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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

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  1. This place is SO cute I’m definitely going to take up one of those tables for lunch today!
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    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.
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    | 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

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