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Top 10 Cafés in Brisbane

As we all know a café isn’t just about a good coffee, it is everything about a GREAT one. The combination of this and some delicious food is what will keep you going back time and time again and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good coffee, friends and food?! We’ve searched high and low to find you the best spots to have both a delicious coffee and yummy meal to give you a taste of what you could look forward to, if you are the lucky winner of our current prize home.

Brisbane city is bustling with busy people and whether it be a corporate lunch, overdue catch up with your friend or somewhere to clear your mind and get out of the house or office for an hour or two, we’ve found the top 10 Café’s in Brisbaneall within a 5km radius of your new home at The Highgate.
Jak + Hill
Located in Spring Hill, this super chic café, restaurant and bar has been carved out of a parking garage. It boasts a simple yet taste bud tantalising menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. And you know it’s going to be good when the Chef is also part-owner and a recent arrival from Melbourne. That’s a whole lotta love right there! The best bit? If you really fall in love with the super funky vibe of this café, you can stay at the attached hotel ‘The Punthill’ and enjoy it all a little while longer.
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys located in Fortitude Valley is more of an adventure than just a café and has all things to take you on a glorious trip down memory lane. This rustic vegetarian, organic eatery will bring all your childhood memories alive with their giant Neverland-style tree, fairy lights, music and children’s book menus.
The fun doesn’t stop during the day though, after dark ‘The Lost Boys’ merges with its garden bar ‘The Tree House’ to serve a selection of yummy drinks and vegetarian tapas.
Are you a child at heart? Want to take a trip back down memory lane? Or quite enjoy scrumptious vegetarian, organic food? Then this one is for you! The moment you walk into The Lost Boys you will be away with the fairies (quite literally!).
Saint Laura Café
Open from the early a.m. this cute little café is just a hop, skip and jump from your new home and serves some excellent coffee. Yes, we finally mentioned the coffee! Along with the coffee comes some yummy breakfast options, top notch service and a perfect location.
Whether you choose to be cosied up inside or sit out in the small sun-filled courtyard you can be thankful this character filled cottage is just a short walk from your new home!
Morning After
If you are looking for your classic café dining, a short drive from home ‘Morning After’ exudes that classic contemporary feel.
This café offers so much! You can kick start your morning with one of their four jam-packed hand crafted elixirs or multiple brands of coffee on offer. The all-day breakfast menu is huge! After all, what isn’t better than a scrumptious brekky the morning after. Options on offer include; the all famous smashed avo, American inspired MaMuffin, warm spiced rice pudding with poached fruit, pistachios and kaffir lime, truffle scrambled eggs and so much more. There are also plenty of options for ‘after’ served from 11.30am to 3.00pm daily. 
And, if you’ve just taken your dog on a walk around your new neighbourhood, don’t despair because the lovely owners have catered for your fury friend too. Water bowls are ready and waiting to be used while you take a well needed break and refuel.
Day Made
Woolloongabba isn’t too far from your new home either and this specialty coffee café will delight all the coffee senses in you. Day Made offers five-star blends that are bound to draw the coffee connoisseur’s far and wide. The café aims to use local suppliers and produce where possible and does offer a small menu if you want to stay for a bite, although, we are dubbing this your go-to coffee café, if you really are a fan.
The Moray Café
This 25-year-old atrium style café has recently had a new lease on life with a complete revamp, including menu and owners. The café’s new menu offers interesting twists on old favourites running throughout The Moray’s selection of breakfast, brunch and lunch options.
You of course can expect a good coffee at The Moray amongst other drinks, including a selection of pressed juices, iced teas, coffee and chocolate, smoothies and traditional drinks.
If you have a sweet tooth like we do, you can’t leave without trying one of the house-baked desserts – yummo!
About A Boy & A Girl
About A Boy & A Girl is more than just your average café. This modern-rustic warehouse turned café also offers a cellar and wholefoods market. Tucked away in the backstreets of Newstead this cool café only lends itself to those who dare to adventure. The ones that do, surely won’t be disappointed with its all-day seasonal menu gracing the tables and all the foods to recreate these delicious meals right on the premises in fingers reach.
Raphy’s Espresso
Located on the corner of Wellington Road and Mowbray Terrace, this bright little coffee nook is a perfect spot to grab a tasty coffee when you are on the run. If you prefer to sit down, you can do that too, with their small menu options and tasty sweets you don’t have to just do a grab and run but just know this one is all about the coffee and less about the food.
PawPaw Café
The PawPaw Café has always been a Brisbane favourite and has a loyal customer base, however, in recent times undergone a renovation which has seen the place boom with new faces seeing what all the fuss is about.
If you are looking for something a little different to the usual café style cuisine, the PawPaw offers South East Asian, really making it unqiue. And, if you love the PawPaw enough, you can also go back for dinner too, as they now cater with an all-day menu.
The team also offer you the opportunity to hold your next function in their lovely new space or join one of their Thai cooking classes with Head Chef Bowyo. The PawPaw has always lived up to expectations with coffee and good food but the service is always the highlight.
Told You So
Last but not least does stray from our 5km radius, it’ll actually take you half an hour or so but this beauty had to make the cut with its #1 ranking for all café’s in Aus (on We mustn’t say much about this one because it’s all in the words of one reviewer “Coffee and Pie”. If you are our lucky prize home winner I ‘Told You So’ will just be the cherry on the cake (or in this case maybe the pie?).
Imagine trying your hand at all these delicious cafés have to offer? This life could be yours when you purchase tickets in the latest Mater Prize Home lottery supporting Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation and Mater Brisbane. Be sure to grab your chance to win today!
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