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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.

  • Jack Rabbits Whisky Bar Woolloongabba

    bars

    Jack Rabbits Whisky Bar is Brisbane’s best secret hidden bar – a 1920s jazz speakeasy... » Read more
  • breakfast

    Want to know where to find the best breakfast in Brisbane's east? Here are 10 cafes... » Read more
  • On The Side Albion

    cafes

    On The Side is the hip little sidekick cafe bar to big sibling, Spanish-inspired Vaquero... » Read more
  • 727 Coffee & Food Rothwell

    coffee

    727 Coffee & Food is a bright and cheerful café tucked away in a little shopping... » Read more
  • Triton Food Brokers South Brisbane

    delis

    Triton Food Brokers is a hidden gem of a warehouse filled with bulk foods and all manner... » Read more
  • food trucks

    S’Mores Galore is the Brisbane food truck stopping sweet tooths in their tracks, with a... » Read more
  • functions

    The Brisbane Club, with views over Anzac and Post Office Squares, provides the perfect... » Read more
  • Bird cages hanging at entrance to restaurnant

    gold coast

    Bazaar is a highlight of any visit to Surfers Paradise – a contemporary dining room... » Read more
  • Lebanese Feast

    home dining

    Brisbane dwellers can indulge in a sensational Lebanese feast at home for less than the... » Read more
  • Tuscan Terrace Sirromet Winery Mt Cotton

    mt cotton

    Just half an hour from Brisbane CBD, Sirromet Winery's Tuscan Terrace makes an ideal... » Read more
  • Kiah Organic Wholefoods Warehouse Mt Gravatt

    organic

    This health-conscious café, found inside Kiah Organic Wholefoods Warehouse, is a little... » Read more
  • The Montague Hotel West End

    pubs

    Montague Hotel is West End’s newest neighbourhood pub, reincarnated from an old office... » Read more
  • Ramen on Grey South Bank

    restaurants

    Ramen on Grey sits next to sibling Suki Sushi Burrito & Poke Bowls on South Bank’s... » Read more
  • Meat at Billy’s Ashgrove

    specialty foods

    An outstanding butchery whose customers come from far and wide, Meat at Billy’s is the... » Read more
  • The Tea Trolley Ormiston

    tea

    The Tea Trolley is a chic, vintage inspired tea room found nestled within Ormiston... » Read more