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As is the case in most cities, the best places to eat, drink and shop for that scarce or exotic ingredient are rarely on the most trampled thoroughfares and Brisbane is no exception. More often than not the most ambient bar, breakfast hotspot, coffee hole-in-the-wall, funky cafe, quaint tea shop or intimate gem of a restaurant with a quirkily brilliant atmosphere and serving top notch food will be off a side street, under a bridge, a lone corner or some other unlikely place.

The exception are Brisbane's pubs, the majority of good ones being iconic historic buildings that are landmarks on the cityscape. And when it comes to finding that deli item, organic outlet or specialty food it can be even harder, with at times only a few places across town to choose from, which is why we are on a perpetual hunt to bring them out of hiding.

  • Momami's Bar Milton


    Momani’s is a magnificent vintage bar on the upper floor of a heritage-listed 19th... » Read more
  • Whistle Dixie Fortitude Valley


    Whistle Dixie is a sleek and modern café/bar/eatery overlooking the historic Holy Trinity... » Read more
  • On Pointe Café Paddington


    On Pointe Café is a gorgeous, light-filled café perched on a hill in leafy Paddington... » Read more
  • She Bangs Coffee Albion


    She Bangs Coffee is Albion’s hidden treasure – a funky street art-adorned warehouse/... » Read more
  • Mythos Corner Store Deagon


    Mythos Corner Store in Deagon is serving up delectable home baked Greek treats made by... » Read more
  • Thom & Ann's Restaurant Deli Yarrabilba


    Thom & Ann's Restaurant Deli is a haven of city-quality food and deli goods in... » Read more
  • Chefs Inc Redlands

    food trucks

    Chefs Inc is Redlands answer to Northshore’s Eat Street, a shipping container budget... » Read more
  • functions

    The Brisbane Club, with views over Anzac and Post Office Squares, provides the perfect... » Read more
  • Noego Coffee Co Ormeau

    gold coast

    Noego Coffee Co is a hidden gem of a cool espresso lounge and roastery found in an... » Read more
  • home dining

    Short Order By Jocelyn's Provisions is cooking up homestyle meals, brewing smooth... » Read more
  • West Mt Cotton Nursery Cafe, Mt Cotton

    mt cotton

    West Mount Cotton Nursery Cafe is a gorgeous garden café, perched on the west side of... » Read more
  • Evolve Organic Cafe North Ipswich


    Evolve Organic Café is North Ipswich's go-to for plant-based, wholesome fare,... » Read more
  • Copperhead Brewery Cooroy


    Copperhead Brewery is small batch boutique brewery and restaurant located in the tiny... » Read more
  • Momani’s Milton


    Momani’s is one of Brisbane’s most unique restaurants – serving exquisite Middle Eastern... » Read more
  • Ciao Gelato Nundah Village

    specialty foods

    Nundah Village is home to Ciao Gelato, a classic Italian-style gelateria which serves... » Read more
  • MajesTea Sunnybank


    MajesTea is a specialty tea shop in Sunnybank serving premium Asian tea, fresh fruit tea... » Read more