You’d need to ask a local to find this tiny coffee cart in the middle of Brisbane’s Goodwill Bridge, but it’s worth the effort.

Run by the very dapper Brendan, this is a coffee cart like no other.  No need to hang around after you’ve placed your coffee order here, just sit down and one of the friendly staff will bring it to you.

I was delighted to see that they pour the milk into the coffee just before it is served to you on the tray. Have you ever had that before at a coffee cart?

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Strawberry roulade

Plenty of Goodwill in the cakes too!

Not only is the Merlo coffee exceptional, but Poppy’s homemade muffins, brownies and slices are definitely worth trying. Brendan also does tea.

Even though the coffee and cakes are excellent, they can’t out do the view from this spot.  Suspended high over the river with the occasional shiver when a big group goes past, this is an excellent way to appreciate the majestic Brisbane River.  Make sure you check out Brisbane’s ever-changing skyline from here too and count the cranes.

It’s a view that you could enjoy for hours so time your visit for a cooler day as there’s only limited shade available.  The café opens at 5am daily and closes at 2.30 pm.  It’s been in this spot since 2013.

Strawberry roulade dessert

Goodwill Bridge a vantage point for visitors

The Goodwill Bridge joins South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane Botanic Gardens and is a great way to show off the city to visitors.

While the bridge is wide, it is a popular thoroughfare for runners and bicycle riders so be prepared to share the path.

I like to continue the walk along under the Kangaroo Point Cliffs all the way to the Story Bridge.  If you are feeling very energetic, there are stairs to the top of the cliffs.  There’s also the chance to learn rock climbing and abseiling.


Disclaimer:  Ed+bK paid for her coffee.

Freshly picked strawberries