Laneway Gems in The City

Venture off the beaten track and wander through Brisbane City’s hidden laneways to discover a wealth of glistening gems. These venues are perfect for a quick bite, drink with friends or a gastronomic delight surrounded by some of Brisbane’s best architecture and street art. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the CBD and immerse yourself in each laneway’s unique character and charm.

Albert Lane, access via 141 Queen & 140 Elizabeth St

Comuna Cantina

Get a taste of Latin America at Comuna Cantina who are dishing out Latin-American-inspired street food. Offering a range of tacos, pinchos, arepas and tortas, it is also a great place to stop in for a cheeky lunchtime cocktail.

Harajuku Gyoza

Harajuku Gyoza Albert Lane

Harajuku Gyoza brings Tokyo's traditional fast food dish to Albert Lane in Brisbane City. The restaurant serves up handmade parcels cooked crispy on the bottom and steamed juicy on the top, filled with meaty fillings and fresh seasonal produce. Accompany your gyoza with a blend of condiments, from chilli flakes to the classic soy sauce.

Little Singapore Uptown

Dine in modern surrounds where you can choose from a range of tasty traditional dishes originating from Singapore and Malaysia. Noodle and rice dishes feature throughout the menu, with staff priding themselves on producing flavoursome and aromatic offerings of Asian culinary delights. You have the easy job - simply sample what's on offer and enjoy the experience.

Vapiano


Vapiano prides itself on serving only the best made-to-order pizzas, fresh house-made pasta, hand-tossed gourmet salads and delicious dolci in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

Burnett Lane, access via Queen Street Mall

Brew

Brew

Brew is one of the city's best-kept secrets. The haunt offers great coffee and food by day and brews of a different kind by night - wine, beer and cocktails, plus delicious tapas.

Felix for Goodness


Felix Espresso

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Queen Street Mall and retreat to Felix for Goodness. Serving up a wholesome menu using local organic ingredients which changes seasonally. Sit on the stools overlooking the lane and watch the world go by, or soak up the relaxed atmosphere inside. 

Super Whatnot

Super Whatnot

Super Whatnot is a little laneway bar with a personality all its own. With a rotating range of craft beers, an unexpected array of boutique wines, classic and original cocktails, and gourmet snackery inspired by “The Americas”, Super Whatnot might not appeal to everyone, but that's exactly the point.

The Survey Co.

Survey Co.

 Brought to you by Simon Livingston, this bistro offers epicurean food with a rustic feel. The Survey Co. is the perfect place to head for a sneaky long lunch, or for after-work drinks that casually extend into dinner.

40 Charlotte Street

John Mills Himself

John Mills Himself

Staying true to the building's architectural heritage, the quaint John Mills Himself cafe and bar features high windows, exposed brick walls and dark timber beams. Supporting all-local and where possible organic produce, the cafe rotates between The Single Guys, Cup Coffee Roasters and Uncle Joe's Coffee House blends across the three grinders. At night the venue turns into an intimate yet fun wine and piano bar.

283 Elizabeth St

Corbett & Claude

Corbett & Claude laneway

Housed in the basement of heritage-listed Corbett Chambers building on Elizabeth St, the laneway restaurant serves up wood-fired pizzas, share plates and antipasti complemented by a selection of sparking, white and red wines with a vast assortment of craft beers.

Access via 189 Elizabeth St

Strauss

Strauss

Coffee haven Strauss is a combination of the talents from the guys behind Cup and Merriweather. The cafe is cosy and intimate with ceiling beams, exposed bricks and polished timber floors. The kitchen offers a refined menu with a range of all-day breakfast dishes inspired by seasonal produce. If you are feeling like a nightcap between Wednesday and Friday, Strauss is open until 10pm for boutique beers, ciders, daily cocktails and a cheese or charcuterie board.

Gresham Lane, access via Creek & Queen St

Coppa Spuntino

Coppa Spuntino is a boutique pizzeria and charcuterie haunt. Bringing a little Italian-inspired flair to Creek St, Spuntino translates in Italian to ‘small snacks often served in bars’, and true to the name you can enjoy a range of plates, tapas, charcuterie and mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas accompanied with Italian wine available by the glass, carafe or bottle. The cocktail list maintains the European vibe with nine types of Negroni alongside a selection of aperitifs.

The Gresham

The Gresham Bar

The Gresham Bar is a whisky and bourbon saloon oozing old-world charm with an eccentric touch. Walking through the large cedar doors you will feel like you've stepped back in time thanks to the soaring seven-metre-high pressed-metal ceiling, dark timber floorboards, Chesterfield couches and an antique Victorian fireplace.

Melt Brothers

Melt Brothers

There is now an entire restaurant dedicated to bringing you the best cheese toastie you ever did devour. Try a traditional cheese toastie or mix things up with combos like its BFC - buffalo sauce, house slaw and fried chicken toastie.

Sparrow & Finch

Sparrow & Finch

Sparrow & Finch is the perfect place to head for lunch thanks to a wide selection of salads, meat, sandwiches and pizzas. As the sun goes down the venue transforms into a busy after-work meeting spot with a great selection of craft beers, wines and spirits available.

Red Hook


The brainchild of Tom Sanceau and Bonnie Shearston from renowned Public, Red Hook takes inspiration from the street vans spread throughout New York City. If you want to savour every bite, pull up a chair on the Queen St side of the diner and be welcomed with mustard and Sriracha, or act like a true New Yorker and grab a burger or hotdog on the run. Head here at night for the great vibe and drinks under the stars.

Eagle Lane, 110 Eagle St

Brooklyn Standard

Enjoy a slice of Brooklyn cool at speakeasy live music venue Brooklyn Standard. Located underground on Eagle Lane, Brooklyn Standard hosts live music six nights a week specialising in jazz, funk and blues – all accompanied by a well-stocked bar of whiskeys and classic cocktails.

Chingon Cantina y Taqueria

Chignon

The casual, laid-back sister to its Melbourne counterpart, Chingón is serving up Mexican street food, with everything made in house. Choose from seven types of handmade soft tortilla tacos or try the fire-roasted Mexicana salsa. True to its Mexican heritage, all drinks on offer are imported from Mexico including the soft drinks, beer and spirits.

The Coop Espresso


The Coop Espresso is a hole-in-the-wall coffee haunt on Eagle Lane. Tucked between Queen and Eagle Streets, grab some fresh baked treats on the run courtesy of Kaptain Patisserie including pies, berry ‘plunders’, muffins, brownies, banana cakes and quiches.

181 George St

Bean

Bean

Bean is a stripped back coffee house using delicious Campos beans. The cafe offers a record player and books, creating the perfect atmosphere if you want to escape the busyness of The City above. Bean, like its name, is keeping it simple, and that's the way we like it.

Rowes Lane, access via Edward St

Sonny's House of Blues

Sonny's House of Blues

From the founders of Paddington favourite Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall – Sonny’s House of Blues in Rowes Arcade is a "dive bar" named after American bluesman Sonny Terry. The bar has the appeal of an American retro speakeasy, hosting live music and serving up 80s themed cocktails, more than 40 kinds of craft beer and frozen margaritas as well as offering Mexican eats such as tacos, burritos and quesadillas.

Spencer Lane, access via Edward & Margaret St

The Laneway

The Laneway, Urbane

Tucked away above a corner of Spencer Lane lies the small and intimate The Laneway. Buzzing with energy, the venue boasts a sophisticated cocktail and crafty drinks menu that is based around drinking as an experience, as much as it is drinking for flavour. As you sit and drink at the bar, watch the classic movies projected on the wall off the lane.

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