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“Best coffee” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alen's Espresso

Alen's Espresso
Ranked #387 of 4,263 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Best coffee ever. Highly recommend. Fast and friendly service and close to hotel. Good choices in food too.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Brisbane?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Alen's Espresso has won a number of awards, and once you get coffee there it is easy to understand why. The coffee there is smooth, fresh and delicious. The food is pretty good too (try their toasted banana bread). Next door is Chapter Two which is also operated by Alen, which has table service and more expensive food, but still great coffee. If you work in the Brisbane CBD, Alen's is definitely worth the trek for your coffee hit.

Visited June 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great CONSISTANT cup of coffee”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

In amongst the office buildings and across from the Supreme Court is one of Brisbane's BEST coffee cart/shops. There is a reason why there is always a massive line up both inside and out for Alen's coffee. His staff are quick, efficient and consistently make the most divine coffee's, lattes, espressos, mochas...you name it THEY MAKE it. Friendly, tasty well worth the extra few dollars to walk away with an amazing cup of coffee. If only they opened weekends. They also do delicious breakfasts including toasted sandwiches, with specials available every day.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fleurby12
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Brisbane
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Coffee in Brisbane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have tried coffee at many places in Brisbane. For me taste is the number one criteria to judge which is the best coffee. Alen's Espresso is the clear winner for me. Their service is very good. They run four machines until lunch time, which means you don't have to wait too long for your coffee. They have won some awards as well.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Hasan S
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best coffee in Brisbane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Only coffee shop around with three machines working full time in the rush hours then dropping back to two for the rest of the time! Alen knows all his customers by name and delivers in spades. Lunchtime food is pretty limited, but ok range of pastries and nibbles other times. Go for the coffee.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnnyP1011
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