If you are new to the neighbourhood or want to try some new cafés, restaurants, and coffee spots, the team at O’Neill Estate Agents are here to share our favourites!

Each suburb throughout Brisbane’s inner-west has its unique hub of activity, with boutique shopping, charming cafés, and speciality markets to explore. With so much choice, we’ve picked out some of our favourite brunch spots and cafés for you to enjoy. These spots are the suburbs’ hidden gems where locals go to grab their morning brew, the atmosphere is buzzing and the menu means you will always be back for more.

If You Say So Espresso, St Lucia

This new and quaint coffee shop in St Lucia fits right into the suburban streets. The easy grab-and-go café draws in the crowd’s serving espresso, filter, cold-drip brew, and juices. Opposite the Jack Cook Memorial Park, If You Say So provides picnic rugs and milk crates for you to find a spot in the sun and sip away. Although this café is mostly for caffeine lovers, they also serve a small selection of snacks including their delicious butterbing cookies and pesto bacon and egg rolls. Whether you are walking your four-legged friend or in a rush to work, If you Say So Espresso is your go-to spot!

Peach Café, Auchenflower

Nestled in the heart of Auchenflower, Peach café is hard to miss with its vibrant pink setting. As the team’s go-to morning coffee spot, this cosy café has our heart. Peach Café has a lively menu with great summer smoothies to go alongside your avo toast. Aside from the delectable usual breakfast favourites, Peach Café has an Asian flair to its menu serving Thai Chicken Poke Bowls and Majik Miso Mushrooms. Come down and enjoy a scrumptious meal while the kids can enjoy the local playground which is conveniently located next door.

Corner Store Café, Toowong

Run by Toowong local, Kim Malouf, the Corner Store Café has firmly cemented itself as one of the best eateries in Toowong. On any given day, you’ll find the leafy courtyard filled with locals enjoying feta, chilli and halloumi smashed avocado, strawberry and cream waffles, or one of their signature salads. The quaint cottage on Sylvan Road is accompanied by their very own organic herb and vegetable garden, which provides farm-fresh ingredients for the kitchen to use.

Nowhere Espresso, Toowong

Fuelling the residents of Toowong is the crowd-favourite Nowhere Espresso. Best friends Emily and Eriko run the show and their “indie” flair shines through the friendly, vintage café. There is always a great atmosphere at this local hot spot. Whether you’re running in to grab a quick coffee (with a must-have side of Fig and Macadamia Loaf) or stopping by for their Eggs Benedict, you will always be welcomed like an old friend.

Pitch and Fork, Toowong

Another team favourite, just down the road from Corner Store Café is Pitch and Fork. This alfresco café shares space with the revamped clubhouse of Toowong’s Wests Rugby Club. Pitch and Fork offer a similar but different menu to Corner store, a mix of international, mod Oz and retro dishes to keep the local foodies happy. Breakfast time sees the likes of a scrumptious halloumi breakfast burger or the jalapeno crab omelette while lunchtime offers wagyu beef burgers and our favourite Je Yuk Bao. Whether you are attending rugby training, going on your morning walk, or a Sunday morning brunch, Pitch and Fork is worth a visit!

Abode Café, Taringa

Buzzing with activity, Abode Café is a favourite spot for locals to enjoy a great coffee or to relax in the courtyard over a delicious brunch. The owners welcome you to their ‘humble abode’ with a menu that focuses on seasonal produce and tastes just like home. Abode is also a big advocate of the local community, with several initiatives designed to give back to the area. ‘Gatherers Unite’ encourages customers to bring in their garden produce to swap for a coffee or a jar of jam! They also offer free coffee grounds for your garden.


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