Start Your Long Weekend Right, Here’s Everything Open On The Ekka Public Holiday

By Ranyhyn Laine
12th Aug 2020

a Greek dessert at Greca

With the Ekka cancelled and the public holiday moving to Friday to create a long weekend this year, we really hope you were organised enough to book yourself a weekend away exploring our beautiful state. But if you left it until the last minute and realised every man and his dog had already booked up every campground, Airbnb and cosy cabin in Brisbane, well, we understand. Luckily, there's a heap of venues around town staying open to keep you well fed and well boozed, so if you're staying in town, you can still get out there and drop some dosh on local businesses who need it.

So this is it Brisbane, here’s all the cafes, restaurants and bar open this Ekka public holiday 2020. Eat up. 


  • Allora Gelato, Newmarket: 8am–9pm
  • Alphabet Cafe, West End: 7am–12.30pm
  • Anouk, Paddington: 6am–4pm
  • Barko & Co, Teneriffe: 7am–2pm
  • Bellissimo Coffee, Fortitude Valley: 6am–6pm
  • Botanica Real Food, Newstead, Camp Hill and Red Hill: 8am–5pm
  • Cafe O-Mai, Annerley: 6.30am–3pm
  • Coffee Head Co., South Brisbane: 6.30am–3pm
  • Corner Store Cafe, Toowong: 7am–2.30pm
  • Cups And Wells, South Brisbane: 6.30am–2pm
  • Dicki’s, New Farm: 6am–2pm
  • Dovetail On Overend, Norman Park: 7am–1pm 
  • Extraction Artisan Coffee, Slacks Creek: 7am–2pm
  • Farmhouse, Kedron: 6.30am–2.30pm
  • Felix For Goodness, Brisbane City: 8am–2pm
  • Florence, Camp Hill: 7am–1.30pm
  • Goodfolk Cafe, Bardon: 7.30am–12.30pm
  • Goodness Gracious, Graceville: 8am–1pm
  • Gramps Cafe, Red Hill: 7.30am–12.30pm
  • Harvest Cafe, Victoria Point: 6.30am–2pm
  • Industry Beans, Newstead: 8am–3pm
  • Joedy’s Cafe, New Farm: 6am–3pm
  • Josie North, Toowong: 7am–12pm
  • Little Loco, New Farm: 7am–1pm
  • Lokal + Co, West End: 6am–2pm
  • Medley Cafe & Restaurant, Kangaroo Point: 7am–10pm
  • Milk Bar Cafe, Ashgrove: 8am–2pm
  • Monocle Coffee, Morningside: 7am–2pm
  • Neesh Bar, East Brisbane: 8am–1pm 
  • Ninebar + Kitchen, Coorparoo: 7am–2pm
  • nodo, Camp Hill, Newstead and South Bank: 8am–2pm
  • One Eighty Six Espresso Bar, Red Hill: 7–11am
  • Pablo, New Farm: 7am–12pm
  • Pawpaw, Woolloongabba: 8am–3pm, 5pm–8pm
  • Picnic Cafe, Camp Hill: 8am–1pm 
  • Pie Town, West End: 9am–3pm
  • Piggyback Cafe, Jindalee: 6am–3pm
  • Ralph & Co, Camp Hill: 7am–4pm 
  • Sister, Hawthorne: 7am–2pm
  • Supernumerary Coffee, Salisbury: 7am–12pm
  • The Gift Shop Food & Drink, Wishart: 6am–3pm
  • The Laneway Green, Springwood: 8am–2pm
  • Told You So, North Lakes: 6am–2pm
  • Woolshed, Teneriffe: 6am–11am


  • 5 Boroughs, Ascot, Balmoral, Everton Park, Rosalie and Stones Corner: 11am–late
  • Botellon, Graceville: 7am–11am, 5pm–8pm
  • Cheeky Poke, Greenslopes and Newstead: 11am–8.30pm
  • Comuna Cantina, Everton Park: 11.30am–late
  • Corbett and Claude, Brisbane City, Everton Park and Mount Gravatt: 11.30am–late
  • Dapple + Waver, Nundah: 8am–10pm
  • Detour, Woolloongabba: 5pm–11pm
  • Donna Chang, Brisbane City: 12pm–9pm
  • El Camino Cantina, Bowen Hills: 12pm–10pm
  • Electric Avenue, Woolloongabba: 12pm–late
  • Grassfed, South Brisbane: 11.30am–2.30pm, 5pm–9pm
  • Greca, Brisbane City: 12pm–late
  • Greenglass, Brisbane City: 5pm–10pm 
  • Harajuku Gyoza, South Bank and Brisbane City: 12pm–8pm
  • Hellenika, Fortitude Valley: 12pm–late
  • Hello Gorgeous, Newstead: 4pm–late
  • Hôntô, Fortitude Valley: 5.30pm–late
  • Il Gancio, Nundah: 12pm–2pm, 5pm–11pm
  • Il Molo, Bulimba: 12pm–10pm
  • Les Bubbles, Fortitude Valley: 11.30am–2pm, 5pm–8.30pm
  • Libertine, Paddington: 12pm–10pm
  • Lucha, Brisbane City: 11.30am–10pm
  • MAYA Mexican, Fortitude Valley: 12pm–late
  • Mons Thai, Camp Hill: 5pm-8pm
  • Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen, New Farm: 11am–late
  • Mu’ooz Eritrean Restaurant, West End: 5.30pm–9.30pm
  • Nota, Paddington: 9am–3pm, 6pm–late 
  • One Fish Two Fish, Woolloongabba: 12pm–9pm
  • OTTO Ristorante, Brisbane City: 12pm–2pm, 5.30pm–8.30pm
  • Pawpaw Asian Kitchen, Balmoral: 5pm–8pm
  • Popolo, South Bank: 12pm–2.30pm, 5pm–9pm
  • Proof BBQ & Booze, Windsor: 12pm–10pm
  • Ramen Danbo, South Brisbane and Sunnybank Hills: 11am–10pm
  • Reuben’s Deli & Bar, Paddington: 11am–9pm
  • Rogue Bistro, Newstead: 5.30pm–late
  • sAme sAme, Fortitude Valley: 12pm–3pm, 5.30pm–late
  • Seoul Bistro, Sunnybank:  11am–10.30pm
  • SK Steak & Oyster, Fortitude Valley: 12pm–late
  • Stanley Restaurant, Brisbane City: 12pm–3pm, 6pm–late
  • The Defiant Duck, Newstead: 11am–12am 
  • Walter’s Steakhouse, Brisbane City: 11.30am–10pm
  • WingHAÜS by Bavarian, Brisbane City: 12pm–9pm
  • Yoko, Brisbane City: 12pm–late


  • Bar Pacino, Brisbane City: 4pm–late
  • Beerhaüs, Bowen Hills: 12pm–10pm
  • Brew Cafe and Wine Bar, Brisbane City: 7am–10pm
  • Canvas Club, Woolloongabba: 4pm–late
  • City Winery, Fortitude Valley: 11am–11pm
  • Dogtap, Murarrie: 11am–12am 
  • Felons Brewing Co., Brisbane City: 11am–late
  • Fritzenberger, Petrie Terrace, Wilston, South Bank and Albany Creek: 12pm–8pm
  • Ivory Tusk, Fortitude Valley: 9pm–3am
  • Junk Bar, Ashgrove: 4pm–late
  • Milton Common, Milton: 12pm–late
  • Mr Percival’s, Brisbane City: 11am–late
  • Oche, Fortitude Valley: 12pm–late
  • Ploughman Bar, Alderley: 4pm–9pm
  • Sea Legs Brewing Co., Kangaroo Point: 12pm–late
  • Shucks Bar, Manly: 12pm–3pm, 5pm–9pm
  • Streetcorner Jimmy, Teneriffe: 12pm–late
  • Suburban Social, Camp Hill and Holland Park: 4.30pm–9pm
  • Tetto Rooftop Bar, Everton Park: 12pm–late
  • The Burrow, West End: 12pm–late 
  • The Gresham, Brisbane City: 7am–late
  • Workshop 14, Hamilton: 4pm–late

If you're in the inner city, you could also get yourself $1 cocktails delivered

Image credit: Greca

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