Unwind at Retroespresso, a Red-and-Black-Themed Cafe in Wavell Heights

Photo Credit: Retroespresso/Facebook

At the corner of Edinburgh Castle Road in Wavell Heights is this attractive red-and-black-themed cafe called Retrospresso. Located just 12 kilometres from Brisbane CBD, this coffee house is not just a local favourite but also a convenient dining place for many commuters.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Retroespresso baristas start their day early at 5:00 in the morning. Locals easily fill up the tables to order coffee with their usual and always satiating brekkie choices like banana bread, avocado on sourdough, or toast filled with gourmet fruit while other people drop in to order their takeaway wraps along with their preferred beverage.

Photo Credit: Retroespresso/Facebook
Photo Credit: Retroespresso/Facebook

The cafe and bar also serve vegetarian meals and gluten-free beer options.



The place has both indoor and outdoor seating so there’s plenty of room for its diners but Retroespresso also has a lovely courtyard seating on its second floor, which makes unwinding even more pleasurable.

This is a dog-friendly cafe and there are water bowls outside and at the courtyard.

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Photo Credit: Retroespresso/Facebook
Photo Credit: Retroespresso/Facebook


“What a little gem! Great light breakfast options for a quick, cheap and easy meal! The bagel was light and freshly made. The huge mug of coffee was exactly what I needed! There are also heaps of lunch options available as well! Thanks for the nice surprise, I certainly recommend this joint.”

~ Melinda Jenny May Salter, via Zomato 

“Been going to this coffee shop for the last few months, service has been excellent, and the staff always friendly. Have always enjoyed the coffee. They have a good selection of cafe style food and today I had one of their brownies which was possibly one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Access and parking is easy. Opening hours are awesome to especially for myself who does shift work in the area.”

~ Go657753, via Tripadvisor 

We had a 21st Birthday party on the weekend at Retroespresso and it was the perfect venue. The court yard upstairs is covered and the area is very private and cosy. We were able to decorate the space with lights and balloons.Serena was so helpful during all of the planning process and on the night of the party. Everything was so well organised and our party goers had a wonderful time. The food was also of a high standard. A big Thank you to Serena and her team. We were 100% satisfied with every aspect of of our party. We would highly recommend a party at this venue.

~ Claire Bell, via Facebook