Brisbane's Rustic Cafes
It’s become a trend in Brisbane cafes - pallet tables surrounded by paint-scraped chairs, bare-brick walls and industrial-look ceilings, low-hanging exposed lightbulbs, and menus made of anything from old children’s books to clipboards. You’re either smiling because you can already think of the numerous cafes you’ve been to that match this exact description, or are curious to know why cafes likes this have become so successful? Whichever category you have just fallen
into, we have collated a list of some cafes that epitomise the rustic, boho style that we have
grown to love.
Burrow - West End
Still on the South side of the river, Burrow offers the most rustic of venues whether you’re looking for a coffee stop, somewhere for lunch, or a place for Friday afternoon drinks. With mismatched chairs and tables of any height, deciding whether or not to eat outside or inside can be a challenge. The menu (which comes as a storybook - try to avoid getting sidetracked with the pictures and enticing storyline) is delightful, with a huge range of classic favourites and some sneaky exotic options for those who are a little more adventurous. No matter what you get, however, everything is delicious!
The Jam Pantry - Greenslopes
Not quite as ‘exposed’ as Burrow, but just as quaint and cute, The Jam Pantry prides
themselves on fresh and local ingredients, and a fascinating, constantly changing menu. With
blackboards that ‘flip’ on a regular basis, no two visits are ever alike. With uniformed waitresses smiling and ready to take your order, there’s no pressure to choose from the extensive menu of both food and coffee, as well as the feature wall of blackboard with the weekly specials. The Jam Pantry is your one-stop shop for your daily dose of perfectly decorated eateries, homemade jams, and deliciously decadent coffee.
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St Coco - Daisy Hill
Timber furnishings and enough greenery to make it seem like we were in the wilderness, yet
humble and minimalistic, St Coco offers its diners a warm and cozy dining experience with
some of the best burgers you’ll ever have. Complete with exposed floors and rustic stools, St
Coco fits our description perfectly, and is only just down the road so you don’t have to venture
too far for your caffeine fix! And with an exuberant offering of vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy
free eats, there’s no reason that St Coco shouldn’t go to the top of your brunch list this
Billy Kart Kitchen - Annerly
What was once a little corner shop is now something bigger and better than you’d ever image!
Billy Kart Kitchen has taken a place that we once bought our newspapers and gumballs from
into the home of the best pancakes you’ll ever have. Billy Kart Kitchen has so much history in
the building and the staff, and is another one of those amazingly rustic cafes that we love. It’s
also the trailblazer for its sisters in West End, which makes it even more special. It’s seasonal menu offers diners something for every taste preference and palate, and it’s even open for
dinner on Friday nights! Who knew you could do all of that with an old corner store!