40 cheap eats in Brisbane City - Visit Brisbane


40 cheap eats in Brisbane City

A week to go before pay day and you're feeling the pinch? High class taste buds and a student budget? Maybe you like to #treatyo’self to a Friday lunch out but don’t want to spend more than a tenner? 

Whatever the case, really good food at wallet-friendly prices has an undeniable appeal - and we’ve tested, tasted and found these awesome Brisbane City eateries, takeaway joints, cafes and bistros that won’t have you forking out of your savings account. All these cheap eats in Brisbane CBD will give you change for $15. Simple.

  1. Change your life forever with a four cheese, mushroom and taleggio, or bacon, blue cheese and pear toastie for $12.50 at The Cheese Pleaser.
  2. Rainbow Roll for $3.20 from Miki Sushi, Adelaide St.
  3.   Rolld  
  4. Rice paper rolls for $4.70 each. Try the soft-shell crab from Roll’d, QueensPlaza.
  5. BRAT bagel – crispy bacon, rocket, aioli, tomato for $9.50 or buy a bagel to DIY for $2 from Bagel Boys, Adelaide St.
  6. Spicy & Sour Soft Pork Bone soup for $12 at Kinn-Imm, QueensPlaza.
  7. Crispy Pork Belly Banh Mi for $8.40 from Little Saigon Grill, Albert St.
  8.   New Shanghai Dumplings  
  9. Steamed Xiao Long Bao pork dumplings for $9.90 from New Shanghai, QueensPlaza.
  10. Medium salad plate for $11.9 or Moroccan lentil burger for $10.90 from Vege Rama, Adelaide St.
  11. Mediterranean Turkish sandwich for $10.90 from Le Bon Choix, Edward St.
  12. Combination of salads from the salad bar for $12 from Felix for Goodness, Burnett Lane.
  13.   Burgers at Miss Kays  
  14. Cheeseburger $10 from Miss Kays, George St.
  15. Four dumplings and one pork bun for under $10 from Steamed, Turbot St.
  16. Gluten free Brioche Benedict for $13 from Nodo Donuts, Elizabeth St.
  17.   Melt Brothers  
  18. Holy cheezus! For $9.95 get a mac and cheese toastie with maple bacon from Melt Brothers.
  19. Pulled Pork Burger for $12 from Coffee Anthology, Margaret St.
  20. Giant pretzel with your choice of condiment $11.50 from Bavarian Bier Cafe, Eagle Street Pier.
  21. Tonkotsu ramen for $15 from Taro's Ramen, Edward Street.
  22. Happy hour pizzas 3-5pm for $10 from Fratelli Famous, Eagle Street.
  23. Japanese chicken curry for $6 from Sushi on Roma, Turbot St.
  24. All-you-can-eat dumplings for $12 every Tuesday at Jade Buddha, Eagle St Pier.
  25. Lunch menu schnitty or steak for $15 during the week at The Stock Exchange, Edward St.
  26. Slow-cooked Lamb Leg Roll with marinated eggplant for $14 from Isles Lane, Post Office Square.
  27. Tzimmy Lamb Pita with house tzatziki and chips for $13.50 at Zeus Street Greek, QueensPlaza.
  28. Original acai bowl for $10 from Kiss the Berry, Creek St.
  29. Luke’s Vietnamese chicken salad $15 from Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino.
  30. Freekeh & Pumpkin Salad for $12.50 from Strauss, Elizabeth St
  31. Classic burger for $10.50 from Neil Perry’s Burger Project, Edward St
  32. Classic Bahn Mi for $6 from Bahn Mi Now, Adelaide St.
  33.   Madtongsan II, Brisbane City  
  34. Bi Bim Bab $11.90 from Madtongsan II, Elizabeth St.
  35. Plate of Buffalo wings for $15 from Red Hook, Gresham Lane
  36. $13.50 lunch specials like rump, schnitty or barra Monday to Thursday at Embassy Bar, Elizabeth St.
  37.   Buffalo Bar Wings  
  38. Basket of wet or dry wings $15 from Buffalo Bar, Mary St.
  39. Fish ‘n’ chips for $14 at lunchtime from Irish Murphy’s, George St.
  40. Charmy Cup Bop bowl of rice, lettuce and meat for $7.50 from Charmy, Albert St.
  41. Nagahama Ramen for $12.50 from Hakataya Ramen, Queen Street Mall.
  42. Panini of the day for $12 at Marchetti Cafe, Tattersall’s Arcade.
  43. Bahn Mi for $5 from Vietnamese Baguette, Myer Centre downstairs food court.
  45. Didn’t make it grocery shopping over the weekend? Buy the ingredients and make your lunch from Woolworths, MacArthur Central or Coles Express, Queens Plaza.
  46. Liquid lunch? Grab a G & T for $10 at the best bar in Australia, The Gresham. Or be responsible and order a Reuben Toastie for $12.
  48. Buy yourself a lunch packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants - without the price tag. Order a Nori Taco (or two) at Love Roll Sushi for $6.50. 

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