Top Choice Cafe in North Stradbroke Island

Island Fruit Barn

On the main road in Dunwich, Island Fruit Barn is a casual little congregation of tables with excellent breakfasts, smoothies, salads, soups, cakes and sandwiches, all made using top-quality ingredients. Order a spi…
Top Choice Italian in Mission Beach

Caffe Rustica

This contemporary corrugated-iron beach shack is home to some seriously delicious home-made pastas and crispy-crust pizzas; they also make their own gelato and sorbet. Be sure to book ahead.
Top Choice Cafe in Mission Beach

Bingil Bay Cafe

Everything is groovy at this lavender landmark, from the eclectic menu to the mellow vibes emanating from the porch. Breakfast is a highlight, or just grab a coldie and immerse yourself in the art displays, live mus…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Brisbane


You’d expect to find this kind of subcultural underground cafe in Seattle or Berlin…but Brisbane? Breaking new coffee-cultural ground in Queensland, Brew takes the caffeine into the alleyways, serving simple food (t…
Top Choice Steak in Rockhampton

Ginger Mule

Rocky's coolest eatery bills itself as a tapas bar, but everyone's here for one thing: steak! And bloody (or chargrilled) good steak it is too. They have regular late-week meals specials (including $10 steaks); pop …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Coolangatta

Cafe dbar

This lovely spot is perched above the cliffs of Point Danger, on the most easternpoint of two states, almost on top of the NSW and Queensland border. You can munch on any number of fabulous breakfast options (our fa…
Vegetarian in Central Brisbane


Vegetarian curries, veggie puffs, dal (lentil soup), salads, pappadams, chutneys, fruit pudding… Grab a cheap vegetarian plateful at this this Hare Krishna–run eatery, up a nondescript stairwell behind a nondescript…
Cafe in Central Brisbane

Java Coast Cafe

Behind a grungy downtown roller door, a skinny alleyway leads to a hidden cafe garden with a fountain, subtropical plants and Buddha statues. An oasis on the Java coast! Good coffee, teas, salads, burgers and open g…
Modern Australian in Brisbane

Mondo Organics

Using the highest-quality organic and sustainable produce, Mondo Organics earns top marks for its delicious seasonal menu. Recent hits include slow-roasted pork shoulder with honeycomb crackling; and seafood bisque …
Tibetan in Brisbane

Tibetan Kitchen

Tasty Tibetan fare beneath paper lanterns and a massive pair of Tibetan Buddhist horns suspended from the ceiling. Try the Bakra ko Tihun (goat curry on the bone with pumpkin and squash). And if you've never tasted …