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29 Best Cafes in Brisbane for Your Next Coffee Hit

Australia’s love of coffee and the best Brisbane cafes are leading the way when it comes to its endless array of cafes for a quality cup of joe. No matter which part of the city you find yourself in or whether you’re after an espresso, cappuccino or some avo toast, there’s something for everyone lining Brisbane’s vibrant streets. Here is a list of the best cafes in Brisbane for your next coffee hit.

Best Of Brisbane Cafes

  • Best for Breakfast: Pawpaw Cafe
  • Best for Donuts: Nodo
  • Best for Drinks: Anouk
  • Best for Families: Chapter IV
  • Best for Vegan Options: Florence Cafe
  • Best for Smoothie / Acai Bowls: Mylk & Ko

How We Chose this List of Brisbane Cafes

This list was compiled through personal experience and online research, as well as through commentary from food critics and expert restaurant reviews.

Pawpaw

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1. Pawpaw Cafe

Best for: Breakfast

Offering an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, Pawpaw Cafe in Woolloongabba is a crowd favourite. The stylish Brisbane cafe knows how to make a good coffee and a delicious brekky- we can’t go past their croissant eggs benedict, a must-have with your morning coffee.

What we like: The Signature Hash and the customer service.
What we don’t like: Not a fast drinks only cafe.

Address: 898 Stanley St E, Woolloongabba
Hours: Monday – Tuesday 7 am – 3 pm, Wednesday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm/5 pm – 9 pm
Contact: (07) 3891 5100

Pawpaw Cafe

Morning after

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2. Morning After

Aptly named, Morning After is the perfect spot to help get through those nasty hangovers. Their hearty meals, paired with a cup of joe, is the closest thing to a hangover cure you’ll get. Located in the heart of Brisbane’s West End, Morning After is the vision of mother and son Soula and Yianni Passaris, who love cooking everything from healthy, fun and indulgent foods for you to enjoy.

What we like: Variety of breakfast foods.
What we don’t like: 
Can get crowded on the weekends.

Address: Cambridge St, West End
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3.30 pm
Contact: (07) 3844 0500

Morning After

Nobo

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3. Nodo

Best for: Donuts

Fancy donuts for breakfast? You will feel no shame at Nodo, who provide just that. With two locations across Brisbane, it seems that the rest of the city is also joining in on the shameless-free donut brekky. The team at Nodo are all about putting the fun back into wholesome food and also serve a tasty cup of coffee to help the donuts go down.

What we like: Donuts!!!
What we don’t like: 
Slower service

Address: 300 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 3 pm
Contact: (07) 3184 4200

Nodo

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4. Billykart

For one of the best Brisbane cafes for your next coffee hit, head to Billykart in the West End. Serving up a delicious brekky menu as well as a dinner menu, you have the perfect excuse to stay here all day long! We recommend the buttermilk and ricotta pancakes if you’re feeling cheeky- the coconut caramel sauce is to die for!

What we like: The Pancakes.
What we don’t like: 
Limited drink selection.

Address: 2 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 8 am – 3 pm/ 5 pm – 10 pm
Contact: (07) 3177 9477

Billykart

Felix

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5. Felix For Goodness

Tucked away in the laneways of Brisbane’s CBD, Felix for Goodness is one of the best spots if you want a cup of coffee and a fresh, homemade meal. The team at Felix for Goodness love making food from scratch sourcing local ingredients. They also serve a selection of Australian natural wines, craft beers and spirits, if that’s how you like to brunch!

What we like: The Omelettes.
What we don’t like: 
Pretty busy.

Address: 50 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City
Hours: Monday – Sunday 8 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3161 7966

Felix for Goodness

New black

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6. The New Black

A hub for the creatives in Brisbane, The New Black is a delicious excuse for a coffee and a feed when you find yourself in the CBD. Their menu features all the brunch classics you love, and the small intimate space is the ideal setting to sit back, read a book and watch the world go by.

What we like: The Fried Chicken
What we don’t like: 
Shorter staffed post covid.

Address: 694 Ann St, Fortitude Valley
Hours: Monday – Thursday 7 am – 1 pm, Friday – Saturday 8 am – 2 pm/ 5.30 – 8.30 pm, Sunday 8am – 2 pm
Contact: 0404 348 954

The New Black

Green

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7. The Green

The Green is one of the Best Brisbane cafes if your two favourite things are Lebanese food and conscious consumption. The inner-city cafe is a greenhouse combined with a kitchen and plenty of Lebanese-inspired breakfast to fuel your day. New kid on the block on the Brisbane cafe scene, it’s only up from here for this green cafe.

What we like: The breakfast selection.
What we don’t like: 
Smaller portions.

Address: 27 James St, Fortitude Valley
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 5 pm
Contact: (07) 3177 2044

The Green

Anouk

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8. Anouk

Best for: Drinks

An old apothecary turned trendy, exposed-brick wall Paddington cafe, Anouk is a buzzing spot with one of the best coffees in town. They pride themselves on their experimental, seasonal menu and staking claim to Brisbane’s finest baristas. Next time you’re in Paddington, a visit here will not leave you feeling disappointed.

What we like: The drink execution.
What we don’t like: 
Smaller venue and limited parking.

Address: 212 Given Terrace, Paddington
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 3pm
Contact: (07) 3367 866

Anouk

Anod

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9. Andonis Cafe

Andonis Cafe has become a South Brisbane institution, an indulgent, vibrant cafe with a positive atmosphere to match. The menu may overwhelm you at first, with over 20 tantalising dishes to tempt your tastebuds. They’re most well known for their dessert food, so we recommend the crepes, waffle cone pancakes or loaded donut, if you can handle it!

What we like: The portion sizes.
What we don’t like: 
Longer waits.

Address: 4/281 Station Rd, Yeerongpilly
Hours: Monday – Sunday 6.30 am – 3.30 pm
Contact: (07) 3848 8180

Andonis Cafe

Bear boy

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10. Bear Boy Espresso

Bear Boy Espresso is one of the best cafes in Brisbane for your next coffee hit. Partnering with Surry Hill-based coffee roasters’ Single O’, they serve their ‘Killer Bee’ Blend. In terms of food, the brunch menu is seasonal and sourced with locally produced ingredients.

What we like: The brunch service. 
What we don’t like:
Portion to price ratio.

Address: Shop 8/180 Albion Rd, Windsor
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 6 am – 1 pm

Bear Boy Espresso

Seven miles

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11. Seven Miles Coffee Roasters

For one of the best cafes for your next coffee hit, Seven Miles Coffee Roasters is what your caffeinated dreams are made of. Food is not the main focus here, with a team of award-winning coffee roasters brewing your daily petrol. From industry-leading coffee science, cafe support & sustainability programs, the cafe believes coffee is where art meets science, and it shows in the exceptional quality.

What we like: The coffee selection.
What we don’t like:
Not a large food selection.

Address: 31 Collingwood St, Albion
Hours: Monday – Friday 6 am – 1 pm

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters

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12. St Coco Cafe

Birthed by two local girls with a passion for coffee, St Coco Cafe is a vibrant, community-focused hub with delicious food and specialty coffee to match. The menu features hearty, creative meals with plenty of vegan options, raw treats and gluten-free options. We can’t go past the pina colada waffles!

What we like: The atmosphere.
What we don’t like:
Slower service.

Address: 3 Cupania St, Daisy Hill
Hours: Monday – Friday 6.30 am – 2.30 pm, Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3299 3264

St Coco Cafe

Missjones

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13. Miss Jones

Nestled in the streets of New Farm, Miss Jones and its Scandi-inspired decor will no doubt entice you from the street. Not only is the decor sleek and welcoming, but their dishes are also just as pretty to look at, serving up everything from nutmeg and caramel hotcakes to blossom scented semolina porridge.

What we like: The Waffles!
What we don’t like: 
Not good for a quick eat.

Address: 1/599 Brunswick St, New Farm
Hours: Monday – Friday 6.30 am – 1.30 pm, Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: 0450 455 799

Miss Jones

Anges

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14. Agnes Bakery

What pairs better with your morning coffee than a flakey, buttery pastry? Well, at Agnes Bakery, they’ve got plenty of delicious options for you to enjoy with your cup of joe. They serve locally roasted coffee and use sustainably sourced ingredients within a welcoming, casual setting that sits in a heritage-listed cottage on the sunshine-filled corner of James Street, which we think makes the ideal mid-morning pit stop.

What we like: Speedy service.
What we don’t like: 
Greasy food, so grab a napkin.

Address: 85 James St, Fortitude Valley
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3062 2346

Agnes Bakery

Ch iv

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15. Chapter IV

Best for: Families

Located in an iconic Queenslander with a breathtaking view of Brisbane, Chapter IV is all about delicious food and bringing people together. Snag a verandah spot and order any of your brekky faves from the menu. There’s even a kids’ playroom, so if you’ve got the little ones with you- this may be the perfect spot.

What we like: The balcony.
What we don’t like:
Busy, so book ahead when visiting during peak times.

Address: 180 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 2.30 pm, Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
Contact: (07) 3367 0834

Chapter IV

Florence

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16. Florence Cafe

Best for: Vegan Options

Another converted cottage, this time on the corner of Martha Street in Camp Hill, Florence Cafe is the perfect slice of goodness. The quaint all-day cafe serves up wholesome, nourishing food and everything is made in house by the Florence team.

What we like: The Vegan options.
What we don’t like: 
Strong coffee.

Address: 54 Martha St, Camp Hill
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: 0493 117 933

Florence Cafe

Scout

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17. Scout

Scout is the trendy cafe taking Brisbane by storm. Serving up coffee from coffee supreme, you’re guaranteed a tasty cup of joe. Their food menu is just as good, with lots of bagels on offer and plenty of veggie and vegan options. We recommend the eggplant bagel for something a bit different.

What we like: The Bagels.
What we don’t like:
Gets pretty busy.

Address: 190 Petrie Terrace
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3367 2171

Scout

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18. Industry Beans Newstead

Just like the name suggests, Industry Beans is all about coffee, in every step of the process. Housed in a warehouse conversion in the backstreets of Newstead, Industry Beans is both a coffee roastery, cafe and private dining area all under one roof. Gain a unique dining experience, enjoying your coffee as you watch how the very coffee you are drinking is made!

What we like: The atmosphere.
What we don’t like: 
The portion to price ratio.

Address: 18 Proe St, Newstead
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 7 am – 3.30 pm
Contact: (07) 3180 1190

Industry Beans Newstead

Rever

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19. Reverend

It’s coffee before food at Reverand, a cosy little cafe with some of the best specialty coffee Brisbane has to offer. The staff here are passionate about coffee, which shines in the rich tastes you will experience. Once you’re feeling coffee’d out, they also serve alcoholic beverages, juices and toasties.

What we like: The Bagels and the Burgers. 
What we don’t like: 
Limited menu.

Address: 4006/372 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 1 2 pm, Saturday – Sunday 8 am – 1 pm

Reverend

Mylk

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20. Mylk & Ko

Best for: Smoothie / Acai Bowls

Mick & Ko is one of the best Brisbane cafes for everything vegan and delicious. With most items on the menu being dairy-free, gluten-free or vegan, pretty much anyone can dine here fuss-free! The food here looks just as good as it tastes, so be sure to take a snap for the gram before you dig in.

What we like: The Acai Bowls.
What we don’t like: 
On the pricier side.

Address: 1/148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm
Hours: Monday, Wednesday – Friday 6.30 am – 1.30 pm, Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 1.30 pm
Contact: 0412 214 647

Mylk & Ko

Farm house

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21. Farmhouse

For farm to table dining in Brisbane, Farmhouse is our top recommendation. Farmhouse sources from local & regional producers & every season, add a few more farmers to their list. We suggest ordering the gnocchi for breakfast – don’t diss it until you try it!

What we like: The Gnocchi and Potato Cake.
What we don’t like: 
VERY busy on the weekends.

Address: 9 Somerset Rd, Kedron
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7.30 am – 2.30 pm
Contact: (07) 3861 1956

Farmhouse

Kin co

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22. Kin & Co

Kin & Co is the quintessential Brisbane cafe and one of the best spots for a quality coffee. They use a South American blend, roasted exclusively for them, and have all your brunch faves like avo toast, hotcakes and shakshuka eggs. The best part- they also serve bottomless mimosas and sangria jugs from 10 am if that’s how you roll!

What we like: Coffee, especially their cappuccinos.
What we don’t like: Busy on Sundays.

Address: 24 Macquarie St, Teneriffe
Hours: Monday – Friday 5.30 am – 3 pm
Contact: [email protected]

Kin & Co

Botero

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23. Botero House

Botero House has some of the best coffee in town, hands down. Their food menu is just as good, with a heavy focus on creating unique, innovative dishes for the Brisbane masses. We recommend the sourdough pancakes with Canadian bacon- it somehow tastes better every time.

What we like: The atmosphere.
What we don’t like: 
Smaller menu.

Address: 258 Adelaide St, Brisbane City
Hours: Monday – Friday 6.30 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3085 5387

Botero House

Willow spoon

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24. Willow & Spoon

Willis & Spoon is perhaps Newmarket’s quaintest little cafe, with just the right amount of trendiness on the side, and one of the best Brisbane cafes. Coffee is from Supreme Roasters and goes down nicely with one of their nourishing brekkies on the all-day menu- we suggest the truffled scrambled eggs.

What we like: The breakfast menu.
What we don’t like: Hard to make dietary adjustments.

Address: 190 Newmarket Rd, Wilston
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 6.30 am – 2 pm, Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3352 7927

Willow & Spoon

Lady m

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25. Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade sits in a rustic, sunny corner spot, which is just one of the things to love about it. The coffee is from local roaster Elixer, and the no-thrills food menu is just as refreshing as it is tasty. However, our favourite bit is the kitsch decor and old-timey feel Lady Marmalade encapsulates.

What we like: The Pancakes!
What we don’t like: Get’s pretty busy.

Address: 269 Logan Rd, Stones Corner
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3324 2480

Lady Marmalade

Hello ground

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26. Halo Ground

Halo Ground is another one of the best Brisbane cafes for your next coffee hit. The cafe is nestled in the backstreets of Fortitude Valley, so much so it’s almost hard to find! But, if you’re lucky enough to stumble upon this gem, you will be met with the finest food, with plenty of plant-based options and delicious specialty coffee.

What we like: The brunch menu.
What we don’t like: Busy on the weekends.

Address: 100 Brookes St, Fortitude Valley
Hours: Monday – Friday 7 am – 1 pm, Saturday – Sunday 8 am – 2 pm
Contact: [email protected]

Halo Ground

Picnic cafe

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27. Picnic Cafe

One of the OGs in the Brisbane cafe game, Picnic Cafe is showing no signs of slowing down. Spoilt for choice, hit up their cafes in either West End or Camp Hill for a delicious brekky and a cup of coffee brewed from specialty Fonzie Abbot Highside coffee. FYI, the Tim Tam pancakes never go amiss!

What we like: The brunch menu.
What we don’t like: Not good at takeaway orders.

Address: 12 Martha St, Camp Hill
Hours: Monday – Sunday 7 am – 2 pm
Contact: (07) 3398 6600

Picnic Cafe

Coffee co

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28. Coffee Head Co.

Are you an early bird and looking to get your coffee first thing in the morning? Coffee Head Co. has you sorted, open from 6 am every day. The cafe has a relaxed vibe and also serves handcrafted quality teas, baked goods and Brisbane’s best toasties.

What we like: The Hot Chocolate.
What we don’t like: They have a confusing website.

Address: 62 Manning St, South Brisbane
Hours: Monday – Sunday 6 am – 4 pm
Contact: (07) 3705 4692

Coffee Head Co.

Crema

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29. Tank Stream Social

We all know how much Italians love their coffee, and Tank Stream Social is one of the best Brisbane cafes if you’re looking for the closest thing to premium Italian coffee. Enjoy a perfectly-made coffee while you stroll through the piazza-style showroom. This doesn’t mean they make compromises when it comes to the menu- full of delicious food sourced from local ingredients-Buon appetito!

What we like: The service and atmosphere.
What we don’t like: They close early on the weekends.

Address: 240 S Pine Rd, Enoggera
Hours: Monday – Friday 6.30 am – 4 pm, Saturday – Sunday 7 am – 3 pm
Contact: (07) 3876 1210

Tank Stream Social

Key Things to Consider for Brisbane Cafes

The key factors to keep in mind when deciding where to go:

  • Price – how expensive is your food/coffee.
  • Variation – menu variety and ability to make changes when needed.
  • Ambience – cafe’s are no fun to visit unless they have an interesting or calm ambience.
  • Quality of Coffee – probably the most important factor when considering any cafe.
  • Service – good service makes the experience at a restaurant or cafe that much more enjoyable.

Alternatives to Cafes in Brisbane

If you’re looking for other things to do in and around Brisbane, we’ve got you covered with some of the options listed below. You can also check out our list of the Best Coffee Shops & Brands in Australia with expert commentary from Australian coffee expert and Campos Chief Coffee Officer, Adam Matheson. Or, if you don’t feel like heading out for coffee, you can look to invest in one of the best Coffee Machines For Your Daily Brew or French Press Coffee Makers for a Fresh Brew.

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General FAQs

What is a good coffee shop in the Brisbane CBD?

While there are a number of great coffee shops in the Brisbane CBD, the top rated cafe via Google reviews is Botero House.

What is a good cafe in Fortitude Valley?

With an endless amount of terrific coffee shops, Fortitude Valley is renowned as a cafe lovers paradise. Some of the top-rated cafes via Google reviews are Agnes Bakery and The New Black.

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Aimee O'Keefe

Aimee O’Keefe is a Sydney-based freelance writer with a background in content marketing, lifestyle, architecture and travel coverage. She completed a Bachelor's degree in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney and has worked with Universal Magazines, various leading digital marketing agencies and The Local Project.