Brisbane used to be a city having a sleepy little town atmosphere. Now it is trying hard to become “the Next World City”. I guess that sort of thing should happen naturally, not by being encouraged by authorities.
Cup could be one of those naturally spawned cafes in bohemian but competitive West End.
They are proudly independent and keep away from the busy main Boundary street. Even though they are a bit away from the main cafe strip, the excellent taste of coffee and nice smell are enough to bring caffeine-deprived people inside their rather tiny place.
A friend of mine always says this is one of the best in Brisbane. As a Southsider, this place seemed to be a must to visit to me.
I visited Cup on Saturday after lunch time to secure a seat because I heard so many cyclists normally occupy most of the tables. I arrived probablyThe lady at the counter patiently waited for us to decide which coffee we should order. I chose single origin Ethiopia and my friend chose short black of their blend. Both tasted good, the atmosphere was good, people working there were attentive but cool…However, at 2PM, they were ready to close…. It was a bit early for Saturday afternoon. Maybe because I visited Cup just after New Year. I would not expect Tokyo operating hours here in Brisbane, but hope many cafes could stay open a bit late…Oh, nearly forgot to say how coffee was. It tasted well-balanced, well-made and I was really happy to have coffee there…maybe in the morning!