Instagram Worthy Cafes In Brisbane 2019 | Gourmand and Gourmet

Put it on the gram! Brisbane's most Instagrammable cafes.

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Coffee
13 Instagram Worthy Cafes In Brisbane

In today’s Insta-hungry world, it’s easy to get confused about what’s more important–how your food looks, or how your food tastes.

You might taste with your eyes but you better make damn sure that acai bowl tastes as vibrant as it looks–you don’t want to cross a displeased G&G staffer. Through trial and error, we have discovered the Brisbane cafes that will keep both you and your followers happy.

Victoria Park Bistro | Herston

What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Victoria Park Bistro’s latest breakfast menu will send your Instagram followers into a feeding (and liking) frenzy. See if your camera can handle the heat from the slow-cooked pork with udon noodles, egg and fresh shallots in a ramen style broth, or warm gingerbread with caramelised pear, toasted coconut and crème fraiche. It’s a look.

Who Shot The Barista | West End 

A trip to Who Shot The Barista is like a trip to Europe, but without that hefty plane ticket. With a wall mural of winding European-esque alleyways and sprouting bougainvillea, it’s basically Greece, right?? Pop by to update your feed, but make sure to stay for the excellent coffee.

Little Clive | Annerley

Good things come in small packages, and Little Clive is no exception. Sip on Vivo coffee as you recline in handmade wooden furniture, and admire murals in this hip, airy space. Not just good decorating, Little Clive also serves up some of the southside’s best breakfast and lunch. Tuck into savoury mushroom french toast, vegan strawberry pancakes or one of their delicious evolving waffle specials (think apple crumble and popcorn chicken), just don’t forget to take a snap! 

Freja’s Cafe | Wilston 

Freja’s is fast becoming a fan favourite for their fabulous fare and iconic pastries. With more croissants than you can poke a baguette at, get flustered about their classic, almond or chocolate variations, but make sure to keep an eye out for their specials like lemon meringue-filled croissants or beef brisket, which are sure to have your followers double-tapping in a hurry.

The Jam Pantry | Greenslopes

When they’re not up to their elbows in pickles, the team at Jam Pantry is flipping some of the hottest breakfasts in town our way. Their monthly menu changes with quirky, seasonal ingredients–you’ll never try the same thing twice at Jam Pantry, making it twice as Insta-worthy! Think award-winning avo toast, beautiful birchers, and eggsellent omelettes.

Morning After. | West End

White brick, natural light and wooden decor complete this West End café. Start your morning with a handcrafted pineapple cold press while you mull over their mouth-watering menu. Satisfy your sweet tooth with peanut butter waffles with banana ice cream, strawberry dust, and meringue or get snug with their mushroom and leek croquettes with truffle yogurt, avocado and halloumi. You need to ‘avo go for your feed’s sake!

Miss Jones | New Farm

Have you met Miss Jones yet? If you haven’t already, there’s a damn good chance you’ve seen photos of this New Farm café plastered all over your feed. From the baby pink walls and neon signage to the towering fiddle-leaf figs, Miss Jones is a sight for sore eyes. Good news for all you foodie fans, the taste matches the aesthetic. For those with a sweet tooth you can’t look past the Ferrero Rocher waffles, or their eggs Benny which are piled high with hash, cheddar and ham waffles, just ‘cause. 

Pawpaw | Woolloongabba

Move over bacon and eggs, this vibrant Wolloongabba café is here to shake up your breakfast. Drawing inspiration from South-East Asia, it’s not just the décor that’ll have your insta-story blowing up. Snap up one of the colourful nutrient bowls (#fitspo) or hash it out with their signature potato hash cakes with poached eggs, turmeric hummus, smashed
avocado, dukkah, halloumi and beetroot relish.

Goodness Gracious | Graceville
Whether your breakfast tastes are sweet or savoury, sometimes west is best, so make the trek out to the ‘burbs to Goodness Gracious. With a focus on nutrition and local, seasonal produce the food is as delicious as the location is adorable. Try the croissant Benedict which, yep, is an eggs Benny inside a croissant, or have a total party in your mouth with the maple bacon hotcakes topped with coffee butter and caramelised banana
 
Nodo | Newstead & CBD 
While we’ve gotta admit a breakfast of donuts has crossed our mind (and path) several times, it usually ends in shame and self-reflection. Regret no longer! Nodo offers healthy donuts that taste just as great as they are pretty. Up for a more classic feast? Indulge in crab shack Benny on house-baked brioche with wild crab and native chilli hollandaise or kimchi cheeseburger while you’re sipping on naturally delish shakes like maple cold brew and hemp butter caramel.
Florence Café | Camp Hill

Taking on a modern approach to fermentation and preservation, Florence Café is the perfect spot to enjoy dishes like crumpets, homey pies and a nourishing ham hock roll. Nestled in Camp Hill, this café will keep you feeling cosy while you’re surrounded by potted plants, pickled goods and coffee from Parallel Roasters. 

Sister Cafe | Hawthorne

Hey sister, sister! This cute-as-a-button cafe will have you saying ‘aww!’ from the fresh, Scandi-chic interior (which is the perfect backdrop to any breaky upload), and then swiftly saying ‘oh mama,’ when you read through the menu. With too many Instagrammable dishes to choose just one, it has to be a tie between the breakfast gnocchi and gingerbread waffles (for obvious reasons).

Gauge | South Brisbane

The younger, late-night loving sibling of Sourced Grocer, Gauge is a little slice of inner-city, contemporary paradise. With an ever-changing inventive, seasonal menu, a modern wine list and damn good coffee, Gauge is no one-trick pony. Our pick? If you try one thing from Gauge let it be the black garlic bread with brown butter and burnt vanilla.

Piggyback Café | Jindalee 

Rainbow coffee, loaded breakfast croissants and super shakes that will have you dribblin’ are the norm at this foodie paradise. Bringing a couple of furry friends? Treat your pup to a lactose-free puppy chino or puppy ice cream if they’re panting for a bite of your popcorn chicken waffles. 

So get snacking and get snapping–we’re got hashtags to spam and pics to spare. 

Words by Emma Callaghan and Sophia Lunn
- The gourmands who eat with their EYES.