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Brisbane’s Best New Cafes To Try ASAP

Looking for the best breakfast in Brisbane? You’ve found our guide to the best new cafes to start your morning the right way, every day.

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When it comes to weekend rituals, nothing beats a brekkie date on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Come rain or shine, these Brisbane cafés are serving up some of the most delicious and inventive breakfast and brunch fare. If you’re feeling a little tired of your regular, or you just have a craving for something new, scour our list of the best new cafes in Brisbane that are shaking up the brekkie, brunch and lunch scene.

Whether you’re headed out for your regular date or are catching up with friends you haven’t seen in a while, you can set the scene just right by picking the perfect venue. To help you decide where you’ll be heading this weekend, here’s our edit of the best new cafes in Brisbane.

The Best New Cafes in Brisbane - Coming Soon

Temple Boba

Temple Boba

A seriously chic bubble tea cafe has just popped up in Hamilton. Visit Temple Boba to pay your respects to the bubbly, chewy and addictive drink that we just can’t get enough of!

Portside Wharf will soon welcome an elegant sanctuary for bubble tea aficionados, where you can craft your very own bubble tea precisely to your preference! With a sustainable approach from the supply chain down to their packaging, Temple Boba aims to do things a little differently in the beverage world.

Pop by in August for a boba and a sweet treat to enjoy with your besties, before a riverfront walk!

Shop 7.02, Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

The Best New Cafes in Brisbane - Just Opened

Toby’s Estate (Photo credit: Markus Ravik)

Toby’s Estate

From a start-up in a garage with a coffee roaster that had seen better days, to a team of over 100, Toby’s Estate has come a long way. Dedicated to doing things differently, their passion for roasting the world’s tastiest coffee shines through in each of their premium coffee destinations.

And now, you’ll have the opportunity to try it for yourself, in the brand-new Newstead location! So if you’re on the hunt for one of the best new cafes in Brisbane to grab a coffee this weekend, Toby’s Estate is the one for you.

1/33 Longland Street, Newstead

Supernova

Supernova

From the team who brought you Mitch & Antler, and James & Antler last year, comes a brand new cafe set to tantalise your tastebuds. Brothers TH & Chewie Choo have brought their love of Japanese eats to life in this fresh-faced new cafe in Fortitude Valley.

Dishing up classic Japanese snacks like sandos, soba noodle salads and matcha drinks with a hit of Yakult (if you know, you know), this weekday wonder is about to become your new favourite lunchbreak pitstop.

89 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

Archie AM:PM

Archie AM:PM

If you’ve ever spotted Zacchary Bird having a boogie on social media, you know he’s a fan of two things: vegan food & having a good time. So now, he’s teamed up with Vegood to bring you both in one hit.

Visit Archie AM:PM in Carseldine for great coffee, globally-inspired sips on tap, and some of Zacchary’s best vegan recipes and treats brought to life!

Shop 23/735 Beams Road, Carseldine

Buttery Boy

Buttery Boy

You butter believe it, Chinatown has a brand-new cafe! Buttery Boy is Fortitude Valley’s newest cafe, slinging fluffy stacked flapjacks for the perfect morning treat. Partnered with Supreme Coffee Roasters, you can also stop in for an immaculate brewed cup of goodness on your way to work, or before a day spent wandering around the city's fringe. If pancakes aren’t your thing, there are plenty of brekkie options on the menu, like a smashed potato rosti, gourmet burgers, waffles or even pizza pockets.

31 Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley

A Cafe Called Kevin

A Cafe Called Kevin

From the fiery ruins of the Taj Mahal restaurant on Brunswick Street emerges Kevin, a fresh new face on the Brisbane cafe scene. The Heritage-listed cottage has been given a brand new lease on life (and a glorious makeover). Enter the premises through a charming white picket fence that corrals an outdoor dining deck. Inside, you’ll find leafy green decor and warm natural hues.

Kevin’s food is as fresh as its facelift, with a garden-to-plate philosophy that sees vibrant produce and tasteful touches to each dish. Kevin is becoming the best new cafe in Brisbane to visit for weekend brunch, so be sure to pop by and see what all the fuss is about.

726 Brunswick Street, New Farm

Georgio’s Cafe

Georgio’s Cafe

CBD workers, rejoice! The dynamic duo behind popular brekkie hotspot Marco Polo have opened up a second venue on George Street. Georgio’s Cafe is a fun, fresh and playful cafe serving Bear Bones specialty coffee, melt-in-your-mouth housemade pastries and a selection of fresh salads, piadinas, deli sandwiches, nourish bowls and more that are perfect to grab on your morning trek to the office.

If you need to grab something sweet to get you through the day, you’ll also find Doughluxe doughnuts or Wholly crumpets drizzled with local honey.

300 George Street, Brisbane

Straits

Injecting the streets of Coorparoo with a well-needed hit of caffeine in late 2023, Straits is one of Brisbane’s best new cafes for a quality drop. Regularly rotating the beans on brew as well as the records spinning in the background, Straits is the coffee shop for anyone seeking top-notch coffee and relaxed vibes.

Tucked into a cosy corner on a quiet street in Coorparoo beside a hair salon, step into this warm-toned coffee nook and you’ll be greeted by friendly owner Brendo and a soundtrack of tunes from the likes of Earth Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra and of course, The Straits, you’ll love popping by for slow weekend sips or coffee catch ups with your besties.

Sitchu Tip: Stay tuned for fun collaborations and events in 2024!

82 Leicester Street, Coorparoo

Pressi

Pressi

The juice shop of your dreams has opened up in California Lane! In August this year, Pressi owner Tessa took her love affair with cold-pressed juice from her home, into the heart of Fortitude Valley.

What began as a fun project making juice for her friends, has become a full-scale juice dealing operation, offering local office workers and weekend warriors a fresh, fruity way to start their day. Making juices fresh in-house along with tasty tiger rolls and toasties, this cosy nook of a café is the perfect place to stop in and soak up some sunshine and nutrients on your lunch break.

22 McLachlan Street, Shop/1 California Lane, Fortitude Valley

James and Antler

James and Antler

James and Antler’s new kiosk is James Street’s hottest new addition, dishing up their top-performing menu items in a casual grab-and-go format that makes getting a delicious brunch even easier. What is this best-selling brunch masterpiece, we hear you ask?

This new venue’s claim to fame is a staple from their flagship cafe Mitch and Antler: the Croque Madame. It's a sourdough toastie layered with smoked ham, two types of cheese and mustard leek cream, topped with the sunniest free-range fried egg you’ve ever seen. We’re also very taken with their canned coffee frappés, which are whipped and canned on the spot for your convenience!

18/65 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Single O

Single O

A long-time favourite of Sydney-siders has landed in the river city! One of the best new cafes to open in Brisbane this year is Single O, a group of coffee connoisseurs whose passion for sourcing, sampling, cupping, roasting, measuring (and the list goes on) resulted in a handful of wildly popular cafes in Sydney and Tokyo.

Now the eco-conscious caffeine addicts have spread their beans to Brisbane and we’re oh-so-happy they’re here! They’ve brought their iconic batch brew taps, banana bread with espresso butter and their chicken toastie. Head towards the building with the grinder swirl mural across its facade for an incredible coffee and a delicious breakfast.

16 Austin Street, Newstead

Looking for more cafes to check off your list? Explore our favourite South Bank cafes that are perfectly positioned for a day of exploring the city on foot.

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