South Bank's Best Coffee - Visit Brisbane


South Bank's Best Coffee

For some, coffee is just for the caffeine factor, for others it’s a morning ritual, and there are those who are true connoisseurs in search of the perfect cup.

We’ve diligently scoured South Bank’s cafes and restaurants and have found some the coffees that will really hit the spot.

Espresso Garage South Bank Coffee

Espresso Garage

Denim. Co 

This Little Stanley Street cafe is a great place for breakfast, lunch or a light evening meal and, of course, coffee made using tried and true Lavazza beans!


Featuring exciting specialised coffees, Pourboy is coffee lover heaven. Located in the Southpoint building, café dining is also available with high quality seasonal produce. 

Dot Espresso 

Head onto Stanley Street Plaza and meet Dot the sheep. She’ll stand by quietly while you sip on your Di Bella coffee and snack on one of the home made treats! 

Espresso Garage 

This might just look like a hole in the wall, but boy do they know how to serve a coffee! The Di Manfredi bean, roasted in Sydney, is great for your early-morning pick-me-up and a favourite of the cycling fraternity! 

Lost Bean

Operating from a Kombi van called Florence near the Nepalese Pagoda, Lost Bean now also has a cafe on Grey Street. Organic, smooth and creamy with a chocolatey finish, Renegade Roasters coffee is served, and can be enjoyed with savoury dishes and sweet treats.

Belle Époque

A patisserie-style café located at the Emporium Hotel serving Vittoria Coffee, to be enjoyed with breakfast, lunch or the finest tarts, gauteux, macarons and chocolate delights.

The Treehouse 

This little gem on Grey Street may just look like a "grab-and-go" joint but that doesn’t mean its coffee is lacking. Far from it. It uses Supreme Roaster and it’s always spot-on. Also, if you have a few minutes to spare, make sure you climb the stairs to the secret balcony. 

Baba Ganouj 

Located on Little Stanley Street, this little cafe serving up traditional Lebanese fare also does a great coffee. The Establishment supplies the beans; the baristas do the rest! 

CBD | Café Bar Dining 

While CBD is part of Rydges Hotel, it’s also open to the public and definitely worth stopping into if you’re after a coffee. It exclusively serves Di Manfredi alongside all its extensive breakfast and lunch menu. 

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