Back 23 May '22

Riverside bikeway cafe coming to CBD

Brisbane’s first riverside bikeway café with a wealth of bespoke facilities for cyclists is taking shape along the Bicentennial Bikeway within the Queen’s Wharf Brisbane precinct.

The aptly named Velo Café will be a waterfront destination to cater for the thousands of cycling enthusiasts that pass through the area each day.

The purpose-built two-storey venue, located on the foreshore and adjacent to the Bicentennial Bikeway and North Quay City Cat terminal, will consist of an elevated cafe and bar with views of the river, end of trip bike facilities and workshop, as well as a pop-up mini-café to service those enjoying the revitalised riverfront area.

The Velo Café will be a first for Brisbane offering a unique riverside destination with purpose- built facilities for leisure cyclists to stop and enjoy.

The café will feature transformational landscaping works along the foreshore, which will greatly improve the atmosphere of the area and activate an underutilised riverside location.

Bicycle Queensland CEO Rebecca Randazzo says that the cycling community welcomes the café facilitates.

“The establishment of the new Velo Café on one of Queensland’s busiest bike ways is warmly welcomed by bike riders,” Ms Randazzo said.

“The inclusion of toilet amenities, lockers, change facilities and showers will encourage more people to visit the city by bicycle and feel more connected to great destinations like Queen’s Wharf.

“We can’t overlook the obvious synergy of the café facilities. For many Brisbane bike riders, coffee and riding go together like Disney and happily ever after.”

To upgrade the area under the Riverside Expressway and connect the over-river Landing areas to the foreshore, the Bicentennial Bikeway adjacent the integrated resort will need to be diverted from Tuesday 24 May for around 12 months.

Bikeway users will be the first people to use the new Landing areas, which have created around 6,000m2 of new public space and push out over the river by up to 40m beyond the Riverside Expressway.

We’ve been working closely with Bicycle Queensland and other stakeholders to ensure a safe diversion is in place, with an abundance of signage to ensure the safety of all bikeway users.

The Velo Café and transformed public space is set to open in 2023 with the main integrated report.

For more information on the bikeway diversion visit –