The Best Cafes in Lismore

The Best Cafes in Lismore


The best places to enjoy a coffee in Lismore

Lismore is a creative city famous for its vibrant cafe and restaurant culture. Wherever you are in Lismore, great coffee is never too far away! Check out LJ Hooker Lismore's list for the top brunch spots in Lismore...

Palate at the Gallery

This charming café is located right next to the Lismore Regional Gallery. Sitting by the Wilson River, you’ll love the ambience of Palate at the Gallery as you enjoy indoor and alfresco dining looking out to a blossoming rose garden. This is the perfect place to enjoy a hot coffee or a delicious meal after browsing through the fantastic local artwork in the gallery, though it is also convenient to the CBD for a quick cuppa. Expect a chic setting with attention-to-detail and cuisine with flair. And don’t forget to bring the kids along – Palate at the Gallery offers complimentary babycinos for little ones with a taste for yummy frothed milk with a sprinkle of chocolate! (Caffeine-free, of course). 

Flock Espresso & Eats

Found in Mathers Arcade off Woodlark Street, this trendy café is a hotspot with in-the-know Lismore locals. Fresh food, a funky atmosphere and flawless service are Flock’s specialty. This ensures this snazzy café remains a no-brainer for Saturday brunch with friends, or a coffee on the go for professionals working in the heart of Lismore. While you’re there, keep an eye out for the quirky décor and happy music, which adds that something extra to the already eclectic vibe. 

Nook Laneway

Tucked away in Embassy Arcade off Keen Street, Nook is another Lismore alleyway gem that will sit well with fans of the hipster laneway cafes of Melbourne. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the CBD and enjoy nourishing cuisine and hot coffee alongside a groovy, relaxed atmosphere. Nook caters for many different tastes, making it also well worth a visit if you have specific food requirements. It’s not hard to find either – simply look for the bike outside the arcade and you know you’re in the right spot. 

The Spotted Pig

For something a little bit different, The Spotted Pig in Lindendale (just outside of Lismore) is your best bet. To start, this café is located inside the old Lindendale church, and prides itself on serving seasonal produce sourced from local farmers and businesses in the Northern Rivers region. Sitting amongst the beautiful timber architecture, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch from Tuesday through Sunday, and the occasional pop-up dinner on a Friday night. If you enjoy a bit of quirk, you’ll love the fact that The Spotted Pig doesn’t number their tables, but instead uses cards from a deck to identify which table is which. Queen of hearts, here we come! 

The Bank Café & Espresso

The Bank Café is literally located inside an old historic 1930s bank building in the heart of Lismore. Marvel at the lovely old façade and step inside to be enchanted by the vintage posters, lofty ceilings and the buzzing atmosphere of this popular café. The character-filled vintage charm of the building and the cool urban ambience combine to create the perfect contrast at The Bank Café. When it comes to food and coffee, you won’t be disappointed – this café prides itself on wonderfully fresh and down-to-earth cuisine and fantastic coffee. 

The Bircher Bar

If muesli is your breakfast staple of choice, The Bircher Bar should soon be your new favourite café in Lismore. Keeping up with the alleyway trend, this hole-in-the-wall offering is a rustic space that serves up delicious healthy meals in Lismore’s Summerland Arcade – think smoothies, acai bowls, gourmet toasties and muesli, of course! For drinks, don’t miss the cold brew coffee or their dirty chai latte. The “pantry” inside the café also stocks lovely local goodies and all-natural, gourmet products made by The Bircher Bar and other artisan producers.

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