The Ekka is back for 2019. Held over nine days in August, the Ekka – or the Royal Queensland Show, if you want to be formal – attracts around 400,000 visitors each year, making it the largest annual event in the state.

The Ekka public holiday is not only a great opportunity to check out the show but also to put your feet up on a rare Wednesday off. This year, Ekka Wednesday is on August 14. Whether you need a coffee, a beer or a meal, these hard-working cafes, bars and restaurants are staying open to sort you out.

Reuben's Deli

Open from 8am–3.30pm.

1/208 Given Terrace, Paddington

Brewski

Open from 12pm–12am.

22 Caxton Street, Brisbane

Mylk + Ko

Open from 8am–1pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Corner of Merthyr Road and James Street, New Farm

Abode

Open from 7am–12pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

2/30 Hillsdon, Taringa

The Corner Store Cafe

Open from 7am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

113 Sylvan Road, Toowong
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Mr Percival’s

Open from 11am–1am. 15 per cent surcharge.

Howard Smith Wharves 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Mary Mae's

Open from 8am–8pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

119 Lamington Street, New Farm
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5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Deedot Coffee House

Open from 7am–1pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

1 973 Logan Road, Holland Park

Ramen Danbo

Open from 11am–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

52 Merivale Street, South Brisbane

CJ's Secret Pasta Club

Open from 5pm–8pm.

26 Hoogley Street, West End

Three Brews Bar and Kitchen

Open from 3.30pm–10pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

2 973 Logan Road, Holland Park

Longtime

Open from 5.30pm–11pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

610 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Morning After

Open from 7am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge. Breakfast menu only, kitchen closes at 1pm.

Corner Vulture Street and Cambridge Street, West End

Cheeky Poke

Open from 11am–9pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

Shop 3a 63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead

Artie & Mai

Open from 7am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

340 Sandgate Road, Albion

Arc Dining

Open from 12pm–11.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

Macho Macho

Open from 7am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

498 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove West

Scout Cafe

Open from 7am–3.30pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

190 Petrie Terrace, Spring Hill

The Montague Hotel

Open from 11am–9pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

363 Montague Road, West End

Little Loco

Open from 7am–2.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

121 Merthyr Road, New Farm

Honto

Open from 5.30pm–11pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

23 Alden Street, Fortitude Valley

Gerard’s Bistro

Open from 12pm-3pm; 6pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

Gerard’s Lane 14-15 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Death and Taxes

Open from 3pm–2am.

36 Burnett Lane, Brisbane

Nodo Camp Hill

Open from 8am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

25 Samuel Street, Camp Hill

Neighbourhood

Open from 5pm–9pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

2051 Moggill Road, Kenmore

Pourboy Southpoint

Open from 7am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

271 Grey Street, South Bank

Massimo

Open from 11am–3pm; 5.30pm–9.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

The Riverside Centre Boardwalk 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane
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Ananas Espresso

Open from 6am–1pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

4 Central Avenue, Graceville

Huskk

Open from 8am–12pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

8 Days Road, Grange

Gramps Cafe

Open from 7.30am–12.30pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

110 Windsor Road, Red Hill

Florence

Open from 7am–1pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

54 Martha Street, Camp Hill

Rogue Bistro

Open from 5.30pm–10pm.

14 Austin Street, Newstead

Lick! Ice Cream

Open from 12pm–9.30pm.

3 321 Honour Avenue, Graceville

Stokehouse Q

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

Sidon Street, South Brisbane
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Nodo Donuts Newstead

Open from 8am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

1 Ella Street, Newstead

PawPaw Cafe

Open 8am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

898 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba
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Greca

Open from 12pm–11pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Howard Smith Wharf Precinct 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

The Osbourne Hotel

Open from 11.30am–late.15 per cent surcharge.

766 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
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Mrs Brown's

Open from 11am–11pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

32 Commercial Road, Newstead

Bellissimo Coffee

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

30 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley

Billykart Kitchen

Open from 7am–12pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

1 Eric Crescent, Annerley

Cafe O-Mai

Open from 6.30am–3pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

15 Cracknell Road, Annerley

Billykart West End

Open from 8am–2pm. 20 per cent surcharge.

4 Edmonstone Street, West End
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Dovetail on Overend

Open from 7am–1pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

85 Overend Street, Norman Park

All Inn Brewing Co

Open from 12pm–7pm.

189 Elliott Road, Banyo

Fritzenberger

Open from 11.30am–late.

52 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

Harajuku Gyoza

Open from 11.30am–late.

R3B Indooroopilly Shopping Centre 322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly
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Dicki's

Open from 7am–2pm. 15 per cent surcharge.

893 Brunswick Street, New Farm
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Gerard’s Bar

Open from 4pm–late. 15 per cent surcharge.

13A 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley
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Otto

Open from 12pm–3pm; 5.30pm–10pm. 10 per cent surcharge.

Level 4 480 Queen Street, Brisbane
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Donna Chang Dining

Open from 12pm–3pm; 6pm–10.30pm.

171 George Street, Brisbane
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The Boom Boom Room

Open from 3pm–12am.

171 George Street, Brisbane