Here in Brisbane, we love anything and everything new. From specialty coffee cafés to rooftop bars, we’ve gathered some of the best new restaurants in Brisbane for you to add to your culinary bucket list.
If you’re a coffee snob, you’ll love The Single Guys Coffee Co
We’ve been fans of The Single Guys and their Kenmore-based café for a while now. Their latest venture, sibling café located on Charlotte St, is the newest addition to Brisbane’s bustling specialty coffee scene. In addition to a carefully crafted menu of breakfast favourites and brunch must-haves, the team are also renowned for their incredible, second-to-none, single-origin brews. Swing by every morning of the week for a perfectly crafted filter coffee and their insanely good French coffee.
If you’re a cheese lover, you’ll love The Cheese Pleaser
If, like us, you’ve dedicated your life to enjoying the best cheese you can find, then you need to hit up The Cheese Pleaser immediately. Sharyn and Sebastiaan de Kort have been thrilling us since 2014 with their market stall and intermittent pop-ups, but now they have set up a permanent store on Adelaide St in the CBD, all the better to shower us with cheesy goodness. These new permanent digs are a fromagerie-cum-delicatessen-cum-café, and feature such deliciousness as artisanal cheeses, specialty coffee, three-cheese toasties, mouth-watering charcuterie, and all the accoutrements you could want. If you think you’ll grab more cheese wheels than you can possibly carry home, park at King George Square on Saturdays and Sundays for only $5. You can totally get that extra wedge of cheese!
If you’re a messy eater (and proud!), you’ll love Burger Project
We have waited so long for this one, but iconic Australian chef, Neil Perry, has finally bought the Perry brand to our shores, with his first Burger Project opening! A favourite of our Melbourne and Sydney compatriots, Burger Project on Edward Street takes the highest quality ingredients and turns them into rich, oozy, scrumptious burgers, striking a perfect balance of fast food with slow-food values. So. Damn. Good.
If you’re a La La Land tragic, you’ll love Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
Riding on the coat-tails of the 2016 film that should have won Best Picture at the Oscars, Doo-Bop Jazz Bar on Edward St has entered our streets (and our hearts) to bring jazz goodness to our dining scene. Taking its name from arguably the greatest jazz musician of all time, American trumpeter Miles Davis, Doo-Bop celebrates everything that is good about jazz music. Treat your date to Cajun-spiced lamb shoulder and a plate of slow-roasted pork ribs, then scoot downstairs to the basement jazz bar for live music and dancing. If you want to enjoy a cheeky cocktail or two (seriously, they are divine!) then plan ahead and park overnight at Secure Parking Wintergarden. The ‘Party Parker’ deal will allow you to park until 5PM the next day! Date night: sorted!
If you’re a cocktail fanatic, you’ll love Bar OTTO
Housed next-door to Brisbane City favourite, OTTO Ristorante, Bar OTTO possesses the same charm and spirit as its sister venue on Queen St. With Italian classics revamped to suit Australian dining culture (think cured meats, antipasto, and stuffed zucchini flowers) alongside a stunning selection of imported Italian wines and Australian craft beers, Bar OTTO has expertly crafted its menu. The casual and intimate space makes it easy to enjoy drinks and eats without any pretention or stuffiness. Just good food, good drinks and good company!
If you’re a fine-dining aficionado, you’ll love The Croft House Town Kitchen and Bar in Charlotte St.
The Croft House embodies the casual/fine-dining dichotomy that we Brisbanites love. The bar-centric bistro-style restaurant celebrates the best of local produce, enjoyed in a space brightly lit with natural light, wooden detailing and lush tropical greenery. Something akin to an inner-city oasis, there is no wrong way to enjoy The Croft House. Whether it’s brunch on Sunday morning, Friday evening drinks, or a midweek date night, The Croft House is the versatile answer to all your dining needs.
Just a heads up, all the parking rates mentioned here were correct at the time of publishing, but we also recommend checking in with the carpark operator or taking a quick look here just to make sure!
Feature Image: The Croft House