Food & Drink

What’s Open In Brisbane This Anzac Day

By Shannon Coward
24th Apr 2017

what's open anzac day brisbane

Struggling to find somewhere to eat, drink and be merry this ANZAC Day in Brisbane? Fear not, for Brisbane has answered your call with a slew of bars, cafes and restaurants open this ANZAC Day. All you have to do is gather the squad, don your best 'I’m going to eat/drink way too much today and I’m okay with that' outfit and get cracking.

ANZAC Day might be all about commemorating our diggers, past and present, but it is also the crown jewel in a string of public holidays that simply can’t be wasted vegging out on the couch after the annual dawn service.

Here's what's open in Brisbane this ANZAC DAY.

Fat Dumpling

Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills

Sometimes the best way to celebrate ANZAC Day includes chowing down on some deliciously authentic Northern Chinese dumplings—which is why it’s great that Fortitude Valley staple Fat Dumpling will be opening their doors to the public tomorrow.

Sichuan Bang Bang

Multiple Locations

With physical locations in Kenmore, Paddington and Wilston, and an online delivery service through UberEATS, Sichuan Bang Bang has pretty much got all your ANZAC-day spicy Chinese food cravings covered. Drawing inspiration from the Sichuan Province, Sichuan Bang Bang isn’t messing around when it comes to flavour.

Kin + Co


Touted as one of the best brunch spots in Brisbane, Kin + Co lives up to the hype with an all-day breakfast menu that’ll more than satisfy your post-dawn service smashed avo cravings. Located in the lush green surrounds of Teneriffe, Kin + Co boasts such dishes as avocado on sourdough with edamame, sumac and a local honey roasted lemon wedge, house-made chicken and leek pies in a creamy garlic gravy and spiced baked eggs with a bean medley and roasted garlic yoghurt, all served on warm Turkish bread. 

Plum Tucker

Red Hill

If there’s any Brisbane café that knows a damn good avo on toast when it sees one, it’s Plum Tucker. One of Red Hill’s not-so-best-kept secrets, Plum Tucker is a family-friendly café dedicated to serving up only the best quality produce, sourced from sustainable farms and organic suppliers from the local area. Throw into the mix coffee prepared by an award-wining barista and you’ve got yourself a morning well spent. ANZAC morning plans, sorted.

Pawpaw Café


Another Brisbane favourite, Pawpaw Café, will be dishing up their iconic Thai and Balinese-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes on ANZAC Day. All our favourites are available, like sweet potato pad thai (which also comes in a vegan or vegetarian form), chilli popcorn chicken and the nourishing Bali bowl—which includes avocado, beetroot, pumpkin, quinoa, a poached egg and curried aioli.

Billykart Kitchen

Multiple Locations

Chowing down on breakfast and lunch at Billykart Kitchen is just like having breakfast at your Mum’s—just WAY better (sorry Mum!). The team at Billykart produce all their own cakes, jams, cream and butters in-house, so you know their seasonal menu is always going to be up to snuff. Boasting dishes like brioche French toast, with fresh strawberries and lavender syrup, and eggs benedict with smoked Ora King salmon, Billykart knows their stuff when it comes to dining with flair. 

Alfred & Constance

Fortitude Valley

ANZAC Day wouldn't be the same without a few bevvies to kick on withespecially if we're talking A&C in Fortitude Valley! Tuck in to some delicious nosh, a few cocktails plus live beats all day (and night).



Ahh, Remy's, you really treat us, don't you? Open all day this ANZAC Day, treat youself to a post-dawn service cheesy and a beer at one of Paddington's finest beer gardens. 

Junk Boat

South Brisbane

Already becoming one of Brisbane's fave Asian street eats dining haunts, Junk Boat in South Brisbane will be doors open this ANZAC Day, feeding the masses with their delicious steamed buns, Thai curries and firsty beers. Cheers to that!

Gelato Messina

South Brisbane

Here in Brisbane we're blessed with summer sun all year round, so you bet your life we'll be tucking into some of Gelato Messina's fineest this ANZAC Day. We're sold on their Bounty and Salted Caramel flavours, but, take gander at the specials board for a real treat. Just hurry up, alright!?

Scout Cafe

Petrie Terrace

Beloved local cafe Scout is also open for ANZAC Day, and we couldn't be more pleased! Pull up a chair, order their brekky bagel and a coffee (Scout make a mean brew) and pat yourelf on the back for a breakfast well done.

Mylk + Ko

New Farm

Cute-as-a-button and totally guilt-free, Mylk + Ko in New Farm are keeping doors open and serving up their incredible all-day menu. Our picks are the Golden Gaytime acai bowl (don't ask, just do) and a matcha latte. The perfect way to start the day if you ask us.


Fortitude Valley

Alright, let's get serious here; if you want to kick back and let the hair down, The APO is where you need to be this ANZAC Day. Other than the fact that they serve up Aperol icy poles, AND some killer cocktails, thier food menu is ideal for sharing with your pals, they have a gorgeous beer garden that spills into Bakery Lane, and they have DJ beats all arvo.

Newstead Brewing Co.

Milton and Newstead

We know what your thinking, you're thinking 'where should we go for beers for ANZAC Day?'. A Brisbane pub that isn't in the middle of town (if you're wanting to aviod the annual parade crowds) and one that serves up bloody good beer and pub grub. Your answer? Newstead Brewing Co. Every. Time.

Darling & Co


Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner (and drinks, obviously!), Darling & Co is perfectly poised to hold you 'captive' all afternoon, what with cocktail jugs, delish share food and all those damn inst-worthy hanging vines...

Gerard's Bar

Fortitude Valley

Be it you hungry for breakfast this ANZAC Day, or lunch or dinner or dranks, Gerard's Bar AND Gerard's Bistro are open and ready to show you a damn good time on yet another gorgeous public holiday. 

Billykart Kitchen | Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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