So we all know cafes are a breeding ground for great foodie pictures, but often things get repetitive and boring. Luckily we’re here to help up your food photo game! Check out our list of some of the most insta-worthy brunch cafes around Brisbane.
If you decide to visit one of these places and snap a mouth-watering photo, tag us on Instagram with @hiddencitysecrets_brisbane.
Six Feet Under
2 Masters Street, Newstead 4006
This moody, industrial-esque, warehouse café is the perfect location to get some sick snaps. Six Feet Under specialises in inventive dishes that takes the usual brunch fare up a notch. They also have pet friendly tables at the front of the café, so you can get your cute pooch AND your incredible looking smashed avo in the same photo.
The food is rustically styled yet minimal, each delicious meal is housed on a large, chunky ceramic plate. Standouts include the fruity Coconut Cruffle, with a cherry panna cotta and seasonal fruits; the Seasonal Mushroom Ragout Hash, which contains crispy potatoes, a poached egg and sautéed cavolo nero on sourdough bread; and an Avo Toast with an Asian twist of cucumber kimchi and edamame labneh on top. Step out of the box (and the casket) and take some gravely great foodie-pics at Six Feet Under.
1 Eric Crescent, Annerley 4103
Found in a revamped little old corner-shop, Billykart Kitchen’s bright interior makes for a fantastic backdrop for boomerangs or Insta-stories. The dining area is well-lit with polished wooden floors and fresh pops of green on the walls and décor, you may as well post a photo of the café itself and not its food! On the subject of food, the scope of the menu is insane, with a massive menu for both breakfast and lunch. If you’re leaning more towards the brekky side of brunch, going for the Overnight Buckwheat and Oats, Ricotta Buttermilk Pancakes or Loaded Spiced Potatoes will make for some yummy eats and great photos. If the lunch side of brunch is more your thing, munch on a juicy Pork Belly, Billykart Fish Tacos or the Crispy Vietnamese Pancake, but not before you take a picture of it.
Breakfast is from 6:30am-11:30am, with the lunch menu starting at 12 and the kitchen closing at 2pm.
Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm 4005
A fancy yet casual waterfront café/restaurant, Mary Mae’s will take your brunch Instagram to a luxe new level. A focus on fresh seafood is evident in the lunch menu, with fresh prawns by the bucket, fancy fish and chips and salt and pepper squid being the stars of lunchtime. The breakfast menu has breakfast staples like Eggs Benedict and an avo-filled Breakfast Bagel but on the weekends, the breakfast menu extends to include more exciting dishes. The Brioche French Toast and the delicious Bakery Basket, which includes freshly baked goods, jam and butter are two of these items on the weekend menu. The brunch can also be made boozy with their large selection of cocktails, so be sure to take a classic boomerang and clink your glasses together!
Their bar also boasts a large selection of Bloody Mary cocktails, each with a unique twist, which can take your brunch to another kind of level, if you know what I mean.
126 Margaret Street, Brisbane CBD 4000
Located in the middle of Brisbane’s bustling CBD, Coffee Anthology has your quick, mid-week Insta update need sorted. With a dietary friendly menu and some of the best brunch food in Brisbane, your Instagram will be absolutely drool-worthy. Some of the standout dishes to make your followers’ tummies rumble (as well as your own) are the Cherry Blossom Quinoa Porridge, Crispy Nutella Waffle and the Chilli Scramble. Anthology also has monthly specials that focus on a specific seasonal ingredient, with June focused on all things citrus and for the month of July, its focus is on potatoes.
The café itself is vibrant and light, with ample seating both inside and in the secluded patio out the back. Coffee Anthology is best known for creating delicious and aesthetic dishes with seasonal ingredients and their Instagram is filled with their unique creations.
300 Adelaide St, Brisbane City 4000
Named after the first petrol-powered vehicle, this European-inspired café is bright, open and modern with vintage touches. The café reflects the creativity and innovation of Karl Benz through their décor, food and drinks. Dangling light fixtures will ensure your food photos are well-lit and light wooden furniture and accents create a warm atmosphere to chill with your brunch bitches.
The breakfast menu is exciting, elegant and modern, each dish is created to an extremely high quality. Some of the most visually pleasing, and tasty, choices are the avocado on fresh sourdough with prosciutto, semi-dried tomatoes, basil oil and olive crumb; warm rice pudding with polenta crisps and winter fruits, and lastly the Autumn fruit and hemp muesli with winter fruits, gluten and dairy free rolled buck wheat clusters and hemp seeds on top of coconut yogurt. The talented chefs work hard to ensure that each dish comes out picture-perfect.
hundred acre bar
St Lucia Golf Links, Carawa Street, St Lucia 4067
The verdant, green backdrop of the St Lucia Golf Links gives the hundred acre bar some of the best views in all of Brisbane. The greenery doesn’t stop inside the venue though, with over 300 plants adding pops of vibrant green throughout the restaurant. The restaurant has a selection of dining areas, each with their own style and charm, so there’s an area sure to suit your Insta theme. One of the best spots to sit is right in front of the open fireplace, where they’ve provided comfy armchairs and blankets to rug up with while you sip your latte and edit your photos for your inevitable hundred acre bar post.
For those who are keen for a brunch, hundred acre bar has it sorted with their new breakfast bar menu. Filled with fresh pastries and other baked goods and paired with one of their amazing coffees, brunch never looked so picturesque. With a background of the rolling greens and mature eucalyptus trees, your breakfast panini or smoked salmon bagel will look absolutely stunning.
By Sarah Panther