Aja Coffeehouse, Shop 32, 99 Elizabeth Street, QLD 4000, Ph: 07 31612691Date of Review: 15 June 2012
I was in need of a lunch catch up with a friend and as we were walking we chanced upon this cafe at the end of Elizabeth Street Arcade. The cafe was stylishly decorated and sophisticated with fur floor throws and leather upholstery. The space was airy and light, thanks to the large glass windows from floor to ceiling on two sides of the place.In my mind, the perfect little coffee house!
We went straight to the counter and ordered. The menu was extensive, although thankfully not overwhelming, and had numerous delicious sounding gluten-free and vegetarian items available. The highlight for me was being able to order the crumbed calamari with salad and chips - all gluten-free! I have never been able to order this gluten-free at a cafe before. What's more, when it came out, it looked and tasted delicious. The calamari was light and crunchy and the chips had this addictive chicken salt seasoning on them. The latte I ordered was lovely too but not exceptional as far as coffee goes.
The staff were welcoming and friendly. Nothing was a problem, plus the service was prompt.
Amazingly priced meals - the calamari was only $14 and as it was a generous serving, plus came with chips and salad, I was full!