What’s Hot in Brisbane’s Dining Scene
Brisbane’s dining scene has popped the top and is overflowing with culinary confidence. Visit to discover a feast of new dining experiences, a passion for fresh local produce and some of the country’s best chefs.
Hello? Coffee calling
Wander through The City’s hidden laneways and discover Brisbane’s latest coffee nooks. Housed in a heritage-listed building off Charlotte St, John Mills Himself oozes style with its exposed brick walls, high set windows and local coffee blends. Strauss, a Parisian-inspired paradise off Elizabeth St, offers a place to relax and sip the much-loved beans by local coffee house Cup. Perch yourself up at Felix in Burnett Lane and delight in their organic treats, or retreat down Embassy Lane for Kitchen Door ’s industrial ambiance and smooth blends.
Valley hot spot
Lap it up in M&A Lane, Brisbane’s latest dining precinct and home to four fresh bars and restaurants. Urban cowboys rejoice, Mighty Mighty has arrived to serve up authentic American smokehouse cuisine and soulful city beats. Meat maniacs should try the sweet spiced pork ribs or Philly cheese steak. If the Mediterranean is your spiritual kitchen, stop by at Locanda for some antipasti and crisp Prosecco, or gorge on Gordita’s wholesome southern Spanish share plates. Continue the party to the New Orleans inspired watering hole, Papa Jacks. An impressive bluesy bar where you can indulge on a hearty po’ boy sandwich and wash it down with some serious cocktails.
Brisbane’s fresh winter air and clear blue skies make the perfect backdrop to any dining experience. Soak up sweeping views of the Story Bridge at chic new Blackbird Bar & Grill. Feel the breeze in your hair at our rooftop bar favourites: the colourful Dandy’s at The Fox, fairy-lit Elixir and stylish Limes. Enjoy relaxed surrounds in the Mexican-themed courtyard at Beach Burrito, poolside at opulent Bacchus or by the river at casually elegant Stokebar.
Brisbane’s appetite for wholesome and organic foods has cultivated a bunch of new cafes to keep you eating clean and feeling lean:
Lorna Jane Active Living Room, Newstead – world-first LJ studio and cafe
Paleo Cafe, The City – back-to-basic foods
Coco Bliss, Bulimba – healthy indulgent treats
Bang Bang Lulu, Fortitude Valley – organic juice bar
Primal Pantry, Teneriffe – paleo grocer and cafe