// you’re reading...

breakfast, casual, coffee, new farm, restaurants and cafes, under $10, under $20

HOT: Cafe Bouquiniste, 2/121 Merthyr Rd, New Farm

Cafe Bouquiniste Merthyr Road New Farm
Cafe Bouquiniste Merthyr Road New Farm
A bouquiniste is someone who sells books, but Cafe Bouquiniste is a little workers cottage cafe which sells all manner of nice things, not just books. I can just imagine how much fun the owner Meredith has picking up delightful objects for her cafe store, from Chinese bamboo tea trays, silk scarves, Moleskine notebooks and Japanese tea cups. Everything is artfully arranged in nooks and corners, draped, hung and folded, with one wall devoted to a curated selection of books ranging from philosophy to cooking to travel.

Cafe Bouquniste Merthyr Road New Farm

Cafe Bouquiniste Merthyr Road New Farm

Cafe Bouquiniste Merthyr Road New Farm

With the afternoon sunlight dancing through the slanted blinds onto the rustic mismatched furniture and the cosy window benches, it’s a relaxing place to while away the hours. B and I met up for an afternoon tea snack of a cupcake for her and a white chocolate, cranberry and pistachio slice for me. The tiny kitchen also produces a small menu of brunch and lunch items but tables are in demand as the place is small. Shhh don’t tell anyone else about it.
Cafe Bouquiniste Merthyr Road New Farm

Cafe Bouquiniste on Urbanspoon

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Discussion

Comments are disallowed for this post.

  1. This place is SO cute I’m definitely going to take up one of those tables for lunch today!
    .-= Laura Newfarm´s last blog ..Advanced Pricing Strategies: $2.95 =-.

    Posted by Laura Newfarm | June 8, 2010, 11:29 am
  2. You’ve captured the lovely essence of the place, well done! Great photos! I visited this cafe for the first time recently and fell head over heels in love! It’s exactly what a cafe/bookstore should be like. I’ll definitely return soon! I promise I won’t tell a soul lol.
    Eloise (Eloctre)´s last blog post ..Sweet Sounds of Saturdays

    Posted by Eloise (Eloctre)
    Twitter: eloctre
    | September 14, 2010, 10:25 pm
  3. The simplicity of the food suits the cafe’s easy come, easy go approach. This is the best place to relax while away from hectic schedules and routines. Great place to be!

    Posted by robert | October 1, 2010, 11:26 am
  4. What a greatplace! It is really cute!! You have some great items in your place. I love it 🙂

    Posted by Designer Accessories | November 29, 2011, 10:42 pm

Welcome to BNE: HOT OR NOT

The decisive guide to Brisbane

Reviews of what's HOT and NOT in the city.

Recent Posts

HOT: Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas – The Cultural Forecourt, South Bank.
November 14, 2012
HOT: Vio’s Italian Ristorante – 157 Given Tce, Paddington.
October 3, 2012
HOT: The Bun Mobile
September 7, 2012
HOT: Wagaya – Level 1, 315 Brunswick St (China Town Mall), Fortitude Valley
August 27, 2012

Click for more in Archives

Need tickets to Gigs, Festivals, Shows in BNE

See Brisbane with Intrepid Urban Adventures

Brisbane Urban Adventure Tours

Get in touch

Want to say hello, ask questions, give feedback, advertise on the site? Email CazM at CazM@bnehotornot.com

We’re featured in LonelyPlanet.com

I'm a featured blogger on Lonely Planet
BNE: HOT OR NOT Brisbane restaurants

Twitter Updates

Follow us on Twitter

    Need more info? Buy a guide from Amazon

    Top Picks: Things to do, Hotels

    Get Adobe Flash player