Below is a list of the top and leading Cafes in Brisbane. To help you find the best Cafes located near you in Brisbane, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
This article is updated every 3-4 months.
Brisbane’s Best Cafes:
The top rated Cafes in Brisbane are:
- John Mills Himself Cafe
- Coffee Iconic
- Let Minnow Cafe
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John Mills Himself Cafe
John Mills Himself Cafe was established in 2014 and is housed on the ground floor of the ‘John Mills Himself’ building at 40 Charlotte Street, Brisbane. It is owned by Marcus Allison who also owns and operates Bunker Coffee in Milton which was established in 2010.
Their business philosophy is for sustainable profit and attempts to maximise quality, environmental sustainability and best practice ethics. In conjunction with the John Mills Himself Bar, they are committed to sourcing local products where possible. They seek to be innovators in the industry and their motto is Do What You Want.
They are what can be known as a “multi-roaster” cafe. They do not contract with any particular roaster, instead choosing to support and work with all local roasters who they feel align with their business ethos and are willing to work with them. They currently source coffee from Mecca, Small Batch, Sample and Wood & Co. Coffee Roasters.
They use Heirloom Chocolate and have over 10 flavours for their 70% Dark, Dairy Milk and White hot chocolates. They source their milk locally from Barambah Organics and Maleny Dairies. They also have cakes and pastries baked fresh from Crust and Co and Leavain Bakeries.
Coffee, Chocolate, Tea, Other Coffee Drinks, Bottled Drinks
“A cozy, quaint Melbourne-style coffee shop with excellent coffee and friendly service. Their dark chocolate mocha with macadamia nut milk is amazing! They accept all major credit cards, including American Express, without a silly surcharge, so I will definitely be back!” – David Mech
Coffee Iconic is a hidden café gem in the CBD. Taking up shop in the heart of the city, Coffee Iconic has its own secret garden acting as an oasis amidst all the hustle and bustle. They take pride in serving up delicious coffee; offering two different blends daily. They are always happy to share their coffee bean knowledge and help customers pick the one that’s right for them. Customers can enjoy a meal with lots of tasty and healthy options on offer; putting their own twist on a classic menu.
All Day Breakfast, Lunch, Mocha, Flat white/Latte/Cappuccino
“Went here during a very busy lunch hour but staff was extremely friendly. The veggie burger I got was phenomenal and coffee was great! Loved the atmosphere and prices were reasonable!” – Tricia A.
Let Minnow Cafe
Let Minnow Café is a fish-themed indoor/outdoor cafe, an ex-aquarium, serving updated global comfort food & coffee. It is founded on a love of Brisbane, old Queenslanders, chinwags, puns, superb coffee and outstanding food. They provide a place of solace to savour alone or share with others; a place to laugh loudly or silently revive.
Part culture, part connection, Let Minnow Café comes from a family that shares a love for food and Brisbane. Their meals reflect the Brisbane region: its climate, its farmers and its culture. Restoring their beautiful 100-year-old house, formally known as the Clayfield Aquarium, gives Let Minnow Café the rich historical character that customers feel when they walk through their doors. Food miles are at the forefront of their minds, which is why they source the majority of their fruit and vegetables from a 160km radius of Brisbane.
That’s also why they have a beehive and herb garden set up in their very own backyard. They also believe in inclusivity, meaning that everyone is welcome and has a place at their tables. The place are a wheelchair and pram accessible along with being children, dog and food intolerant friendly.
Autumn Menu, Lunch Specials, Toasts, Chips, Coffee Drinks, Tea, Milkshakes, Thickshakes, Fresh Cold Press Juices, Ice Cold Drinks, Specialty Drinks
“Let Minnow is my favourite place to go for breakfast! I take everybody here. The coffee is wonderful. The food is delicious and good portion sizes. The staff are always happy and friendly. It truly is a great little breaky spot. It can get very busy, but it is worth the wait!” – Brittney White
Laura is a reporter and a business columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on businesses, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.