Brisbane's Best Hidden Cafes
With a Coffee Club on every corner and a new café opening every second week it’s easy to miss some of the...
Forget water, at this point, our bodies are 80% caffeine.
We’re no strangers to a good brew or two, which is why we’re the pros when it comes to sourcing the best coffee Brisbane has to offer. A good coffee shop should offer quality cups, satisfying eats and friendly service – and after much deliberation, testing and sleeping nights (all in the name of science), we’ve discovered Brisbane’s best.
If coffee is an art form then Coffee Anthology is Picasso! 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. Collect yourself in this relaxed café with a bowl of chia, or satisfy your sweet tooth with waffles.
Spread across an incredible 700 square metres and seating up to 150 people, Industry Beans in Newstead (the fourth in Australia) 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 brunch classics by day and a snacks menu for nighttime.
Alongside the perfectly brewed coffee, roasted locally by boutique outfit Passport, a variety of delicious treats are on offer, all of which you’re sure to like a latte. Choose between banana bread and brioche buns, fruit loaf, crumpets, and sourdough, baked fresh by Crust & Co, with a selection of delicious toppings on offer.
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. Enjoy a brew or two before heading to work, or stop in for a midday refresher.
Campos coffee lovers, this is your home now. The largest retail space for Campos in Australia, this stunning 500-metre-long café serves breakfast, lunch, and their much-loved coffee until 5pm.
Brunch is served. Botero House is the inner-city café using their own roasts to create decadent coffee, and with a menu of Botero benedict, roasted pumpkin quinoa and espresso panna cotta, there’s no excuse to skip breakfast.
The second solo venture from barista-turned-owner Andrea Cook, the gal behind Brisbane City’s Fifty-Fifty Coffee Co., the aptly named Masters St Coffee focuses on specialty coffee, sourcing its beans from Sydney roastery Single O and Reuben Hills. This cool, pocket-sized coffee nook also serves up a selection of mouth-watering treats such as coveted Butterbing cookie sandwiches, fresh pastries from Danny’s Bread and scrumptious sweets like rocky road and raspberry slice from Alphabet Café.
Prepare for your day to be made by this chic coffee shop serving supremely good brews paired with tasty eats and fresh, fluffy banana bread. Even better, you can take home a bag of beans for yourself.
If we had a penny for every time, we stopped by Penny Coffee Co, we’d have a lot of pennies. With a focus on local ingredients and cosy vibes, you’ll feel right at home. Pro tip: try the pina colada panna cotta.
Situated on the always busy Montague Road, West Enders kickstart their days with incredible coffee at roastery café, Veneziano Coffee Roasters. Plus, there’s an all-day rustic-style brunch menu featuring a range of simple, healthy breakfast and lunch options.
Cute name, cuter interior – Deedot has it all. They make high-quality coffee look easy, and with a menu full of mouth-watering bites like taro brulee, have fun managing your food coma later.
This contemporary café is perfect for a morning pick-me-up. Sip a cappuccino as you mull over the menu, and your furry friends are more than welcome too.
Within the brick walls of Artie & Mai, you’ll find delectable eats with incredible Seven Miles coffee to match. We’re talking all-day breakfast, with options like brunch burgers, pumpkin bruschetta and coffee Kahlua waffles.
Can’t tell a cappuccino from a latte? Don’t be ashamed, 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.
Sorry, Starbucks, we’re seeing someone else. My Mistress serves Insta-worthy waffles, burgers, eggs and wraps that almost look too good to eat, but that won’t stop us! Pair your brekky with a latte and consider your day made.
Tiller she’s dreaming. 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 classic hole in the wall café, Bunker is a must when it comes to unbeatable coffee and service. As well as excellent brews, enjoy refreshing teas or bottled iced chocs and coffees to take home.
Well known and much loved, Corner Store Café doesn’t skimp on quality. Hot espresso, cold drips, fresh juice, and don’t forget the feasts – can you say no to sweet potato waffles and apple and cinnamon porridge? We didn’t think so.
Bring your pup along for breakfast at Paddington’s most pet-friendly establishment. There’s muffin bad to say about this café, serving filling bites with smooth brews to match.
“Phenomenal”, “sensational”, “best coffee”; don’t just take it from us, take it from their reviews – Josie North has it going on. Creative eats, lots of plants (plant-mum goals!) and specialty coffee is all part of the experience.
Don’t ignore the signs. The big, green, grassy signs. Goodness Gracious will have you saying its name when you’re sipping a flat white (or espresso free golden latte) and indulging in a plate of coconut citrus chia.
With exceptional food and coffee, Microlot is macro on flavour. Enjoy the mortgage thieving avo toast with eggs while you’re downing your second latte – and they’re open every public holiday!
Donut even get us started on Dovetail on Overend. We could talk for hours about their fresh, house-baked donuts and brandied fruit loaf, but their coffee is something to behold.
Offering handpicked, perfectly roasted coffee to the public, Dramanti skips the drama and just serves straight-up flavour. If you love what you taste, take home a few packs of beans for yourself!
Treat yourself to some seriously good brews.