Best Cafes 2017

A host of tempting cafes opened their doors across Brisbane in 2017. From science-experiment breakfasts to sun-drenched courtyard dining, these are our picks of the year which are well worth the visit.

The Brunswick Project

A classic New Farm Queenslander is now home to The Brunswick Project. The al fresco verandah here provides a great space to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch with a modern Australian twist...more

Hunter & Scout

The Farmhouse Bowls, Scout Bowls and Fried Eggy Brioche stand out at Hunter & Scout. This Graceville cafe boasts a lush courtyard with a comfortable outdoor vibe enticing visitors to linger longer...more

Saint Laura

This cottage cafe/community hub is tucked away in the backstreets of Highgate Hill. Sit back and sample the charcuterie board, leg ham toasties or rhubarb and pear crumble in Saint Laura's sunny courtyard...more

Monty's Bakehouse

European style breakfasts, artisan baked goods and specialty coffee can be found at Monty's Bakehouse, West End. The al fresco verandah is also an ideal spot to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer...more

Quincy's Bar & Café 

This basement bar and cafe exudes a unique architectural style in the midst of the Grange. Try Quincy's Taster or a gourmet pizza alongside their selection of boutique beer and wine...more

Camp Albion

A relaxed camping vibe accompanies the seasonal menu at Camp Albion - watch out for the popular vegetable stack or wagyu pastrami sandwich to go with fresh juices, smoked hot chocolates and stand out coffees...more

Miss Jones

All day breakfasts, super shakes, burgers, tacos and salads all make an excellent excuse to give Miss Jones a try. This New Farm cafe serves Single O coffee, as well as healthy, stylish food to boot...more

The Chemistry of Coffee

Science experiment style breakfasts are the go at The Chemistry of Coffee, Hawthorne. Feed the inner scientist here with quirky test tube tasters, or science beaker milkshakes accompanied by caramel waffles and breaky burgers...more

Hatch & Snout

Enjoy corn fritters, vegetarian stacks or savory mince on sourdough toast for breakfast at Hatch & Snout. This Redland Bay cafe is also an ideal spot to visit for lunch or dinner, serving organic Bun Coffee...more

Pantry 360

Supporting regional food producers and growers within a radius of 360 kilometres of Brisbane, Pantry 360 is the place to stock up on grocery items and enjoy a delicious treat at the same time...more

Little Red Providore

Behind Little Red Providore's red door in Red Hill, there lies a treasure trove of freshly baked pastries, gourmet sandwiches and gourmet grocery items. Head for the sun-filled courtyard to enjoy a cup of Toby's Estate coffee...more

Min & Co

Get your fill of Italian inspired fare, top coffee, Italian wines and all-day breakfast (try the polpette) at this slick new eastside café and bar in the base of The Wellington boutique apartment block...more

Ion Café & Bar

Residing in a quaint historic northside cottage is this popular café bar with a cool covered deck and a delectable menu that keeps diners well fed from breakfast through to dinner...more

Butcher Baker Coffee Maker

This new café with water views brings a cool inner city vibe to the bayside, with an al fresco garden lane on the side, and a delectable menu featuring sustainable locally sourced produce


This bright, airy and hip new addition to the southside café scene serves superb coffee, fabulous all day menu with a creative twist - try the huevos rancheros - and it's also dog friendly...more

The Chill Café

With its al fresco seating and leafy garden vibe this new dog friendly northside café makes a cool place to tuck into some delicious fare with a German twist and a divine caramel milkshake...more


The entire menu is plant-based at this cool contemporary café in the base of a new inner city development and since opening late in 2017 it has extended its hours to offer dinner...more

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