What’s Open This Anzac Day in Brisbane

By AJ James - 24 Apr 2014

Another public holiday already… man, five-day weeks are going to be rough!

No doubt many of you will be at the dawn services and eager to enjoy a coffee and breakfast to follow, or a drink and a game of two-up later on, so we've put together a list of favourites that will be opening their doors this Anzac day public holiday in Brisbane. 

And with that you can all breathe a sigh of relief, no need to take drastic measures like hmm, I don't know, instant coffee? Get out there and enjoy!


West End's Depo are open as usual this Anzac Day, from 7am until late, serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. They only a few tables left for booking, so call ahead to make sure you snag a spot! 

Emporium Hotel Cocktail Bar

The Emporium Hotel is open for a drinkie or two from 4pm until late.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

Alfredo's is open this Anzac Day from 12pm till 3am, you are guaranteed to find a decent pizza — and a cocktail or two — at this Valley eatery.

Chester Street Bakery & Bar

Chester Street Bakery will be open from 7am till late on Friday serving up their delicious fare… not to mention perfect coffee!


The ideal option if you're looking for something a bit special on your day off. Stokehouse is open as usual, from 12pm till late for lunch and dinner by the river.

BlackBird Bar and Grill

Never fear, BlackBird is open form 5pm till late on Friday for a luxurious dining experience or a drink at the bar. 


That perfect pastry is difficult to find on a public holiday, lucky enough Chouquette will be open this Anzac Day. Better get in quick to beat the queue!

The Fox

The Fox Hotel will be hosting a classic two-up laneway party on Anzac Day. Kicking off at 10am in their Fish Lane restaurant. 

Pearl Cafe

Pearl certainly don't disappoint on public holidays; they are open and serving their scrumptious brunch menu all Anzac Day! 

Buzz Bistro Gasworks

Searching for the perfect post Dawn Service brekky? Our old favourite Buzz has got your back. Opening at their usual time (7am) and staying open for lunch and dinner as well. 

Green Beacon Brewing Co. 

Teneriffe fave, Green Beacon, will be opening from 1pm till late, with plenty of brews and bites to eat!

Belle Epoque Pattisserie

Open from 7am to 3pm, Belle Epoque are serving up their famous tarts, breads and other treats, perfect for lazy-day picnics.


Bucci will be open from 5:30pm on Friday for dinner, but we suggest you make a booking if you don't want to be disappointed! 

The Summit

Enjoy some splendid views on this special day at Summit Restaurant, open from 11:30-2:30pm for lunch, and for dinner from 5pm.

PUK Espresso

PUK are open this Anzac Day from 7am for all your caffeine needs, on 98 Main Street.


Nothing beats a great pub on Anzac Day. Open for a post-dawn service breakfast, followed by lunch and dinner, not to mention the traditional two-up game taking place at the Gatts all day. 

Mondo Organics

West End's organics wonderland, Mondo, are open for dinner from 6pm until late. 

Hawthorne Garage 

Hawthorne Garage will be open as normal (from 6am – 8pm) on Friday, so pop in for a coffee and some picnic supplies!

The Euro and Urbane

CBD faves, The Euro and Urbane sre open for dinner on Anzac Day. In case you thought you'd have to go without their chocolate torte.

Alfred & Constance 

Drop in for a delicious A&C breakfast, or pulled pork baguette for lunch. Open from 7am till late! 

Limes Hotel 

Limes Hotel will be open from 3pm till late on Friday. Par-tay.

Sixes and Sevens 

You'll be happy to know that Sixes and Sevens will be open from 11am until late on Friday. 


The James Street Aje boutique is open from 1pm on Anzac Day, and they have a 20% off sale on. Get down there.

Lock 'n' Load Bistro                                                                                   

Open this Anzac Day for breakfast and lunch from 10am, Lock'n'Load is a great option.

Riverbar & Kitchen                                                                                   

What better way to spend a public holiday than by the river with a beer in one hand and a crab slider in the other? Riverbar is open from 8am till late on Friday. 

The Gresham                                                                                            

Open from 5am for coffee and brekky snacks, and regular bar service from 1pm, The Gresham is a great CBD option that's open this Anzac Day in Brisbane!

Hatch & Co.                                                                                                   

Hatch & Co. are open form 12pm till late on Friday, perfect for a share plate or two! 

Cove Bar & Dining                                                                                     

Head over to South Bank and indulge in some delicious food and a few glasses of bubbles at Cove from 7:30am until late.  

Chalk Hotel

Fancy a game of two-up? Chalk Hotel is open on Anzac Day and has a specially designed two-up ring and grand stand seating. 

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