You’ve cleaned up the mess (how does wrapping paper always get everywhere?) and now it’s time to decide what to do with another day off.

You could see a movie (but that’s probably what everyone else is thinking), or maybe shopping the sales could be a good option; beware that both are very stress-inducing.

We think the correct play here is to seek out one of the spots on this guide (definitely call ahead to see if they have any room), and settle in for a nice, long, leisurely lunch or dinner. Let someone else handle the cooking today – you can always have those Christmas leftovers tomorrow.

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Bellissimo Coffee

Open from 6am–6pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

30 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley


Open from 11.30am-10pm.

52 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

Harajuku Gyoza

Open from 11.30am–7pm.

R3B Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly

Green Beacon Brewing Co

Open from 12pm–late.

26 Helen Street, Teneriffe

Three Blue Ducks

Open from 6.30am–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Level 3 81 North Quay, Brisbane

Coffee Head Co

Open from 6am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

62 Manning Street, South Brisbane

Ciao Papi

Open from 12pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Mr Percival’s

Open from11am–1am. 15 per cent surcharge.

Howard Smith Wharves 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Mary Mae's

Open from 11am–6pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

119 Lamington Street, New Farm

Stokehouse Q

Open from 12pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

Sidon Street, South Brisbane