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Twenty Brisbane Cafes Open Before 7am

Early risers and late-to-bedders, we've got you covered.

By Sophia Edwards
August 21, 2014
By Sophia Edwards
August 21, 2014

Whether you're an early riser, work crazy hours or just happen to need a place to go for breakfast at 6am on Friday, it is always a good idea to have some early-opening cafes in your repertoire. All cafes on this list are open before 7am on weekdays, serve hot food and have ample seating. Enjoy!

Stomp espresso

Stomp espresso is open from 5.30am on weekdays, for which they deserve a pat on the back. Add another one for their excellent coffee.

109 Holland Road, Holland Park

Java Coast Cafe

Java Coast Cafe

Make the most of the inner city oasis that is Java Coast Cafe by enjoying your coffee in the privacy of their shady courtyard.

340 George Street, Brisbane

Double Shot espresso

Early birds may be lucky enough to beat the breakfast rush at Double Shot espresso. Late risers are looked after too, with the all-day breakfast.

125 Oxlade Drive, New Farm

Brother Espresso

At Brother Espresso on sunny tree-lined Riding Road, the food is to be grabbed and gulped but the coffee is to be savoured.

358 Riding Road, Bulimba

Esher St Cafe and Deli

Esher St Cafe and Deli has it all — an Italian-inspired menu with all-day breakfasts, locally roasted coffee, deli goods, gifts and trinkets, as well as hampers.

46 Esher Street, Tarragindi

Hansel & Gretel espresso and Breakfast Bar

Follow the trail of happy and satiated customers to Hansel & Gretel, where your food choices are endless.

Corner Samford Road and Pickering Street, Gaythorne

Foxy Bean

Southside breakfast favourite, Foxy Bean, has been causing a stir in Woolloongabba for the past three years and has become somewhat of a go-to for guaranteed good food, good service and good vibes.

896 Stanley Street East, Woolloongabba

Jacu espresso

All-day breakfasts, cold press coffees and an ever changing lineup of blends make Jacu espresso an easy choice for Norman Park locals.

172 Bennetts Road, Norman Park

Little Corner Cafe

This Wooloowin favourite is known for its sunny setup and friendly service, and for the espresso smoothie with honey and yoghurt.

86 Dickson Street, Wooloowin


Strauss has generated some serious buzz among caffeine lovers since its inception. You’ll find this cosy nook in a little laneway on Elizabeth Street.

189 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

Moose & Gibson

Around the corner from everyone’s favourite antique precinct, Woolloongabba's Moose & Gibson welcomes breakfasters with simple, tasty fare.

77 Jurgens Street, Woolloongabba

Tall Short Espresso

Once in the form of a roaming red Kombi, Tall Short Espresso now comes with a place for customers to sit when they sip their coffee and nibble on a bagel.

Shop3, 244 Given Terrace, Paddington

Pourboy espresso

Much loved amongst city workers, Pourboy espresso has really honed the craft of coffee and breakfast. However you like yours, the folks at Pourboy, under head barista Sebastian Butler-White, have the brew for you.

26 Wharf Street, Brisbane

Samson & Sophie

There are some very tasty-sounding breakfast dishes here. Case in point: the slow-cooked ham hock and beans in a rich tomato blend with two poached eggs and organic sourdough.

Shop 1, 2 Macquarie Street, Newstead

Slinky Espresso

Come here for a welcoming atmosphere and well-priced, tasty food.

3/190 Fairfield Road, Fairfield

First Pour

First Pour Brisbane at Veneziano Coffee Roasters in West End has some tasty-looking breakfast treats which are not to be ignored. That said, you come here for the coffee.

369 Montague Road, West End

Blackbird Espresso

Despite the minimal kitchen setup at this Coorparoo cafe, they offer a few hot breakfast items, including savoury mince and cheddar cheese jaffles and pancakes with bacon, ice-cream and maple syrup.

1/4 Newman Avenue, Camp Hill

Atticus Finch

Bring along your pet to this new Paddington haunt. Get a serious cup of coffee or perhaps some toast with satay chilli paste, tamarind and coriander.

83 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

Cafe O-Mai

The Vietnamese and Vietnamese-inspired dishes here are a breath of fresh air to jaded (or perhaps just spoilt) Brisbane breakfast enthusiasts. The baby pho (starting at $7) is the ideal morning meal: warm, restorative and laden with wholesome ingredients and starchy carbohydrates.

15 Cracknell Road, Annerley

Dot Espresso

On your way to or through the Southbank Parklands? Head to Dot Espresso for a cup of joe and enjoy the view of the sheep.

Little Stanley Plaza, South Brisbane

Published on August 21, 2014 by Sophia Edwards
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