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Published October 20th 2021
Come for the coffee, stay for the views
Joey's Restaurant is located on the River Terrace, Kangaroo Point, with enviable views of the Brisbane River and Brisbane skyline. Joey's is a relatively new restaurant atop Kangaroo Point Cliff. Joey's is a great destination to relax and taste some great Italian food and coffee, whether it's a morning cappuccino, brunch with friends, dinner with the family or a romantic date.
The tables are undercover to enjoy the coolness of the shade on summer days. When it is cold, there are heaters on the deck. The place has a relaxed atmosphere and people can talk freely, without competing with loud music.
Joey's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Breakfast is reasonably priced with Cherry and Walnut Toast $10; Seasonal fruit with honey is $4; Classic eggs with two free-range soft boiled eggs served on toasted sourdough and bacon crumbs; Buttermilk pancakes with whipped ricotta, honeycomb and maple syrup for $19.
Antipasti include Wood Fired Pizza Bread for $16. Mains encompass Prawn Linguine $29; Chicken Schnitzel $18; Beef Rib Fillet $35 and market fish. Mains can be accompanied by salad, fries and green beans.
Travelling on Main Street, I have passed Joey's Restaurant a few times and one spring morning, I decided to stop for a coffee. I parked the car along the road, just in front of Joey's Restaurant and near the stainless steel sculpture named Venus Rising.
Joey's remind me of those coffee shops and restaurants in the main square of the towns in Italy. Joey's presents itself in pastel colours, with big light blue umbrellas, with waiters welcoming the customers and busing themselves around the tables. The barista is busy making coffee non-stop and here and there to take orders too.
Certainly, Joey's has incomparable views of the city skyline and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.
After ordering my coffee, I sat on a bench under the light blue umbrellas, which almost match the blue of the Queensland sky.
It is the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee whilst enjoying the views over the city.
When I finished my coffee, I took a stroll in the square and the little park adjacent to the square.
The sculpture Venus Raising has been designed by the artist Wolfgang Buttress and placed in its location in 2012. Venus Rising took inspiration from the Fibonacci Spiral, as well as the intersecting spines of a Nautilus Shell. The structure stands 23 metres high overlooking the Brisbane River.
Venus Rising is located in the Stainless Steel Sculpture Park in Kangaroo Point. Photo by Author.
Joey's Restaurant is family and kid-friendly; you can take your dog too. Joey's has event packages, for example, a cocktail, standing soiree style, designed to be shared and relished with friends at $65 per person. Carparking is available along the road. Remember to take a ticket from the meter machine.
Joey's Restaurant is at 29 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169.
6 am - Till late
Seven days a week
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner