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Best Bayside cafes

Brisbane's bayside suburbs are blessed with cool ocean breezes and enviable views across Moreton Bay. Here are a number of highly recommended cafes where visitors can enjoy a great meal while making the most of those water-filled vistas.


Directly overlooking the water at Sandgate, Baaia is a pleasant spot to eat a seasonally inspired breakfast, brunch or lunch. Tart of the day or pancakes are a specialty here...more

Matthew Thomas

The views of Moreton Island ensure that Matthew Thomas is a destination cafe well worth visiting. It is possible to book a high tea by the sea, or simply enjoy a cup of Toby's Estate coffee or Wedgwood tea...more

Eclectea Vintage Cafe


Brighton's Eclectea Vintage Cafe provides an ideal lunch stop for anyone on the second hand trail. It is fun to sit back at this refurbished post office/corner store and appreciate their signature dark chocolate chai tea served in elegant tea pots...more

Creative Alice

This cute cottage cafe in Cleveland has a quiet courtyard out the back while the adjoining shop is filled with unique and beautiful gifts. Creative Alice is child friendly and dog friendly, also serving an excellent cup of Tea Forte's gourmet tea or Lavazza coffee...more

Wishing Well Cafe

Who needs an excuse for Devonshire tea by the sea? Wishing Well Cafe at Victoria Point serve a range of delicious lunch and breakfast meals as well as home baked desserts, cakes and slices...more

Bramble Place

The old world charm of Bramble Place in Sandgate will not disappoint. They serve elegant high teas, breakfast, and lunch with a focus on fresh, local and organic produce...more

Wes' Brighton

Look out for the homely and welcoming white picket fence at Wes' Brighton. The build your own breakfast option is available all day and there are daily specials for lunch...more

Olga's Café

This old world tea room, cafe, tapas bar and restaurant occupies one of Shorncliffe's original corner stores. Trivia nights and themed events and high tea are all part of Olga's Cafe, proceeds of which benefit local charity, ACRO...more

My Cake Lady

Redcliffe visitors are frequently drawn to My Cake Lady's 1950s style retro diner serving classic cup cakes, coffee and good old fashioned milkshakes...more

Little Bloomfield Café & Wine Bar

Little Bloomfield Café & Wine Bar Cleveland

Things are a touch tropical at Cleveland's Little Bloomfield Cafe where they serve smoothies, Merlo coffee, and a range of T2 teas as well as beer, wine and cocktails. There is a kid's menu also available at this breezy outdoor/indoor venue...more

Our Place Coffee Garden

Bring along those four legged friends to Our Place Coffee Garden at Victoria Point, where there are doggie bowls, doggie treats, puppycinos, and a doggie off leash enclosure to keep all canine tails wagging. Dog owners can also enjoy a cup of Delamuta coffee or tea...more

Lighthouse Café Bar

Cleveland's lighthouse beacon is the inspiration behind Lighthouse Cafe Bar. Meals at this iconic cafe come with uninterrupted views directly across Moreton Bay...more

Pelican's Slipway Café

Pelican Slipway has been operating since 1949 and visitors to Pelican's Slipway Cafe are rewarded with amazing views across Redland Bay plus the chance to watch one of the last tidal slipways in action...more