The Best Coffee in Brisbane

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While Melbourne and Sydney get all the credit for Australia’s burgeoning coffee culture, Brisbane serves up a pretty epic selection of roasters and cafes, too. From the CBD to the suburbs, Brissy has plenty of trendy cafes for speciality coffee in Brisbane (and brunch if you’re peckish!).

As sleep-deprived parents, we’re always looking for a cup of something warm, delicious, and most importantly—caffeinated. Here are our favourite spots for a caffeine hit in Brisbane.

The Best Coffee in Brisbane

1. Penny Coffee Co.

A  gem of the leafy Dutton Park area, Penny Coffee Co takes its coffee seriously, and its breakfast menu packs a serious punch, too. This family-run business boasts coffee from a range of great roasters and a fun selection of seasonal menu items. Bottoms up!

Location: 109 Annerley Rd, Dutton Park

2. Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee Roasters

Best Coffee in Brisbane
Pablo & Rusty's Coffee Roasters really know their stuff when it comes to the best brews in town! 


A real hub of all-things coffee in Brisbane, Pablo & Rusty’s Coffee Roasters on Mary Street in Brisbane City offers a delicious cup of the good stuff, alongside plenty of other services for the true blue coffee lover. We’re talking paraphernalia, beans, accessories and even speciality subscriptions so you can recreate the perfect coffee at home!

Location: 200 Mary St, Brisbane City

3. Bunker Coffee

A hole in the wall cafe serving up some seriously memorable cups of coffee, Bunker is a speciality coffee emporium in a converted shelter, and the coffee is nothing short of excellent. Also, try Bessa and John Mills Himself—the other two Brisbane members of the Bunker Coffee family!

Location: 21 Railway Terrace, Milton

4. Coffee Anthology

Coffee Anthology Brisbane
A mainstay of Brissy's coffee scene, Coffee Anthology is among the best in the biz! 


Chic surrounds meet epic coffee in Brisbane CBD’s Coffee Anthology. The effortlessly cool vibe is a hit with locals and tourists alike, and the baristas go to great lengths to bring out the best of their brews—dabbling in a range of brewing methods to ensure the perfect cup, every time. If you’re a coffee fiend, Coffee Anthology is a must-try in Brisbane.

Location: 155 Charlotte St, Brisbane City

5. Microlot Coffee House

A super-popular pick with coffee lovers the city over, Microlot Coffee House serve consistent and delicious coffee, using the absolute cream of the Colombian bean crop. Cakes and pastries are also available, for the perfect accompaniment to your brew.

Location: 5/135 Riding Rd, Hawthorne

6. Black Sheep Coffee

Black Sheep Coffee
Coffee fanatics—make sure you schedule a trip to Black Sheep Coffee, stat.


A haven of hipster energy and incredible coffee, Black Sheep Coffee in Woolloongabba prides itself on the quality of its beans—continually striving to source coffee of the absolute highest standard. This local roaster trade out of their warehouse; meaning the beans are roasted under the same roof you’re enjoying them under! Black Sheep consider their role to be about people, community and relationships—making it a welcoming, memorable place to grab your morning coffee.

Location: 109 Norman St, Woolloongabba

7. Belissimo

If the title of Australia’s most awarded coffee roaster and the consistently long queue out the front don’t give away the popularity of Belissimo, we don’t know what will! Great coffee options and plenty of take-home bean blends abound, making it an absolute stalwart of the Brisbane coffee scene.

Locations: 30 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley and 35 Oxford St, Bulimba

8. Salt Coffee Roasters

Salt Coffee Roasters
Coffee doesn't come much better than at Salt Coffee Roasters!


This Newstead gem is as Instagrammable and pastel-perfect as they come, serving beans roasted in their onsite roastery! Salt Coffee Roasters acts as a meeting point for all of Newstead, so grab a coffee, sit and enjoy it, and then take home some of their mouthwatering beans. Divine!

Location: 60A Doggett St, Newstead

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