About Us

A cafe with soul in the heart of the city

Tucked away down a laneway in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, Strauss is a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life, serving renowned coffee, harvest-style food and a friendly smile from Monday to Friday.

Out-of-hours, Strauss becomes a private function venue to celebrate special occasions and success, launch new things, or simply network with contacts or enjoy an intimate meal with friends and family.

Strauss is owned and operated by coffee aficionado and self-professed foodie, Brad Jewell who is also known to many as a regular marathon runner who knows how food fuels the body and soul.

Following a 20-year corporate catering career, Brad seized the opportunity to do his own thing and run a boutique café.

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For Brad and the Strass team, their passion is four-fold:

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Flavourful, Well-balanced coffee

To serve flavourful, well-balanced coffee locally roasted to perfection on the Sunshine Coast

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fresh, home-made, harvest-style meals

To create fresh, ‘home-made’, harvest-style meals and condiments where “everything you put on the plate is yours”.

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IT IS NEVER GOODBYE, it's see you tomorrow

To run a business where there is no such thing as a one-off customer because when people go out the door, it is never goodbye it’s “see you tomorrow”.

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support local businesses and farmers

To always support local businesses and farmers by buying fresh and direct, ensuring the ‘little guy’ remains, and the sustainability of the global coffee industry is supported through fair-trade.

Dedicated to creating an inner-city café with a difference, Brad has assembled a team of hospitality professionals who are equally devoted to providing customers with a warm welcome and an exceptional experience.

Strauss is truly a café oasis in Brisbane city with a solid reputation and great vibe. Each coffee, each drink and each plate of food is prepared in the open kitchen with a level of care and attention to detail that ensures Strauss has a loyal and growing community of customers who appreciate great coffee, food and service.

And not surprising, it’s not only locals that have caught on with many repeat interstate and overseas travellers.

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