The best café’s in Brisbane offer you the wonderful opportunity to indulge in some of Australia’s finest street food while exploring the city.
Whether you would like to discover the hidden gems of the arcade in Brisbane’s CBD, or prefer the backstreets in the east part of the town, there are several different options for you. With more than a thousand cafes scattered across Brisbane, there definitely is an option for just about every visitor. More importantly, the cafes offer an ideal option for budget travellers who would still want to sample some of the bites Brisbane has to offer.
John Mills Himself ranks tops in the list of Brisbane cafes, and is a pretty impressive place if you simply want to unwind and enjoy a quiet afternoon or catch up with your reading. If you are looking for a place where you can enjoy a cup of latte in the afternoon, then look no further than John Mills. The café transforms to a vibrant bar by night, so you can make the seamless transition to enjoy a night out with your friends.
John Mills Himself – 40 Charlotte St Brisbane Queensland 4000, 0434 064 349
Gramercy Coffee is the perfect café to mingle and catch up with your friends, thanks to its delightful social setup. There’s a tea shop for coffee addicts, and the café serves some excellent coffee too alongside your favourite pastries. Gramercy is a great option for when you need a quick meal before heading out to explore the city’s attractions.
Gramercy Coffee – 219 Queen St Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3003 1766
Bean is a quaint café whose laid back aura makes it just perfect for interacting with the locals as you enjoy your cup of coffee or tea. The interior is basic, but there is something endearing about this seemingly mundane setting that augers well with visitors in Brisbane and the locals alike.
Bean – 181 George St Brisbane Queensland 4000, 0416 064 970
Sugar N’ Spice Café not only serves some great coffee, it also has a pretty cosy ambience that is as mellow as it is inviting. It almost feels like walking back in time to an antique English-style library. The meals here do not disappoint either, so make sure you look out for the special offers from time to time.
Sugar N’ Spice Café – 210 Adelaide St Brisbane Queensland 4001, (07) 3221 2222
At Coffee Anthology café, you get to experience great coffee in a marvellous interior setting that somewhat resembles an indoor bar. Located in an idyllic natural setting just a short distance from the famed Botanic Gardens in South Brisbane, Coffee Anthology makes for a great stop after touring the garden.
Coffee Anthology Café 126 Margaret St Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3210 1881
Other top cafes worth checking out include:
- Naked Coffee, 7/99 Elizabeth Street Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3003 1573
- Brew, Lower Burnett Lane Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3211 4242
- Scout, 190 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3367 2171
- Toby’s Estate, 79 Albert St Brisbane Queensland 4000, (07) 3211 2484
- King Arthur Café, 164c Arthur St, Fortitude Valley, (07) 3358 1670