The Letter Lounge Café & Gifts

The Letter Lounge Cafe & Gifts: Red Hill’s home of good food and fine words

Imagine that your granny was a baker who loved to read: that’s The Letter Lounge.

Our food is handcrafted and traditional, with a modern twist.

Every day, we’re busy making fresh cakes, scones, pies, quiche and sausage rolls.

  • We make our sandwiches, omelettes, avocado toast and eggs benny fresh to order.
  • We make our own gluten-free chia bread (which may just be the best GF bread in Brisbane). And our cakes and scones are topped with real, handwhipped cream.
  • We pour Elixir coffee and have 13 varieties of The Tea Centre’s leaf tea.
  • We offer High Tea every day (booked 48 hours in advance), complete with 90 minutes of bottomless tea/coffee.

Everything at The Letter Lounge celebrates words, writing, literature and typography:

  • Our menu is named after books (think ‘Scone with the Wind’ and ‘Of Spice & Men’, and you’re on the right track)
  • Our gift shop stocks a wide range of literary and wordy gifts, including Burbia, Cecily, Storiarts, Literary Gift Emporium and Big Tomato
  • Our high tea has a literary twist, with quotes to keep you occupied while you enjoy 90 minutes’ of bottomless coffee and tea
  • We host events and workshops about books, writing, and art.

We share our building at 110 Windsor Rd, Red Hill with Speak Up Studio – a children’s performing arts studio.

The Northside Meetings side of our business closed in December 2017.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 7.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 2.00pm
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed
Cafe-as-a-Venue: Book at any time

A family owned Australian business

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The Letter Lounge Café & Gifts

  • The best in quality coffee and tea: we pour Elixir Coffee and Tea Centre’s fine leaf teas
  • Home-style food, mostly cooked on site
  • Catering for on-site meetings
  • Literary, typographic and word-inspired gifts
  • Justice of the Peace services

A place to collaborate and create

The Letter Lounge Café & Gifts is a space for people who want to collaborate and create. We’ve created a café where you can watch the world go by – in air-conditioned comfort inside the cafe, or under our huge shade umbrella in our courtyard garden. Outside our normal trading hours, the cafe is available as a workshop and meeting venue, with free wi-fi, AV equipment, whiteboards and stationery.

Acknowledgement of traditional custodians

We pay our deepest respects to the Turrbal people of this region, on whose lands we live and work. We take seriously our responsibility to care for this place and preserve it for future generations. We value the Indigenous practice of yarning, and provide The Letter Lounge as a place to foster conversation amongst all peoples.