It’s a breezy afternoon in sunny Brisbane, and you are seeking a haven to sip on a fresh cup ‘o’ joe, unwind, and connect after a busy day. You have two options – hide-out in a lonely corner of Brisbane, or you could open the wooden doors of 52 Brookes Street and immerse yourself in the sounds of coffee grinding and quiet cafe chatter as you take a seat in a calming scandanavian-inspired paradise. The latter sounds far more appealing to us and is about to become a reality at Bowen Hills’ Plant Vibes Cafe on Saturday, October 17th.
Plant Vibes Cafe is the brainchild of sisters, Eugenie and Madison Howes, as a result of their travels throughout Denmark together. They wanted to bring the elements of togetherness, living well, and sharing small moments with loved ones to their new hometown.
The cafe will seat up to 60 people inside the Scandanavin interior that pays homage to the classical Queensland-style building that it is set in. Think raw timber finishes, exposed brick walls, and ornate ceilings. The cafe will feature a refreshing white, pastel pink, and pistachio green palette. Owner, Eugenie Howes, explains that her cafe, “…a place to live well and cherish the small things in life like meeting for a coffee and living in moments of peace.” In line with this european inspired cafe, guests can find specially reserved tables for solo diners to encourage moments of reflection and acceptance.
The aim is in the name at Plant Vibes Cafe – you can purchase a plant as you munch on something from the 100% plant-based menu from 6am-2pm. Guests can enjoy; pumpkin, quinoa and zucchini salad with avocado, almond chilli feta and crispy dukka kale, vanilla chia pudding with coyo, berries, toasted coconut, acai jelly, and mint, as well as coconut and ginger panna-cotta, mango mousse, passion fruit and lime. Guests will be treated to rich coffee beans by Industry Beans as well as a plethora of alternative milk options.
While this amazing space may be a cafe by day, from the early evening it will transform itself into a yoga studio by night. Eugenie’s sister, Madison, is a qualified yoga instructor and nutritionist and will be running a few classes a week. Much like the cafe’s aim during the day, Madison will help to educate people on the power of mindfulness, slowing down, and understanding the importance of a balanced nutrition.
Plant Vibes is more than just a cafe Eugenie explains, “I want to welcome everyone to this safe space and encourage people to try something different or purely just to add a few more plants into their day!”
Looking for more plant-based feeds in Brisbane? Check out this designer Brisbane hotel that is going 100% vego!