5 Best Brisbane Cafes For Cute Friend Dates

By Jessica Pridmore
12th May 2017


We’re guessing you’re after two things this weekend; a Brisbane café that does great coffee and even better food.

Weekends are saved for spending time with our favourite people, so of course you want to pick a Brisbane café where you can kick back with your besties and consume more coffee than is probably good for you (no judgement here; we live to serve the coffee gods).

We hear you, so here are 5 totally cute Brisbane cafes for cute friend dates.

Welcome to the weekend Brisbanites—god wasn’t that a long week?



With its airy Queenslander vibe and top shelf Middle Eastern dishes just perfect for sharing with your besties over a coffee (or five), gorgeous Brisbane café, Naim has casual weekend gathering down pat. Make sure to order the hummus and pita as a table buffer—because who actually wants to share their food?

Darling & Co


Okay, so while it’s not technically a Brisbane café, Darling & Co is well and truly one to add to your weekend café jaunt. Airy, with a super gorge fit-out, hanging plants (who doesn’t love them?) and the ability to serve mimosas with breakfast, this is the perfect brunch spot for when you know your weekend catch up will turn into lunch, dinner, drinks…

The Smug Fig

East Brisbane

If swigging on coffee with your pals surrounded by tropical flora and fauna is your idea of a great time, then make a date to try The Smug Fig in East Brisbane. Part gorgeous, breezy café (with matching fig wall mural), part garden nursery, The Smug Fig does a mean brekky and lunch menu—seriously, you haven’t lived until you’ve tried their Malteaser or Twix French toast—and, we’re calling it, one of the most zen spots in Brisbane. Heaven!

Morning After

West End

Great coffee? Tick. Creative (and hella delicious) menu? Tick. Cute-as-a-button, fresh and comfy as hell décor. Yep, that’s a tick, too! Morning After is your one-stop brunch spot, perfect if you and your crew have a penchant for custom brews and probably the best goddam avo on toast, like, ever.

Mylk & Ko

New Farm

Gorgeous Brisbane café, Mylk & Ko is, quite literally, food for the soul. From Golden Gaytime acai bowls, to red velvet waffles (get them!), matcha lattes and coconut milk iced coffees, juices and presses, many of the items at Mylk & Ko are dairy free, gluten free, soy free and vegan. A win win for everyone!

For even more beautiful brisbane cafes to check out, look up our directory

Naim | Image credit: Hayley Williamson

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