You just received your textbook list and one chapter costs more than a weekend away in Goa. You’re standing in Co-op and your stomach is growling, but you know that the only way to afford this book is to live off $0.99 instant noodles from Aldi.
Instead of accepting the fact that you are going to starve your way to your degree, we’ve put together a list of the best cheap eats in Brisbane, and how you can stretch your wallet with some delicious meals, and still afford a new set of pens.
LITTLE GREEK TAVERNA, WEST END – Located in the West End, this traditional, vibrant spot is going to have you feeling like you’re in Athens, without the flight fare. Choose from a lamb plate for only $12, or a chicken pita for $8! BYO drinks to save on extra $$.
LUCKY EGG, FORTITUDE VALLEY– Got a mate? Well on Tuesdays Lucky Egg boasts a life-changing 2 for 1 burger which is sure to be a reason to pay back your mate you borrowed money from. If Tuesday are your lecture nights, have no fear, because on Wednesdays they do 50 cent wings!!! WHAT!?
REMYS, PADDINGTON – We all know how expensive Mad Mex is. If you want a couple of Taco’s it’ll set you back at least $15. Why settle for that when you can head to Remys. For $3 a Taco after 6pm, you’ll be ordering them non-stop and feel like you’ve caught a first-class ticket to Mexico.
MRS LUU’S VIETNAMESE CANTEEN – You’d be lying if you said that an $8 Banh Mi isn’t a bargain. Filled with BBQ Pork, pickled veg and delicious patte…. Two please!
HEYA BAR, FORTITUDE VALLEY – If you’re crashing from all the studying and need a place where you can drink and eat cheap, look no further. On Thursdays, Heya Bar has cheap night where all their food items are only $5! I’ll take 3 servings of the cheeseburger spring rolls please!
NEW SHANGHAI, QUEENS PLAZA – Can we all discuss the best ever Xiao Long Bao in your life? We’re talking about soup dumplings, and there is no spot on this whole country that serves these better than New Shanghai. Scoop up a great serving of these dumplings for only $8.60! And enjoy the restaurant while you’re there because you cannot beat the ambiance.
FRATELLI FRESH, EAGLE STREET – If you’ve got a big group of friends and you’ve bored between lectures, head down to Fratelli Fresh between 3-5, as they’ve got huge $10 Happy Hour Pizzas that you can definitely share with more than one person.
CLANCY’S ESPRESSO, NORMAN PARK–In Aus, we say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Make sure you allocate some extra time before your exam and head on down to Clancys Expresso. You can get a Bagel with spread for $6.50, or even dive into the Chicken, Tomato and Cheese for $10!
BLOODHOUND CORNER BAR, BRUNSWICK – If you’re taking your group out for smashing your group presentation, look no further than a Wednesday at Bloodhound. You can get 1KG… yes 1KG of wings, for only $10!