The 8 Best Cafes in South Bank for Your Next Breakfast Date
Whether you’re looking for speciality coffee or a beautiful brunch that hits the spot, these South Bank cafés pride themselves on offering bountiful options
Be lured by the smell of freshly brewed coffee and delicious gourmet goodies – these South Bank cafés are a treat for the senses. Whether you want to grab-and-go or stay for the long haul, we’ve handpicked the best South Bank cafés for your next morning, lunchtime or afternoon coffee fix.
Denim Co has been serving up delicious coffee, chai, punch and plentiful tea options since 2001. Not to mention a tasty menu overflowing with brekkie and brunch favourites such as jaffles, acai bowls, fresh juices and Italian hot chocolate. Oh, and they have a dessert bar available in the evenings if you dare to be so very decadent.
9A Little Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Treat yourself to luxurious Parisian delicacies at Belle Èpoque, at the base of South Bank’s Emporium Hotel. Synonymous with style and elegance, this cafe offers delicate baked goods, warm and filling breakfasts, rich espresso and breakfast cocktails, should you feel inclined to try a refreshing rosé spritz.
267 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Want to go out for breakfast but keep it healthy? Head to Coco Bliss for nature’s gift to daytime dining! Choose from a huge menu of smoothies and juices, or opt for an acai bowl to revitalise the mind and body. Just finished your gym session or morning run along the river? Perfect, Coco Bliss has a protein bowl for that.
178 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Owned and run by Panorea Nina and her five creative daughters, this cozy cafe and bar serves up delicious and filling meals perfect for a weekend lunch with your family or your group of best friends. Tucked into South Bank’s quirky and creative Fish Lane, Five Sisters is the ideal spot to mix up your regular social outings. With vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available, there’s something for everyone!
76 Fish Lane, South Bank
For a meal with a bit of heart, head down to Hope Street Cafe. This socially responsible, not-for-profit business offers opportunities for those facing barriers to gaining employment, allowing them to gain valuable, hands-on experience in the hospitality industry. Their seasonal menu is created using local produce, often working with co-ops and local suppliers.
15 Hope Street, South Brisbane
With a hugely popular cafe already well established in Newstead, Nodo are bringing their famous baked donuts and entirely gluten free menu to the streets of South Bank. Enjoy carefully curated meals, or just go right ahead and indulge in doughnuts for breakfast, we’re not judging.
114 Grey Street, South Bank
Fresh sandwiches made daily and robust Campos coffee make for an excellent breakfast, lunch or casual bite at Nonna’s Deli. Beautifully plated brekkies and plentiful baked cabinet treats are what make’s Nonna’s a trusty choice for a simple and effortless morning out.
174 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Coffee lovers - welcome to your mecca. Sourced globally and roasted in-house, Pourboy’s commitment to providing utterly exceptional coffee, food and service make it one of the most popular cafes in South Bank. A creative menu keeps things interesting, whilst the open and roomy space makes this the perfect place to linger over a cold brew or two.
271 Grey Street, South Brisbane
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