Brisbane CBD

Motorwagen is a stunning contemporary cafe, restaurant and bar found in Brisbane’s CBD, offering a refined dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner

This sophisticated city eatery features a striking, industrial chic fit-out – think exposed brick and concrete. Customers can dine al fresco on the terrace overlooking Adelaide Street or in the stylish dining room with burnt orange banquette seating. 

Motorwagen Cafe and Restaurant, Brisbane

Come check out Motorwagen's new winter menu by Head Chef Callum Rogers.  Start your lunch or dinner with delicious spanner crab sliders, featuring gold medal Fraser Isle Spanner Crab, brioche slider matched with Buck's Farm lemon aspens whipped into chef's ricotta that will leave you wanting more. Then have a taste of duck liver pate, paired with a kumquat and juniper preserve that is ridiculously morerish. For a mouth-watering main dish, dive into Chef's savoury mushroom pain perdu with pork loin and whiskey coffee sauce.

Motorwagen Cafe and Restaurant, Brisbane

If you're just in for a quick lunch, you can order one of Motorwagen's 'classics' like the Wagen burger with Chef's ground pattie and scamorza cheese, Texan-spiced fried chicken with sesame slaw, or a juicy Black Angus steak sandwich.

Motorwagen, Brisbane

Meanwhile, breakfast fare on offer is simple and well executed - think avocado on rye, egg and bacon brioche, eggs scrambled, poached or fried with house-made sourdough and tomato relish, or Eggs Benzy (poached eggs on sourdough with brown butter hollandaise and your choice of bacon or gin-cured salmon). 

Boasting Brisbane’s first state-of-the-art Modbar espresso and pour-over system by La Marzocco, Motorwagen offers locally roasted Blackstar Coffee. Otherwise, there are specialty lattes, organic loose leaf teas, classic fruit juices and kombucha.

Motorwagen, Brisbane

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the exquisite dinner menu includes delicious entrees such as duck liver parfait with kumquat and juniper preserve on brioche, and Coral Coast barra in tom yum broth.  Mains range from pork loin with mushroom pain perdu and whiskey coffee sauce, to quail with roasted kalettes and verjus sauce, and Black Angus sirloin with smoked swede, cassava and wattle jus.  

The divine dessert list includes bread and butter pudding with Chambord honey custard, and chocolate tart with orange-scented gelato. Otherwise, savour a selection of Australian and international artisan cheeses with wattle seed lavosh and preserves.

Motorwagen, Brisbane

Motorwagen is fully-licensed with local craft beer on tap, a carefully curated wine list, and classic cocktails. 

Good to know – A private dining room is available for functions with vintage-inspired Mercedes-Benz murals painted by a local artist.

Motorwagen is a valued partner of Must Do


300 Adelaide St



Opening hours

3221 6264


300 Adelaide St Brisbane

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Spend a Classically Cool afternoon tasting the world's best varietals
Brisbane's epic burger festival, Burger Fest, returns to Newstead
The best improvisers in Brisbane and beyond battle it out
A range of unique rural & challenging routes for every fitness level
Lord Mayor's Photographic Awards are back so get snapping!
Joel Creasey is coming to Brisbane for 1 night only
Enjoy a 'pig day out' at this sizzling 3-day food festival
Start your engines for the Leyburn Historic "Around the Houses" Sprints
Eddie Perfect is coming to QPAC in August

Top free Things to Do

22 fabulous fun free things to do in the River City
Best things to do in Brisbane

Olympic City 2032

Your guide to everything fabulous to do and see in the 2032 Olympic City
Brisbane Olympics
The world of Willy Wonka headed for QPAC