip a Wolff Coffee Roasters coffee and enjoy a delicious breakfast at Workshop Co as you dream the day away across the bay. What better way is there to spend a lazy morning? I only wish I had tried this place sooner, so much local loveliness on our doorstep. Trust me, try Workshop Co next time you feel like a bit of Bayside bliss and be sure to check out their Instagram for daily mouth-watering specials, they’ll have you heading to Reddy in no time!