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Best Cafes in Brisbane

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by OpenTable Team
Updated 01 March 2023

From a long and relaxed brunch to a quick coffee stop, Brisbane loves their coffee culture. Whether you want something light, hearty, or even sweet, these cafes have it all.

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A photo of The Green restaurant
4.4
4.4 (336)
$40 and under
Middle Eastern
Fortitude Valley
About the restaurant
Modern Middle Eastern Mediterranean Restaurant with exceptional selection of salads and charcoal grilled selection of meats. We offer dine in option as well as take home meals. The Green specializes in A'la Carte restaurant up to 60 seats, take home meal as well as Private Parties, Corporate and Press Events, Weddings and other celebrations for groups from 5 to 150. We feature beautiful private event spaces perfect for any occasion, as well as the option to book the entire restaurant. Menus range from passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails to our diverse shared menus for seated dinner.
Top review
PaulaSvip
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding food and chic/ trendy atmosphere. Visiting Brisbane from the US and went here BOTH days for breakfast because it was so delicious! Highly recommend.
A photo of Florence restaurant
4.6
4.6 (290)
$40 and under
Australian
Camp Hill
About the restaurant
Florence is a contemporary neighbourhood cafe, offering a refreshing and seasonal all day menu, 7 days a week. We have a strong reputation within the local community and travellers alike, for exciting dishes which are both bold and progressive, whilst being enjoyed by all.
Our approach to food and drink are inspired by local producers, with quality at the forefront. Our counter is always stocked with a striking range of baked goods and cakes, produced in house by Floss.

Our architecturally designed space is warm and welcoming for guests. We offer attentive service accompanied by a thoughtful drinks list of coffees, wines, house smoothies and more.


Top review
VanessaT
Dined 6 days ago
My family loves Florence Cafe. It is one of our top two choices in the area for brunch/lunch. Nice to see a refreshed menu. The omelette was divine.
A photo of Belle Epoque - Emporium Hotel South Bank restaurant
4.3
4.3 (428)
$40 and under
French
South Bank
About the restaurant
A doyenne of the Brisbane patisserie scene, Belle Époque pays homage to the beauty of French traditions with its food philosophy, authentic design and exceptional quality. Sweet and savoury and absolutely sublime, every element of the menu - from breakfast to lunch to the famed High Teas in between - is skillfully and freshly crafted every day by our dedicated in-house team.
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KristenC
Dined on 31 Mar 2024
We had a wonderful family lunch at Belle Epoque, great food and service. The special melting chocolate Easter experience was amazing! Can’t wait for our next visit
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A photo of Industry Beans Newstead restaurant
4.4
4.4 (127)
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Newstead
About the restaurant
Housed in a purpose-built warehouse conversion in the back streets of Newstead, the Industry Beans Brisbane flagship brings together coffee roasting with a spacious café with indoor and outdoor dining.

Our All-Day Brunch Menu features a range of innovative mains and share plates, alongside a curated selection of our most loved café staples, with an exciting, coffee-infused dessert menu.

Here, you will enjoy an immersive coffee experience, with a range of blends and single origins roasted on site by our Newstead roasting team.

Industry Beans Newstead is an evolved coffee and brunch experience for everyday brunch goers, coffee and food lovers, trend hunters and tourists alike.

Top review
LizBT
Dined 1 day ago
Always a pleasure. Staff very accommodating and friendly. Food is great.
A photo of dapl restaurant
4.2
4.2 (8)
$41 to $100
Australian
Spring Hill
About the restaurant
Dappled in light, we dabble in tastes to intrigue and delight all senses with our native Australian taste infused selections.

We are proudly local - celebrate the richness and diversity of Australian ingredients.
We deliver refreshing creations - native ingredients, local produce.
We offer thoughtful curation - soft, refreshing, warm and thoughtfully considered ambience
We lovingly share - common love for wining and dining with great company.

We are located via the main reception of the Amora Hotel Brisbane.


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FrancesF
Dined on 24 Mar 2024
This is my second time coming to dapl and we had a lovely time. I stayed just down the road at an apartment and wanted to try some different items to my previous stay. I had the 2 course with wine matches and the staff absolutely praised the dessert so I settled with the 3 courses. I really enjoyed the wine matches and tried some different wines that I wouldn't normally buy because of the staff recommendations based on my meal choices. The iced reisling from Tasmania was a great way to round off the meal and was a perfect choice with the pineapple and almond cake. The Argentinean waitress was simply lovely. I'll be back in June.
A photo of Plant Vibes Cafe restaurant
4.5
4.5 (48)
$40 and under
Vegan
Bowen Hills
About the restaurant
Plant vibes cafe is one of the most unique dining experiences in Brisbane. Our beautiful space it set a traditional Queenslander styled with a fresh Scandinavian interior. We feature an 100% plant based menu changing seasonally. We pour delicous specialty coffee paired with alternative milks and attentive outstanding customer service.
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GemmaW
Dined on 14 Jan 2024
10/10, always good here. So happy to see the gluten free waffles back :) Would love them to offer lactose free milk, but that's literally the only thing I can fault them on!
A photo of Joey's restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1093)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Woolloongabba
About the restaurant
Located atop the Kangaroo Point cliffs, Joey's is Brisbane's newest Cliff Side riverfront Restaurant. Boasting an impressive aspect featuring 180° views, spanning Brisbane's historic Botanic Gardens and City Skyline, Joey's is the perfect destination to sit back, relax and view Brisbane. Whether it's a quick morning coffee, a Sunday brunch, the ultimate long lunch or a romantic date night, Joey's has everyone feeling at home.
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NicolaP
Dined on 1 Jan 2023
Great location, friendly and attentive service, excellent food with the DJ playing some great tunes at a good volume for easy conversation. Will definitely go back
A photo of L'Oasis Cafe & Restaurant restaurant
4.4
4.4 (81)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Calamvale
About the restaurant
L' Oasis Cafe Bar and Restaurant was created with a vision to create a venue where all dynamics of people could come to one place and not only enjoy each other's company, but also enjoy the international flavours that our Head Chef Star and her amazing team behind the scenes create.

Our Menu HIGHLIGHTS the flavours of a Pan Asian, Modern Australian and Mediterranean cuisine, with our Top Seller being the Charcoal Plate giving you a taste of fresh meats cooked over charcoals, the bitter but sweet taste in our sauce and the Cocktails to top it off.

Our Venue offers a variety of seating options that can cater for all occasions, whether that be for a Casual Dining Experience, Romantic Night out, Cocktails and Live Music on a Friday, Bottomless Brunch Experience On Saturday's, Birthday Bookings or Functions and Events.

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ProtaisM
Dined on 30 Dec 2023
Best restaurant to be at with friends and family. Great for functions and events, or corporate meetings. Great cuisine for take away as well. Keep it up.
A photo of Fonzie Abbott restaurant
4.0
4 (24)
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Albion
About the restaurant
Our humble HQ in Albion is home to the world’s only roastery, brewery and distillery under one roof. It also features our flagship Café and Tap Room.
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Jper
Dined on 31 Mar 2024
Great coffee, friendly staff and dog friendly section outside. Breakfast came out very quickly which was great. Eggs Bene with ham was a little pricey - more spinach or another slice of bread would make it worth while. Aside from that, good breakfast spot.
A photo of Quincy's Bar & Cafe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (35)
$41 to $100
Cafe Dining
Grange
About the restaurant
OUR STORY
Quincy's is a secret destination for locals, architecturally designed by owner Shawn Godwin of Base Architecture. The venue draws inspiration from world-renowned Los Angeles architect from the 1930’s, Archibald Quincy Jones.

Like all great businesses with genuine community-driven aspirations, this unique space is filled to the brim with local beer and wine, as well as a cocktail menu that showcases the best spirits that Australian distillers have to offer.

Catering to all ages, Quincy’s is yours to enjoy and we invite you to come and see what it’s all about.

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DeborahF
Dined on 16 Feb 2024
Everything was perfect, definitely will be coming back. The food and the services was impeccable. The presentation and ambiance was delightful. Well done.
A photo of Kusuka Corner - Brisbane restaurant
4.9
4.9 (27)
$40 and under
Indonesian
Sunnybank
About the restaurant
Kusuka Corner is an Indonesian Inspired Cafe & Eatery, bringing a modern and playful flair to the casual dining scene. Rooted from the family upbringing and the warm hospitable culture in Indonesia, Kusuka Corner serves uniquely delicious offerings of food, drinks and coffee. Street style Nasi Goreng or the warm bowl of Papa’s Congee are just a few examples of our house favourites. We also serve a range of creative artisan drinks, mocktails and desserts
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Caitlin
Dined on 25 Feb 2024
Great prices great food good job. ate the nasi goreng best ever
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4.2
4.2 (17)
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Manly
About the restaurant
All day Breakfast and Lunch | Coffee | Craft Beer | Wine | Spirits
Top review
AngelaJ
Dined on 7 Oct 2023
We had a good time and the food was served on time
A photo of Lovewell restaurant
4.5
4.5 (566)
$40 and under
Australian
Mt Gravatt
About the restaurant
We are a social enterprise cafe attached to Lovewell Foundation, serving great food & coffee to the community, with spectacular views overlooking Brisbane City. We are open everyday from 8am to 3pm (MON-FRI) & 7am to 3pm (SAT-SUN), with our kitchen closing at 2pm.

For large bookings, please contact our Events Coordinator at events@lovewell.com.au

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ArchDvip
Dined 5 days ago
Loved it as always. Staff are always friendly and helpful even though they were run off their feet when I was there. It's always nice to be greeted so warmly.
A photo of Nodo - Newstead restaurant
4.6
4.6 (16)
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Newstead
About the restaurant
In 2014 Kate Williams launched nodo (pronounced “no-dough”) to spread happiness through beautiful baked goods that combine artisan methods and naturally gluten free ingredients. At nodo, we are renowned for our gluten free, ‘baked not fried’ donuts. in recent years we have grown into an institution amongst people with the very same healthy obsession for wholesome food. a beautiful like-minded community.
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Tynielle
Dined on 18 Oct 2023
Delicious food and a perfect spot for breakfast.
A photo of Nodo - Hawthorne restaurant
4.3
4.3 (10)
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Hawthorne
About the restaurant
Gluten-Free Donuts and Wholesome All Day Brunch
Top review
SeanM
Dined on 23 Feb 2024
Excellent service and appreciate pure GF dining. The menu is fresh and full of options and the atmosphere is relaxed while service is attentive.
A photo of Todd and Pup restaurant
4.5
4.5 (192)
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Tarragindi
About the restaurant
Todd & Pup is located in the invigorated suburb of Moorooka. We accept bookings of 3+ groups. Anything under 3 please walk in. Dogs are welcome, you MUST book an 'outside' table, tables labelled 'regular' are indoor tables and we cannot have the pups inside sadly. We have lots of space and if you do need to wait for a table it is never very long.

Our chefs run a seasonal menu, nighttime specialty burger menu daily sweet and savoury house-made bakery goods and weekly specials.

Todd & Pup has extensive outdoor seating and can cater to large groups. We’re also child and dog friendly, so come down and meet the SUPER friendly staff.

Top review
DeanoB
Dined on 17 Feb 2024
The staff were attentive and super friendly. The food was amazing, especially the breakfast gnocchi. Will definitely be returning. Thanks for a great dining experience.
A photo of Birrunga Gallery & Dining restaurant
4.7
4.7 (67)
$40 and under
Dining Bar
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Birrunga Gallery & Dining
Indigenous Gallery - Cafe - Bar - Restaurant - Catering - Functions & Events

Breakfast 7am to 11am Monday to Friday
Lunch 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday
Dinner 3pm to 8pm Tuesday to Friday

Situated at basement level off Adelaide Street, in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, we serve as a sanctuary away from the hustle of the city where you can sit amongst a vast collection of First Nations Art and Culture, whilst enjoying delicious food, coffee, specialised non-alcoholic beers as well as a selection of boutique reds, whites, sparkles, ciders, and ales.

Our café is nestled in the heart of gallery boasting menus that are influenced by bush tucker and indigenous ingredients. We utilise fresh and native ingredients to deliver modern twists on cultural classics, packed full of unique flavours.


Top review
KateO
Dined 7 days ago
What a wonderful venue with exceptional staff, delicious and unusual menu items and interesting art. We had a lovely lunch there and were able to try foods we had never eaten before. The staff members were so lovely and helpful. We will definitely be back!
A photo of Malt Pier restaurant
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Newstead
About the restaurant
A small sanctuary exists in the form of a riverside cafe in Newstead.
Malt Pier welcome, lovers of food, exercisers looking for a caffein fix and four legged furry friends.
So stroll through the park to the river art Pier waterfront and escape the hustle and bustle of this ever growing suburb.

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SamG
Dined on 5 Apr 2023
Thank you for accommodating the time change for our group - great wine recommendation to accompany food choices. Only comment was calamari was salty but delicious! Excellent service and broad menu choices including flexibility in meal selection. Will be back
A photo of My Mistress restaurant
4.1
4.1 (115)
$40 and under
Breakfast
Albion
About the restaurant
By day one of Brisbane's longest running and iconic cafes for breakfast and lunch!


Top review
ReneeT
Dined on 2 Feb 2024
I booked for a birthday lunch with friends. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were delish (I had the Rueben and a breakfast gin). Great table- comfortable for long chats on a warm summer day.
A photo of Stones Throw Espresso restaurant
$40 and under
Australian
Coorparoo
About the restaurant
Established since 2017, Stones Throw Cafe offers up high quality, locally roasted Cats Pyjamas Coffee, delicious take away options and a beautifully simple yet mouthwatering breakfast and lunch menu.
Top review
PippaB
Dined on 24 Jun 2023
Great little local cafe. Good coffee, great food, good service. Gluten Free options :)
A photo of Milano restaurant
$40 and under
Cafe Dining
Brisbane CBD
About the restaurant
Milano is widely regarded as one of the leading inner-city Brisbane restaurants. Milano’s is an elegant outdoor cafe in the European tradition with an emphasis on excellent, modern Italian cuisine and an extensive wine and beverage list including 12 boutique and imported beers on tap. If you are looking for one of the most popular Brisbane restaurants in the heart of the Queen Street Mall, you won’t be disappointed! Our eclectic mix of global flavours and cuisine, with an Italian focus, is complemented by Asian inspired dishes and traditional English staples. Having been a constant presence as a Queen Street Mall restaurant since 1982, Milano has proud traditions as one of the longest standing and most highly regarded restaurant and bar destinations in Brisbane’s CBD. To our treasured regular patrons, friends, tourists and visitors of Milano, Queen Street Mall, we thank you for your continued support over the years and many more years to come.
Top review
Johnno
Dined on 2 Jun 2023
Very nice evening. The food was excellent. My only complaint would be the lack of proper wait service. The young waiters were pleasant enough but you can only order at the bar or by phone icon and you have to pay for each course as you order making it hard to get another drink 🍷 at the table during the meal. I would prefer them to take a full order at the start and provide bill for the whole evening at the conclusion. Anyway, very good over all and would not hesitate to recommend.
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