Big Question Marks

Friday, July 15, 2011

Surfers Paradise Hit List #1: Our Favourite Cafe

We've been itching to tell everyone all about our very favourite coffee joint in Surfers ever since we first visited it in May -- it's a real gem of a place and totally unlike anything else in Surfers Paradise. Hidden away on the second floor of an open-air arcade (a type of mall), by a language school, a Japanese restaurant (Yamasakura, which by the way, is also awesome!), a few real estate agencies, and an internet cafe, is a great little spot called Black Coffee Lyrics.

It's fairly new and just off the main strip, and we might not have ever just stumbled across it on our own, had someone in a local shop not told us about it. It's just the sort of cafe we would dream of creating ourselves: with exposed brick walls and full of antique couches, vintage wallpaper, rustic wooden shelves, mismatched old chairs, and old books and board games galore! Not to mention, they play all of our favourite bands on the stereo and make a killer chai latte. It's all about the details: even the outside is done up with wooden shuttered windows, and each hot drink comes with one of those adorable tourist-souvenir spoons from a far-off place to stir your sugar in with. So from our very first latte date on the couches next to an antique birdcage (with some sort of mangy fake bird inside), we were in love.

Sure, Black Coffee Lyrics is more than a tad hipster, and it's definitely the kind of place you'd find on Ossington in Toronto, or tucked away in a tiny laneway in Melbourne. It is even run by a team of 20-something hipster dudes in skinny jeans, who must know we're real suckers for old furniture and good coffee and tunes. We can't help but love the place -- and just want to bring everyone we know there too!

We've been happy to see it get busier and busier as the weeks go by -- in fact, on one cold night we stopped in for a coffee, it so was packed full of hipsters in giant glasses and scarves swilling whisky we couldn't get a seat. We're just happy that such a cool place is enjoying so much popularity in a town where overpriced, ordinary seafood restaurants and cafe chains are the norm. Love!

Even the outside is cute.
Fancy some Scrabble?
 

2 comments:

Guo Guo said...

ugg boots clearance
lululemon headbands
coach factory store
coach outlet store online
michael kors watches
cheap oakleys
cheap jerseys wholesale
hollister clothing store
michael kors
michael kors outlet
michael kors watches
ray ban aviator
coach outlet store online
ralph lauren outlet
kate spade handbags
cheap oakley sunglasses
abercrombie fitch
jordan 13 retro
ugg boots
rayban sunglasses
hollister jeans
louis vuitton purses
louis vuitton outlet
coach outlet store online
coach factory outlet
tory burch outlet
uggs for women
marc jacobs outlet
jordan 11 low
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton outlet
uggs outlet
coach outlet online
michael kors canada
michael kors
canada goose outlet
michael kors outlet
uggs for women
wholesale nfl jerseys
ray ban wayfarer

xjd7410@gmail.com said...

louis vuitton
adidas trainers
kobe 11
ralph lauren outlet
replica watches
nike air huarache
michael kors outlet
michael kors canada
timberland boots
cheap jordan shoes
fitflops
longchamp outlet
toms shoes
gucci outlet
louis vuitton handbags
coach factory outlet
cheap jordan shoes
michael kors outlet online
christian louboutin
nike roshe run
gucci handbags
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
polo ralph lauren outlet
cheap oakley sunglasses
coach outlet
christian louboutin shoes
nike roshe flyknit
ray ban sunglasses
cheap jordans
christian louboutin outlet
lebron james shoes
michael kors outlet
supra shoes
2016.7.22haungqin