All the eats on the one street!
Need to refuel after all that shopping? You’re in luck! James Street is a food-lover’s dream with a range of restaurants, cafés and bars that are sure to satisfy any craving.
We reveal our favourite spots to eat and drink on James Street that cater to any budget.
Just a quick note: This post is sponsored, but we only write about things we reckon you’ll think are awesome. Thanks to CommBank Fortitude Valley for the budgeting tips.
BITES ON A BUDGET
If you’re after something tasty and satisfying, head to Quench and dive into a selection of juices, salads, wraps, sandwiches, gelati and sorbet. Everything is made fresh daily!
Pineapple Express on James Street will take care of the superfood-lovers out there! Smashed avo, clean cacao and vanilla waffles and acai bowls are just some of the delicious options you can look forward to for breakfast.
Harvey’s Bar + Bistro
James Street is definitely not short of places for drinks and light eats! Harvey’s is also open for breakfast and lunch!
For quality coffee, stop by Cantinho for your early-morning brew.
The Yiros Shop
For a Greek food experience without the plane ticket, The Yiros Shop is the perfect place for a quick lunch. Think a fluffy fresh pita, refreshing toppings and stacks of tzatziki.
Fresh Sushi Co
Sometimes all you feel like is sushi. Fresh Sushi Co has a range of sushi rolls ready to be devoured! Stop by here for your sushi fix.
King Arthur Café
For a quick and tasty meal, head to King Arthur Café. Rib fillet steak sandwiches and caraway-roasted carrots and soft polenta are just a couple of options on the menu!
STREET TIP: If you’re running low on cash, be sure to search high and low for loose change in your pockets, car and handbag so you can turn that forgotten shrapnel into your next meal with the new coin-counting machine at James Street’s Commonwealth Bank.
Inspired by the street stalls of Asia, Chow House offers share-style food. Try their BBQ pork bao and the Chow House nasi goreng!
Spoon Deli Café
Sit down at Spoon for an à la carte breakfast. While you’re there, have one of their fresh juices or a much-needed coffee.
Head to Tinderbox on James Street for an Italian feast! Wood-fired pizzas, flavoursome gnocchi and mouth-watering desserts are just some of the dishes to look forward to.
Ribs & Burgers
If you’re all about succulent meats, Ribs & Burgers is a no-brainer as a dinner option. Slow-cooked ribs, premium Angus beef and fresh salads are the go-to here.
At Sixes & Sevens
A favourite on the Brisbane social scene, At Sixes & Sevens is the perfect place for after-work drinks and for catching up with friends on the weekend. You can’t miss it!
Farrier Bar & Supper Club
Brisbane’s only supper bar is the perfect place for those night owls and it’s open seven days a week until 2am! Try one of their cocktails while you’re there – Fig Manhattan, Chai Whiskey Sour and a Latin Old Fashioned are just some of the drinks to look forward to.
STREET TIP: Saving can be addictive once you start, but a little treat is never a bad thing. If you like to see the dollars grow in your bank account (who doesn’t, really?) Commonwealth Bank’s GoalSaver account rewards you with bonus interest to help you reach your savings goal sooner. Put that one withdrawal a month to good use and splurge in one of James Street’s best food and beverage destinations!
SPLASH SOME CASH
Gerard’s Bistro | Gerard’s Bar
This is one of the top Brisbane restaurants, giving you an exceptional dining experience. You’ll find the menu is greatly influenced by cooking styles from Northern Africa, the Middle East and Southern Europe. Gerard’s Bar is the perfect place to wind down – they’re known for their charcuterie.
For a take-home treat like no other, stop by Jocelyn’s Provisions for quality cakes, bread and patisseries.
Cru Bar & Cellar
Catch-up drinks with friends? What could be better than an award-winning wine cellar? You won’t even know where to start with their extensive drinks list.
Bucci Restaurant & Bar
For another slice of Italian on James Street, Bucci is a top choice for dinner. Their delicious pasta dishes are like no other and they have a range of mains and sides to satisfy you through to dessert.
STREET TIP: If enjoying the crème de la crème of the street still isn’t enough, head to Commonwealth Bank and exchange your hard-earned cash for the currency of your dream destination and experience the authentic flavours for yourself (you can thank us later!).