321 Water St Bar & Kitchen is a cool casual hub of inspiring food, live music and a good dose of creativity in Fortitude Valley.
There is a mixture of seating both outside under the fig trees, around the funky courtyard, or indoors at recycled pallet tables, while the cafe leads into the WOTSO co-working space, adding a unique creative vibe to the area.
For breakfast, the menu offers a range of fresh juices, smoothies, coffee, and teas, as well as the chow breakfast, bircher muesli with apricot and cranberries, fritelles (corn fritters with chorizo or haloumi), polpettes (broccoli and potato croquettes), or smoked ocean trout with Persian feta and sourdough.
For lunch, there are a popular range of paninis (beef cheek, paprika chicken, or vegetarian), as well as calamari, gnocchi, rigatoni and risotto of the day. These might be washed down nicely with a beer, wine, iced tea, or cocktail.
Nice to know - Look out for Friday night happy hour from 4 - 5pm, with $15 aperitivo and meal special from 5 - 8pm. Every Sunday morning from 10am - 12 noon, 321 Water St hosts live music, the perfect accompaniment to any leisurely breakfast.
Need to know - A small car park is located onsite at 321 Water St and some street parking is available.
In a nutshell - Laid back, creative cafe with an inspiring live music scene.
*Opening hours correct at time of visiting in July 2017.
By Lucy Hordern