Friday, 27 April 2012

Dandelion & Driftwood @ Hendra

If you’re looking for a place with excellent coffee accompanied by little sweets, then Dandelion & Driftwood is the perfect place for you! Located in the suburban streets of Hendra, D&D is a small café with an indoor seating area and a cute little courtyard at the back of the café. It is probably one of the most decorated-cafes I have been to in Brisbane. 

As soon as you enter the shop, you feel like you’ve stepped into another world – a world where people share the same love for coffee as you do, a world where travel back in time to visit your favourite childhood sweets store, a world where the people there want to share their stories about coffee with you, a world where you can escape from Brisbane for a few hours and travel back to a 19th century garden in England and just sip away with your coffee!


At D&D, their baristas have spent years perfecting their coffee and you will not be disappointed! Their team of baristas and staff are all very welcoming and passionate about what they do!

They have a wide range of different blends of coffee from their signature blends to single origins and other monthly specials. Today, I ordered their Dandelion Blend. The presentation of the coffee was very thoughtful as they gave you a little card, sharing with you a little bit about the origin of the beans and what it tastes like.


The aroma of the coffee is very inviting and when you actually drink it, you can taste a sweet base with distinct flavours of the coffee which varies from your first sip to the very end!

My friend and I each ordered a savoury item from their lunch menu – which consisted mainly of sandwiches. I thought the sandwiches were not going to be as good as the coffee simply because D&D specialises in coffee. However, their food was presented nicely just like the coffee, and the food was really delicious,! What can be better than a toasted sandwich with a cuppa coffee on a gloomy day?

We shared our orders: Salmon and cream cheese bagel and the toasted chicken sandwich.

After finally catching up with my friend and giving our tummies a little bit of a break, their desserts on the high tiers at the front counter were really starting to call out at us! Red velvet cupcakes, cotton candy cupcakes, whoopee pies, brownies, mini caramel tarts… what more could you ask for?

I ordered a red velvet cupcake, which had a nice cream cheese icing.

Dandelion and Driftwood is perfect for an afternoon catch up with fellow coffee lovers. The atmosphere is amazing and the coffee is exquisite, so head in here for a truly memorable experience!

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