It’s not uncommon to see a small crowd gathered outside Little Loco on a Saturday morning, waiting for a table, such is the popularity of the little New Farm cafe. So popular, in fact, that husband-and wife-owners Dan and Hannah Bowles are now ready to expand.
“We started here [with Little Loco] and plan on building from this point,” says Dan, who balances his time as a cafe owner with being a professional footballer for the Brisbane Roar. “With opening Miss Jones it’s an exciting step forward for us.”
The Bowles have taken over a space previously occupied by an LJ Hooker office on the corner of Brunswick and Bowen streets. Its close proximity to Little Loco is a main reason why the couple were attracted to it.
“With my football, and my wife [being] a full-time midwife, we have a lot on our plate,” Dan says. “The fact we can have [the cafes] close is beneficial for us, so we can keep our eyes on [them] and make sure everything runs smoothly.”
The new cafe will be a more “grown-up” version of Little Loco's focus on accommodating for food intolerances and dietary requirements. The fit-out will include concrete, Australian oak timber, greenery and plenty of pastels. Coffee will once again be Single O, but a different blend to that poured at Little Loco.
Miss Jones will open at 599 Brunswick Street in mid-June.