Bean
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Opens at 7am

8.810069 reviews

#38 in Brisbane Top Cafe 2014

Laneway basement Cafe + Bar. We deliver our specialty coffee with love, offer the best in craft beer, unique small batch wine and amazing cocktails. We heart art + music AND, we have a lunch + dinner food menu too. Btw, our baristas and bartenders are gorgeous :)

Address

181 Laneway George Street, Brisbane CBD, QLD

Phone

0456183478

Hours

Monday
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday
7:00AM - 6:00PM
Friday
7:00AM - 11:00PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

69 Reviews

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52 reviews · 5 months ago

The sign at the top of the lane way caught my interest. The entry via the red phone booth further intrigued me. The dark grungy atmosphere with jazz music won me over in an instant. Great coffee had the single origin long black and my wife ordered a latte. 10 out of 10 for atmosphere and the service is good. Bean know what they are doing behind the machine. My favourite Brisbane cafe (also a bar!).

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Bean

5 months ago

Cheers for the kind words. Glad you ventured down into our laneway basement. Come again!!

38 reviews · 6 months ago

Thought I’d try it because of the interesting location. Wasn’t strong enough for my liking but still ok. Nice place to sit and relax away from the busy streets.

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6 months ago

Cheers for the review #notbeforecoffee, so glad you dropped in to laneway basement :) Just curious, how did you have your coffee that day? Our brew yields are definitely designed to give a full flavoured experience, but it does of course depend on how you have it :) Our house blend is an extra dark roast that most definitely delivers a robust coffee flavour with a kick! Works exceptionally well with milk eg as a 6oz double ris latte. Our Single Origin this last week or so (we rotate them fortnightly), was a washed, medium roast from Ethiopia. Again, brilliant as a milk based beverage (eg magic) but best enjoyed straight, to really savour the lemon, peach and maple tones. Cheers!

8 reviews · a year ago

A new discovery (courtesy of Beanhunter) for this visitor to Brisbane. Love this place from it’s Melbourne-like laneway entrance and its laid back feel to the coffee ... plus it’s licensed!! Coffee and service were great. My long black was spot on to my liking. I’ll certainly revisit whenever I’m in this part of the city again.

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Bean

a year ago

Cheers, Fozzy! Glad you found us down here :) Enjoy Brissy and we look forward to see you again sometime.

3 reviews · a year ago

Coffee.... delicious!!! I had a coconut and date muffin, extremely fresh and very tasty. Atmosphere, quirky, quiet and a great place to chill out. Relaxing, great find in the heart of a major busy city.

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Bean

a year ago

Hey RebeccaH, so glad you found us down the laneway in our underground venue! Glad you LOVED the coffee and muffin, too. Just regarding the rating though, you gave us a 5/10. We're kinda wondering if you meant to put 5, as it didn't seem to match with your gorgeous comments about us. Cheers :)

16 reviews · a year ago

Smooth coffee, full flavour. Great atmosphere, cozy and cool - think underground bunker. Staff very relaxed, chilled out place to enjoy a good coffee and read a book ect

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Bean

a year ago

Thanks for the smooth review, Maemoo, much appreciated! Now, what we gotta do to ace a tenner from you next time? :-) Cheers.

2 reviews · 2 years ago

What an awesome out of the way place. Relaxed retro environment and I was drawn in by the phone box entrance. A bit hard to find but definitely worth going out of your way for, loved it. Good coffee good service and the cocktail menu had my mouth watering, shame it was too early in the day to try one

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Bean

2 years ago

Cheers RosB, means a lot to us!! We're just about to introduce a couple of new coffee and tea based summer cocktails into our mix, so you must return for a sess when you can :)

22 reviews · 2 years ago

back again! 6 weeks latter and my double ristretto latte was as perfect as last time. 1 of the best in Brisbane CBD!

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Bean

2 years ago

woohoo and welcome back! glad it was enjoyed so well "bean here bean there". un-bean-lievable magics at bean, yeah!! :D

3 reviews · 2 years ago

Loved the vibe of the place! Hidden little hipster cafe that reminds me of the funky ones back home in Montreal. Should be higher on the bean hunter list! So far, my fav cafe in Brisbane. So much character!

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Bean

2 years ago

Thanks good sir for the kind words, it means heaps to us :) Never been to Montreal, but it sounds v cool!! We look forward to having you back down here again, Alain. Cheers!!

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