Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is back and everything is new! New owners, new menu, new coffee and new dreams to make it one of the places to be in Fortitude Valley.
Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is located in Warry Street, just off the main strip of Fortitude Valley. Originally part of the larger Brother Espresso family Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters has only recently reopened as an independent cafe.
The space itself is awesome - originally a mechanics it has since been an architect’s office and has spent the last seven years as a cafe. It retains the original structure with a domed metal roof and a roller door for the entrance. The architects also left their mark though with the beautiful stained glass windows that divides the space. Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a place in transition; there are plans afoot to roast coffee in house (they currently use local roasters Cleanskin whilst they get off the ground), open a bar and expand the outdoor patio space.
The menu is a tempting mix of sweet and savoury options; after quite a lot of internal debate I decided to go with the french toast with grilled banana, maple bacon and blueberry compote. At first I thought the maple syrup bacon was too overpowering. However when I got some of the blueberry compote on my fork with a piece of maple bacon and some french toast I immediately understood the logic. The cinnamon spiced blueberries, rich maple bacon and soft french toast complemented each other perfectly.
The coffee was initially bitter before fading into caramel flavours. It was delicious and quite habit forming, though as they are planning to roast in house in the next few months watch this space as the coffee may change.
Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is gearing up to be the place to be for a before work coffee and (if you have the time) a delicious breakfast treat. If the combination of a unique space, great coffee and excellent food isn’t enough to convince you hopefully knowing that all of this in complemented by enthusiastic staff will be enough to sway you.
Make this your regular coffee shop now and impress all your friends when it becomes the go to space in the coming months.
Black Book Recommendation
French toast with maple bacon, grilled banana and blueberry compote.
23 Warry St
Fortitude Valley 4006