Republic Coffee Traders


Happy long weekend! #Lestweforget

From the founders of Blackbird Espresso & Espresso Republic, Republic Coffee Traders is a lofty industrial space nestled in East Brisbane, a stone’s throw away from the Stanley Street food scene. Featuring a carefully designed, seasonal menu and freshly roasted coffee, Republic Coffee Traders sources fresh local ingredients from within a 100km radius! We were very impressed by the artful plating – instilling fine dining aesthetics into casual (and economical) brunch dishes!




fragrant mushrooms with spiced cauliflower, poached eggs, fresh herbs


crusted eggs (I love you gooeeeeyyy), smoky eggplant, confit tomato, onion jam


Also available for function hire (already thinking ahead for my 29th next year) – keep an eye out for their community roasting evenings and cupping sessions!

Republic Coffee Traders
32 Caswell Street, East Brisbane QLD 4169

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Gold foil and chalkboards


Today I’d like to share with you a fun project I worked on for a gorgeous wedding in mid October last year!
Lynette & Andrew are one of those power couples we all aspire to be – and they sure know how to have fun (Lyn’s laughter is infectious – it’s near impossible to keep a straight face around her). When the pair picked a date, we were all counting down to the party of the year!

The bride wanted a minimal and elegant invite, as well as bomboniere tags & a seating chart:


I created a simple blackboard seating chart with calligraphy



The couple’s initials and the date, each one painstakingly hand-embossed on kraft for the bomboniere tags



The wedding invite designs with gold foil

And with the help of her many girlfriends, the venue was beautifully decorated in a rustic chic theme, and the majority of the props were hand made!

Congratulations again, my dear friends, and I’m so honoured to have been part of your big day!

Slack’s Track cafe

– Happy 2016 –
Wow how is it March already!!

Last week we visited Slack’s Track Cafe –
we were super excited that the esteemed team from 85 Miskin St (formerly Brent’s Restaurant)
have opened another establishment just 5 minutes down the road from us!


The name of the cafe pays tribute to history of the area – the bush track through Mt Gravatt to the Logan River was known as Slack’s track.
This cosy pocket-sized cafe features some of Chef Brent’s signature dishes (hello fine dining quality!) Love the sprinkles of vintage props here and there.


Flatbread, hummus, cherry tomatoes, red pepper, rocket & Danish fetta – so delightfully fresh!


House smoked salmon, kipfler potatoes, rye toast, bearnaise foam & poached eggs
– man that toast was something else!


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Slack’s Track Cafe
1293 Logan Road,Mount Gravatt, Brisbane, QLD