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6 of The Tastiest Cheap Eats In Brisbane To Check Out

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Whether you’re saving to buy a house, you’ve blown your entire savings, you’re on a student’s budget, or you just blew almost all of your money on the recent holiday trips, the bottom line is that you are broke. But this does not mean that you need to take out a loan to feed yourself. No! There are plenty of cheap eats in Brisbane, like Eat Street Markets, and we’ve rounded up some of the best for you.

Affordable and Tasty Eats in Brisbane

There are hotels offering big eats at $15 or less. Here are some of the cheap bites to check in:

Bird’s Nest Yakitori & Bar

Bird's Nest Yakitori & BarLocated in South Brisbane & Fortitude Valley, this is a perfect place to be when you are feeling a pinch in the pocket. The restaurant serves Japanese fare, and you will definitely love the quality of their dishes. This place is famous for their crunchy chicken. Their prices are very friendly going as low as $12 but don’t mistake their pricing with compromised quality. Yakitori translates to “grilled bird” thus you can only guess what they do. With an extensive menu of umeshu, sake and other Japanese Spirits, it’s an ideal spot for a Saturday night.

Mrs. Luu’s Vietnamese Canteen

One thing that you will love about the Vietnamese cuisine is their affordability. You can have lunch, dinner or take out. Most of the ingredients are easily available locally and on the street, thus the reason they are cheap in most places in the Brisbane dining scene. Mrs. Luu’s Vietnamese Canteen is one of the best places that you can spend less for more. Keeping in line with the street-food pricing, their noodles and rice bow comes at only $11. If you love banh mi, it will only cost you $7.50. You can find one of the branches in 15 Thompson St, Bowel Hills.

Jai Thai

Located on Sherwood Road, Toowong, this is another eatery where you can find a cheap quality meal for cheap. Just check out this food joint, and you’ll find some flavoursome menus of both modern and traditional foods. You will also love the venue, especially the wide open windows opening out to the vibrant Toowong strip. You will find prawn rice, green, yellow, panang and massaman curry on their menu. Their food goes as low as $10.


BotanicaThe eatery is best known for the vast range of greeneries in their salads. With just $10, you enjoy a nice and healthy lunch or dinner at this spot. Botanica has earned a reputation in Brisbane as one of the healthiest spots to buy a meal due to its green products. The locale only sells take outs for you to finish cooking at home. The eatery is found in Red Hill and 20 Dogget Street, Teneriffe.


This is a favourite eatery for vegans and vegetarians in Brisbane. The eatery not only serves cheap food but delicious and healthy dishes. Their menu boasts a variety of vegetables and is almost entirely vegetarian. It’s located in the CBD and has been in operation for more than two decades. They serve lunch and dinner, but you can get anything in between if your stomach is grumbling. They sell everything from vegetable curry, papadums, dahl, and koftas at the cost of $12.90.

The Fox Hotel

Last but not the least on the list is the Fox Hotel. Located on Hope St, South Brisbane, the eatery provides good food as well as good times. Fox provides a vast menu including cold drinks, burgers, wings, goat cheese and smoked pork amongst other delicacies for as low as $10. Just check in you’ll love the quality of their dishes.

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