40 Queen Charlotte St
|Open every day|
Coffee: Artisan Roast
Also: Meals, cakes
|Coolness: Two walls of lovely arched windows let in loads of light|
The Hideout Cafe (3♥) feels nice as soon as you walk in. The staff are very friendly and the locals are clearly very fond of their cafe.
On the corner with Constitution Street, both exterior walls are made up of delicate arched windows that run nearly floor to ceiling. The furnishing is warm and simple using bentwood chairs and round wooden tables.
There's plenty of choice on the menu for breakfast and lunch including pastries, porridge, bacon & eggs, soup, panini, wraps and sandwiches. A selection of cakes is always available and they offer kid-friendly sizes on items including soup, scrambled eggs and a babyccino or hot chocolate, both with marshmallows.
They do a nice coffee using Scotland's Artisan Roast - nice temperature that brings out the big choclatey, fruity flavours of their Janzsoon blend (Sumatra/Brazil).