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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.

  • Carl’s Teneriffe

    bars

    Carl’s is an inner-city cellar door that serves as a café by day, wine bar by night,... » Read more
  • Arlette’s Kitchen Albion

    breakfast

    Arlette’s Kitchen is one of Brisbane’s real hidden treasures – an historic Albion corner... » Read more
  • cafes

    Déjà Vu is a funky café with an industrial vibe nestled on Murrajong Road in Springwood » Read more
  • Only. Brisbane CBD

    coffee

    Only. is a sleek, specialty coffee café found on bustling Queen Street in Brisbane’s CBD » Read more
  • Mythos Corner Store Deagon

    deagon

    Mythos Corner Store in Deagon is serving up delectable home baked Greek treats made by... » Read more
  • Pata Negra Bardon

    delis

    Pata Negra is a charming and authentic little Spanish tapas bar and deli found nestled in... » Read more
  • Crunchy's Waffles

    food trucks

    Family owned and operated, Crunchy’s double decker food bus boasts a mouth-watering menu... » 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

    organic

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

    pubs

    Fritzenberger frites and burger brew pub is a casual all day hangout in Wilston, a... » Read more
  • Fritzenberger Wilston

    restaurants

    Fritzenberger frites and burger brew pub is a casual all day hangout in Wilston, a... » Read more
  • specialty foods

    The Jerky Nuts is a little slice of South Africa found along Beaudesert Road in Moorooka... » Read more
  • MajesTea Sunnybank

    tea

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