Sometimes we need to perk up our Instagram feed with photos of something other than our dog. So, brunch it is! We went out and did a whole lot of feasting to find Brisbane’s most Instagram-able cafes. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. Read on for our pick of the most beautiful cafes in Brisbane to perk up your Instagram feed this weekend. We’ll get those followers double-tapping that MF.
King Arthur Cafe | New Farm
King Arthur is a friendly little cafe just off the James St precinct, famous for their creative seasonal menu, sustainable focus, and banger coffees. For the best Monday of your life, swing by for their grilled broccoli with pumpkin, smoked chevre, sausage crumb, and miso dressing, and a serve of piping hot batch brew. Monday blues sorted!
Chapter IV | Paddington
Settling into the balcony of Chapter IV is the best way to enjoy breakfast. Opposite the Antique Centre, Chapter IV serves up all your favourite breakfast classics, as well as plenty of surprises (soft shell crab eggs benedict, anyone?). Soak in the beautiful view of Brisbane and enjoy a slow, charming morning.
Bedouin Brew | Rocklea
If you haven’t checked out Bedouin Brew yet, what are you doing? Bedouin Brew is a green thumb’s wildest dream, combining a full nursery with a gorgeous array of plants with a café tucked into the corner, serving all manner of delicious, Arabic-style treats and Neighbourhood Coffee. Ideal for long (lazy) meetings, weekend catch-ups, and fresh new home décor, check out Bedouin Brew (and their lovely staff) asap.
Sourced Grocer | Newstead
Sourced Grocer will definitely pop on your Instagram. The wide, open frontage fills the space with natural light (perfect for iPhone snaps) and the walls are bedecked with greenery and nature. After nourishing your body with bircher muesli, fresh fruits, honeycomb, and lemon myrtle, peruse the aisles to stock up your pantry with fresh produce and ingredients.
Day Made Supreme | Woolloongabba
What can be said about Day Made that hasn’t been said already? This Woolloongabba newcomer has thrilled coffee lovers all over town, with their simple but inspired menu, some of the best coffee in Brisbane, and gorgeous, minimalistic décor. The café focuses on natural lighting and timber finishes, and creating a communal space to enjoy coffee, chat with locals, and just take the time to slow down. Bliss.
Plum Tucker | Red Hill
Tucked onto a busy main intersection in Red Hill, Plum Tucker is a bit of an oasis. Housed in a beautiful 1928 terrace building, Plum Tucker has created a delicious menu that all your friends can enjoy – vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo alike! Shelter yourself away in the external courtyard with a huge mural from Brisbane icons Frank + Mimi, and relax away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Naïm | Paddington
From the team that bought us Shouk Café, Naïm is a favourite for locals. Their focus on fresh produce, Middle-Easter inspired meals, and hearty conversation makes them the perfect destination for a midweek catch-up or a lazy morning brunch before pursing the antique stores of Paddington. Swing by after sunset Wednesday to Friday for drinks and bar nosh – easy, laidback date night sorted.
The Smug Fig | East Brisabne
Tucked amongst the leafy greenery of Cottage Garden Nursery, The Smug Fig is a gorgeously bright and welcoming café, with an airy deck, furniture you can sink in and properly lounge, walls bedecked with art by Yannick Blattner, and the kind of breakfast and lunch menus that make us wonder why we even bother cooking at home. The coffee is impeccable and the staff are a delight, and when you’re nestled amongst nursery greens it’s so hard not to feel blissed out of your mind.