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The Burrow Cafe – an old church goes underground

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{Such a churchy/underground feel – had to laugh at the guy in the corner who kinda resembles Jesus}

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{Love the artwork and beautiful wood seating}

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{absolutely love the different types of lighting and quirky pieces like hanging pot plants}

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{love the foosball between the wood rafters}

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{religious photographs to suit the churchy look paired with some quirky skeleton figurines}

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{comic books on the walls, what a creative touch}

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{interesting and tasty food – chips on a pizza, who would of thought of that}

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{the doors were amazing}

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{good company – my dad and my little cousin}

Let me just say, I love West End located in Brisbane inner southside. There are so many funky fashion boutiques, coffee shops, cafes and just gorgeous quirky objects that are so entertaining. No-one gets bored in West End. So when I came across The Burrow this weekend while wandering around the streets, I wasn’t at all surprised. The interior design of this cafe is so great that even if the food was bad, I would still recommend going there. It is fantastic. Think of a church; stained glass windows, wooden poles, wooden rafters and photographs, then think anything quirky; random lights, hanging pot plants, comic book pasted walls, drawings, cans, the list goes on. When seated you are just looking around at all the amazing things. Yes, the food was amazing and just as quirky. A hot chip pizza – who thinks of that. The Burrow was just all round quirky and fun.  A great place to visit and eat, and a perfect fit for West End.

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A little bit of France in Brisbane

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{Gorgeous frontage}

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{Love the chandeliers}

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{Chicken risotto to die for}

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{Desert was a little bit of heaven}

Today, my boss (yes she can be fabulous) took us out for lunch. I work in a small office for a politician so it can be busy and often stressful. The last few weeks have been full on and we have been working super hard (doing extra hours and days) and today seemed like the perfect occasion for a break. We headed to C’est Bon, a cute little French restaurant in Woolloongabba. One of the things I enjoy most about going out to eat different cuisines is experiencing their culture. C’est Bon did not disappoint. The waitress greeted us with her gorgeous French accent; nothing feels more like France then a french accent. The interior design is cosy, warm and exactly what I imagined French cafes to look like. Even the toilets are somehow beautiful and designed with a French theme. Everything from the paintings to the chandeliers screamed France. The food; words cannot explain; it was incredible. With a delicious meal, a bottle of expensive champagne (the boss’s treat) and the sound of the French accents, you can just imagine yourself sitting staring out at the Eiffel Tower. The best way to start the weekend is to experience a little bit of France.

Cakes and Tea

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{The lineup and a glimpse of the gorgeous green walls}

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{The design is amazing, each aspect makes it all the more beautiful}

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{Look at that roof}

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{My cousin experiencing the tea and the scones, oh the scones}

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{As per usual my hot chocolate with marshmallows, don’t forget the marshmallows}

In my 23 years in this world I have never been a tea or coffee drinker. Yet, I love going to cafes, especially the hidden ones off lane ways and quiet streets (they are usually the best).  Big up-market cafes that have ‘the best coffee or tea’ are not the ones that pull me in. The small business cafes that really use their space well, are cosy with great design and quirky pieces that bring a sort of happy atmosphere to the place, are usually the ones that grab my attention. On my recent trip to Melbourne we made a stop at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms (mainly because I have never been to a tea room before and the cakes in the window were to die for). The Tea Room was all kinds of incredible. Amazing food, service, drinks and the room was just beautifully designed. I couldn’t stop staring at the walls and the roof! There was a line out the door the whole time we were there and it was packed inside, yet felt wonderfully cosy. Everything I look for in a place to wine and dine. My first time at a tea room, success. Even if all the other patrons where 20+years our senior. Can’t wait to find more to explore.

I think it’s time I let go of the hot chocolate with marshmallows (although I love it) and try some tea or coffee. Although, I really have no idea where to start. Any suggestions on some really great tea or coffee to try for a first timer?