Brisbane restaurants and cafes

From dusk till dawn, Brisbane’s fast-evolving foodie scene is buzzing with innovative restaurants, personality-packed small bars and creative cafes. With 260 days of sunshine year-round, the City lends itself to alfresco dining and has forged its own food culture with dedicated eat streets and a new breed of smart-casual eateries. If you love to eat your way around a city, Brisbane is the perfect place to unfold your napkin.

South Bank restaurants and cafes

Think of South Bank as the foodie hub and you will find something for every taste, budget and dining experience. Head to Little Stanley and Grey streets to explore a mass of multicultural menus from Japanese and Greek-inspired street food, to sangria bars and craft beer haunts. For classic Aussie pub-grub and homemade market treats, hit up Stanley Street Plaza or if you want your meals served with river and city views on the side, check out these restaurants at River Quay

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Extraction Artisan Coffee

Slacks Creek, Logan City Area
Extraction Artisan Coffee offers a unique coffee and food experience. The setting, in an industrial space, is quirky and comfortable. Coffee is the number one offering. Starting with the bean, the brew, the pour, the way the coffee is presented and the love and care shown when they talk about it.

Three Little Pigs - Bar and Bistro

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
A hidden culinary gem in the Gold Coast Hinterland, popular with locals. Three Little Pigs on Main Street in Mount Tamborine is turning heads with its rustic dining style. A large stone fireplace dominates a light, airy dining room of polished wood and large windows, or guests can choose to dine alfresco at a wine barrel table and enjoy the lush, green surrounds and chirping birds.

Fourthchild Cafe Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Ipswich Area
One of the first hip cafes to open in Ipswich’s heritage Top of Town precinct, Fourthchild has long established itself as a firm favourite with both locals and visitors. Colourful funky artworks adorn the historic brick walls and bi-fold windows open onto the street for good people-watching, while the all-day menu hits the spot for breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea and dinner.

Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich

Raceview, Ipswich Area
Brothers Ipswich is the leading community club in the region. Located in Raceview, they provide their members and their guests with service and facilities that are second to none. Whether you are looking for a delicious meal or a quiet social drink, the best in live entertainment or if you wish to try your luck on their magnificent gaming floor, Brothers has everything you need.

Eat Street Northshore

Hamilton, Brisbane Area
There is nothing like Eat Street anywhere in the world - a special one of a kind experience they created for you to enjoy. Priceless city and river views saturate and surround the 180 dining and entertainment shipping containers that add a blazing coloured landmark to the Brisbane and South East Queensland dining and entertainment scene.

Scenic Rim Brewery and Cafe

Mount Alford, Scenic Rim Area
Scenic Rim Brewery and Cafe is a small family owned, Australian brewery from southeast Queensland’s Scenic Rim region. As the name suggests, the Scenic Rim is known for its natural assets. With fresh air, clear water and natural ingredients, we can’t think of a better place to brew beer the brewery is situated in the 100 year Mount Alford General store.

Tamborine Mountain Distillery

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
Tamborine Mountain Distillery is Australia's most awarded distillery (more than 300 international awards) and liquor brand in the new millennium. Hidden away in the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland . With rich red volcanic soil and fresh spring water, the abundant fruit of the mountain is fermented and distilled to make many of the famous drinks.

Pumpyard Bar and Brewery

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Beer and gourmet food lovers travel from near and far to Pumpyard Bar and Brewery in the eclectic Top of Town area of the Ipswich Central Business District. Situated in the historic former Technical College, which opened in 1901, Pumpyard has won an enviable reputation as the place to go for top quality, locally brewed beer and plenty of atmosphere.

The Lighthouse Restaurant

Cleveland, Redland City Area
Wrapped in ocean views of Moreton Bay and the beautiful parklands of Cleveland Point, The Lighthouse offers multiple dining experiences with a seafood restaurant, cafe and fish ‘n’ chip takeaway. Local seafood, personal service and relaxed ambience are all part of the Lighthouse experience.

O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards

Canungra, Scenic Rim Area
Nestled in the picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland, O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards is a multi award-winning, family owned and operated vineyard dedicated to boutique wine, experiencial dining and unforgettable events.
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Brisbane City restaurants and cafes

Brisbane City has nooks of deliciousness left, right and centre so there’s no shortage of top-tier fare to bite into. Internationally-inspired eats are tucked in quaint laneways off busy streets like Elizabeth, Edward and George where, coincidentally, the food is good enough for a Royal to eat. Make a beeline for Queen Street Mall for a buzzing, yet laidback restaurant and café culture that serves everything from five-star to fast-food. For panoramic views of Story Bridge, head to Eagle St Pier and chew next to a Brisbane icon.

Fortitude Valley and New Farm restaurants and cafes

Neighbouring suburbs Fortitude Valley and New Farm have a lot to answer for when it comes to Brisbane’s culinary cool status. The lively entertainment borough of Fortitude Valley serves up a full-course of chic and casual restaurants along Brunswick St and Ann St to authentic oriental delights at Chinatown Mall. In New Farm, foodies can get a taste of fresh produce at the day markets and fine dining at the affluent haunts at night along James St.

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