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Published January 5th 2013
10 Local favourites
Waffles @ Crema and Cream - Stafford

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.

Le Bon Choix - Paddington

1. Anouk:

A classic Paddington establishment bursting with chic personality. Anouk is always busy and a hot spot for Saturday/ Sunday brunch, which they do well. Fresh local produce, smooth coffee.

2. Cafe Auchenflower:

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.

3. Cafe on the Park:

Located just on the edge of Mora Park, Sandgate, Cafe on the Park is the perfect place to eat/drink after a play in the fantastic seaside park. I highly recommend their fish and chips.

4. Crema and Cream:

Sit among the geraniums and herbs at Stafford's Crema and Cream and enjoy their organic, fair trade coffee. Great little spot for breakfast or brunch. Be sure to try their "Green eggs and ham."

5. Dandelion & Driftwood:

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.

Dandelion & Driftwood - Hendra

6. Delicatezza:

A local Mitchelton favourite, Delicatezza is a stylish spot for lunch/brunch. Ponder the gourmet deli items while you enjoy a coffee and healthy food made with love.

7. Le Bon Choix:

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.

8. Northshore Riverside Cafe:

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.

Cane chairs outside Ruby - Paddington

9. Ruby:

Another Paddington cafe, Ruby serves generous portions and great coffee. I dig their artwork and the general vibe is laid back yet modern. Sit outside and watch the folk on the street.

10. Willow and Spoon:

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.
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If you haven't been to Vinnie's at Newmarket (behind the Pub) you haven't tried the best Italian cafe in Brisbane. On it own for breakfast and lunch, and Fri dinner. Yum
by lloyd (score: 0|4) 2625 days ago
Northshore Riverside Cafe is amazing for food! So good that we booked out wedding there!!
by l_m_s (score: 0|8) 2553 days ago
Best of the lot is definitely elixor (elixir?) best coffee and food by a mile
by meryl (score: 0|2) 2938 days ago
Tutto's at Ashgrove is pretty good - Simple plain honest food- generous servings Italian friendliness.
by nom nom (score: 0|2) 2937 days ago
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
by neb33 (score: 0|8) 2924 days ago
These are mostly inner north city areas... What about the outer suburbs of north brisbane!!!! There's nothing! Somewhere trendy too. Not just a crappy old run down building next to a busy road!
by catwo (score: 0|2) 2698 days ago
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