Tucked away on Clarence Street in industrial Coorparoo, opposite the train station, Little Genovese is a welcome addition to the area. Commuters can pick up a cup of coffee on their way to work at the takeaway window or linger longer in the warehouse space, with plenty of room for customers and their four legged friends, and admire the artwork by acclaimed street artist Fintan Magee.
Down the track, the adjoining laneway will lead to an outdoor area where patrons can sit, sip and enjoy simple fare done well - think local suppliers and seasonal produce.
Until then, sample something sweet from Graceville's Three Girls Skipping - cupcakes, friands and pear and almond cakes - while less saccharine treats include crunchy granola bars and bliss balls such as peanut butter and oat or raw cacao, date and coconut.
By Deb Lidster
17 Clarence St
0414 143 229