Brisbane Artisan Coffee Cafes To Visit Right Now

Brisbane hasn’t always had an array artisan coffee cafes, but over the past 5 years or so, there have been a number of great Brisbane artisan coffee cafes and roasters pop up all over town.

To give you a quick snapshot of Brisbane’s coffee scene, we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s best roasters and artisan coffee cafes.

In the first part of this post, we served up some of Brisbane’s most delicious local roasters. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

Now that you’re sorted for your freshly roasted beans, which you can also enjoy at their respective cafes,

Let’s have a look at some other artisan coffee cafes where you can get a superb espresso, pour over, AeroPress, cold-drip or whatever coffee floats your boat.

A good cup of coffee isn’t only about the talent of the barista, it also has a lot to do with the ingredients, as well as the brewing process itself. Brewing methods can greatly enhance the flavour of your brew; in fact, it’s brewing methods that tend to be the hallmark of a great artisan coffee.


Artisan Coffee Cafes


Brisbane Artisan Coffee Cafes

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Strauss is focused on delivering some of the best coffee in town, simple tasting food and great service. Sourcing everything we can locally with a strict focus on quality and working with the best suppliers in town.

Here you’ll want to try the Strauss espresso blend or their bottled cold brew.


Bunker Coffee

Brisbane Artisan Coffee Cafes

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Bunker is nestled within the shell of a World War II air raid shelter and remains the perfect place to retreat.

Bunker specialises in quality coffee rather than a particular blend. They decided to buy their equipment outright and not contract with any company so they can source coffee from all of Australia’s top roasters.

They change their coffee weekly but always source from the best, quality-focused roasters. Locally, this includes Cup, Single Guys, Uncle Joe’s, Marvell St and Cleanskin.


Ltd Espresso

Brisbane Artisan Coffee Cafes

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Ltd Espresso has been opened by an owner who is passionate about teaching visitors about the beans, flavours and processes that go into each cup. Luke aims for each visit to be a lesson in coffee science. So if you want to learn more about what makes a great coffee this is a must visit place for you!

Ltd espresso + brew bar is all about the coffee. Its concept is simple. Offering up three different coffees each selected for a particular style. One for White, one for black and one for Filter.

Ltd offers limited batches of blends and single origin beans from Cleanskin Coffee Co ensuring an ever-changing variety of flavours. Separate roasting beans are used for each variety of coffee, with pour overs and cold-pressed coffee also available.


Black Sheep Coffee

Brisbane Artisan Coffee Cafes

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Black Sheep was born from two creatives with a love of coffee and a passion for detail. Their attention to ethics in sourcing coffee and tea where environmental and human standards is a top priority.

If you care about where your cup of joe comes from this is a great place to go. Black Sheep Coffee like to ensure their customers can experience something a little bit different and hope that their passion can be tasted in the final cup.  There are no shortcuts taken here, just time, effort and passion.


Espresso Garage

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Espresso Garage is a hole-in-the-wall coffee haunt nestled in an unassuming nook between Grey and Little Stanley Streets. It is the perfect place for people on the go needing a quick, delicious coffee fix and a treat to go.

The Espresso Garage team shares a love for fine espresso and will understand your craving and desire for a promptly served, hot coffee. Bean-lovers will appreciate the Di Manfredi coffee flavour delivered by talented baristas. It also serves a range of yummy treats including buttery croissants, and avocado on Turkish bread.



Brisbane Artisan Coffee Cafes

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Pourboy uses some of the world’s most exciting coffees and state of the art machinery, alongside alternative brewing methods to cater to even the most discerning of coffee aficionados.

The highly skilled team at Pourboy churn out house espresso blends, pour over, AeroPress and cold drips. Coming out of their state-of-the-art Synesso coffee machine, each cup is aromatic and smooth with full-bodied flavour.


There you have it, a fine list of some of the best Brisbane artisan coffee cafes.


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Brisbane Coffee Roasters That You Need To Know

Brisbane Coffee Roasters


Australia has a distinct coffee culture and is often cited as being one of the most developed and vibrant in the world, and thanks to all the great Brisbane Coffee Roasters, Brisbane is no different.

To this day, coffee chains such as Starbucks have a very little market share in Australia. One reason for this is that unlike in the United States and Asia, Australia already had a developed coffee culture for many decades before coffee chains came to the market.

The development of the coffee industry has grown not from coffee chains but through independent cafés born out of early Greek and Italian immigration.

Despite the origins of our Greek and Italian migrants, we tend to roast our coffee a little lighter here. Not just to suit our tastes, but also because of our love of milk based coffee.

Whilst Queensland, and specifically Brisbane doesn’t have a huge Greek and Italian population, our coffee culture today is also built on smaller boutique coffee roasters and cafes instead of coffee chains.

Brisbane hasn’t always had an artisan coffee culture. Over the past 5 years or so, Brisbane has seen a number of great roasters and artisan coffee cafes pop up all over town.

To give you a quick snapshot of Brisbane’s coffee scene, we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s best roasters and artisan coffee cafes.

The freshness of coffee beans is one of the factors that contributes to a great cup of joe so getting locally roasted beans that are also roasted to perfection is the perfect way to feed your caffeine addiction.

Like fruit and vegetables, coffee is a perishable commodity. After a certain period, coffee becomes stale as the oils become rancid and the aroma is lost. Fresh locally roasted coffee will always taste better than one that has spent months in transport and storage, no matter how good it is and how well it’s packaged.

In the first part of this post, we’re serving up some of Brisbane’s most delicious local roasters.

Brisbane Coffee Roasters

The Single Guys

Brisbane Coffee Roasters

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The Single Guys is a specialty coffee company born and bred in Brisbane, Australia. With a focus on sophistication, character and integrity, we seek to source and supply the finest single-origin coffee and related products to our customers.

With a retail operation in the western suburbs of Brisbane, we also roast all of our coffee at a shared roasting facility for both our retail operations and our wholesale customers.


Wolff Coffee Roasters

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Wolff Coffee Roasters was set up in 2010 by Peter Wolff after he decided to launch a new coffee roasting business. This time his focus was squarely on flavour in the cup, sourced in a sustainable way. The ultimate goal is to make specialty grade coffee available and approachable to everyday coffee drinkers.

Wolff Coffee Roasters also established Wolff College of Coffee – and educational platform that provides consultation, training and education in all aspects of roasting, cupping, green coffee purchasing and plantation management.


Fonzie Abbott

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Fonzie Abbott specialises in producing speciality coffee and offering three consistent blends (Highside, Boxer and Drifter) with a blend of the month (BOM) plus the rotation of many single origins, which they showcase throughout the year.

The Fox Street Factory’s main purpose is for both retail and wholesale and has been set up as a cool little place the Fonz would be proud of.


Bellissimo Coffee

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Bellissimo Coffee was established in 2009 and started roasting from their flagship store at Wandoo Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley in 2010. Since then they’ve won multiple awards over the years to become the current highest awarded coffee roaster in Australia.

Their blends include the Italian Dark Roast, Ultimo, Mocha Java, and Emporio, as well as 13 different single origins.


Campos Coffee

Brisbane Coffee Roasters

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Campos Coffee use the highest quality beans in their specialty coffee blends. They pride themselves on the fact that they only ever use specialty grade beans, which includes all of their blends, all of their single origins and flagship Superior Blend.

Campos spend a great deal of time roasting, testing, cupping and assessing the beans to ensure every roast has the right balance and flavour profiles shining through. They repeat this process again and again until they’re convinced it’s just right, each and every time. And even after this rigorous process, they still cup every morning – without fail.

Their blends include Dark City, Blade Runner Blend, and the Campos Superior Blend.


Blue Sky Coffee

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Blue Sky Coffee produce a range of award-winning blends to encompass milk based and black espresso, filter/pour-over, sustainable, decaffeinated and Turkish style coffees.

They seasonally source varieties of Arabica beans that will allow us to achieve the desired sweetness, bitterness, acidity and aroma of our blends.

Their signature blends include Crema Deluxe, Midnight Oil, Ebony Ivory, Morning Plunge, Clean Bean and Balkan Express in addition to their single origins, signature single origins and capsules.



There are also a number of bigger guys that stock many great cafes and restaurants around Brisbane, including Merlo, Di Bella, and Elixir.

This list is sure to have you well caffeinated. Make sure you check out part two of this post series on Artisan Coffee Cafes (coming next week).


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