If you like your noche with a side of something with some culture to digest, Artspace Espresso may just be the place for you.

This clever little gallery/café launched in late September, and provides a ‘sanctuary for the senses’. Owner Ben Stone is a photographer (you can see his work on his facebook page – google it), and as a creative type he has a good understanding of how to create a beautiful space and create a culture. Not only can you sit and enjoy your coffee and a plate of something healthy, but you can find inspiration and space to finally finish that poem in that Moleskin journal of yours.

For those who are just interested in good food and coffee, you’ll be chuffed with the menu. With a tempting display of wraps and all day breakfast options, you won’t leave hungry. The menu takes you from a bircher muesli, to the BETT (bacon, eggs, tomato, toast), to a roast vegetable quesadilla, all the way to a haloumi stack. Stay alert with Fix coffee, and quenched with a large array of juices and iced drinks.

The counter is clad with white-washed timber boards, giving the intimate space a breezy, beachy, Queenslander feel. The seating comprises cool antique, pressed-metal chairs, described as ‘Antiques Roadshow for your bottom’. The whole space is interesting, intriguing and will be sure to see you leave sated in mind and stomach.

Artspace Espresso, 239a Boundary Street, West End.

Monday – Friday 6amto 6pm; Saturday, Sunday 6am to 4pm