Brisbane’s best mac ‘n’ cheese | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane’s best mac ‘n’ cheese

M.A.C. who? When it comes to mac ‘n’ cheese in Brisbane, nothing’s more lip-smacking than these local faves!

Saccharomyces Beer Café | South Brisbane

No one does mac quite like Saccs – this brewtiful bar’s version of macaroni cheese comes packed with chilli, pepperoni, mushroom and the crispiest of bacon bits. The best bit though? Pick it up on a Monday to enjoy it for the discounted price of just $10!

5 Boroughs | Multiple Locations

Hi, my name is mac ‘n’ cheese and I am from the Bronx.

Seriously though, it’s time to make some money moves and hit up 5 Boroughs for a plate of their irresistible Bronx mac ‘n’ cheese! Think Angus beef, wood-smoked bacon, US cheddar, and fried mac ‘n’ cheese croquette with house-made cheese sauce available from any one of 5 Boroughs locations.

Melt Brothers | CBD

Melt Brothers aren’t just melting cheese, they’re melting our hearts. How, you may ask? With their M.C. Cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese toasted sandwich. In a dish that will send all carb and cheese lovers into a mad frenzy, Melt Brothers have sandwiched the deliciously cheesy pasta between two slices of fresh bread then toasted the creation to perfection. So, if someone is grilling you for somewhere to eat tonight, Melt Brothers is the place to be.

Mac From Way Back | Multiple Locations

Everyone knows that good things come in threes, so the combination of pasta, fries and cheese – the three most important food groups – has made Mac From Way Back’s loaded fries the dish of our dreams. Their crinkle cut fries are covered in mac ‘n’ cheese then sprinkled with spicy sauce and green onion. The food truck is always on the move, so chasing it down will burn any calories you eat there.

Red Hook | CBD

Ready to hear something baller? NYC-inspired Red Hook on Creek Street is serving up cheesy goodness in the form of super tasty mac ‘n’ cheese balls! The perfect side for when you’re bustling through the CBD, be sure to roll on in and pick some up today.

Defiant Duck | Newstead

Who knew that pure happiness came in cheesy, deep-fried spheres? Apparently, the Defiant Duck knew, because their mac ‘n’ cheese truffle croquettes are the light of our lives at the moment. The battered and fried balls are served with truffle aioli and plenty of cheese.

Miss Kay’s | Multiple Locations

The Mac Daddy burger is the holy grail of mac ‘n’ cheeseburgers, so you better pray to baby chees-us that you’ll make it through this bad boy. A beef patty covered with melted American cheese, mac ‘n’ cheese, lettuce, sweet BBQ sauce and mayo are loaded onto a fresh bun to create this cheesy masterpiece. If you manage to finish it, you’ve still got to get through the loaded fries that come with the meal.

Stay cheesy, Brisbane.

Words by Kate Stevens and Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmands who don’t talk smack about mac ‘n’ cheese.