Food can be one of the most expensive parts of a road trip, so in effort to cut back, you may have been dining on the two-minute noodles. But dinner doesn't have to be so bland or expensive.

You'll be pleased to hear that Brisbane's fantastic array of eateries serve up dishes that are not only kind on the tastebuds, but kind on the wallet too.

With the help of East Coast Car Rentals, get ready to enjoy some of Brisbane's best cheap eats! 

Jonny's Pizzeria

690 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

If you happen to be in Brisbane on a Friday, head to Bakery Lane and follow the smell of freshly baked dough and grilled cheese until you reach Jonny's Pizzeria. After a recent success following their World Pizza Day Party, Jonny's have decided to charge a mere $5 per delicious pizza with any drink purchase every Friday! Choose from the likes of smoky mozzarella, mushrooms and garlic sauce, potato, bacon and rosemary or the love-it-or-hate-it Hawaiian.

Ben's Burgers

5 Winn St, Fortitude Valley

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so don't settle for a cereal bar on the go. There's always time to fuel up before fuelling the car ready to take on the next destination on your epic itinerary.

From 7 a.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, diners can get stuck into Ben's three equally scrumptious breakfast burgers at just $8 a pop!

For all the savoury fans out there, opt for either the bacon, egg, cheese and special sauce choice or the sausage, egg, cheese and barbecue sauce burger. If you've got a sweet tooth that needs satisfying, order in the 'Elvis'. This delectable offering is comprised of bacon, banana, peanut butter and maple syrup – a devilishly naughty choice!

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The Coop Bistro

388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

You've heard of taco Tuesdays, but at The Coop Bistro these guys don't follow the crowd. Every Thursday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., lucky diners can feast upon a selection of seven tantalising taco choices for just three bucks a go!

Think fried chicken, blue cheese and tangy chipotle sauce or pulled cola pork, chipotle mayo and pickled red cabbage, or how about roasted garlic mushrooms with pickled onion and parmesan? With combinations and prices like that, it'll be hard to choose!

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La Macelleria Gelateria

10-29 Florence St, Teneriffe

You didn't think we'd forget about dessert, did you? Just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Brisbane lies La Macelleria Gelateria – the home of extraordinary gelato. Run by two Italian buddies from Bologna, you can bet that this ice-cream is the real deal.  

And this delicious duo don't scrimp on ingredients either. For example, the 'nocciola' is made from the finest hazlenuts all the way from Piedmont in the variety Tonda Gentile, meaning 'round and gentle'. 

However, if we're really talking all things authentic Italian, we can't go past the classic tiramisu. This hand-crafted gelato is made with the creamiest mascarpone, a dose of rich coffee and dusted with a sprinkling of cocoa. It's also taken from an ancient Italian recipe!

Best part is, punters can grab any two of La Macelleria Gelateria's flavours in a sweet, doughy brioche for $10! 

With bellies and wallets full, you'll be well on your way for the next leg of your adventure. Be sure to stop in at East Coast Car Rentals for all your Brisbane car hire needs!