Looking for a place to enjoy your next morning pick-me-up in Brisbane? Whether you’re a local or visiting Queensland’s capital from elsewhere, Brisbane is packed with fantastic cafes and eateries, with big breakfasts, premium bean roasters and a range of different settings perfect for enjoying a catch up coffee in.
Ltd Espresso + Brew Bar, Fortitude Valley
The team at Ltd Espresso put a huge focus on their coffee, plus a small but tasty selection of sweets and toast to compliment the fantastic blends and origins served up over the bar. This Fortitude Valley favourite is definitely one for coffee lovers, with three different coffees carefully selected for a particular style of drinker – whether you like your cup of Joe white, black or filtered.
The Pantry Cafe, Brisbane
Serving up coffees within the iconic Old Government House, the Pantry Cafe is a favourite of Brisbane locals and for good reason. Head down to this spot at QUT Gardens Point and sample food from a menu of cafe favourites and Two Seasons coffee in The Pantry Cafe’s uniquely vintage and refurbished setting.
Gunshop Cafe, West End
Nestled in the middle of Brisbane’s cultural centre, the Gunshop Cafe is a great spot for a relaxing brunch or afternoon tea catch-up. Be sure to try the potato and feta hash cakes, topped with herbed sour cream, baby spinach and fresh tomatoes, and soak up the great Merlo coffee served by a team of talented baristas.
Bunker Specialty Coffee, Milton
Hidden in an old bomb shelter, the super hip Milton Bunker is not far from the Brisbane River making it a prime spot for tourists in Queensland’s capital city. Surrounded by hedges, this hole in the wall spot prides itself on its rotating roster of specialty coffee blends and tasty iced coffee prepared and bottled on-site.
Spring Hill Deli, Spring Hill
This family-run gem in Spring Hill prides itself on the fantastic breakfast and lunch dishes it serves out of its home-style kitchen. Enjoy coffee supplied by Supreme’s Origin Blend and sample the cafe’s many great dishes including shakshuka, a range of delicious salads and plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans and gluten intolerant visitors.
Elixir Coffee HQ Espresso Lounge, Stafford
Rich specialty coffee runs in the family at this Brisbane cafe staple, and with a roasting warehouse located next door, Elixir’s Espresso Lounge certainly isn’t short of great aromas. With a seasonal menu that certainly compliments the establishment’s award-winning coffee, the Elixr HQ has a warm and friendly vibe and great service to match the high bar set by the Elixir bean roasters.
West End Coffee House, West End
West End Coffee House is a local favourite, serving up affordable seasonal breakfast dishes, north-eastern Thai lunches and fantastic coffee. This West End spot is a must-stop coffee destination for visitors on Brisbane’s bustling Vulture Street.
Brown Dog Cafe, Woolloongabba
Serving up coffees in a ex-corner store, the Brown Dog Cafe is a staple in the Brisbane cafe scene. Enjoy a mean cup of Campos coffee in a relaxed setting right by the many antique and boutique bars of Woolloongabba Fiveways.
Little Larder Cafe, New Farm
This cozy coffee spot feels miles away from New Farm’s main strip. With a menu filled with healthy and photo-worthy meals, try the kale chips if you’re looking for a light snack or the pesto scrambled eggs which are also a winner. What the Little Larder is lacking in size it certainly makes up for in flavour, with a huge range of hearty breakfasts, lunches and twists on old favourite cafe snacks.
Pearl Cafe, Woolloongabba
Another foodie pick which pits Woolloongabba against some of Brisbane’s other acclaimed dining districts, when you’ve finished admiring the suburb’s many heritage buildings and attractions, stop by this hub for a cup of coffee and pick from the delicious breakfast and lunch menu centred around fresh produce and seasonal flavours.
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