It’s hard to say what takes centre stage at Riverbend Books and Teahouse – the excellent book shop or the bamboo and sheer-screened cafe on the deck.
Either way both are an Oxford St magnet for locals and drop-ins as arguably it’s helped by the subtropical ambience of the cafe.
Breakfasts come in light (e.g. Sonoma muesli or fruit toast) or hot and lunches are an eclectic choice that includes mini gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, hand made sushi rolls and the delicious Vietnamese paper rolls served in a bamboo basket. There’s also a brief children’s menu as an adjunct to the excellent range of children’s titles available inside.
If visiting the café make time to browse the bookshop, one of Brisbane's best, which stocks a fantastic range of books across all genres and regularly hosts local and international authors of note.
193 Oxford St