Walls lined with books, quirky old fashioned chairs and tables, a menu full of comfort food and good coffee are all the right ingredients for a great locals hangout.
You'll find all this and more at Café Bouquiniste and you're lucky if you live in New Farm and can make it your local.
We popped in for breakfast and enjoyed a great selection of the morning offerings. I had a childhood flashback and ordered savoury mince ($10) but had to be disappointed as they had run out. That's until my substitute, a Bouqy breakfast (also $10) arrived. It was chock full of goodies and a very filling breakfast. Although, like the meals at a couple of places I've visited recently, it would have benefited from a heated plate on a cold Brissie morning.
My friend Jen had Avo on toast – another bargain at $5. The coffee is just $3.
In France a bouquiniste sells books. At Café Bouquiniste they have filled the shelves with interesting books and magazines which several customers were browsing while they waited for or enjoyed their repast.
Bottom line: Good, well priced food.
2/121 Merthyr Rd
New Farm +61 7 3254 1226
Disclaimer: Ed+bK paid for this meal.