The Talking Toucan

New Farm

The Talking Toucan is a super cute cafe in New Farm serving specialty coffee and all-day breakfast fare including gourmet crepes prepared by a French chef. 

The Talking Toucan, New Farm, Brisbane cafe

Found off the beaten track at the quiet end of James Street, this cottage café boasts a dog-friendly backyard with additional seating inside the cosy cafe, featuring exposed brick walls adorned by local artwork.   

The Talking Toucan, New Farm, Brisbane cafe

The all-day menu features sweet and savoury French crepes like salted caramel or peanut butter and strawberry jam topped with vanilla ice-cream and fresh fruit; while savoury ones include herby cheese with parmesan, garlic butter and fresh herbs, Aussie cheese and vegemite, and smoked ham, egg and cheese crepes served with grilled cherry tomatoes and fresh greens.

The Talking Toucan, New Farm, Brisbane cafe

Alternatively, there’s classic ham and cheese toasties, smashed curried eggs on sourdough with smoked ham, and avocado on sourdough with sesame, wasabi, edamame pods and pickled ginger. In addition, there’s a selection of homemade treats on offer including gluten-free and vegan options.  

The Talking Toucan, New Farm, Brisbane cafe

Coffee on pour includes a signature blend by Sunshine Coast-based Freehand Coffee Roasters, single origin coffee, cold brew and French press single origin served in a plunger with milk on the side.

The Talking Toucan, New Farm, Brisbane cafe

Besides coffee, there’s T2 teas, hot chocolate, chai, fresh juice, frappes, fancy milkshakes, smoothies and house made iced tea.  

By Deb Lidster 

The Talking Toucan

2/145 James St

New Farm 

Opening hours 

0402 667 299


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