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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Ocean View Estates Winery, Restaurant and Craft Brewery

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
Ocean View Estates is a place to escape and be spoilt with elegant food in the a la carte restaurant created by Head Chef Tony Tierney, wine passionately made by Winemaker and Owner Thomas Honnef, craft beer made by one of Australia’s few female brewers, Hannah Honnef.

XXXX Brewery Tours

Milton, Brisbane Area
XXXX, it's Queensland for beer, but have you ever wondered how this iconic brew got its name? Would you like to see the iconic brewery up close, and taste their famous XXXX beers? Then come to the XXXX Brewery Tour.

Grandma's Kiwi Kitchen

Springwood, Logan City Area
Serving quintessential Kiwi favourites alongside contemporary café fare, homesick Kiwi's flock to Grandma's Kiwi Kitchen for that 'taste of home'. Everything is made by hand, to Grandma's own recipes so you can be assured that lot of love goes into each dish.

MediumRare Chargrill and Bar

Raceview, Ipswich Area
Located within Ipswich Country Motel, MediumRare Char Grill and Bar restaurant is established for serving quality steak and modern Australian cuisine; serving in-house guests and welcoming the general public.

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.

The Girls' Coffee Bar

Marburg, Ipswich Area
A 20 minute drive from Ipswich on the Warrego Highway at Marburg, The Girls' Coffee Bar has a loyal clientele drawn to its great coffee and delicious food offerings. As part of Phippsy's complex - a popular stop for drivers halfway between Brisbane and Toowoomba - this charming little eatery has al fresco and indoor air-conditioned dining.

Bearded Dragon Hotel

Tamborine, Logan City Area
Bearded Dragon is a much loved hotel at Tamborine, Queensland, Australia. They have an all day country kitchen and burger menu, plus Craft and Imported beer selections. Food is served all day, every day.

Club Beenleigh

Beenleigh, Logan City Area
They are a community club located just off the highway in Beenleigh. Their live entertainment in the lounge bar is always sure to get the visitors dancing. With a newly refurbished sports bar and the amazing Bull'n'Barra Restaurant located upstairs, the club has daily events and promotions, there is something for everyone.

The Cottage Restaurant

Ipswich Area
Set inside a charming heritage Queenslander on Limestone Street sits The Cottage Restaurant built in 1861, an Ipswich establishment for delectable cuisine in distinctive surrounds. Once a home, converted bedrooms now serve as thoughtfully appointed dining spaces giving a touch of seclusion warmed by fireplaces with extra room available out on a verandah, enjoyed most at dusk.

Vintaged Bar + Grill

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
A showcase of Queensland and Australia's abundant produce, Vintaged Bar + Grill is modern cuisine with a Vintaged twist. Contemporary furnishings, clean lines and vivid colours reflect the energy and attention to detail that's maintained in the bustling kitchen.
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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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