Top Cafes of 2016 - Brisbane

We’ve run the numbers! Here are the best cafes of 2016 in Brisbane, voted by real coffee lovers.

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Told You So

North Lakes

Best cafe Told You So in brisbane for 2016

Believe the hype - TYS is just fabulous. My joint-favorite coffee haunt in SEQ. I live in inner South Brisbane & drive up to North Lakes every Sat morning I can to savior a perfectly balanced triple shot latte. The real McCoy.

As my daughter Sadie would say “Told you so is my favourite shop”. Amazing team, great coffee and a great atmosphere 😊


Shawty's Espresso


Best cafe Shawty's  Espresso in brisbane for 2016

Specialty coffee and good eats!

Works on the KISS principle. Keep what you do suitably simple and focus on those things. This offers this in spades.


Cup From Above

Fortitude Valley

Best cafe Cup From Above in brisbane for 2016

Cup From Above is a social enterprise. 100% from every cup you purchase from here helps create a better community.


Day Made


Best cafe Day Made in brisbane for 2016


First Coffee Co

Wellington Point

Best cafe First Coffee Co in brisbane for 2016

Hole In The Wall. Specialty Coffee. Dog Friendly. Cycling Friendly. Since 2015.

Best cafe Big Bad Wolff in brisbane for 2016

Was one of the best but the quality of the coffee has gone off. Also unbearably hot in Summer.


Flick n Beans

Bowen Hills

Best cafe Flick n Beans in brisbane for 2016

Best cafe Coffee Anthology in brisbane for 2016

My girlfriend and I come here regularly before work. Casual and friendly service but clearly very knowledgeable. Always a new blend or two of coffee with plenty of personality to enjoy. One of my favourite places in Queensland. HIGHLY RECOMMEND GETTING A LONG BLACK OR EXTRA SHOT Go between 10am-1pm for less business


Wake Me Up

Slacks Creek

Best cafe Wake Me Up in brisbane for 2016


Lola Coffee


Best cafe Lola Coffee in brisbane for 2016



St lucia

Best cafe Belltop in brisbane for 2016

Best cafe Dovetail on Overend in brisbane for 2016

Such good coffee. Iced long black was smooth, nutty deliciousness. Lovely staff and great food too. Will definitely be back if I’m in the area.

Best cafe Acacia Espresso Bar in brisbane for 2016

As the review below said, it seems like they have had some staff leave. Averaging tasting coffee.

Best cafe John Mills Himself in brisbane for 2016

Our cafe is a quality focussed business using Mecca Coffee as our house blend and sourcing from other quality Australian roasters for our feature coffee and filter coffee. We source our ingredients from other like-minded businesses such as Maleny Dairies for milk, Heirloom for all things chocolate and our sister cafe Bunker for Iced drinks. We have a daily selection of fresh baked pastries and cakes and the cafe is located in the heritage listed John Mills Himself building. We can be a little hard to find: you can reach us via the driveway at 55 Elizabeth St, or walk through to the back of the buildings basement level from 40 Charlotte St.

After regularly sampling, this is very nice coffee. Gets a bit busy in the morning. Very friendly welcome and personal approach. It’s on the expensive side, but worth it. Pastries are limited and very nice but very pricey. Stick to the coffee.

Had some of the most enjoyable filter brew coffee ever here. Great staff service and customers were all nice and polite too. Only thing remotely annoying was that it’s a small place with a long line. Still amazing




Best cafe Bunker in brisbane for 2016

Delicious coffee and croissant 🙌💕 Capa was touch cold though



Brisbane CBD

Best cafe Strauss in brisbane for 2016

Best cafe Elixir Coffee in brisbane for 2016

A family-owned coffee roasting house and cafe serving gourmet breakfasts, lunches and cakes.


Reverends Fine Coffee

Fortitude Valley

Best cafe Reverends Fine Coffee in brisbane for 2016


The Alley

Everton Park

Best cafe The Alley in brisbane for 2016

Situated next to Nexus Church, The Alley Cafe is a specialty coffee shop. Open 7am-4pm (closed 1:30pm-2:30pm) our great coffee is complimented with plenty of under cover seating and a awesome playground for the littlies!

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