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Koncubine Espresso Bar

It’s always a delight when a well-loved yet too squishy coffee bar finds some extra wiggle room. A year ago Koncubine did just that, transforming the florist next door into a cosy espresso room with ornate mirrors, cheery blooms and comfy benches. Chirn Park natives sip their single origin Merlo ‘bean of the month’ in here or outside in a sunny spot, while Koncubine’s lovely lasses whip up scrambled eggs served with little red pots of gourmet garnishes, and a special selection of gluten-free cakes.

Conjuring images of a Barbara Eden-esque maiden on a chaise lounge, the Koncubine name is actually a follow-on from Konc salon next door, where you can konc-combine your hair appointment with a nibble via an ingenious window. And doesn’t it make better sense to sip a mug of Merlo than stare at your own bedraggled mug? Definitely a lightbulb moment, and definitely a Chirn Park favourite.

A: 3/39 Musgrave Ave, Southport, Qld. 4215  
H: 7-5 (Mon-Sat), 7-12.30 (Sun)  
P: 07 5532 9978         W: http://facebook.com/pages/Koncubine-Espresso-Bar/215982471754166