Australia Adventures: Restaurant and Cafe Bucket List

Brisbane Must-Try Restaurants

  • Aria (lunch or dinner: roast rack with lab bacon, sweetbreads, peas, buttermilk) *****
  • Gerard’s Bistro (laham nayyeh, lime, shallot, pickled cucumber, egg) ****
  • Esquire (lamb with cardamom, anchovy, basil) ***
  • Ecco Bistro (field mushrooms on toast, Milly Hill za’atar spiced and herb crusted lamb shoulder, shiraz salad, smoked eggplant, mint garlic, black onions) ***
  • Gauge (breakfast, sourdough bread, Spanner crab, chestnut, pomelo) ***
  • GOMA (fish, scallop, cauliflower, lime, oyster mushrooms) ***
  • The Wolfe (sheep’s milk sorbet, picked muntries, tofu skin, nashi) **
  • Tartufo **
  • Rogue Bistro (waffles with chicken) **
  • Urbane (wagyu, celeriac, juniper) **
  • Stokehouse *
  • Sono *
  • 1889 Enoteca *
  • Black Hide Steakhouse *
  • Julius Pizza *
  • Miel Container (burgers) *
  • Anouk brunch *
  • Otto Ristorante (spaghettini with smoked ham hock and pecorino) *
  • Trangs *
  • Shouk Cafe Middle Eastern Breakfast (Belgian waffles with strawberries and ice cream, vinegar and caramelized pecan powder) *
  • Blackbird Bar and Grill *
  • The Balfour Kitchen (breakfast menu) *
  • Bacchus *

Brisbane Other Restaurants

  • Many more restaurants, unlisted on this document can be found at this site: http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/eat-drink/restaurants
  • This site also has many options: https://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/qld/brisbane
  • Public
  • The Foraging Quail
  • Char Char Yiros
  • Puopolo (ricotta gnocchi with sausage, onion jam, pumpkin)
  • Gambaros Seafood Restaurant
  • Polish Club (pierogies)
  • Summit Restaurant on Mount Coot-tha
  • La Vue Waterfront Restaurant
  • Il Centro
  • Puttia
  • Madame Wu
  • George’s Paragon Seafood
  • Libertine Restaurant
  • Fogata Latin Fusion
  • MADO Cafe and Restaurant
  • Longtime
  • Storehouse Q (fish and chips: grilled barramundi, veggie tempura, caesar aioli)
  • Fresh Sushi Co.
  • The Yiros Shop (halloumi fries)
  • The Burrow
  • Mu’ooz
  • Caravanserai
  • Mondo Organics
  • Tukka
  • Lefkas Taverna
  • Archive Beer Boutique
  • Lock’n’Load Bistro
  • Little Greek Taverna
  • Il Centro
  • Kwan Brothers
  • Corbett and Claude

Brisbane Must-Try Cafes

  • Pearl Cafe breakfast (red fish croquette with celeriac and apple remoulade, timeless fancy breakfasts, cakes, pork and fennel meatballs with passata, beans, pecorino, anchovy, fried egg, ricotta pancake with mascarpone cream) ******
  • King Arthur Cafe (coffee, breakfast, organic sandwiches, and cake) ****
  • Billy Kart Kitchen (pancakes, homemade almond milk) ****
  • Jam Pantry breakfast (omelet) ****
  • Scout Cafe breakfast (breakfast bagel, rissole sandwich with tomato relish) ***
  • Let Minnow (jaffles, waffles, and milkshakes, black forest waffles) ***
  • Morning After (refreshing breakfast like truffled scrambled eggs, corn fritters, sweet corn pakora with fried egg, halloumi, avocado, corn, tahini yogurt) ***
  • Naim (middle eastern breakfast, halloumi pumpkin toast, flatbread, green shakshuka) ***
  • Cafe O Mai (banh mi breakfast, breakfast pho) ***
  • Wild Canary (gardener’s breakfast, organic seasonal dishes with cakes) ***
  • Sourced Grocer (neighbourhood shop with rye crumpets with honeycomb, housemate leek ash spaghetti with black garlic, egg yolk, bottarga) ***
  • Plenty (mushroom, ricotta, pecorino, smoked eggplant sandwich) **
  • Pourboy Espresso (croque monsieur/madame) **
  • Putia (Italian breakfast donut) **
  • Strauss FD **
  • She Bangs (coffee, juice) **
  • Lady Marmalade (gringo eggs, vegan gumbo, corn waffles, vegan okra, black-eyed pea gumbo on sourdough with tofu and dukkah, LM Gringo) **
  • Harveys *
  • Goodness Gracious (steak, pumpkin, veggies, cloud eggs) *
  • Merriweather Cafe (brunch, caramelized onion potato hash with lamb merger and poached eggs, cakes) *
  • Marchetti Cafe (eggplant parmigiana) *
  • Gettin’ Place (simple breakfast menu) *
  • Double Shot New Farm *
  • Bear Bones Espresso *
  • Single Guys (salad with braised eggplant and heirloom tomatoes) *
  • My Mistress (French toast, smoked bacon, baked eggs with spiced beans and sourdough) *
  • The Gunshop Cafe (breakfast, potato feta hashcake) *
  • Neighbourhood Roasters (garden in the back) *
  • Priory Kitchen (brioche French toast with blueberries, pistachio gelato, honeycomb, nuts) *
  • Atticus Finch Cafe (eggplant jaffle, pecorino on sandwich) *
  • Elixir Coffee (corn cakes with poached eggs, salsa, avocado, dukkha) *
  • Pawpaw (Asian omelet, nutrient bowl with sweet potato, edamame, veggies, sesame dressing) *
  • Gertrude and Mabel (housemate crumpets, fresh baklava, mushroom potpies, ricotta hotcakes, 3-cheese sandwiches) *
  • Pablo (green – pesto and goat cheese – eggs and ham)*
  • Banter Coffee House (vanilla cream rice with pistachio crumble poached pear) *
  • Locavore Cafe (heart of palm) *
  • Reverend’s Fine Coffee *

Brisbane Other Cafes

  • http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/eat-drink/cafes
  • http://www.gourmandandgourmet.com.au/best-breakfast-in-brisbane/
  • Nitrogen ice cream
  • La Dolce Vita
  • Chocolate Moments (can take a chocolate making course)
  • Gun Shop Cafe (toulouse sausage, sweet potato hash cake, tomato jam, poached egg, rocket)
  • Monty’s Chocolate
  • Gonuts (croissant donuts)
  • Miss Bliss
  • Moore and Gibson
  • Three Monkeys Coffee House
  • Shady Palms
  • Little Genovese
  • Lola Coffee
  • Flour and Chocolate Patisserie
  • Bunker Coffee
  • Nana & Da’s (smashed avocado)
  • Dovetail (baked eggs)
  • Day Made
  • Lonely Boy
  • Ben’s Burger (breakfast burger, get extra special sauce)
  • Pod Espresso
  • Pompidou
  • Abode Cafe (ham and cheese toast the Dulcie)
  • Taste
  • Southside Tea Room (breakfast burrito, milkshakes)
  • Spring Hill Deli
  • John Mills Himself
  • Kettle and Tin
  • Sassafras
  • Choquette (buttery pastries)
  • Shutter and Brew
  • Sarmic Artisan Provisions and Cafe
  • Kin&Co (potato roost with mushroom medley)
  • Florence St. Coffee
  • Cafe Grenadine
  • Republic Coffee Traders
  • Hawkes and Crosby
  • Jacu Espresso
  • Coop Espresso
  • Felix
  • Kettle&Tin
  • Creme and Cream
  • Waterfall Cafe
  • Little Larger (halloumi breakfast burger)
  • Lokal&Co
  • Anouk (croissant French toast)
  • Au Cirque (sweet potato hash, smoked haddock Croque Madame)
  • Bakers Arms
  • Botero
  • Brewbakers
  • Campos Coffee
  • Corner Store Cafe
  • Dandelion and Driftwood
  • Delicatezza
  • Foxy Bean

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