This is our edit of Brisbane's best new cafes from the past 12 months, updated monthly.

Some are following the latest coffee trends – continuing the push away from espresso and towards batch-brew – while others are trying to become great neighbourhood catch-up spots.

Here's where we're going for coffee right now.

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Agnes Bakery


Agnes Restaurant’s popular lock-down era bakery now has a permanent home inside an old Queenslander in the Valley. It’s punching out five different types of sourdough, plus kouign-amanns, breakfast rolls, doughnuts and coffee by Bear Bones.

85 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Bellissimo Coorparoo


A striking, greenery-filled HQ for Australia’s highest-awarded coffee roaster. Try its iconic Italian dark roast or a bright single origin, along with truffle scramble and onion bhajis with poached eggs.

12 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

Lune Croissanterie


The Melbourne croissanterie’s gleaming northern outpost bears all the hallmarks of its concrete-and-glass Victorian headquarters. Grab those world-famous croissants and pastries with coffee by Coffee Supreme, or take your place at the seven-seater counter and marvel at The Cube, where the bakers work their magic beneath signature LED lights.

15 Manning Street, South Brisbane

Nodo Hawthorne


The gluten-free brand's fifth cafe rocks all the signature moves: a crisp light-filled space, outstanding coffee and, of course, those famous doughnuts. There’s also a pantry stocked with gut-friendly baking supplies to take away.

265 Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne

The Green


Hidden just off James Street, this cacti-filled eatery and shop is dedicated to Lebanese-style mezze and share plates, Ottolenghi-inspired salads, Japanese ceramics and plants – lots of them.

Shop 1 27 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Wholly Crumpets


Come to this crumpet-centric cafe for Nutella, strawberry and toasted coconut crumpets; smoked salmon, dill and cream cheese crumpets; crumpet toasted sangas; and a one-kilogram crumpet loaf (did we mention the focus is crumpets?). Also, there’s Tim Adams coffee and Leaf tea.

140 Oxford Street, Bulimba

Rings a Bell


Inside a heritage building, this cosy brunch spot gives equal billing to tea and coffee. Pair your choice with a toastie, pastry or souped-up salad, then settle in among the lush greenery in the courtyard out back.

57 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Sprout Artisan Bakery


After years as a wholesaler and market pop-up fixture, this bakery is in a permanent spot. Stop by for your fix of 72-hour sourdough, seasonal fruit Danishes, berry croissant baskets, and double-chocolate croissant buns. Plus there's a savoury croissant toastie and Reuben Hills coffee.

76 James Street, New Farm

Seven Miles Coffee Roasters


Visit the Sydney coffee roaster's sleek Brisbane debut for espresso, pour over, batch brew and cakes by Floss Bakes. There are also beans and brew equipment for sale, plus regular training sessions to help you nail the perfect pour.

31 Collingwood Street, Albion

If You Say So


Inside this former 1900s tea house is a tiny, six-seat espresso bar from a pair of Brisbane hospitality veterans. Pull up for breakfast muffins, house-baked croissants and well-made Black Lab Coffee.

88 Gailey Road, St Lucia



At its first Queensland outlet, this Sydney-born bakery is serving up a famous Hungarian street snack alongside slab cakes, sweet roulades, savoury burekas and coffee by Seven Miles.

Shop TR-06 111 Boundary Street, West End

Picnic Cafe West End


A popular Camp Hill brunch spot has expanded to West End with a bigger, breezier cafe in West End. Expect a broadly Asian-inspired menu starring Wagyu scotch eggs and Korean fried chicken, plus vibrant smoothies and brunch-ready cocktails.

111 Boundary Street, West End

Coffee Anthology


The Brisbane specialty-coffee superstar continues to showcase the country's best roasters at this cavernous, contemporary cafe. Find it behind an 1890s-built heritage facade in the heart of the city.

155 Charlotte Street, Brisbane

Lune Croissanterie CBD


The Melbourne-born croissanterie’s petite, takeaway-ready store isn’t much more than a hole in the wall. But it’s serving those famous pastries, and Coffee Supreme espresso and filter. Follow the crowds headed for one of the city’s most popular laneways.

Shop 10 79 Adelaide Street (enter via Burnett Lane), Brisbane