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
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Green Beacon Brewing Co

Open from 12pm–late.

26 Helen Street, Teneriffe
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Three Blue Ducks

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

Level 3 81 North Quay, Brisbane
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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
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Stokehouse Q

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

Sidon Street, South Brisbane
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