Much like plants we need the right combination of sunshine, water and food to make us happy. Brisbane is shining bright with plenty of nursery cafes, rich in green foliage to inspire the 'plant person' in you, while you indulge in the cafe's delights.
Past a veggie patch and the beautifullly curated Brookfield Gardens nursery, you'll discover the well-loved Wild Canary Botanical Bistro. Whether you're wanting a coffee or tea post a nursery purchase or are meeting friends for a celebratory lunch, the bistro is the perfect setting to indulge in locally-produced fare.
Self-proclaimed as '4 hectares of paradise where the city meets the bay', The Nurso is a cafe where plants and art intertwine. From live music and art installations to the rustic olive garden, this is a space that's been intentionally designed as an inclusive space for everyone. With a seasonal menu, you'll want to visit more than once to make the most of their range of toasties and tartines. The Nurso is a great spot for a kid's party or teen's high tea. If you're lucky, you might even get a friendly tag wag from playful nursery pooches, Dusty and Winnie.
Epilo boasts a trendy warehouse vibe full of lush greenery inviting you to 'come by for coffee, inspiration, advice, new plants, gifts, a bite to eat and [to] enjoy the green oasis'. Enjoy a daily rotating menu of sandwiches and coffee as you sit and daydream of living in a Brooklyn-styled warehouse. The store regularly hosts plant-themed workshops for plant lovers.
The Green, a leafy, plant-filled oasis, is tucked away from the main buzz of James Street and includes a bustling kitchen serving a menu driven by the seasons and inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. While your mouth waters over hero dishes like their house-made falafels, imagine your own home featuring the stunning pastel-pink tiles and marble bench tops that anchor the kitchen.
Located in Milton, The Plant Bunker is home to a budding urban jungle ready for you to admire. Order a coffee as you enter the bunker, before browsing the shelves for a living gift or plant to brighten up your office desk.
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Editor's note: The featured content in Brisbane Explore is created to inspire residents and visitors to plan a day out exploring Brisbane. Brisbane City Council disclaims any relationship with, or endorsement of, businesses featured in this article.
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