John Mills Himself

Open until 3:30pm

9.2100222 reviews

#18 in Brisbane Top Cafe 2016

Our cafe is a quality focussed business using Mecca Coffee as our house blend and sourcing from other quality Australian roasters for our feature coffee and filter coffee. We source our ingredients from other like-minded businesses such as Maleny Dairies for milk, Heirloom for all things chocolate and our sister cafe Bunker for Iced drinks. We have a daily selection of fresh baked pastries and cakes and the cafe is located in the heritage listed John Mills Himself building. We can be a little hard to find: you can reach us via the driveway at 55 Elizabeth St, or walk through to the back of the buildings basement level from 40 Charlotte St.


55 Elizabeth Street (Bottom of Driveway), Brisbane CBD, Queensland




6:30AM - 3:30PM
6:30AM - 3:30PM
6:30AM - 3:30PM
6:30AM - 3:30PM
6:30AM - 3:30PM

222 Reviews

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6 reviews · 2 months ago

If you know anything about great coffee and you work in the CBD, you don’t go anywhere else. Brilliant every time with the applauded Bunker Espresso drop, impeccable service and a charming hidden location, this is one of the best coffee experiences in Australia.

1826 reviews · 143 followers · 10 months ago

Very dark colour to the Kenyan cold brew, enjoyable chocolate flavour with a hint of acidity - tasty good The bottled Full Cream Milk Triple Shot Iced Coffee was deliciously sweet with a lovely creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyably the flavour of the underlying shots still came through.

1826 reviews · 143 followers · 10 months ago

Guatemalan for both espresso and batch. Espresso was good but not as great as the last couple of days - had some sweetness but didn’t finish as cleanly as ideal. Batch was also not quite there - initially sweet but a bittering at the end

1826 reviews · 143 followers · 10 months ago

Guatemalan espresso was great with a balanced Maillard reaction base note and sweetness dancing around up top. The reflectometer test (dissolved solids) for the batch was cool. Same beans for batch as the espresso, unusually for a batch the Five Senses had some delectable rounded roasti’ness, was backed up by spot on acidic/sweetness. Top coffee location.

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