Cafes After Dark | Gourmand & Gourmet

Cafes After Dark

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it – but by all means, add to its mind blowing goodness. That’s exactly what a stack of Brisbane’s favourite cafes have been doing, by creating dinner menus that will grab your taste buds by the reigns and ride them down a very satisfying track.

 If you’re after a winner winner café dinner, this list is full to brim of just that.

Goodness Gracious | Graceville

Gracing us with their goods once again, everyone’s favourite local daytime dig is serving up a monthly altering dinner menu every Friday and Saturday. You can expect to bite into modern Australian fusion dishes, such as tapioca spinach gnocchi with charcoal chicken, baby spinach and creamy rose sauce. Oh yeah, and it’s BYO (B-Y-Oh yesss).

King Arthur Café | Fortitude Valley

Your Friday night delight is definitely on King Arthur Café’s dinner menu. We’re talking grilled octopus with fermented pineapple, gremolata and kelp salt, and kangaroo tartare with cured egg, house brik and pastry. Hop to it (had to, sorry).

The Low Road | Windsor

The legends at Low Road are staying up a little later on Fridays and Saturdays to give you a little more of their classic Aussie wit and on par food. From nachos to spring rolls to something called The Glory Bowl (heh), your night is as good as gold.

Pourboy | South Brisbane

Coming here for dinner is the furthest thing from a pour decision. Pourboy is known for their frequently altering menu (tick), using high quality local ingredients (double tick), and all the tipples you need for an after work treat. Swing by the wine bar every Thursday to Saturday night. Oh boy, our bodies are ready.

Southside Tea Room | Morningside

From tea to trivia to a nightly dive bar, Southside Tea Room really knows how to slide into our good books – and that’s via Red Robin Supper Truck open outside from Wed-Sun each week. You could be tackling monster burgers or burritos before tucking into a tub of Ben & Jerry’s on site. Make some room in your life for a late night trip or two, you won’t regret it.

Plum Tucker | Red Hill

Brace yourself for some hearty (plum) tucker. This joint is big on nighttime trivia, cocktails and delightful twists on classic favourites, such as mushroom arancini with garlic lemon aioli with a fresh, seasonal salad. What a time to be alive.

Jak + Hill | Spring Hill

This is one hill we wouldn’t mind climbing. Jak + Hill have a mountains worth of delicious dinner dishes, including cheesesteak baguette with slow cooked beef, and herbed lamb cutlet with roast vegetables and house made beetroot tzatziki – and it’s available for dinner Monday to Friday. Their dessert menu is the cherry on top of a great night, so make sure you say yes to a sticky date pudding!

Felix For Goodness | CBD

For goodness sake, we just can’t find a way to fault this dinner menu. Spring into action at Felix and Goodness with their current seasonal menu, featuring cauliflower and haloumi fritters with Mediterranean relish, and chicken meatball san choy bau. How bau that? Tuck in till 9:30pm on Friday’s.

Bare Bones Society | Jindalee

We couldn’t bare the thought of this local love not doing dinner! This month they’re kicking it with a modern American menu, including the amazing duck breast with celeriac puree, slow roasted beets, grilled savoy cabbage and saffron onion petals. This society rules.

Still think breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Yeah, neither. 

Words by Nicole Portacha
- the gourmet who isn't above breakfast for dinner