29 Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars open in Brisbane on the Queen’s Birthday

By Kim Barnard
10th Jun 2013

We know you Urban Listers are an active bunch, and just because today's a work-free day, doesn't mean you're going to be sitting around twiddling your thumbs. 

We've had lots of requests from readers wanting to know where they can be fed and watered in Brisbane this Queen's Birthday holiday, so we rallied the troops and put together a list of some of our favourites that are keeping their doors swinging, even though everyone else has an office leave pass. What dedication.

So, without further ado, we bring you 30 restaurants, cafes, and bars open in Brisbane on this Queen's Birthday public holiday (today!). Happy birthday, Queenie!

Little Brew

Looking for a place to get coffee this holiday Monday? Little Brew has got you covered (for breakfast and lunch, too!).


Our new favourite Mexican bar is open from midday 'til late, and we can't wait to get our sombreros on and get dancing. PLUS! $50 will get you a jug of sangria + your choice of 2 tacos + 2 shaker fries, OR 4 tacos. Um, bargain!

Primal Pantry

The newest addition to the Paleo food scene, Primal Pantry is staying open on Monday to keep all you healthy foodies sated. How nice.

The Jetty South Bank 

Open for lunch from 11am, The Jetty is the perfect possie for a public holiday nosh.

Green Beacon 

Top-notch beer and wine, and delicious seafood. Yes, please.


Open from 11:30am until late, head over to Portside for a bit of Middle Eastern cuisine and a few cocktails.

The Story Bridge Hotel

One of our fave pubs, The Story Bridge will be keeping their doors open to serve the thirsty patrons of Brisbane (from 11am). 


We think it's one of Brisbane's best cafes, so we're pretty pleased the crew is working through this long weekend. Stop in for coffee and breakfast (and stay for lunch too).


Put your dancing shoes on and get to Cloudland for their $19 pizza and pasta lunch special. This includes a local beer or wine as well!

Press Club 

Keen for some live music and cocktails to celebrate the Queenie? Get yourself to Press Club. Why not? 


Open all day for food, drinks, and general Regatta tomfoolery. 


Open from 10am 'til late, Lock'n'Load will be keeping the locals happy all day Monday with their delicious food huge drink selection. 

Victoria Park 

Keen for a relaxing breakfast or lunch? Vic Park might be the answer—they're serving up their delicious menu as usual.

Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar 

The cocktails will be plentiful, from 3pm at Emporium today.

Belle Epoque Patisserie

Need a croissant after the weekend? Belle Epoque has your pastry needs covered from 7am.

The Jetty Oxford Street

Eastiders, rejoice! The Jetty Oxford Street is serving up their famous breakfast and lunch menu from 7am-4pm, today.


Open. Every. Day. Of. The. Year. 

Bavarian Bier Café

Stop in from 11am 'til late for a Swiss Schnitz and a stein.

Cru Bar

Yes, Cru has amazing wines, but do you know how delicious the food is? Open from 10am 'til late.

Sixes and Sevens 

Open from 11am (and kicking 'til midnight) Sixes and Sevens will be pumping all day. See you there.

Hawthorne Garage 

Open as usual today, from 6am-8pm, Hawthorne Garage has got your everything covered. 

Kettle & Tin

Phew! Another coffee spot! Open from 7am-5pm. 

The Ponycat

Another breakfast option (and a delicious one at that). Head to this New Farm favourite from 7am.

Jam Jar 

We've said it before and we'll say it again. One of the best breakfast/brunch menus in Brisbane. Open from 8am (add alcohol from 10am – yippee!), Jam Jar is the place to be.


Feeling French-Vietnamesy? 'Course you are. Head to Libertine from 4pm for dinner (duck spring rolls, anyone?) and snap up their Monday movie night deal, as well.


Yes, we know you love Popolo. Good news—they're open for brekky, lunch, and dinner today.

The Chelsea Bistro

Big night last night? Chelsea's Parmesan French toast will make everything all right. Open from 7am.


Feeling a little spesh? Dinner at Aria sounds like the perfect way to ease back into the working week…

Sichuan Bang Bang
Open from 5pm. The Queen would want you to eat Peking Duck on her birthday. Yes, she would. 

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