31 cheap eats in Brisbane City

A week to go before pay day and you're feeling the pinch? We've sourced the eateries in Brisbane City that dish out the goods without you needing to fork out the cash. All these wallet-friendly gems cost no more than $16, so tuck in!

  1. You have got to brie kidding. For $5 get truffle pecorino scrambled eggs on toast with ancient herbs at The Cheese Pleaser.
  2. Rainbow Roll for $3.20 from Miki Sushi, Adelaide St. 


  3. Rice paper rolls for $4.70 each. Try the soft-shell crab from Roll’d, QueensPlaza
  4. Beef and rice bowl for $8.80 from Izakaya Kotobuki, Albert St.
  5. BRAT bagel – crispy bacon, rocket, aioli, tomato for $9.50 from Bagel Boys, Adelaide St.
  6. Crispy Pork Belly Banh Mi for $8.40 from Little Saigon Grill, Albert St.

    New Shanghai Dumplings

  7. Steamed Xiao Long Bao pork dumplings for $9.90 from New Shanghai, QueensPlaza.
  8. Assorted salad plate from $11 from Vege Rama, Adelaide St.
  9. Mediterranean Turkish sandwich for $10.90 from Le Bon Choix, Edward St.
  10. Combination of salads from the salad bar for $12 from Felix for Goodness, Burnett Lane.

    Burgers at Miss Kays

  11. Cheeseburger $10 from Miss Kays, George St.
  12. Four dumplings and one pork bun for under $10 from Steamed, Turbot St.
  13. Holy cheezus! For $9.95 get a mac and cheese toastie with maple bacon from Melt Brothers.
  14. Giant pretzel with your choice of condiment $11 from Bavarian Bier Cafe, Eagle Street Pier.
  15. Healthy lunch bowls from $14 at Thr1ve, Adelaide St.
  16. All you can eat dumplings for $12, Tuesdays at Jade Buddha, Eagle St Pier.
  17. Tonkotsu ramen for $15 from Taro's Ramen, Edward Street.
  18. Mr Bunz makes their bao fresh every morning. Get the crackling pork bun for $5.
  19. Korean BBQ Bulgogi burger $13.50 from Miel Container, Charlotte St.
  20. Regular original acai bowl for $10 from Kiss the Berry, Creek St.
  21. Salt n pepper silken tofu $13 from Fat Noodle, Treasury Casino.
  22. Smoked ham, cheddar, aioli, relish toastie on rye $14.50 from Strauss, Elizabeth St
  23. Falafel, edamame, grains bowl for $16 from Botero, Adelaide St. 

    Madtongsan II, Brisbane City

  24. Bi Bim Bab $12.90 from Madtongsan II, Elizabeth St.
  25. Plate of Buffalo wings for $15 from Red Hook, Gresham Lane

  26. Papparich

  27. Dry curry egg noodles with curry chicken $15.50 from Papparich, Wintergarden.
  28. Basket of wet or dry wings $15 from Buffalo Bar, Mary St.
  29. $13.50 lunch specials like rump and fries, Monday to Thursday at Embassy Bar, Elizabeth St.
  30. Spicy beef tacos at Comuna Cantina, Albert Lane for $9.

  31. 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.
  32. 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.

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