Need a dose of caffeine to get you through the day? Here are our picks of Brisbane’s best coffee on the south side.
Blacksmith Specialty Coffee, Mount Gravatt East
Blacksmith is all about community; they love remembering regulars’ orders and getting to know new faces. Using local specialty roaster Bean Bones Espresso, they weigh and dose every single coffee and only serves it if it has a balanced extraction.
Todd & Pup, Moorooka
Todd & Pup is dog- and human-friendly and fully licensed. Sit outside on the astro-turfed deck with your furry friends and a cup of their Genovese Coffee. The food menu is full of delicious, hearty food – make sure you try the vege stack!
Located in The Village in Yeronga, Nessun Dorma is bound to be a new favourite for your daily caffeine boost. Their beans are sourced from ethically-responsible farms all over the world and roasted onsite. The house blend has a smooth finish with flavours of chocolate and blueberry, and is a three bean mix using Colombian, Brazilian and Rwandan beans.
Seven South, Yeronga
This popular new hotspot has a great vibe, cool décor and heavenly coffee! They use Dramanti Artisan Roasters from nearby Wynnum and puts their own twist on traditional favourites to serve locals a finger-licking list of top-notch meals in a comfortable setting.
Moreish Café, Stones Corner
Moreish Café combines wholesome eats with foodie favourites. Their salad and smoothie bars serve up fresh and healthy alternatives for breakfast and lunch daily, as well as a constantly changing selection of savoury and sweet breakfast plates. Talented baristas serve up the very best Campos coffees for those looking to enjoy a clean treat, a catch-up or a coffee on the run.
Dovetail on Overend, Norman Park
Beanhunter named Dovetail one of the top 10 cafés in Australia two years in a row. They use local roaster Uncle Joe’s Coffee and the team is passionate about catering for various food intolerances and dietary preferences in a way that doesn't make customers feel alienated or "guilty". Give the gluten-free sticky pecan scrolls or purple yam cupcakes a go when you grab a brew. Everything is prepared in-house!
Nomad Espresso, Carina
Nomad Espresso is known for delicious Dramanti Artisan Roasters coffee. The beans are always fresh, sourced directly from worldwide local farmers and roasted in Cleveland by the Sestic Family (Sasha Sestic is currently known as the world barista champion). Their house blend is a mix of Brazilian, Ethiopian and PNG beans and there is also a single origin roast that changes every two weeks. We dare you not to fall in love with their coffee and staff!
The Jam Pantry, Greenslopes
Tucked away off Logan Road, The Jam Pantry has a quirky, country-retro cottage décor with a comfortable and welcoming feel. They use a strong, fruity Supreme Roasters Origin blend and each cappuccino is topped with shaved 70 per cent dark chocolate, which converts flat white, and latte drinkers to the fluffy side.
Lady Marmalade Café, Stones Corner
Pouring all their coffee with loads of love, Lady Marmalade uses the best quality ingredients and offer a milk menu to suit every customer’s dietary requirements and tastes. The rustic food selection, Genovese Coffee and warm blankets that you can rug up in keep their customers coming back for more. Being super pet-friendly, they even have their own Insta hashtag, #puppiesofladymarmalade.
Espresso Garage, South Brisbane
This hole-in-wall café has built up a strong following since opening its doors 10 years ago. It’s a favourite pit stop among cyclists (and non-cyclists, of course!). Bask in the sun and enjoy a cup of coffee – they use Audacia by Espresso di Manfredi, which is a rich, full-bodied blend.
Pearl Café, Woolloongabba
Pearl Café is all about delivering a quality product using the finest produce. The Barambah Organic full-cream milk complements their Allpress Carmelo blend coffee perfectly. The café has a stylish feel with a beautiful antique look outside and a modern European bistro feel inside.
Locavore Café, Woolloongabba
Locavore Café only partners with suppliers who align with their business values; they must be local, ethical and sustainable. All coffee is of a specialty grade and can be traced directly back to the farm, ensuring that the farmers have been paid a fair price for their beans. The house blend is the Marvell Street Coffee Roasters’ Thunderbird blend and single origin espressos and filters from other local roasters including Bear Bones Espresso, The Single Guys and Wolff Coffee Roasters are available.
Moose & Gibson, Woolloongabba
Coffee served at Moose & Gibson is sourced from Two Seasons to coincide with the climate changes in Australia, guaranteeing a smooth and consistent flavour and texture all year round. The industrial yet inviting décor is a great place to dine in and try their warm and hearty food options – you can’t go past their baked eggs!
Brown Dog Café, Woolloongabba
After 10 years in the business, Brown Dog Café is proud of its simple, personable atmosphere. Set in a quiet street in Woolloongabba, it is definitely a hot spot for locals to come grab their morning cup of Espresso Di Manfredi Classico blend. As the name suggests, brown dogs (and not so brown dogs) are welcome!
Microlot Coffee House, Hawthorne
Positioned on busy Riding Road, Microlot Coffee House may be small but it’s all about quality food and coffee. Their courtyard is a great place to meet with friends and chat over a cup of coffee, which is sourced from Columbia and other small growers from around the world and roasted in Brisbane.
Feature image: Seven South.