7 Inner-City Brisbane Cafes Worth Checking Out

By Georgia Finlay
27th Nov 2016

Best cafes Brisbane

You can’t swing a cat around Brisbane’s inner-city without hitting a cracking cafe, so here at TUL we’ve solved your weekend/weekday dilemma and sourced seven inner-city cafes for you to try asap.

From cosy hole-in-the-walls, to Brisbane cafes worth whiling away an afternoon at, some of the best cafes in Brisbane don't (always) require a trip out to the 'burbs. Here's seven inner-city cafes we reckon you need to try quick smart, if you haven't already.

Shouk Cafe


If you’re a Paddington local, then you’ve definitely either been to Shouk, or seen the lines winding out the door on a Saturday morning. Don’t let the lines deter you, they are notoriously talented at seating and feeding the numbers that tramp through their doors. Shouk serves up a menu that’s a little different from the ordinary—but, hey, who doesn't like variety—with a range of Middle-Eastern inspired dishes.

Artie & Mai


You can’t miss Artie & Mai’s bright red shop front in Albion. Their all-day breakfast menu is a godsend for those taking advantage of a weekend lie-in; at Artie and Mai you’ll never wake in a panic that you’ve missed the breakfast menu. #wearenotworthy

Pineapple Express

New Farm

Acai lovers, we got you! Pineapple Express’s James Street location is the perfect pit stop for a morning acai bowl and freshly brewed Campos coffee. You can be sure the beans will be fresh, they didn’t have to travel far! Our vote? Try the Acai Nutter. Breakfast bliss.

Plum Tucker Cafe

Red Hill

We have a thing for real chocolate shavings on top of our cappuccinos, and Plum Tucker hits the nail on the head with their dark choc sprinkles. Aside from their mighty fine brews, Plum Tucker also worships the avo Gods with their incredible range of beautiful avocado on toast options. We may have helped you choose your brunch spot, but you’re on your own for the ultimate decision; the avo toast with chilli, chocolate and strawberry, or the pumpkin and halloumi?

Evolve Organics


If healthy’s how you wake up on a weekend, we don’t judge. Get your day started on a lighter note and head down to Evolve Organics in Newstead. Their range of organic, gluten-free and vegan options will make for a perfect, guilt-free brekky. Need breaky on the go? Grab one of their delicious chocolate chia puddings or a raw treat!

Hops Scotch and Beans

Petrie Terrace

A weekend lie in is likely in order, so brunch is always a good idea. Hops Scotch and Beans has a menu loaded with burgers so impressive you’ll wonder why you’ve never been there before. Try the breakfast burger, loaded with a hashbrown, hollandaise and all the essentials. Go-on, sleeping in is hard work, you've earnt it.

Bunker Coffee


Ok, we know that this isn’t technically a cafe, and all Miltonites know that the regular Bunker hole-in-the-wall is only open weekdays. Until now! The boys at Bunker have trekked a solid 100m up the road to continue serving their heavenly chilli hot chocolates and 5 Senses coffee on a Sunday morning at the Milton Markets—bloody legends if you ask us. If you haven’t tried it yet, grab your dog/partner/friend/self, and while you’re there check out the enticing stalls on offer.

Need to cool off post-brekky with a sweet treat? Check out the best frozen desserts for hot summer days.

Image credit: Shouk by Ariana Gillrie

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