What's open on a Sunday in Brisbane City

It's a Sunday morning and you spent all Saturday binge-watching Netflix and ordering delivery pizza (#noregrets) and now you feel like getting out of the house? Leave the two-minute noodles in the pantry – we’ve got your back and have sourced the restaurants and bars in the CBD that are open for Sunday sustenance plus Monday bragging rights. After all, YOLO.

Cafes, coffee and breakfasts

Bonsai Botanika

At Bonsai Botanika you'll get your coffee fix, your chocolate fix and a Japanese fix all in one. You won't be able to leave without a slice of the flourless chocolate cake.
Open: 9am-5pm

Brew

Brew

Wander down the nondescript alleyway off Queen Street Mall to find Brew. Chill out in the dimly lit, bunker-like haunt with breakfast and a coffee and stay for a laid-back lunch. We recommend you try one of the bagels - so delish.
Open: 9am-4pm

Cook & Co

Cook & Co Bar and Grill offers an eclectic menu showcasing locally sourced produce from the land and sea using an array of cooking techniques with a significant spotlight on the char-grill.
Open: 7-10.30am

The Croft House

This is perfect spot to people watch in the City, and is great for a sit-down meal, a quick takeaway pick-up, popping in to the coffee window, or some relaxed afternoon drinks. 
Open: 7am-late

Dello Mano

You may walk in for a coffee but we won’t blame you if you walk out with a box of brownies – they’re impossible to resist. This is the top spot for a morning or afternoon treat.
Open:10am-5pm

Duce & Co. 

This cosy café is tucked away with a second room perfect for hiding away in while drinking excellent coffee and using the free WiFi.
Open: 10am-2pm

Customs House

Customs House

Relax on the river terrace beneath the glorious Customs House over a delicious breakfast, lunch or coffee with some of Brisbane's most spectacular waterfront views. 
Open: 9am-4pm

The Gardens Club

Soak in the serenity of the picturesque City Botanic Gardens as you dine at hidden cottage's cafe The Gardens Club. After your meal, take a walk through the gardens and along the river. 
Open: 7.30am-4pm

Jak + Hill

Jack and Jill may have gone up the hill to fetch a pail of water, but there's no such effort involved in venturing to Spring Hill hotspot Jak + Hill.
Open: 8am-3pm

Noosa Chocolate Factory

Hot chocolate from Noosa Chocolate Factory

A dream come true for the sweet tooth, Noosa Chocolate Factory is also a great coffee stop on Sundays. If coffee isn't your thing, try one of the hot chocolates made using real melted chocolate.
Open: 7.30am-6pm

Pancake Manor

Housed in a former church built in 1904, Pancake Manor serves a delicious variety of sweet and savoury food from its American influenced menu, with special mention to the fluffy pancakes, crepes and salads. It counts at Sunday anytime after midnight, so stop in during the wee hours of the morning and fill up on a pancake stack or two.
Open: 24/7

The Pantry

Housed in the Old Government House courtyard, The Pantry Cafe is the perfect spot for a relaxing meal and a coffee before a day exploring the City Botanic Gardens.
Open: 10am-2pm

Riverbar

Overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River and Story Bridge, get up nice and early for a hearty breakfast or drop by for a Sunday sesh.
Open: 7am-11.30pm

Sugar n' Spice

Tucked away on Adelaide St, Sugar n’ Spice offers great coffee and even greater trading hours. Head here before the rest of the city wakes for that early morning coffee craving.
Open: 5:30am-3pm

Vintaged Bar and Grill, Hilton Brisbane

Savour homemade produce with a rustic touch as executive chef Jeremy Clark serves up quality, uncomplicated breakfast dishes. You can have a play at creating your own dish from the breakfast buffet, or simply order from the delicious a la carte menu.
Open: 7-11am

Cheap eats & takeaway's

Bagel Boys

An excellent breakfast, lunch or snack option, Bagel Boys have 11 different bagel flavours to choose from - and they're just like a traditional American bagel. Yes please.
Open: 8.30am-3pm (Adelaide St) 

Comuna Cantina

Comuna Cantina brings Latin street food - arepas, tacos, tortas and even ensaladas - to Albert Lane along with a neon life-size sign of the dancing girl emoji accompanied by the motto "but first, we dance".
Open: 11am-11pm

Dumpling Republic

Dumpling Republic is serving up authentic Asian cuisine with a modern twist, boasting an extensive range of vegetarian and meat-filled dumplings. Worth noting, $1 dumplings are a thing during the week.
Open: 11.30am-8pm

Harajuku Gyoza

Tucked into Albert Lane, Harajuku Gyoza is serving up handmade parcels cooked crispy on the bottom and steamed juicy on the top, filled with meaty fillings and fresh seasonal produce. It's tasty and the atmosphere is always lively - try some sake and you'll be cheered on like the hero that you are.
Open: 11am-10pm

Indian Mehfil

'Mehfil' means 'get-together' and that is the concept behind Indian Mehfil, a place where people converge and have a good time with great food, excellent wine and even better company.
Open: 11:30-2:30pm & 5-9:30pm

Little Singapore

Stop in at Little Singapore and choose from a range of tasty traditional dishes originating from Singapore and Malaysia.
Open: 11am-9pm

Miki Sushi

Sushi is possibly one of the most convenient go-to meals, and Miki Sushi serves up high quality, tasty sushi that is made fresh, by hand in front of you.
Open: 8am-7pm

Miss Kay’s

Feast on authentic American-style fast food at Miss Kay's, including burgers, fries and chicken wings. If you're game, or just really love burgers, try the Big Kay's Challenge and get your picture onto the Wall of Fame.
Open: 8.30am-8.30pm

Mos Burger

Dedicated to making people happy through food and promise delicious and high-quality fare - what's not to love about Mos Burger?
Open: 10.30am-8pm

New Shanghai

New Shanghai Dumplings

Feast on an array of tasty Shanghai-style soups, noodles, rice and vegetable dishes, as well as sensational dumplings in a decadent Shanghai-inspired interior.
Open: 11am-8pm (Queens Plaza)

PappaRich

Authentic Malaysian delights are the order of the day at PappaRich located inside Wintergarden. Don't leave without trying the ABC dessert.
Open: 11am-8.45pm

Red Hook

Red Hook takes inspiration from the street vans spread throughout New York City. The burgers are mouth-watering, the loaded fries are excellent, the drinks are cold and the music is always on point.
Open: midday-8pm

Roll'd Queens Plaza

Roll'd serves grab-and-go Vietnamese street-style food favourites made fresh daily. Convenient and delicious, stop in for a rice paper roll or two before continuing on your shopping trip.
Open: 10am-4pm

Restaurants

ARIA

Aria Restaurant

With sweeping floor-to-ceiling glass windows, fine-dining restaurant ARIA offers exquisite food with an equally impressive wine list to match. Swap out the classic Sunday roast for an elegant four or seven-course chef's tasting menu.
Open: 5.30-9.30pm

Asana by Pete Evans

Dine on fresh, nutritious and delicious food at Asana from. For those on the run, grab gourmet paleo salads and healthy sweet treats to go.
Open: 6.30am-10am, 12-3pm & 6-10pm 

Berkley's on Ann

Housed in the heritage-listed Rendezvous Hotel Anzac Square, Berkley's on Ann caters for travellers and locals looking for a quality place to dine in Brisbane’s CBD.
Open: 7-10:30am, 5:30-9pm

Bistro Allure

Enjoy panoramic views of City Hall and King George Square as you watch the theatre of the chefs preparing the meals at Bistro Allure.
Open: 6.30-11am, 11.30-3pm, 5.30-10pm

Brasserie on the River

The Brasserie on the River, at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, offers magnificent seafood and carvery buffets, as well as high tea buffets and an extensive a la carte menu. Plus it's always nice to dine along the river.
Open: 6-10.30am, midday-2.30pm, 6.30pm onwards

Cha Cha Char

Cha Cha Char is for the carnivores. While enjoying sweeping views of the Brisbane River, peruse a menu like no other – each meat's breed, paddock address and age are provided.
Open: 6-11pm

Corbett & Claude

Housed in the basement of the heritage-listed Corbett Chambers building on Elizabeth St, round up your mates and finish the week on a high with good food, good company and good vibes.
Open: 11am-late

The Croft House

This is perfect spot to people watch in the City, and is great for a sit-down meal, a quick takeaway pick-up, popping in to the coffee window, or some relaxed afternoon drinks.
Open: 7am-late

Customs House

Relax on the river terrace beneath the glorious Customs House over a delicious breakfast, lunch or coffee with some of Brisbane's most spectacular waterfront views. 
Open: 9am-4pm

The Eatery

Located in the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, The Eatery is a lively, all-day-dining restaurant serving great home-style food in a relaxed, modern atmosphere.
Open: 6.30-11am, midday-2.30, 6-9pm

Fat Noodle

Pho at Fat Noodle

Chow down on hawker-style Asian fusion eats at Treasury Casino's Fat Noodle. Great food, value and portions.
Open: 11.30am-11pm

George's Paragon Seafood Restaurant

Choose from the freshest seafood, traditional Mediterranean dishes as well as steak, chicken and pasta overlooking spectacular views of Kangaroo Point and the Story Bridge.
Open: 11am-3pm, 5.30-10pm

Happy Boy

Happy Boy

Hit up Happy Boy for cheap and cheery Chinese with a great wine list to match. Tucked away off Boundary St, Happy Boy is a hidden delight that will not disappoint.
Open: 5.30-9pm

Il Centro

Il Centro has established an international reputation for its innovative menu, including its famous sandcrab lasagne. Try the two or three course Sunday set lunch menu and be wowed by the incredible cuisine.
Open: midday-3pm, 5.30-9pm

Jade Buddha

Overlooking the Brisbane River, Jade Buddha restaurant and bar oozes modern Asian ambience where diners are spoilt with magnificent views of the river, city and Story Bridge.
Open: 11.30am-10.30pm

Jak + Hill

Jack and Jill may have gone up the hill to fetch a pail of water, but there's no such effort involved in venturing to Spring Hill hotspot Jak + Hill.
Open: 8am-3pm

Jellyfish

Jellyfish spoils diners with sensational views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge to go with their seafood.
Open: 6-10pm

Jimmy's on the Mall

One of the few places in Brisbane that never sleeps, Jimmy's on the Mall is serving up great food and drinks 24/7.
Open: 24/7

The Lab Restaurant & Bar

Sleekly elegant, with a superbly crafted a la carte menu representing modern Australian cuisine, The Lab Restaurant & Bar also has a great beer selection.
Open: 7-11am, 1-3pm, 6-10pm

Lennons Restaurant

Go up the NEXT Hotel escalator to find Lennons. There is a wood-fired oven, Parilla grill for seafood and grass-fed, dry-aged steaks, as well as bar menu including wood-fired octopus, chorizo and smoked paprika, and buttermilk fried chicken. 
Open: 6.30am-10.30pm

Madame Wu

Madame Wu

This chic Asian-fusion restaurant is certainly one to write home about. Our tip is to order the heavenly Moreton Bay Bug-stuffed dumplings.
Open: midday-late

Milano

Milano is an elegant outdoor cafe in the European tradition, with an emphasis on excellent modern Italian cuisine and an extensive wine and beverage list.
Open: 7am-12am

Moo Moo Wine Bar & Grill

No prizes for guessing what this wine bar and grill prides itself on. You'll be served premium-quality export beef here, along with sensational Australian and international wine.
Open: 5.30-late

Motion Bar + Grill

Brisbane Marriott's stylish restaurant, Motion Bar & Grill, delivers a refreshing, modern dining and socialising destination for city dwellers and visitors alike.
Open: 7am-3pm, 5-10pm

Nest Restaurant & Bar

Flock to Hotel Jen to find a haven of Asian-Fusion food and delectable drinks at Nest Restaurant & Bar.
Open: 6.30am-11pm

Otto Ristorante

OTTO

Enjoy incredible Italian cuisine while overlooking the Brisbane River. Aside from the incredible flavours, keep your eye on the magenta felt fans, also known as Les Danseuses.
Open: midday-3pm

Pane E Vino

What better way to end the weekend than with a big bowl of authentic Italian pasta? Pane E Vino promises a home-style meal using on the freshest ingredients.
Open: 8am-10pm

Phat Elephant

Street food straight from Thailand can be found in the Brisbane CBD, who knew! With dishes including duck red curry, crispy whole fish and braised beef noodle soup, do hurry back for more. 
Open: 11am-10pm

Pig & Whistle

Pig 'N' Whistle is renowned for its a la carte menu, a wide selection of beers and a number of large-screen TVs where you can watch your favourite sport.
Open: 24/7 (Queen Street Mall), 8am-12am (Riverside)

Pony Dining

Boasting views of the Brisbane river and modern Australian cuisine straight off the roaring grill, Sunday at Pony Dining is anything less than fancy. 
Open: 11:30am-10pm

Sake

Sake Restaurant & Bar - Sashimi

Award-winning contemporary Japanese is delicately prepared and served in style at this waterfront restaurant. Drop in for a quick bite or a long Sunday lunch over multiple courses. 
Open: 12-3pm & 5:30-10pm

Thyme² Interactive Dining

A French influenced buffet dining experience in the heart of the Sofitel. You may not even want savoury when the desserts are made in the hotel’s own patisserie. Wear your stretchy pants.
Open: 6:30am-10pm

Vapiano

If you're keen to satisfy your Italian love affair, you can't go past the double-storey Italian restaurant and bar Vapiano for fresh pasta and bold Italian flavours.
Open: 11am-11pm

The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Offering unique views of the City Botanic Gardens, The Walnut Restaurant prides in a stylish new interior and an ever evolving menu of a la carte options. 
Open: 6:30am-10pm

Bars

Bavarian Bier Café

Sit outside and enjoy a sundowner with a chilled stein and warm pretzel. Bliss.
Open: 11am-12am

Blackbird

Catch up with mates and watch the skyline turn to dusk on Blackbird's outdoor terrace with a brew in hand.
Open: 11.30am-late

Buffalo Bar

Blazing with American rockabilly soul, head to Buffalo Bar to quench your thirst with US craft beers, whiskeys and speciality cocktails and satiate your rumbling stomach with a variety of authentic American fare.
Open from: 11.30am-late

Communal Bar and Eat House

Communal Bar & Eat House

Staying true to its name, dine al fresco on long shared tables at Communal Bar and Eat House overlooking Reddacliff Place or inside the venue surrounded by a retro art wall and exposed bare bricks.
Open: 11am-11pm

Cuvee Lounge Bar

Sophistication, luxury and ambience combine to define Cuvee Lounge Bar. It is a place where cool elegance blends with a definable sense of chic, underscored by an all-pervading air of quality and style.
Open: 8am-late

Friday's Riverside

Friday's is a Brisbane institution and you're not a true Brisban-ite until you've enjoyed a drink or two overlooking the river here.
Open: 11am-1am

Mr & Mrs G

Mr & Mrs G is an eclectic cocktail bar that offers touches of Morocco and pops of colour, delicious tapas and drinks, plus river and Story Bridge views to die for. On Sundays, the bar hosts some of Brisbane’s favourite jazz musicians.
Open: midday-12pm

The Pav Bar & Courtyard

Kick back in The Pav Bar's French-inspired courtyard and head upstairs for a game of pool. The menu offers up food for the peckish to the hangry.
Open: midday-10pm

Riverbar

Overlooking the beautiful Brisbane River and Story Bridge, get up nice and early for a hearty breakfast or drop by for a Sunday sesh. Open from 7am-11.30pm.
Open: 7am-11.30pm

Sazerac Bar

Sazerac Rooftop Bar

Take your Sunday to the next level... or maybe 30 levels up. Sazerac Bar is the City's highest bar, occupying the 30th floor of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel on Mary St.
Open: midday-11pm

Stock Exchange

Tucked beneath the Brisbane City shiny high-rises, the Stock Exchange terrace’s hanging plants and fairy lights create the perfect atmosphere for Sunday bevs.
Open: midday-3am.

Transcontinental Hotel

This old Queensland pub went through a redesign in 2014 and nows boast a sleek new interior and multiple entertainment room. The perfect place to watch Sunday afternoon sport over beers. 
Open: 12am-12pm

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