Now that most of us are working from home, our daily caffeine fixes are more important than ever to fuel our mornings (and afternoon slumps) and keep our regular cafe haunts humming.
 
If coffee time is the most important time of your day, here’s the Valley cafes to hit up for your daily ritual, plus takeaway food options. But first, coffee…
 
Reverends Fine Coffee & Bar
 
Amen – the Reverend continues to supply us with the good stuff in our time of need. Get your iced long black, flat white or Coffee Supreme espresso beans to go, plus plenty of takeaway menu options, including toasties and bagels and the famous Revs burger.
 
No. 5 Cafe
 
While sister cafe Froth on Brunswick is currently closed, No. 5 Cafe in Winn Lane is still pumping out takeout coffee and a delectable range of finger-lickin’ good fried chicken wraps, bagels and toasties as well as vegetarian options such as the halloumi and pesto bagel – yum!
 
Steph’s Cafe
 
Get your coffee and curry to go from Steph’s Cafe in McWhirters. With Japanese chicken or veg curry and rice, satisfying sandwiches, toasties and croissants, plus coffee on the menu, lunch is sorted at Steph’s.
 
Espresso Valley
 
Located in the Valley Metro, Espresso Valley caters to commuters and locals with a fine selection of hot and cold caffeinated beverages until 12pm daily. You can also get your gourmet coffee beans to go if you’d prefer to DIY.
 
Bear Bones Coffee
 
The onsite roastery and cafe HQ for Brissie-based Bear Bones Coffee on McLachlan Street has your takeaway cuppa and signature blend espresso or filter ground beans any which way you like it. Open from 7am to 2pm weekdays.
 
Cakes and Sh*t
 
Espresso your love for coffee and sweets at this Bakery Lane cafe that pulls no punches. Order your coffee, cake, tea or milkshake to go with a couple of sweetly sarcastic ‘Quaro’ cookies and have a nice day.
 
The Local Haunt
 
Get your takeaway coffee made by an in-the-know barista at this container cafe on Alfred Street that is also earning major props for its breakfasts and delicious sandwiches to go.
 
The Coffee Doctor
 
Cure your morning blues with a caffeine fix from The Coffee Doctor Roastery Cafe. Head to the Duncan Street location for a fresh takeaway cup of award-winning beans roasted daily and brewed by expert baristas.

— May 2020