Our 2015 Top Picks for Brunch in Brisbane

Of all the made-up meals, brunch is definitely the greatest. We think it’s time you taste some of Brisbane’s best.


Lock ‘n’ Load

West End

Image credit: Lock'n'Load Bistro
Image credit: Lock’n’Load Bistro

“Lock ‘n’ Load” used to be nothing more than the standard, go-to line for 80s action heroes when they couldn’t think of anything else to say. Thankfully, it’s now also a very stylish restaurant in Brisbane’s West End. The serene ambience of days gone by drifts about the place like a pleasant dream and the tasty menu should satisfy even the pickiest brunch-goers. Read more »

I’ve had breakfast and lunch and was blown away each time. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is chilled, sunny and easy-going. Most memorable lunch was the spanner crab in seafood bisque pasta, DROOL! – snvs


South Brisbane

Image credit: Cowch
Image credit: Cowch

Cowch describes itself as a “cocktail dessert bar” – now that is a glorious combination of words! Seriously, what more do you need to know? Now they do brunch! So throw off the shackles and brunch indulgently like there’s no tomorrow. Read more »

Cowch. South Brisbane. Great variety of food and drinks. Also not too expensive for what you get. Great atmosphere and open till late every day- The healers

The Ponycat

New Farm


Ponycat – hybrid creature resulting from science gone mad, or cute little café over in New Farm? Very possibly both, but we’re talking about the latter today. Yummy, inventive food without a hint of pretension is the order the day, served up amidst an atmosphere of inviting warmth. What better way to enjoy a darn good brunch? Read more »

Fantastic eclectic cafe with delicious coffee. – Smma79

Willow and Spoon



Willow and Spoon is a beautifully presented café where you can “indulge in a whole new world of savoury goodness”. Honestly, anywhere that serves up a meal called ‘Johnny Utah’ is fine by us. Why don’t more restaurants take inspiration from Point Break? Read more »

Love it, you must go! Fantastic coffee, attentive and warm service. Such a friendly cafe. They just started their dinner menu and it is amazing. Say hello to Keith for me. – Ahmet’s

Au Cirque

New Farm


A very popular local brunch spot, Au Cirque serves up delectable, modern cuisine. It’s definitely a place to bring your mates if a relaxed meal is the order of the day. With a whopping selection of delicious organic things on the menu, you really can’t go wrong. Read more »

Cirque has a great menu at a reasonable price and the food definitely does not disappoint. More than your average breakfast with fresh and vibrant flavours. The coffee is Genovese (a Melbourne company) and is really good. – Laura Spencer

What’s your go-to for your brunchy delight? Make sure to leave them a True Local review!

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