The Best Brisbane Cafés to Study In

Students and coffee lovers alike know a truly good spot to hang out, with strong Wi-Fi and stronger coffee, is hard to find.

But fear not! We have done the legwork and found several Brisbane gems where you can stay caffeinated and get to work.

Bonsai Botanika

Bonsai Botanika – CBD

Bonsai Botanika offers modern comfort food for brunch, along with their specialty matcha drinks and cakes. One of the best cafés found on the busy streets of the Brisbane CBD, this place always features an easygoing mix of friends socialising and students studying on their laptops.

Address: 107/109 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City

Wi-Fi: No

Don’t miss: The flourless matcha cake

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: No

Morning News Café

Morning News Café – CBD

Located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, Morning News Café provides you with smooth coffee in clean, modern, and green surroundings, adding extra-cosy vibes to your morning study. While this is a relatively new café, having opened in 2019, it is already making a name for itself in Brisbane for serving Australian-made products, such as Niccolo coffee from Melbourne, and Maleny milk from Queensland. This is a perfect study spot, as they have a superfast Wi-Fi, with multiple power sockets located around the café. 

Address: 333 Adelaide St, Brisbane City 

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The brisket burger, with miso aioli, house-made sauerkraut, and fermented chilli sauce.

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Brew Café & Wine Bar

Brew Café & Wine Bar – CBD

Bustling coffee shop by day, buzzy wine bar by night; Brew Café & Wine Bar is a place you will find inspiration and belonging while studying. This excellent café is staffed by a great crew serving up a wide variety of tasty brunch options with perfect roasted coffee. The menu also features tempting dinners and drinks (try the special coffee cocktails!).

Address: Lower, Burnett Ln, Brisbane City 

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The sensational Brew burger 

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

The Three Monkeys Coffee & Teahouse

The Three Monkeys Coffee & Teahouse – West End

The Three Monkeys Coffee & Teahouse features eclectic decor, indoor cubbyholes, and a playlist consisting mainly of calming acoustic guitar. There are intimate, dimly-lit spaces for quiet conversations, tables for those who prefer chess with their coffee, and a shady courtyard which provides a cool outdoor retreat for you to study.

Address: 58 Mollison St, West End

Wi-Fi: No 

Don’t miss: The wide selection of rich and enticing treats in the cake cabinet, as well as hot chai made with honey and the café’s own special leaves

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Pourboy

Pourboy – South Brisbane

If you are a genuine coffee-lover who understands the labour of love involved from farm-to-cup and want to experience a perfectly poured brew, Pourboy should be your café of choice. One of the best coffee places in Brisbane, it is only a short walk from Griffith University South Bank Campus and South Bank Railway Station. This spot also features unlimited free Wi-Fi and plenty of space.

Address: Shop 4/271 Grey St, South Brisbane 

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: The Croque Madame and the OMG Omelette My God

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: No

Café Muse – South Brisbane

Looking for a quiet spot in which to blast through your to-do list? Located in the Queensland Museum, the charming and peaceful Café Muse allows you to enjoy the fresh air from their outdoor seats. This café prioritises quietness and tranquillity, so this may not be the place for you if you’re looking to have a lively study group session.

Address: Level 2 Queensland Museum, South Brisbane 

Wi-Fi: No

Don’t miss: The filling and reasonably priced pesto salad 

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: Yes

Coffee Supreme – Woolloongabba

Come for the coffee, stay for the generous desk space and unlimited Wi-Fi. The popularity of Coffee Supreme is mostly fuelled by students, freelancers, and anyone who wants a coffee escape from studying/working from home. The interior is spacious, and there are plenty of yummy pastries to keep yourself sugar-charged while studying.

Address: 3c Gibbon St, Woolloongabba 

Wi-Fi: Yes

Don’t miss: Cinnamon Dunkers made fresh every morning!

Vegan options: No

Outdoor seating: Yes

B+C Lab Café

B+C Lab Café – Kelvin Grove

One of the hardest parts of doing your work in a coffee shop is that you’re often asked to leave after a while, or the staff will make you feel so uncomfortable that you don’t want to stay beyond an hour. This is definitely not true for B+C Lab Café. As one of the best cafés in Kelvin Grove, the two-story space with an industrial interior is always one of Queensland University of Technology’s students’ favourites. It’s also open until 6pm, which is perfect for students who are looking for a place to study after-hours. 

Address: Shop 2/31 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove

Wi-Fi: Yes 

Don’t miss: The iconic boba milk tea cake and matcha crêpe cake, made with matcha powder sourced directly from Kyoto, Japan

Vegan options: Yes

Outdoor seating: No