Nick and Kristina Maschke want you to feel a sense of community at Camp, their cafe at the base of the Hudson Apartments in Albion.
Take the coffee. Camp’s lead roaster is Sumner Park’s Parallel Roasters, the filter coffee comes from East Brisbane’s Light Coffee, and a host of other local, boutique roasters will be regularly rotated through the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Gravimetric espresso machine.
The space is minimalist with lots of natural timber, dark blue and greenery. The simple design has allowed the couple to showcase some striking pieces from local furniture-making business Mysttree, including a large three-and-a-half-metre communal wood table.
The food is simple and hearty. The dishes are based around quality local produce – so thick-cut bacon burgers with fried egg, cheddar, house tomato relish and pickles. And dark rye fresh sandwiches with roasted peppers, corned beef, beer-mustard mayo, gruyere and spinach. Pastries come courtesy of Crust & Co (yet another local business).
50 Hudson Road, Albion
Mon to Fri 6.30am–3.30pm