LEVEL 1, 45 QUEEN ST
The inner city is hardly a place of calm or tranquility, but even when it’s busy, The Lunchroom always manages to fill you with a sense of both — it must have something to do with the quality of sunlight filtering through the huge windows, and the sheer expanse of space. Owner and chef JJ Holland crafts bistro-style dishes that look like works of art and serves them with fresh juice or lovingly made Kokako coffee. Best of all, you get to enjoy the fruits of his labour with a satisfying view of all the very busy running about on Queen St.
BEST FOR: A smart lunch in an oasis of inner-city calm. Kokako coffee