Howdy Partner! We Found The Best Country Experiences In BNE

Country roads

By Montana Hayes | 16th January 2024

The trek to the tranquil countryside of South-East Queensland is quite the drive, but the good news is that Brisbane is teeming with charming country-inspired cafes, bars, restaurants and wineries. Whether you’re a BNE local looking for a rural escape without leaving the city or a tourist eager to immerse yourself in Brisbane’s country-inspired offerings, we’ve got you covered.  We have found our top picks for the best places to experience the countryside right in the heart of BNE. 

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

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Balance & Blend Cafe


Nestled in the vibrant suburb of Coorparoo, Balance & Blend – the sibling establishment to Balancing Heart Vineyard – exudes a relaxed and stylish ambience. As a satellite winery and cafe, it introduces you to a delightful selection of wines sourced directly from the Southern Downs region. Here, you can also relish a delectable bagel menu featuring farm-fresh produce straight from the Ballandean General Store. Don’t miss the chance to savour a glass or two of their expertly crafted reds, whites, and sparkling wines, with their Campfire & Company emerging as a crowd favourite!

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Johnny Ringos

Brisbane City

Get ready to saddle up for a night of lively, country-inspired revelry in the heart of Brisbane City. Johnny Ringos – the quintessential western-inspired pub – is your destination for an unforgettable evening filled with good drinks, foot-stomping fun, and live country rock entertainment. With its authentic American Bull Riding and vibrant atmosphere, Johnny Ringos is the place to be for a boot-scootin’ good time!

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Sirromet Winery

Mount Cotton

If you’re searching for an experience that combines the pleasures of savouring a glass of wine while basking in the fresh outdoors, Sirromet Winery is the perfect destination for you. Offering an array of activities, from wine tastings to guided tours, this picturesque piece of rural heaven is conveniently located just a short drive away from the bustling Brisbane City, making it the ultimate place to immerse yourself in the rustic charms of the countryside. 

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Farm Gate To City Door


Located within the charming Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct, you can immerse yourself in the idyllic blend of country living in the city at the Farm Gate to City Door Scenic Rim Markets. This extraordinary event boasts the best of the Scenic Rim, offering an array of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, artisanal craft beers and meticulously crafted handmade products. Operating from 8am-12pm, the Farm Gate to City Door Markets is the perfect day out for families and foodies alike. 

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Wild Canary


Warm, rustic and most of all, delicious, Wild Canary is a treasure trove of delights. Tucked away in the lush embrace of Brookfield Gardens, this charming bistro is a testament to the art of showcasing locally sourced ingredients. Grown and harvested within walking distance, any produce not cultivated on site are sourced from the surrounding region. If you’re in search of a laid-back atmosphere, coupled with a leisurely stroll through the beautiful nursery, all while relishing excellent cuisine and taking a well-deserved break, Wild Canary – Brookfields most beloved bistro – deserves to be at the top of your must-visit list.

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Farmhouse Kedron


Inspired by the rustic charm of Farmer Joe’s, Farm House Kedron is a generously spacious country-style cafe, housed in a historic Kedron Warehouse. Earning a reputation for its mouthwatering and innovative dishes. The menu at Farm House Kedron has a vast array of choices, featuring an array of delectable options, including burgers, treats and an assortment of brunch and lunch delights, for our vegan foodies, the menu offers an abundance of plant-based options to satisfy your palate. 

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By Montana Hayes Wine lover, bad date survivor, and full-time cat mum, Montana’s life is all about the plot.




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