Illusion by no.5
Illusion by no.5 is an extraordinary 2D bar and cafe that literally feels like you've stepped into an optical illusion, tucked away off Winn Lane in Ann St, Fortitude Valley.
Australia’s first and only seven-days-a-week 2D inspired venue, the tiny 2-level boutique cafe/bar is a surreal vision of white, with everything including the furniture bordered in black to give a cartoonish feel to the setting.
Patrons can take a seat upstairs where a mezzanine overlooks the action below or in the long narrow downstairs area, which has a piano tucked in near the bar.
Drop in any time for a coffee, tea, smoothie and bite to eat from the delicious all day brunch menu, which includes Canadian waffles, breakfast croissant, salmon hash stack, breakfast gnocchi, truffle mushrooms, crispy chicken brioche; as well as a dedicated vegan menu including vegan brunch burger; baked beans, granola or vegan chicken burger.
The bar menu is all designed to share, with delectable bites like crispy pork belly, traditional meatballs, grilled halloumi, char grilled broccolini, southern fried chicken bites, Jalapeno poppers, chef salad of the day, crispy squid and baked brie.
There's also a choice of sliders (pork belly, crispy chicken, grilled halloumi or fried cauliflower) and fries (potato, zucchini or sweet potato) as well as pork belly loaded fries (golden potato fries, crispy pork belly, bacon, cheese, relish, sour cream & onions).
For a small bar, there's an expansive drinks list, including luscious cocktails such as blueberry and lemon martini, banoffee pie and ginger and lime margarita and brunch cocktails like the pink gin tropical iced tea, Bloody Mary and coconut lychee mojito.
The wine list includes Australian, NZ, Italian and French wines and champagne whilst beers include Stone & Wood, Corona, Peroni Red and James Squire Ginger Beer and there's also a good selection of spirits and liqueurs.
Good to know - Illusion no. 5 is available to hire for events and functions, from birthdays, hens’ parties, baby showers and weddings up to 80 guests.
Food & drink images - courtesy of Illusion by No. 5