A Local's Guide to Working in Brisbane

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Brisbane is an up and coming metropolitan area with a steady annual economic growth of 4%, there’s a reason people are migrating to work here as opposed to major office hubs like Melbourne and Sydney. So what are the 3 things any city-dweller should know when working in Brisbane CBD - where to buy the best coffee, cheapest lunch and Friday Night drink hotspots, of course.

Brew Cafe, Burnett Lane

Brew Cafe, Burnett Lane

John Mills Himself, Mary Street

John Mills Himself, Mary Street

Little cafes are always a good spot to go get some work done, have a meeting with a potential client etc. however as Brisbane continues to flourish the options of where to go can feel seemingly endless.

However, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect little cafe spot around Brisbane we (and so many Brisbane locals) would highly recommend Brew. Hidden away at the end of Burnett Lane in the Queen Street Mall, Brew offers a quiet laid back atmosphere that’s perfect for finally answering those emails you’ve left sitting in your inbox or getting a caffeine hit before your next presentation. 

If you’re meeting a client or needing to get away from the office and you’re based toward the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, you can’t go past John Mills Himself. Another tucked away venue, you’ll find yourself amongst only the keenest coffee drinkers in inner city Brisbane.

Corbett and Claude, Elizabeth Street

Corbett and Claude, Elizabeth Street

Botero House, Adelaide Street

Botero House, Adelaide Street

Looking for a quick hearty lunch that won’t cost you an arm and a leg? Corbett and Claude have you covered. With locations throughout Brisbane, Corbett and Claude offer a range of lunch deals which include some of their infamous pizza’s as well as salads and pasta for $10-$12. Not too shabby for one of Brisbane’s go to eateries.

If you’re looking for somewhere a little less Italian and a little more client appropriate, Botero House is for you. With lunches priced at around $20pp and three stories of beautifully restored heritage building, it’s a must try for any Brisbane city worker.

Sixteen Antlers, Roma Street

Sixteen Antlers, Roma Street

At Sixes and Sevens, James Street

At Sixes and Sevens, James Street

After a place for Friday after-work drinks? Sixteen Antlers rooftop bar is one of our favourite bars in Brisbane CBD to kick off Friday night festivities. Located on top of the Pullman hotel, head to Sixteen Antlers to soak in the views, sip on a few cocktails and enjoy a few laughs with your work mates.

Looking to escape Brisbane CBD after a long week? Then look no further than At Sixes and Sevens. Located on James Street in Fortitude Valley At Sixes and Sevens offer a laid back atmosphere and an extensive drinks menu so everyone can find something that tickles their fancy. Whether that be your classic Aperol Spritz, their Wattle Toffee Sour or a simple schooner or glass of wine everyone is bound to find something to drink while you wind down from the work week.