Service with a Smile

Local Tastes

You ate. You drank. You voted for the best customer service in the Moreton Bay Region and The Forkies have revealed the 2019 winners of the “Service with a Smile” category. Check out the top three cafes north Brisbane who ooze exceptional service.

#3 Runner-Up: Beardy’s Bar and Kitchen

After already being dubbed the best burgers in Brisbane by The Courier-Mail earlier in the year, Beardy’s Bar & Kitchen has just taken out several awards in The Forkies. Now officially the best Tinder date venue in the Moreton Bay Region, they also landed third runner-up in the service with a smile category, favourite drinking hole and best hangover meal! Essentially, they’re the Jack of all trades.

Where to find them: 405 Elizabeth Ave, Kippa-Ring

#2 Runner-Up: The Squealing Pig

Although you might see just a butcher, The Squealing Pig is, in fact, a delicious place to stop for a bite to eat and a great chat with friendly staff! From loaded fries to jacket potatoes, The Squealing Pig is renowned for being ‘more than just your ordinary butcher shop’, operating as one of the regions best cafes near Brisbane too. The Squealing Pig not only provides some of the highest quality meat products in the Moreton Bay Region, they also prepare a range of ready-to-go and pre-order options for roast meals, fresh salads and ready-to-cook pastries and stir-fries, perfect for entertaining or a last-minute dinner option!

Where to find them: Shop 6 Burpengary Plaza, 173 Station Road, Burpengary

#1 Winner: Valori Espresso Lounge & Gallery

Winners are grinners – and the team at Valori Espresso & Gallery should be grinning from ear to ear because they’ve just taken out the top spot, crowned the 2019 Forkies Real MVP (most valuable player). Earning themselves the most votes in all categories it’s no surprise they took out the #1 spot for Service with a Smile. The family-owned and operated cafe north Brisbane not only serves up great coffees from local roaster, Neli Coffee, they also give up-and-coming local artists a place to display their artwork, each month hosting an exhibition. Talk about supporting a community!

Where to find them: 71C Landsborough Ave, Scarborough

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