The Best Coffee in Brisbane – Where To Find The Perfect Cuppa

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Coffee…The sweet nectar of the gods! A good cup of coffee can do wonders. It gives you purpose to get out of your bed; it can turn rainy days into chill days and make Mondays more bearable. Anyway, you take it black or with milk- It’s amazing! While making your coffee can be a delightful task, there’s nothing as awesome as having gourmet coffee, the smell…the taste…that gorgeous froth! The coffee scene in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital has been flourishing as of recent times with many popping up close to Brisbane CBD hotels the likes of the Oaks Lexicon Apartments; so that tourists can sample some of Brisbane’s finest at ease. So what are the best places to get a good cuppa coffee in Brisbane? Let’s find out.

 

Bean, George St

 

Lying in a little alleyway off George St, this is a quaint café that uses a special type of beans called Campos, brewed by expert baristas. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a good brew in comfort Bean is the place to be as it has plenty of books to read as well as a record player.

 

Coffee Anthology

 

They’ve got fancy brunch food and a variety of blends, but what Coffee Anthology is best known for is their talented latté artists who can make a cup of coffee look as great as it tastes. Their heavenly concoctions come with a beautiful piece of art on its frothy topping that is great for an Instagram post!

 

Death Before Decaf

 

The name says it all. This is the place for all the souls who depend on coffee from morning to night. Death Before Decaf is open for a full 24 hours so whether if you’re craving for a cup of a good strong blend at 12 noon or 12 midnight, your thirst can be quenched. So if you’re a hardcore coffee fan, head over to Brunswick St. And satisfy your desires at Death Before Decaf.

 

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.

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Eagle Street Pier – Foodie haven in Brisbane.

Brisbane, beloved capital of the state of Queensland and its most populous city, sits on the scenic Brisbane River. Discover a timeless city abuzz with a lively art scene, vibrant nightlife and a wide array of restaurants and cafes that are full of originality and character. There is also plenty in the way of Brisbane accommodation: apartments are a popular choice, ideal for families or long stay visitors. If you happen to be a nature enthusiast who enjoys scenery, while also searching for easy access, accommodations such as the Oaks Aurora will suit perfectly with stunning aerial views of the Brisbane River and ideal placement at the heart of the city.

Brisbane has several iconic hangout spots. Among them is Eagle Street Pier. The waterfront precinct boasts a number of world class restaurants. As you stroll along the pier, look out for: authentic Japanese cuisine at Pony and Sake, Italian at Il Centro, Cha Cha Char Wine Bar and Grill the signature steakhouse in Brisbane or George’s Paragon Seafood Restaurant for a feast of everything the ocean has to offer. Step into ARIA run by famous chef, Matt Moran and peruse their award winning wine list. You get the added bonus of looking out over the Brisbane River as you dine, with stunning views of Story Bridge. More casual dining choices are also available for those on a tighter budget. There are plenty of coffee houses and espresso bars like Stellarossa and The Coffee Club or the gourmet burger eatery, Grill’d. Stop in at one of the bars: Bavarian Bier Café or Jade Buddha, for a drink and some entertainment.

A few of the restaurants also have venues that can be rented out for parties and groups. You can also take a cruise with Kookaburra Showboat Cruises for high tea on the water; a romantic Valentine’s or even book with them to host a floating private function.

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Brisbane’s Top Restaurants for Waterfront Dining – Foodie Delights by The River

If you are a foodie heading to Brisbane and looking to not only treat your taste buds to the finest in cuisine but also soak up the city’s enchanting ambience then waterfront dining is just the thing. It is quite popular amongst both locals and foreign visitors and the waterfront area is lined with many popular eateries and restaurants where you can savour both the view and the varying flavours. Here are some top picks worth trying out.

1. Customs House
Part of the charm of dining here is the fact that this restaurant occupies a historic building; couple that with a wonderful view of not only the river but Story Bridge too and you get a venue which exudes old world charm. Modern Aussie fare is served here including fresh and truly delectable local seafood and other delicacies perfectly paired with wines.

2. ARIA Brisbane
Owned by Peter Sullivan and Matt Moran who you may recognise as a guest judge from Australia’s Master Chef, ARIA Brisbane features stylish decor and panoramic river vistas. The interiors reflect the city’s modern charm and patrons have the chance of sampling everything from Barramundi to Oyster Blade Wagyu beef along with an extensive list of wines from Australia.

3. Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse
With its idyllic views of Story Bridge, the Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse is a popular foodie haunt for those who love seafood and the best of steaks. The 1 kg T-bone steak is worth giving a try as is the chilli mud crab dish. Once again the wine list features regional wines that complement the flavours of these dishes. Such dining venues are easily accessible from Brisbane city hotels near the waterfront. Oaks Casino Towers is one such option you can consider.

4. Watt Restaurant + Bar
As with the other waterfront restaurants, seafood is a speciality here. Overlooking the Brisbane River, the Watt Restaurant + Bar can be found in the vicinity of the Brisbane Powerhouse and has both indoor and outdoor space. The menu features modern Australian fare, while there is also a pre-theatre menu, perfect for that yummy bite before a show.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.

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