It’s one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets: the Mount Gravatt lookout and cafe.
I had a spare hour to kill while in the neighbourhood during a very difficult week, so decided to drive up the actual mountain at Mt Gravatt to stop in at the new cafe at the lookout. When I checked in and shared on Facebook, I was astonished by how many people commented that they didn’t even realise the lookout – let alone the cafe – existed!
The Love Well Project – Cafe with a Difference
When you first walk into the Love Well Project, the blackboard out the front promises #coffeefoodandkindness and that’s exactly what they serve.
My stress levels were practically through the roof – yet the friendly customer service, a coffee and cake treat, and a gorgeous view all helped to soothe my ruffled feathers.
It’s early days for The Love Well. As such, the menu is still fairly limited (but expanding all the time), and the cafe is not yet open on Sundays. I’m sure it would do a roaring trade all weekend if open, so hopefully Sunday trading is in the not too distant future.
So what makes the Love Well a cafe with a difference?
This is a social enterprise, rather than a business.
For about 10 years I have been following and supporting the work of the Hope Foundation, a charity for women wanting to quit drug addictions and/or leave the sex industry. The new cafe at the Mt Gravatt lookout not only raises funds, but also provides valuable work experience to those it seeks to help.
It is an amazing location, and I love the way the team have styled the cafe – light, bright and airy, with a relaxed, homey vibe.
You can’t help but relax as you walk through the doors. There’s a public playground out the back – if you have young children you could grab a takeaway coffee and supervise the kids.
And the views! You can see the city, the suburbs, and the bay.
So next time you have visitors staying, or are in the neighbourhood, make sure you stop in!
Did you know about this gorgeous lookout over Brisbane?
Address: The lookout and cafe are located at 185 Shire Road, Mt Gravatt. If heading into the city on Logan Road, turn left into Shire Rd just before Red Rooster at Mount Gravatt and head up the mountain.
NB This is not a sponsored post – just wanted to share the love.
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