Top 5 Brisbane Cafés You Need to Visit

Calling all caffeine enthusiasts and café connoisseurs. If you're a Brissy local or you're travelling to the sunny city soon, we know one of your top priorities is going to be where to find the best cafés in Brisbane. Well, why else would you have clicked on this blog?

Journey with us through the buzzing coffee culture of Brisbane as we serve up our top five must-visit cafés in Brisbane that will make your taste buds sing. So grab your favourite mug and get ready for a fun and informative tour of Brisbane's best cafés!

Brisbane’s Buzzing Coffee Culture

Brisbane's coffee scene has evolved into a vibrant and cherished culture that rivals the best in the world. With a focus on quality, craftsmanship, and a touch of local charm, the city's inner suburbs, including Fortitude Valley, Newstead, and Bowen Hills, have become hotspots for café lovers. 

Brisbane's love affair with coffee is fuelled by passionate baristas, specialty roasters, and a community that appreciates the art of a perfectly brewed cup. Get ready to dive into the heart of Brisbane's thriving coffee culture!


The Coffee Commune

Abbotsford Road, Bowen Hills

Just around the corner from Rambla @ Perry House, you'll find a caffeine haven that goes by the name of The Coffee Commune. With an inviting atmosphere and a dedication to exceptional coffee, this café is a must-visit

Indulge in their rich and aromatic house blends, crafted with precision and served with a friendly smile. Whether you're craving a smooth latte, a bold espresso, or a velvety cappuccino, The Coffee Commune is where your coffee cravings will find solace.

Credit: Mica Brasserie

Mica Brasserie

Breakfast Creek Road, Newstead

Step into the world of Mica Brasserie, a charming and ultra-iconic Brisbane café that marries French elegance with the city’s trademark chill.

Perched on the edge of the winding Brisbane river, Mica is one of the best cafés Brisbane has to offer. Sip on the meticulously brewed coffee while savouring delectable pastries and mouthwatering brunch options. Chow down on a classic plate of crispy bacon and eggs your way, or lash out and tuck into a toasted croissant sandwich filled with Tasmanian smoked salmon and avocado.

From the aroma of freshly baked bread to the rich crema on your *chef’s kiss* espresso, Mica Brasserie is a sanctuary for coffee lovers seeking a touch of Parisian charm in the heart of Brisbane.



Ross Street, Newstead

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and bask in the warm, inviting ambience of Sunroom. This local favourite is a haven for those seeking a tranquil coffee experience, but there’s more to this hole-in-the-wall hotspot than meets the eye.

With a focus on sustainability and ethically sourced beans, Sunroom delights with their carefully crafted coffee creations. Alongside this velvety coffee and menu of tasty bites, Sunroom also functions as a store. Find hidden gems galore among their hand-picked selection of prints, books and wares. Stock up on raw eco-friendly honey, funky tea towels and chic artsy candles for your own pad or for the perfect gift. 

Sip on a flat white as you browse the curated goods, all while soaking in the serene atmosphere that will transport you to a state of caffeinated bliss.



Skyring Terrace, Newstead

Think you’ve tried the best bacon and egg roll before? Think again.

Brisbane café staple yolk takes this famous breakfast classic to the next level. With three melt-in-your-mouth rolls to choose from, two succulent burgers, a bunch of sides worthy of being mains and the most ridiculous chunky cookies you’ve ever seen, this Brisbane café staple is a multiple-time-must-visit during your Brissy trip.

The coffee is also pretty heavenly, not to mention all the minimalist yet quirky charm of this bright and friendly Newstead haven. 

From their Instagram-worthy lattes to their innovative flavour combinations, yolk will take your taste buds on an exciting journey you won't soon forget.


Cantinho Café

James Street, Fortitude Valley

Transport yourself to the streets of Greece at Cantinho Café, where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the scent of traditional Greek dishes and the self-proclaimed best baklava in Queensland (we can’t disagree). 

Tucked into the folds of fabulous James Street, Cantinho offers a splendour of menu choices to suit every palate. Take the classic route with everyone’s favourites like ham and cheese toasties, vegan falafel wraps or smoked salmon bagels; indulge in homemade Greek meals like spanakopita and kolokithopita; sink your teeth into a gourmet burger, or add a little extra sweetness to your day with a moreish range of treats.

With a vibrant atmosphere,  friendly staff and an outdoor coffee cart for those warm Brisbane days, Cantinho Café brings a taste of Greece to Brisbane, making it a must-visit for coffee lovers with a passion for international flavours.

Taste Adventure at the Best Cafés in Brisbane

From the lively Coffee Commune to the enchanting Mica Brasserie, the serene Sunroom, the whimsical yolk, and the Greek feast of Cantinho Café, these top cafés in Brisbane will treat your taste buds to a memorable experience in the heart of the city’s vibrant coffee culture. 

Let the aroma of freshly ground beans and the warm ambience of these beloved cafés guide your journey through the rich tapestry of flavours that await you. Get ready to sip, savour, and immerse yourself in the vibrant café scene of Brisbane, where each cup tells a story and every sip is a moment of pure bliss.

Fancy staying in the heart of Brisbane’s buzzing coffee culture? Book your stay at Rambla @ Perry House, our fresh new serviced apartments located in Bowen Hills and sandwiched between Fortitude Valley and Newstead – aka right in the mix of all these delicious cafés! 


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