Woolloongabba Antique Centre is brimming with funky retro and vintage furniture, jewellery, clothing, and home and kitchenwares. The range is so extensive that it can take several hours to make your way through the individual shops that are housed under one warehouse-sized roof. Collectors of all that’s old is new again, will love the variety and quality of what’s available. All this shopping can make you hungry, and conveniently located within the antique mecca is a 1950’s Milk Bar style café, with booths and all. I instantly love it as I have a soft spot for American style booths. Another delight is the kitsch but cute teapots in the shapes of houses. They are all unique in style, and have my friend and I squirming in delight. A lot less impressive is the food. The scone, jam and cream are average. The scone is fresh but doesn’t make an impression on us, along with the ordinary strawberry jam and the super light cream. The fresh strawberry is a nice touch, but the real winners here are the teapots.
Tea: A small selection of T2 loose-leaf teas served in gobsmackingly gorgeous and unique ‘house’ teapots.
Overall: A quirky 1950s cafe surrounded by an antique/bric-à-brac shopping haven.
Location: Woolloongabba Antique Centre, 22 Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Ph: 07 3392 1114 www.woolloongabbaantiquecentre.com
Reviewed April, 2015