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As is the case in most cities, the best places to eat, drink and shop for that scarce or exotic ingredient are rarely on the most trampled thoroughfares and Brisbane is no exception. More often than not the most ambient bar, breakfast hotspot, coffee hole-in-the-wall, funky cafe, quaint tea shop or intimate gem of a restaurant with a quirkily brilliant atmosphere and serving top notch food will be off a side street, under a bridge, a lone corner or some other unlikely place.

The exception are Brisbane's pubs, the majority of good ones being iconic historic buildings that are landmarks on the cityscape. And when it comes to finding that deli item, organic outlet or specialty food it can be even harder, with at times only a few places across town to choose from, which is why we are on a perpetual hunt to bring them out of hiding.

  • Little Valley Fortitude Valley

    bars

    Little Valley is a stunning neo-Chinese dining hall and garden bar occupying the shell of... » Read more
  • breakfast

    Parallel Roasters are roasting smooth, delicious coffee and serving home-baked treats in... » Read more
  • cafes

    This antique tea house is filled with old-world charm, tucked away at the back of That... » Read more
  • Black Spring Coffee, Stones Corner

    coffee

    Black Spring Coffee is a cool, little coffee house tucked away behind Stones Corner Hotel... » Read more
  • Mythos Corner Store Deagon

    deagon

    Mythos Corner Store in Deagon is serving up delectable home baked Greek treats made by... » Read more
  • Thom & Ann's Restaurant Deli Yarrabilba

    delis

    Thom & Ann's Restaurant Deli is a haven of city-quality food and deli goods in... » Read more
  • Chefs Inc Redlands

    food trucks

    Chefs Inc is Redlands answer to Northshore’s Eat Street, a shipping container budget... » Read more
  • functions

    The Brisbane Club, with views over Anzac and Post Office Squares, provides the perfect... » Read more
  • Noego Coffee Co Ormeau

    gold coast

    Noego Coffee Co is a hidden gem of a cool espresso lounge and roastery found in an... » Read more
  • home dining

    Short Order By Jocelyn's Provisions is cooking up homestyle meals, brewing smooth... » Read more
  • West Mt Cotton Nursery Cafe, Mt Cotton

    mt cotton

    West Mount Cotton Nursery Cafe is a gorgeous garden café, perched on the west side of... » Read more
  • Evolve Organic Cafe North Ipswich

    organic

    Evolve Organic Café is North Ipswich's go-to for plant-based, wholesome fare,... » Read more
  • Little Social Paddington

    pubs

    Little Social is a convivial Paddington eatery and bar, with Queenslander-inspired... » Read more
  • Yavanna Paddington

    restaurants

    Yavanna is a super cool vegan restaurant and bar in Paddington where classic meat dishes... » Read more
  • Ciao Gelato Nundah Village

    specialty foods

    Nundah Village is home to Ciao Gelato, a classic Italian-style gelateria which serves... » Read more
  • MajesTea Sunnybank

    tea

    MajesTea is a specialty tea shop in Sunnybank serving premium Asian tea, fresh fruit tea... » Read more