BRISBANE | Industry Beans is one of my favourite Melbourne coffee roasteries and brunch spots. Over the years they’ve expanded up the east coast of Australia, always maintaining the quality that I’ve become accustomed to. On my recent visit to Brisbane, I was staying just around the corner from the Newstead cafe and roastery, so of course I had to visit.
Consistency is something that I appreciate at Industry Beans, and it’s a hallmark of everything that they do. Walk inside the former warehouse and you’ll see a whole lot of recognisable design elements. Minimalist with lots of white, light timber, natural materials, and greenery. Unsurprisingly, Melbourne based “Design Office”, have designed all of the brand’s venues.
This consistency translates to the menu too, which is identical across locations. A selection of sweet and savoury breakfast and lunch options, incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients and elements such as foams, dusts, and gels. Favourites of mine include the pandan bubble waffle, salmon garden, and coffee rubbed wagyu burger.
On the coffee front, there’s a whole lot of hot and cold espresso and filter based options. House blends and rotating single origins, brewed in a variety of ways. For something a bit different, try one of the bubble coffees – think bubble tea, but coffee instead. The sparkling cold brew and cascara are great too.
There’s a decent sized retail section at the front of the venue, where you can purchase the full range of coffee beans for home, along with coffee brewing equipment, and canned/bottled coffee drinks for the fridge at home.
Industry Beans (Newstead)
18 Proe Street
Mon – Sun: 7:00am to 3:30pm