Brisbane’s 5 Best New Restaurants

Brisbane, you’ve really brought your A-game to the table with this round of the latest restaurant and café openings. It was tough to pick just five, but here are our absolute favourites. Don’t forget to let us know what you think!

Image credit: Seven South
Image credit: Seven South

Seven South


In Brisbane, brunch is not a mere game of some bland eggs on dry toast – it’s an event. And Seven South is bringing some next-level grub to the table. How about some lemon thyme, blueberry and ricotta hotcakes with crème fraiche and pistachio praline to start your day? Or maybe herbed smashed avocado with goat’s feta and spiced pepitas on pumpkin bread is more your speed? Whatever it is, if it’s from Seven South, you can guarantee it’s going to be a winner.

“Love this place, I went here Monday morning for breakfast with a girlfriend, it was early, just as they opened so it was quiet and peaceful. The staff were very pleasant, we both ordered double shots in our flat white/latte… because… Monday, which were served to us with perfect coffee art on top. My friend had the big potato cakes dish which she loved but couldn’t finish and I had my usual of scrambled eggs on sourdough. The finer details are what made it lovely, a light scraping of butter across the sourdough and a generous side of delicious tomato relish. In love <3” – danihay

Image credit: Finns McCools
Image credit: Finns McCools

Finn McCools

Fortitude Valley

Finn McCools is filling the hole left by the serious lack of decent Irish bars in the Valley, and is bringing top-notch cocktails, a great selection of beers on tap, and excellent food to the upmarket yet relaxed pub. Of course every self-respecting Irish pub has whatever sports match is playing up on the big TV screens, and there’s entertainment, live music, competitions, and a traditional Irish Sunday breakfast and dinner special that cannot be missed.

Have you thrown back a brew or two at Finn McCools? Tell us your tale on True Local.

Image credit: S Bar Cafe
Image credit: S Bar Cafe

S Bar Café


Oh Brisbane, you really know how to do brunch! Somehow, the owners have managed to cram two of our favourite weekend activities into one location, with a fantastic selection of healthy yet oh-so delicious brekkie and lunch dishes combined with a cute store of quirky gifts, homewares and all sorts of things to browse around for hours. Food and shopping – what else does your Sunday need?

Enjoyed a meal at S Bar Café? Leave a review on True Local.

Image credit: Lokal + Co
Image credit: Lokal + Co

Lokal + Co

West End

If you’ve never tried Nordic-inspired food before, then you’re in for a real treat here. Lokal + Co are a collaboration between a Norwegian expat and a local Brisbane chef, and together they’re bringing casual yet modern dishes crafted from local seasonal produce. Just imagine a sour cherry loaf with vanilla whipped ricotta, brioche breakfast roll with bacon, egg, spinach and house-made barbecue sauce, Gingerbread waffles (!!) with chocolate hazelnut sauce, whipped ricotta and crumbled honeycomb – and that’s just for breakfast!

Nibbled on Nordic delights at Lokal + Co? Write a review about it on True Local.

Image credit: Two Donkeys
Image credit: Two Donkeys

Two Donkeys

Spring Hill

We really weren’t kidding about Brisbane and brunch. This time, Two Donkeys, in the unassuming suburb of Spring Hill, is serving an unconventional all-day breakfast, Chinese bao bun lunch, and hand-crafted coffee from local Gold Coast coffee wizards, Blackboard Coffee. Off-the-hook bruschettas, brioche French toast with espresso mascarpone, and a sweet potato rosti are just a few of the creations you can expect at Two Donkeys.

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