Best Bayside Cafes

Brisbane's bayside suburbs are blessed with cool ocean breezes and enviable views across Moreton Bay. Here are a number of highly recommended cafes where visitors can enjoy a great meal while making the most of those water-filled vistas.


Directly overlooking the water at Sandgate, Baaia is a pleasant spot to eat a seasonally inspired breakfast, brunch or lunch. Tart of the day or pancakes are a specialty here...more

Matthew Thomas

The views of Moreton Island ensure that Matthew Thomas is a destination cafe well worth visiting. It is possible to book a high tea by the sea, or simply enjoy a cup of Toby's Estate coffee or Wedgwood tea...more

Eclectea Vintage Cafe

Brighton's Eclectea Vintage Cafe provides an ideal lunch stop for anyone on the second hand trail. It is fun to sit back at this refurbished post office/corner store and appreciate their signature dark chocolate chai tea served in elegant tea pots...more

Little Bloomfield Café & Wine Bar

Things are a touch tropical at Cleveland's Little Bloomfield Cafe where they serve smoothies, Merlo coffee, and a range of T2 teas as well as beer, wine and cocktails. There is a kid's menu also available at this breezy outdoor/indoor venue...more

Lighthouse Café Bar

Cleveland's lighthouse beacon is the inspiration behind Lighthouse Cafe Bar. Meals at this iconic cafe come with uninterrupted views directly across Moreton Bay...more

Pelican's Slipway Café

Pelican Slipway has been operating since 1949 and visitors to Pelican's Slipway Cafe are rewarded with amazing views across Redland Bay plus the chance to watch one of the last tidal slipways in action...more

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