Brisbane’s Best Coffee Shops

Brisbane’s best coffee shops

Forget water, at this point, our bodies are 80% caffeine.

As much as we love our avo toast, pancakes and freshly-baked muffins, might we point you towards our Brisbane breakfast bucket list if that’s what you’re chasing? This one’s all about Brisbane’s best spots to grab a brew—food optional!


Spread across an incredible 700 square metres, Australia’s fourth Industry Beans was brothers Trevor and Steve Simmons’ most ambitious project to date. Housed within a completely transformed warehouse, reflective of the signature Industry Beans look—minimalist, sleek and very white—the Newstead venue offers a range of brew methods from their signature Fitzroy Iced cold brews with wattleseed and panela to not one, but four filter methods.

Josie North | Toowong

“Phenomenal”, “sensational”, “best coffee”; don’t just take it from us, take it from their reviews–Josie North has it going on. Masterfully-made coffee, lots of plants (plant-mum goals!) and good chat about the beans you’re enjoying (they offer a wide range to enjoy in or take home) is all part of the experience. 

Coffee Anthology | CBD

If coffee is an art form then Coffee Anthology is da Vinci! With every visit to this inner-city joint sippers have the chance to experience a range of coffee roasters, profiles, and brew methods extracted to perfection by the award-winning barista team. Padre Coffee stands proud as the house blend, but you can expect a rotating array of beans from Australia’s top roasters.

Vvaldmeer | Highgate Hill

From a whimsical German word expressing when the forest looks like the waves of the ocean, Vvaldmeer does it all: hot batch, cold batch, cold brew, iced lattes, hot lattes, dine in, takeaway, retail and all. that. jazz.


Situated on the always-busy Montague Road, West Enders kickstart their days with incredible coffee at roastery café, Veneziano Coffee Roasters. A stalwart of the specialty coffee scene in Bris, we can’t go past the bottomless batch brew or browsing their selection of bags available on the retail shelves.

Bunker Coffee | Milton

A classic hole-in-the-wall, Bunker is a must when it comes to unbeatable coffee and service. As well as excellent espresso brews, Bunker is known for their delicious RTD iced coffees, chocolates, and filters ready to grab in a flash!


Delivered by the gent who originally kicked off the Valley’s beloved long-lost LTD, The Woolshed is an inner-city haven serving up locally-roasted Passport Specialty Coffee, in a variety of methods.

Wolff Coffee Roasters | Hendra

Can’t tell a cappuccino from a latte? Don’t be ashamed, Wolff’s roastery cafe Big Bad Wolff is here to help with approachable coffee for everyone in the renovated warehouse space. Looking to become a roaster yourself? They offer all the equipment you need to get started.

Microlot | Hawthorne

With exceptional food and delicious espresso and filter coffee by Pastime Roasters, Microlot is macro on flavour. Hot tip for southsiders: they’re open every public holiday!

Bear Bones Espresso | Fortitude Valley

With two decades of hospitality under their belt and everything to show for it, Bear Bones Espresso uses only the best beans in their specialty coffee, roasted right in the heart of the Valley. Enjoy a brew or two before heading to work, or stop in for a midday refresher.

Deedot Coffee House | Holland Park

Cute name, cuter interior–Deedot has it all. While there is an extensive breaky menu, don’t be fooled into thinking the coffee is second-rate! These guys serve up the fun and fruity Roast by Yili in serious style.

Dovetail on Overend | Norman Park

Donut even get us started on Dovetail on Overend. We could talk for hours about their house-made donuts, but their coffees, made on Almanac Coffee beans, do all the talking themselves.

Dramanti | Wynnum

Titans of the Brisbane speciality coffee scene for, like, ever, this outer suburbs star offers handpicked, perfectly roasted coffee to the public. Prepare for the full warehouse experience when you visit, with over 800kg of the good stuff turned from green beans to liquid gold before your eyes.

The Tiller Coffee | Alderley

Tiller she’s dreaming. Basically a bunch of cool cats serving quality coffee, The Tiller is dedicated to educating keen beans when it comes to knowing the process from farm to cup, and their brews speak for themselves.


A compact beauty serving up Single O and Reuben Hills, Masters St Coffee focuses on simply serving up the good stuff. Swing by for dine-in, takeaway, or retail beans seven days, and most public holidays, too.


Treat yourself to some seriously good brews.

Words by Sophia Lunn and Jarred Reinke
- the gourmands who maybe had one too many coffees today.