Brisbane is home to so many great cafes these days that it's difficult to choose which to visit. Here is a list of 10 Northside cafes to help you refine your search. This alphabetical list is certainly not exhaustive, so please add to the list if you feel inclined.
A quiet, vintage-inspired cafe, with an excellent kids corner and playground right next door. Cafe Auchenflower serves delicious home made meals (such as their excellent Bolognese jaffles), She Tea and Organic Black Star coffee.
Hiding behind the white picket fence, sometimes it's difficult to find a seat at this busy, Hendra cafe. Dandelion & Driftwood is fun - they serve his/ hers coffee with a handy tag informing you exactly where the blend originates.
Authentic French cafe with two branches on the Northside - one at Ascot and a brand new one at Paddington. I love the black and white theme and they do hot chocolate, quiche and croissants better than anywhere else.
If you're looking for coffee with a view, then Northshore Riverside Cafe is the place to visit. Huge glass windows face directly onto the Brisbane River at Hamilton, with The Gateway Bridge looming in the background. Kids will enjoy playing in the "playscape" next door.
Super cool cafe which spills out the back onto a garden setting with plenty of cosy nooks to hide away with a good read. Willow and Spoon is ideal for children, with a big box of toys and funky mural. They boast an excellent menu and are also open for dinner. A real local favourite.
Jandals at Clontarf, THE best eggs Benedikt made with homemade sauce from local eggs ( i had to ask the cook how they made it so brilliantly), and lots of other yummy delights that seem to be made on the spot.
Don't let the very ordinary looking dwelling (which looks like a old servo)put you off