OB+W, Boundary Road, Bardon

Blink and you would miss this one - a hole in the wall coffee spot that's a bit of a local's secret.

Positioned directly opposite the entry to Rainworth State School on Boundary Road at Bardon, this coffee shop must be a god send to busy mothers. It's also next door to Outlook Beauty, a winning combo.

The Elixir coffee is good, the toasties are legendary (according to the sign) and the service is quick and friendly.

There's a definite health trend in the offerings with vegan banana bread, organic ice blocks and Sol breads for sale. The list of toasties has something for everyone and there are plenty of sweet treats as well.

Unless you have children at the school, I would definitely avoid school drop off or pick times, but otherwise you are likely to find a convenient park in the area.

I found two old friends taking a coffee break from their landscaping business when I stopped by. They know it well, but don't tell Jim that!

Bottom line: Quick, convenient and good coffee and snacks.