Searching for Felix in Brisbane's hidden laneways

Burnett Lane is one of the cool spots in Brisbane's CBD with plenty of hidden gems if you know which doors to enter, such as Felix For Goodness.

This quirky alleyway runs between George and Albert Streets parallel to Queen Street. It's the sort of place where you either know where to go, or you spend a lot of time wandering up and down looking a bit lost.

So here's the tip - find the middle of the laneway and then head down towards the Albert Street end checking doorways on the left.  It's not the door that looks like belongs on a Superman set with  SW etched into metal - that's Super Whatnot - but just a little further down.

It looks like this.  You head up the stairs into what was a former loading bay and storage room for a record store - not a space that's in much demand these days - and you've found Felix!

Head up the stairs and you'll find this great little cafe where the food looks so good, and the coffee tastes even better.  It's all made from scratch, organic and locally sourced where possible.

The coffee is Cup Specialty Coffee, with Charmellia Organic Tea and fresh organic smoothies on the menu.

In the bustling CBD world of food courts and eating on the run this place is a gem.  It's quiet and offers the chance to retreat and recharge with some great tastes.

The menu frequently changes but here's what was on offer during my visit.

Perch yourself at the window bar and you've got a great view of Burnett Lane as well.

Felix is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm, Wednesday to Friday from 7 am to 9.30pm and just to confuse you thoroughly, 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday.

Best tip:  Try the cakes and muffins
Bottom line:  Prices are on the high end, but they are selling quality.

Kerry Heaney

Disclaimer:  Ed+bK paid for her coffee