Grab n Go Espresso, Surfers Paradise.

Caffe Saccaria coffee. Though it’s been open for only six weeks, owner / barista Susan has had favourable comments from a range of people, even from overseas – just check her vistor’s book! It’s a clean, modern looking place, with a welcoming vibe to it; you can take the coffees away, or perch on a small table and read the paper. There are the usual food options, too.

Coffee is well enough made, and tastes as you’d expect for an italian import coffee: it has a solid earthy, cocoa flavour, without bitterness.

As a place to write? The shop is really too small to stay for a prolonged visit.