Blog by Visit Brisbane
While Australians are famous for wanting to go out for a cup of coffee, it turns out that they prefer other characteristics as well. According to this survey done by Woodcut, over 42 percent of respondents said that they would return to a cafe because it had a great atmosphere while over 48 per cent said they would return if they got outstanding customer service. Australians showed less of a preference for returning to places that had astonishing value or were located just around the corner. If you are looking for a cafe, then make sure to consider these five cafes in Brisbane.
Have a Bagel at Scout Cafe
Susannah Whitehouse and Candy Smith had been best friends for years before they started the Scout Cafe in a building originally constructed in the 1920s. Hand scraped walls have been carefully prepared to showcase the great history that this building overlooking Hardgrave Park has seen over the last 100 years. The bagels here along with the fresh-roasted French coffee makes this one of the top cafes in Brisbane while the smell of the fresh-baked mini-muffins is sure to tempt you to try one. If you are looking for a more substantial breakfast, then try the herb scrambled eggs and spicy chorizo. You are welcome to bring your four-legged friend along on your morning adventure as this cafe always has out a water bowl for them.
Dine on Avocado Toast at the Southside Tea Room
Once you step through the sliding glass door into the Southside Tea Room owned by the Indie musical group The Grates, you will quickly realise that this Brisbane cafe is very unique. Settle down at the long bar, sit at one of the wooden tables or lounge on the low-slung sofa at this cafe serving outstanding avocado toast or the egg and bacon sandwiches. While the fresh-roasted Dragan’s Wynnum coffee and the fresh-brewed Sydney’s Tea Craft teas are great here, it is the atmosphere that sets this cafe apart from the rest as its panelled-walls are often home to art exhibits while macrame classes, board game tournaments and clothes swaps often take over the dining space.
Consume the Morning Glory at My Mistress
Be sure to try the Morning Glory consisting of a piece of smoked bacon, Swiss cheese tomato relish, egg and aioli on a bagel when you visit My Mistress. Whether you visit the seductive location on Sandgate Road or the elusive location in Albion, you will be impressed with the industrial vibe of these restaurants with their long share tables, pendant lighting and vintage-period pieces. They serve cold-pressed coffee along with Genovese Coffee. Alternatively, consider the healthy smoothies or the fresh-squeezed juices to start your day. If the weather is nice, then consider their green leafy outdoor dining spot as it is a beautiful place to start your day.
Eat Baked Eggs at Dovetail
Well-known restaurant critic Adam Thomas created this sunny breakfast nook using recycled tables and a rustic country vibe. Make sure to try their baked eggs created with two eggs, beef chili con carne, grilled eggplant, caramelised onion and Witches Chase goat cheese. Alternatively, enjoy the fabulous fresh-baked banana bread. All selections at this restaurant can be made gluten-free. Uncle Joe’s coffee is always brewed fresh or try their fabulous loose-leaf teas from Tea Masters.
Feast on a Fresh Sand Crab Omelette at Morning After
This cafe in Brisbane is located under The Glass Factory. Natural light flowing in through bifold doors and windows perfectly compliments the pale wood and stone interior. It can be tough to choose an entree from the world-wide inspired menu created by Yianni Passaris and his mum Soula, but the fresh sand crab omelet is a perennial favourite. Diners also have the choice between coffee from Uncle Joe’s or 5 Senses. The service here is impeccable making this a great place to relax before a day at work or sightseeing.
While there are more than 50 great cafes in Brisbane, these rise to the top because of their beautiful interiors, outstanding food and attentive service. Therefore, you will want to visit each one many times.