The Best of Brisbane | Edition One
A GOOD GUIDE WAS HARD TO FIND The lace twin-set, the abdominal six-pack, ooh la la la the ménage à trois. There’s something of a creative frisson that occurs when you bring certain individuals together. The Good Guide. Two seasons and four regions together in the kind of love-in that would make Paris blush (Hilton and France). Hello Mr New, hello Ms Unique, hello Mr & Mrs Gorgeous and your hot cousin who’s just moved here from out of town. Just pop your car keys in the bowl and, let’s get this party started. No need to dim the lights, you really must see this issue in intimate detail. Viva la Bi-Season!
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FLY INNER CITY BRISBANE CITY SPRING HILL KANGAROO POINT
You’re an olympian of note in the following sports: working a bar, the high street shuffle, fitting room speed-changing. These are all precision sports, short distance. So put that trip to Ethiopia for high altitude training with Grbrselassie on the back burner. A quick circuit of inner city Kangaroo Point, The City and Spring Hill is all the preparation you require to be at the top of your game. Your playing fields are all within a stone’s throw (about 4 carat
or the pip from a ligurian olive would do). And there are some unique and new short distance events to master. You still have your PB in city nightlife to hit. There’s a record up for grabs in the farmers markets invitational. And there are festivals, events and arts for trophy hunters to plunder. Your medals cabinet will be positively heaving. Best you perfect your podium dance. We suggest an anthem from David Guetta over Advance Australia Fair.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES Fashionable Feathers 06 Bespoke Designers 07 Sole Traders 07 TIME FOR ME, ME, ME Preen & Pamper Lush Lifestyles Play
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I <HEART> ART & DESIGN Shops To Love 09 The Arts 11 THE BIRD’S WORD Brisbane City
THE FARE ESSENTIALS The Crema Good Food, Cafés With Character Easy On The Wallet To Impress It’s Business Time Epicurean Edge
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DRINKS, BARS & AFTER DARK A Good Drop 17 Best Bar None 18 MAP
FASHIONABLE FEATHERS 1 APARTMENT Level 1, 123 Charlotte St, Brisbane p. 07 3107 6046 w. aptmnt.com h. Mon – Thu 11 – 6, Fri 11 – 9, Sat 11 – 5 Menswear with a contemporary edge and an international twist. Offering some of the world’s most exclusive and forward thinking menswear labels, Apartment provides the essentials for the stylish, modern man. Take a wander through and a leaf outta his wardrobe next time you’re city bound. 2
PRINCESS POLLY Shop 5, 152 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 0488 209 600 w. princesspolly.com.au h. Mon – Thur 10 – 6, Fri 10 – 9, Sat 10 – 5 The store fit for a royal and the duchess herself. Whether you require a frock to frolic in or something more demure Polly caters to the edgy, quirky, girly within all. Her addictive whimsical style and stock of Australian labels entices fashion fanatics around Brisbane.
DIRTBOX Level 1, Broadway On The Mall, 170 Queen St, Brisbane p. 07 3012 8809 w. dirtbox.com.au h. Mon – Sun Quality men’s clothing sourced from the best local and international labels, presented in a warm and inviting timber interior. Dirtbox is a thoughtful environment that will leave you well dressed and appreciative of the finest service in town.
SCOTCH & SODA 133 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3003 1020 w. scotch-soda.com h. Mon – Thur 9 – 6, Fri 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Globally influenced, uniquely detailed and designed with love, variety is the spice of life for the Scotch & Soda man. The Maison Scotch silhouette shares the same unique details with a Parisienne twist. Amsterdam couture that can be shaken and stirred to suit everyone...
THE BUNKER BOUTIQUE Basement, 181 George St, Brisbane p. 07 3210 0456 w. thebunkerboutique.com h. Tue – Thu 9.30 – 5.30, Fri 9.30 – 8, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 4 The Bunker is dedicated to satisfying your passion for fashion with your own individual style. Setting a new benchmark in couture, discover unique Australian and New Zealand labels with many suave accessories to drool over too…
LEONA EDMISTON Shop UL09, 226 Queen St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 3001 w. leonaedmiston.com h. Mon – Thu 9 – 5.30, Fri 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10.30 – 4 Ms Edmiston truly is a Dame of Australian designers, with her fabulous frocks loved by celebrities. The Brisbane branch of her empire offers effortlessly chic couture for the confident urban woman. Beware of paparazzi, you are the star!
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OPTIKO EYEWEAR Tattersalls Arcade, 215 Queen St, Brisbane p. 07 3012 8883 w. optiko.com.au h. Mon – Thu 9 – 5, Fri 9 – 7, Sat 10 – 4 Always leading, never following, Optiko specialises in rare and vintage sunglasses and frames, so you are sure to find the perfect fit if you don’t want to just follow the masses. Using materials such as buffalo horn and wood, your specs and sunnies will be the talk of the town.
MAIOCCHI Shop 28, Brisbane Arcade, 117 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3012 9640 w. maiocchi.com.au h. Mon – Thu 9 – 5.30, Fri 9 – 8, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 11 – 4 Beautifully bespoke designs by a true Brisbane success story, with influences from Japan to your gran’s sewing circle. Maiocchi seamlessly integrates authentic handmade fabrics and flourishes into sophisticated garments that cry crafty-chic.
LANNAH DUNN Shop 7, Tattersall’s Arcade, Brisbane p. 07 3221 1588 w. lannahdunn.com h. Mon – Thu 9.30 – 5, Fri 9.30 – 7, Sat 10 – 3 The lovely Lannah has gleaned gems from Paris, New York and London with finds which may have once graced the hand of a silent film starlet. From lush antique gold and diamonds to art deco onyx and crystal, you are the star in this picture!
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FOOTGEAR QueensPlaza, Shop LG24, 226 Queen St, Brisbane p. 07 3220 2000 w. footgear.com.au h. Mon – Thur 9 – 5.30, Fri 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 For heaven on earth, follow your soles to the leaders in comfortable and lifestyle footwear. Selling only the world’s leading brands (think ECCO, Merrell and Birkenstock), these shoes have more soul than James Brown. Experienced staff care about finding you the perfect fit.
CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION 204 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3210 1460 w. childrenoftherevolution.com.au h. Mon – Thu 9.30 – 5.30, Fri 9.30 – 6, Sat 10 – 4, Sun 12 – 4 Who says you can’t have great style and comfort! The revolution has begun and this shoe shop is leading the way. They sell Clarks, Earth, Mizmooz, Summer Rieker, El Naturalista and lots more. Viva la revolution!
VEIN BESPOKE SHOE STORE Shop 25, Brisbane Arcade, 117 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 0434 059 416 w. veinwear.com h. Mon – Thur 10 – 6, Fri 10 – 9, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Customise your own shoes. Expert crafting, quality materials and individual style go into each pair. Choose from over 70 leathers, different stitching, elastics and linings and in three weeks they’ll be delivered! INNER CITY NEST
PREEN & PAMPER 13 ISSADA COSMETICS 188 Edward St, Brisbane p. 07 3211 2202 w. issadacosmetics.com h. Mon – Thu, Sat 9.30 – 5.30, Fri 9.30 – 9, Sun 10 – 5 Fiona Neale’s boutique brand has perfectly captured nature’s raw elements in gentle, exquisite and dynamic products that represent every hue on earth. Made in Brisbane and worn by top fashionista’s globally, this is the ultimate choice for beauty, style and grace. Amen! 14
BRISBANE CITY THAI MASSAGE 144 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3220 2678 w. brisbanecitythaimassage.com.au h. Mon – Sun 8.30 – 10.30 Honour yourself by trusting your body into the hands of experienced massage therapists specialising in traditional Thai techniques. Healing hands, leaving you relaxed and rejuvenated. Ambient, affordable and pure bliss!
AESOP Shop 35, Ground Level, Queens Plaza, 226 Queen St, Brisbane p. 07 3229 1337 w. aesop.com h. Mon – Thu 10 – 6, Fri 10 – 8, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 4 Aesop has been producing superlative skin, hair and body care since its inception in 1987. Their Brisbane store offers the full range of product for both men and women.
LUSH LIFESTYLES 16 BAGUA BEAUTY BOUTIQUE Shop 3, Level 1, Cnr Boundary & Little Edward Sts, Spring Hill p. 07 3831 1413 w. baguasalon.com.au h. Mon – Sat Discover a secret oasis in this award-winning city fringe beauty boutique. Be pampered and adored like you truly deserve with professional beauty therapists who cater for your every need. Be blissed, blessed and beautiful. Free parking makes the joy complete… 17
RIXON HAIR Shop 1, 262 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3229 6755 w. rixonhair.com.au h. Tue 9 – 7, Wed 9 – 5, Thu – Fri 9 – 8, Sat 8 – 3 The world is a diverse, extraordinary and beguiling place and so is Rixon Hair. Step ahead of the pack and dive head first into one of Australia’s most awarded independent salons. The stylists will ensure your style is perfect every time…
STELLA + MOON BEAUTY 98 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 0431 868 938 w. stellaandmoon.com.au h. Tue – Sat by apt This secret location is worlds away from chemicals and cold stainless-steel furniture. Under an old fig tree, find naturopathic skin care, vegan nail polish, comfortable surroundings, and exceptional service.
STORY BRIDGE ADVENTURE CLIMB 170 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 1300 254 627 w. sbac.net.au h. check website or call for details Reach heights like never before and take in unrivalled views of the river city. Now offering a new level of thrill seeking including bridge abseiling, and the normal climb for the tame, SBC is definitely on the to-do list for summer.
SHRI YOGA 26 Burnett Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3211 3764 w. shriyoga.com.au h. check website for timetable Wander down this little lane to an urban sanctuary. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner or a newbie, some of Brisbane’s top instructors are here to assist, with a mission to share this ancient practice in a way that is relevant to modern life. Breathe, reflect, reconnect and revitalise.
BOXING EXPRESS 87 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 0411 335 005 w. boxingexpress.com.au h. check website for timetable Boxing is not just for the heavy weights, it’s for those serious about health and fun. Take your fitness to a new level with one of Australia’s leading champion trainers. Unique boxing fitness 30 minute workouts, technique classes and personal training. You are worth fighting for…
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BIOME ECO STORES 215 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 9842 w. biome.com.au h. Mon – Thu 9 – 6, Fri 9 – 7, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 3 Experience guilt free shopping in this eco wonderland. Explore the vibrant gifts, clever concepts and thoughtful book selection. Pick up a reusable coffee cup or safe water bottle, knowing everything you buy is a little bundle of earthy love.
GIRLS LOVE PEARLS Shop 17, Balcony Level, Brisbane Arcade, Brisbane p. 07 3012 8361 w. girlslovepearls.com.au h. Mon – Thu 9.30 – 5, Fri 9.30 – 6, Sat 9.30 – 4 Forget diamonds darling, pearls are a girls best friend. There is something truly intriguing in the way a pearl is plucked from an oyster in the ocean. With years of experience GLP will channel your vision to create something truly distinct.
FOLIO BOOKS 80 Albert St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 1368 w. foliobooks.com.au h. Mon – Thu 8.30 – 6, Fri 8.30 – 8, Sat 8.30 – 5.15, Sun 10 – 5 Book nerds, this is your new home. Filled with books that sit on the shelves and cry “look at me”, books that make your hands shake they are so beautiful, and books that quietly make you smile. Ah, bliss. INNER CITY NEST
THE BIRD’S WORD: BRISBANE CITY w. bnecity.com.au From shopping and beauty, to food and entertainment, if you are looking to experience the best and newest of Brisbane then head into The City. With an unrivalled mix of national brands on the Queen Street Mall, international designers at Edward Street, and everything from high-end to local labels at Elizabeth and Adelaide Streets, you’ll find over 1,000 great stores in The City. From dusk to dawn there is always something to do. There’s the QSM Live program, over 1,000 events per year, cinemas, a casino, parks, a bowling alley, galleries and many nightlife options. Looking for somewhere to dine? The City offers countless dining options. With everything from fine dining establishments at Eagle Street Pier and casual el fresco dining at Albert Street, to people watching spots on the Queen Street Mall and fresh food at the weekly Farmers Markets. Amidst all the excitement and hustle and bustle, The City also offers a number of lifestyle and health and beauty options. With everything from yoga studios and gyms, to some of Brisbane’s best day spas and salons. So come and explore The City - there’s a discovery in every direction.
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SPIRO GRACE ART ROOMS 255 Gregory Tce, Spring Hill p. 07 3839 8925 w. sgar.com.au h. Thu – Sat 11 – 3 or by apt Respected internationally, SGAR positions itself at the convergence of art and design, showcasing a dynamic program of contemporary Australian and Asia Pacific creatives, exploring new perspectives beyond the traditional white box art space.
ABORIGINAL FINE ART Shop 4, 79 Adelaide St (located on Albert St Mall), Brisbane p. 07 3012 7550 w. aboriginal-fineart.com h. Sat – Thu 10 - 6, Fri 10 – 8 The glass doors to Aboriginal Fine Art are a wonderful thing. They entice the passer-by inside with only a visual taste of the diverse range of both traditional and contemporary works by over 50 Indigenous artists over two stunning floors.
JAN MANTON GALLERY 1, 93 Fortescue St, Spring Hill p. 07 3831 3060 w. janmantonart.com h. Wed – Fri by apt only, Sat 10 – 4 Jan Manton Art specializes in contemporary paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography and represents work by a diverse group of emerging, mid-career and established artists, many of whom have achieved international recognition and acclaim.
BLEEDING HEART 166 Ann St, Brisbane p. 07 3229 0395 w. bleedingheart.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7.30 – 5 Having reclaimed a term previously used to deride the socially conscious, this landmark gallery, café and creative hub directs its profits towards helping those in need. Wear your heart on your sleeve and support! What’s not to love? Big heart…
METRO ARTS 109 Edward St, Brisbane p. 07 3002 7100 w. metroarts.com.au h. check website for exhibition and performance times Housed in a disused electricity station, this is the hub for all independent creatives in our fine city. For over thirty years they have cultivated creativity, encouraged innovation and allowed artists to create new work and gain skills.
SHOOTING GALLERY 105 Bowen St, Spring Hill p. 0405 059 367 w. shootinggalleri.es h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5 or by apt This gallery is causing a stir, and for all the right reasons. This gallery is supporting emerging and established artists, showcasing the hottest and most dynamic new artworks. So shoot up the laneway and let your artistic inclinations be tickled.
QUT ART MUSEUM 2 George St, Brisbane p. 07 3138 5370 w. artmuseum.qut.edu.au h. Tue – Fri 10 – 5, Wed 10 – 8, Sat – Sun 12 – 4 A favourite destination for local art devotees and a great discovery for those visiting Brisbane, the diverse programs focus is on contemporary Australian art and includes exhibitions, artist’s talks and special events. INNER CITY NEST 13
THE CREMA 32 POUR BOY 26 Wharf St, Brisbane p. 07 3172 1141 w. pourboy.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6 – 4 Pour me some more. More! You want more? (picture the angry red man in Oliver Twist). Demand more from your coffee and get your daily pour from the experts. Fine fare, superb crema and a twist of fabulous! 33
COCOAWOO 68 Charlotte St, Brisbane p. 07 3003 0330 h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 4.30 What is better than two of the best things in life? Chocolate and coffee are the daily delight at this little nest. Enjoy Italian hot chocolate, fantastic fare and drool-worthy cupcakes. We recommend the cupcakes for an afternoon treat!
BREW CAFÉ & WINE BAR Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3211 4242 w. brewgroup.com.au h. Mon 7 – 4, Tue – Wed 7 – 7, Thu – Fri 7 – 12, Sat 8 – 3 Tucked away in a hidden lane, Brew is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the Queen St Mall. With frothy lattes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, tapas and service smiles, the intimate space attracts coffee aficionados proving more than just a little hole in the wall.
PUK ESPRESSO 98 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 0431 254 155 h. Mon – Sun 6 – 3 From every land, the whispers have been brewing. The trumpets sound, a new espresso bar has arrived. Puk yeah, serving Blackstar coffee and healthy gourmet bites every day of the week. And we all sipped happily ever after...
NEST ESPRESSO 109 Leichardt St, Spring Hill p. 07 3839 2593 h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 4 This little nest serves up killer crema with fantastic fare throughout the day too! So fly through the rolling Spring Hill, and get your daily morning espresso with the best. Yes, yes, yes!
EAT DRINK LOVE 490 Upper Edward St, Spring Hill p. 07 3839 4271 h. Mon – Fri 7 – 9 , Sat 9 – 9, Sun 8 – 4 Tucked in the heart of Spring Hill, lies this cute corrugated iron café. Focused on three of life’s necessities this new little nest is creating tweets for the right reasons. Find quality coffee and healthy fare made with love.
JAVA COAST CAFÉ 340 George St, Brisbane p. 07 3211 3040 h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5.30 Sitting inside Java Coast, you would think you were in West End. With a seemingly Bohemian feel, this café is adding another layer to the city coffee scene. An ideal place to chill out with colleagues before work and have a roast.
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JUDE Eagle St Pier, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane p. 07 3220 2201 w. judebrisbane.com h. Mon – Thu 8 – 4, Fri – Sat 8 – late, Sun 8 – 2 If minimalist eating is your thing then best not to go to Jude – you’ve been warned. This brother-sister team believe bold, brave and big is key to great casual café dining – food with guts, not fussy finesse. Mmmm.
SPARROW AND FINCH 100 Creek St, Brisbane p. 07 3236 5353 h. Mon – Tue 6 – 5, Wed – Fri 6 – late Birds of a feather flock to this eatery that has proven more than just an alley way filled with food. A café come pizzeria by day and a laneway bar by night, it’s a perfect place to head for a quick coffee or a sit down melt-in your mouth meal.
SISCO Shop 1, 500 Boundary St, Spring Hill p. 07 3839 4995 h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 3, coffee 7 – 2, kitchen Sat – Sun 7 – 2 Forgot to pack your lunch? Don’t stress, this is the home away from home for the inner city flock. Offering delicious breakfast treats in addition to juices, sweets, coffee and healthy snacks to get you through any day. Perfect every time!
R & R CAFÉ 215 Elizabeth St, Brisbane p. 07 3211 1000 h. Mon – Thu 7 – 4, Fri 7 – 7 Need some R and R after a hard day shopping? Located in the lower level of Richards & Richards menswear emporium lies this French and Italian bar and bistro. Share a pizza and bottle of wine to please your palate and reenergize.
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SPRING HILL DELI & PRODUCE Shop 2, 537 Boundary St, Spring Hill p. 07 3161 3031 h. Mon – Fri 7 – 7, Sat 8 – 4 From vegans to those with a more carnivorous disposition the range of locally sourced products and delicious deli rolls, take-home meals and home-made cakes is sure to please the crowd. Blackstar coffee is also a must.
VERVE CAFÉ Basement, 109 Edward St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 5691 w. vervecafe.com.au h. Mon – Fri 12 – late, Sat 5 – late What happens in the basement stays in the basement – even if it is a delicious modern Italian meal with warm service. So when you fall for this underground gem, be sure to keep it to yourself, or join the inevitable future crowds.
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TARO’S RAMEN & CAFÉ Ground level, Boeing House, 363 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3832 6358 w. taros.com.au h. Mon – Sat 11.30 – 3, 5.30 – 9 Authentic Japanese in the city? Sourcing authentic and fresh ingredients from Japan, owner Taro aims to offer the heartiest, tastiest, damn good ramen going. A huge selection to choose from, his wheat noodles in broth don’t disappoint.
BAR MERLO 239 George St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 8789 w. merlo.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 5 Busy and always friendly, this café offers a great coffee experience, also located at UQ campus and Market St. Fast and tasty, they also grind their own beans just for you. From 3 – 4 they offer a coin flip for your coffee and if you guess right it’s free!
VAPIANO 191 Albert Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3221 4933 w. vapiano.com.au h. Mon – Sun 11 – 11 How exactly did Vapiano manage to pack up a whole lot of Italy’s delicious secrets and not open their suitcase until reaching Brisbane’s sunny heart? Without even one single peek at all the belissimo pizza, pasta and drink recipes?
GOOD FOOD, TO IMPRESS 48 GAZEBO BAR & RESTAURANT 345 Wickham Tce, Brisbane p. 07 3831 6177 w. hotelurban.com.au/brisbane h. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner Modern Australian cuisine is enjoyed here, using only the finest ingredients. Delight your taste buds and impress your friends and colleagues with the boutique wine, beer and cocktail list. 49
TOGNINIS TRATTORIA Spring Hill Marketplace, Cnr Turbot & Boundary Sts, Spring Hill p. 07 3831 5300 w. togninis.com h. Mon – Fri 7 – 10, Sat – Sun 8 – 3 Get some Italian mamma lovin’ from this famed Brisbane eating haven. Award winning breakfast and lunch is their specialty. Follow your nose to the best cheese room in town and walk out with your arms full of heavenly gourmet goods. Mmmm!
RYAN’S ON THE PARK Treasury Casino & Hotel, 130 William St, Brisbane p. 07 3306 8786 w. treasurybrisbane.com.au h. Mon 10 – 8, Tue – Sat 10 – 10, Sun 10 – 9 After a long hard day head this way, sink into the leather armchairs, order a drink (on the rocks) and shed a sigh of relief in one of the cities most historical buildings. Like the chandeliers, the drinks list and menu are sure to impress all.
VINTAGED BAR & GRILL Level 6, 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane p. 07 3231 3265 w. brisbane.hilton.com/vintagedbarandgrill h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 11, Sat breakfast 7 – 11, dinner 6 – 11, Sun 7 – 11 “Old is new again and EVERYONE wants a piece of vintage at some stage in their life!” So get out the corkscrew, open the wine and savour melt-in-your-mouth prime aged beef. Function meets form with sleek design in this stylish new venue.
GARNISH BISTRO 15 Goodwin St, Kangaroo Point p. 07 3891 7005 w. garnishbistro.com h. Tue 12 – 11, Wed – Sat 7.30 – 11, Sun 7.30 – 4 Nestled in Kangaroo Point, this peaceful bistro allows a relaxed night out. Offering French/European cuisine with a very Australian twist, catch up with friends in banquettes inside or on the veranda and take in the scenery.
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DALTON’S HOSPITALITY Made with a very special ingredient - love for all area’s in Brisbane p. 0404 219 757 w. daltonhospitality.com.au h. by apt Catering for weddings, corporate days and special events, Dalton is the complete package for when quality counts. From start to finish, canapés to degustation, even Pure Adrenalin, a luxury motor vessel that cruises the Brissy river… very sexy, very chic, very you.
TANK RESTAURANT North Quarter Lane, Ground Floor, Santos Place, 31 Tank St, Brisbane p. 07 3003 1993 w. tankrestaurant.com.au h. Mon – Fri 11.30 – late, Sat 5.30 – late Mushi mushi and welcome to the Land of the Rising Sun. Tank Restaurant and bar captures the obscurity, mystery and excitement of Japan and its food with an intriguing Australian fusion.
LITTLE TOKYO 85 Bowen St (off Turbot between Wharf & Boundary Sts), Spring Hill p. 07 3831 7751 w. littletokyobrisbane h. Mon – Sun dinner from 5.30 Feel the urge for Japanese? Dine ‘shoes off’ in the traditional Sukiyaki House or if that isn’t your thing, sit in the Tepanyaki House, ‘shoes on’ with authentic chefs cooking in front of your very eyes. Welcome to Tokyo.
PRIVE 249 Sofitel, 249 Turbot St, Brisbane p. 07 3835 3535 w. sofitelbrisbane.com.au h. Tue – Sat 6 – 10.30 dinner Award winning Privé 249 epitomises the fusion of innovative, uncompromising French and modern Australian fine dining that emanates elegance to make your experience delightful, warm and unforgettable in lavish and opulent surrounds.
PESCATORE 10 Felix St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 2217 w. pescatorewinebar.com.au h. Mon – Fri lunch 11 – 3, dinner 5.30 – 12, Sat 4 – 12 Mix the romantic and robust flavours of Italy, fresh fish, freshly shucked oysters, salumi platters and charcuterie. Add an amazing wine list, a lover or friend and not much can beat such simple bliss.
MOO MOO WINE BAR & GRILL The Port Office, Stamford Plaza, Cnr Margaret & Edwards Sts, Brisbane p. 07 3236 4500 h. Mon – Sun lunch from 12, dinner from 6 It’s very rare for a steak house to be well done, and this bar and grill has achieved a sense of sophistication like no other. Avoiding overdone décor and using the best quality meat, they put the moo in mooore please. INNER CITY NEST 17
GOOD FOOD, EPICUREAN EDGE 59 ESQUIRE 145 Eagle Street, Brisbane p. 07 3220 2123 w. esquire.net.au h. Tue – Fri 12 – late, Sat 6 – late Perched somewhere between familiar and progressive cuisine, chef Ryan Squires conjures up amazement in 5, 8 or 15 courses in his brilliant new degustation restaurant on the river in the city. There is a casual bar option for dining if low key is your thing. 60
SONO JAPANESE RESTAURANT Level 1, Tattersall’s building, 202 Edward St, Brisbane p. 07 3220 1888 w. sonorestaurant.com.au h. Mon – Thur 12 – 2.30 & 6 – 9.30, Fri 12 – 2.30 & 6 – 10, Sat 6 – 10 The city’s secret garden where every detail is cultivated to perfection. A relaxed atmosphere allows focus on the immaculate presentation of traditional and seasonal Japanese cuisine. Try the Tatami rooms for a truly Japanese dining retreat.
RESTAURANT II 2 Edward St (Cnr Edward & Alice Sts), Brisbane p. 07 3210 0600 w. restaurant2.com.au h. Mon – Fri lunch, Mon – Sat dinner Satisfying Brisbane’s palate for more than a decade now, Restaurant Two is multiple award winning for very good reasons; hosting beautifully memorable weddings and an array of charming functions, as well as continuing to serve a forever intoxicating menu.
IL CENTRO Eagle St Pier, Shop 6, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane p. 07 3221 6090 w. il-centro.com.au h. Mon – Fri & Sun 12 – 3, 5.30 – 10, Sat 5.30 – 10 Offering sweeping views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge, this modern Italian restaurant has high-style and class. Using fresh Queensland produce, inspired Italian fair with wonderful results. Especially popular with corporate lunches.
MODA 12 Edward St, Brisbane (opp. Stamford Hotel) p. 07 3221 7655 w. modarestaurant.com.au h. lunch Thu – Fri, dinner Mon – Sat Intimate, with a hint of old-world charm, this restaurant is built on passion. Javier Codina the Chef de Cuisine has a monolithic reputation in the industry and at Moda you’ll delight in wondrous cuisine. Ask about the market lunch menu.
E’CCO BISTRO 100 Boundary St, Brisbane p. 07 3831 8344 w. eccobistro.com h. Tue – Fri lunch 12 - 2.30, Tue – Sat dinner 6 – late A restaurant that amazes and inspires. Owned by Philip Johnson, every dish that comes out of the kitchen is a work of delicious art. The service is five star and the wine list extensive. A regular must in your culinary adventures.
THE EURO 181 Mary St, Brisbane p. 07 3229 3686 w. urbanerestaurant.com h. Mon – Fri 12 – 12, Sat 6 – 12 The chic little sibling to the Urbane, this European-inspired brasserie is where Brisbane’s cool pigeons come out to play. The food is contemporary with a touch of elegance and discerning drinkers will lose themselves in the wine list.
HIGH TEA IN THE LOBBY Stamford Plaza Brisbane Hotel Lobby, Cnr Edward & Margaret Sts, Brisbane p. 07 3221 1999 w. stamford.com.au h. Mon – Fri 3 – 5 Step into the stylish Stamford for the ultimate high tea experience. An elegant and relaxed daily afternoon tea overlooking the courtyard with the lobby strings playing in the background. A tradition to enjoy with your friends every week…
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SUPER WHATNOT 48 Burnett Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3210 2343 w. superwhatnot.com h. Tue – Thu 12 – 11, Fri 12 – 1, Sat 3 – 1 In the store room of an old beauty school Super Whatnot might not have the prettiest face, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Craft beer on tap, gourmet snackery and an eclectic soundtrack make this inner city hide away the place to be Super. Whatnot.
BREW CAFÉ & WINE BAR Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3211 4242 w. brewgroup.com.au h. Mon 7 – 4, Tue – Wed 7 – 7, Thu – Fri 7 – 12, Sat 8 – 3 As dusk approaches, city folk begin disappearing down an ally, from which music and laughter sway like the siren song of Dionysus. Follow and you’ll find Brew, a bar that offers quality drinks and an excellent taste in music. Worship away…
PURPLE PALATE Cnr Adelaide & Macrossan Sts, Brisbane p. 07 3236 9463 w. purplepalate.com h. Mon – Fri 10 – 8, Sat 11 – 7 Enter a new and enlightening realm of Australian boutique wines at this devoted cellar. Come in and discover quality-handcrafted vintages for all palates. Specialising in single-batch drops from some of the oldest grapevines you are sure to find a new favourite.
BRISBANE JAZZ CLUB 1 Annie St, Kangaroo Point p. 07 3391 2006 w. brisbanejazzclub.com.au h. Fri – Sat 6.30 – late, Sun 5.30 – late Brisbane’s pioneering jazz club leads the way with a spectacular venue on the waterfront with live jazz performed by local, national and international musicians. Discover where the real jazz lovers go to tap their feet. I swear I saw Ella and Louis there last week…
SHELTER BAR 200 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 07 3391 2266 w. storybridgehotel.com.au h. Mon – Thu 10 – 12, Fri 10 – 1.30, Sat 8 – 1.30, Sun 8 – 12 Shelter under the iconic arches of the Story Bridge at this perfect after work drinking hole. The ultimate spot for cooling down on those balmy summer days and nights and for sharing beautiful food and good times – casual drinking at Brisbane’s best.
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THE CLIFF’S CAFÉ 3 River Tce, Kangaroo Point p. 07 3391 7771 w. cliffscafe.com.au h. Mon – Sat 7 – 5, Sun 7 – 7 Want Brisbane’s best view? Want great food and great service? This modern café has filled the void with its fabulous location on the Kangaroo Point cliffs. Enjoy a good drop and smooth beats on a Sunday afternoon… ahhh!
BEST BAR NONE 73 DRAGONFLY 235 Edward St, Brisbane p. 07 3220 1477 w. dragon-fly.com.au h. lunch Tue – Fri 7 – 7, Thu – Fri 7 – 12, Sat 8 – 3 Descend into Dragon Fly’s basement bar of oriental delights, cocktails, private booths and crafted beer. Featuring a Dim Sum house with delicious morsels of Asian cuisine, funky function spaces and more. You will be regularly flying here… 74
THE VILLAGER HOTEL 185 George St, Brisbane p. 07 3211 1300 w. thevillager.com.au h. Sun – Thu 7 – 12, Fri – Sat 7 – 3 Eating and drinking brings people together and we love gathering at The Villager. From early-risers to late-starters, The Villager has you covered with a ‘to-die-for’ breakfast menu and the old-world Supper Club upstairs serving till the wee hours. Perfect!
BAR BAROSSA Cnr Adelaide & Macrossan Sts, Brisbane p. 07 3832 3530 w. barbarossa.com.au h. Mon – Fri 12 – 12, Sat 5 – 12 This restaurant and bar go down as smoothly as a 1990 Penfolds Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz. Here lies the beating heart of Brisbane’s wine scene. They hold numerous envy-inducing events as well as Neighbours Night every Tuesday.
E’CCO BAR 510 Adelaide St, Brisbane p. 07 3831 8344 w. eccobistro.com h. Tue – Sat 5 – late The mind-blowing brilliance that is E’cco bistro should never be contained and thankfully Phillip Johnson has opened E’cco bar. There’s a grazing menu to tempt all food lovers and a wine list that will have hardened wine critics swooning.
LAB BAR + RESTAURANT Cnr George St & Stephen’s Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3306 8786 w. treasurybrisbane.com.au h. Mon – Fri breakfast 7 – 11, dinner 6 – late, Sat – Sun breakfast 7 – 11, dinner 6 – late Nestled inside the bustling Treasury, it is the perfect setting for great drop. Sample some of Australia’s finest fare. Swing by for a relaxed and charming dinner date and see what all the fuss is about. Lab Bar + restaurant = good times!
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BRISBANE POWERHOUSE PRESENTS POWERKIDZ 119 Lamington St, New Farm p. 07 3358 8600 w. brisbanepowerhouse.org h. see website for program dates and times Looking for the ultimate school holidays experience? POWERKIDZ is the perfect hub for children packed with performances, workshops and plenty of free events.
LITTLE KISSES 46 James St, New Farm p. 07 3852 3338 w. little-kisses.com.au h. Mon – Sat 9 – 5, Thu 9 – 7.30, Sun 10 – 4 Move over Suri Cruise, this boutique is where Brisbane’s most stylish little people hang out. They stock designer clothing for fashion savvy newborns up to five years, plus mum and mum-to-be as well. Delightful baby shower gifts also, oh baby!
CRACKERJACK TOYS Shop 3, 208-216 Riding Road, Balmoral p. 07 3399 4444 h. Mon 9.30 – 5, Tue – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 4 (Nov & Dec only) Instead of hiking up the hill, Jack & Jill walked Riding Road and found a delightful array of European toys, games, puzzles, stories, rhymes and craft. Jack played ‘Pirates’, Jill hopped on her balance bike and they both forgot their pail of water.
YUMCHA CHILD Online & Fortitude Valley Markets p. 0413 917 592 w. yumchachild.com.au Serving gorgeous 100% organic bamboo and cotton baby gifts good enough to eat. Delightful and fun with an oriental twist. You’ll be forgiven for ordering the whole range of extensive gift packs from noodle boxes, sushi bento boxes, bamboo steamer sets and more. Absolutely buddhaful, add a touch of cute to your little one’s organic fashion world!
RENEE CALDWELL PHOTOGRAPHY w. reneecaldwell.com.au p. 0408 881 670 Renee Caldwell is in love with love and it’s obvious when you look through her galleries that this infuses every photo she takes. Simple inner beauty radiates from every face, while honesty and lustre illuminates every photograph. 46 14
GoMA - CHILDREN’S ART CENTRE Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3840 7303 w. qag.qld.gov.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat – Sun 9 – 5 Will you follow us? To a land where everything is possible, where magic and mystery plays with knowledge. Within GoMA is an interactive wonderland created especially for children!
BEAUTIFUL LITTLE MONSTERS w. beautifullittlemonsters.com Looking for a new challenge? Become a mother. Whether you are a seasoned veteran, mum-to-be, or irrationally fear the words “Can you baby sit?” this gorgeously helpful blog is full of tips, wisdom, style and reassurances for all women.
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You’ve seen some amazing acts in your time on the alternative A-list. Money-can’tbribe invitations to pre-pre-art previews. Spontaneous hotel room morning-after sideshows by touring DJs. How about that time you bumped into Gaga, Tracey Emin and Nick Cave in the alley behind the 7Eleven. Timing. That talent for being in the right place at the classic moment isn’t so hard. It’s all about being lazy. You hardly have to move from The Valley, New Farm, Teneriffe, Newstead
and more recently, Bowen Hills and Hamilton because this is the alternative A-list’s honey pot. A pretty sweet place to get stuck. There’s so much going on all day and all night, from the cutting edge of fashion to live music and left-field theatre. Don’t understand what you’re watching? Perfect. Offended by what she’s wearing? Fabulous. Should you eat that if you don’t know what it is? Of course. Don’t be square. Be dare. And while you’re at it, do something different with your hair.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES Fashionable Feathers 24 Bespoke Designers 25 TIME FOR ME, ME, ME Preen & Pamper Good Health Hip Snips
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I <HEART> ART & DESIGN Shops To Love 29 Lush Lifestyles 30 Feather Your Nest 32 The Arts 33 MARVELLOUS MARKETS
THE LOCAL’S GUIDE TO... Teneriffe 36 The Emporium 37
THE FARE ESSENTIALS The Crema Good Food, Early Bird To Impress Epicurean Edge For The Love Of Food Sweet Tooth
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DRINKS, BARS & AFTER DARK Best Bar None 44 Live Beats 45 THE BIRD’S WORD Millie & Mags Winn Lane Harajuku Gyoza
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FASHIONABLE FEATHERS 1 OPTIKO EYEWEAR Shop 9, 19 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3012 8883 w. optiko.com.au h. Mon – Wed 10 – 6, Thu 10 – 7, Fri 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 5 New new new! High art was once something to gaze wistfully upon from afar yet the cult sunglass labels and vintage frames here will leave you torn between whether to look at, or look through these striking pieces of visual art. Optiko’s latest outpost following the success of the city store. 2
KISSES 50 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 5155 w. kissesfashion.com.au h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 8, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Celebrating simplicity, sass and style. Selling designer’s Malene Birger, Majestic, Gold Hawk, Robin’s Jeans, Little Joe and Nolita. Kisses is as glamorous as rubbing your skin with gold leaf. Dedicated to making you look good, what’s not to love?
FROCKSHOP Studio 8, 65 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 4466 w. frockshop.com h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 11 – 4 The flagship store of the online fashion sensation of the same name. They sell delicate designer dresses, so-chic shoes and stunning accessories. With a unique eye for fashion, you’ll walk out with a brand new wardrobe that everyone will envy.
JULES & ROC Studio 12, 65 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 0020 w. julesroc.com.au h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 8, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 9.30 – 4 Jules & Roc is your one stop style shop showcasing a diverse range of leading Australian design labels in both clothing and footwear. Our in house stylists will work with you to develop your new look or find you the perfect outfit for something special or for any occasion.
BLACK ANCHOR COLLECTIVE Shop 3, 760 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3358 5647 w. blackanchor.com.au h. Mon – Thu 10 – 5.30, Fri 10 – 6.30, Sat 10 – 4 Ahoy! Your parched need for a boutique that offers a respite from the normal crows nest is on the horizon. Black Anchor mixes street and beach with high-end fashion to create an effortless sense of cool. Drop your anchor today, Sailor.
FALLOW Level 1, 354 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p 07 3854 0155 w. fallow.com.au h. Mon – Thu 10 – 6, Fri 10 – 7, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 4 This unique boutique offers creative fashion for men and women who appreciate a somber yet sophisticated palette, with a mix of hand crafted designs from around the globe, all of the highest quality in an absolutely intriguing space...
RUBY & PRANKSTAR 5G Winn Ln, Fortitude Valley p. 0406 337 779 w. rubyandprankstar.com h. Tue – Sun 10 – 5 Adorn yourself in distinctive hand crafted jewellery, leather and objects. Inspired by the dark rawness of nature, Kristy Morgan combines themes of mythology, tradition, ceremony and ritual to create evocative unique pieces. Hand made with love always…
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ANGELO ANDRONIS Shop 28, The Emporium, 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 4555 w. andronis.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 3 An unrivalled multi-award winning jeweller with that extra special personal touch. Deeply passionate about creating breathtaking, soulful pieces and even guaranteeing a lifetime cleaning service to make sure you’re always glistening like a star!
TOM GUNN 46A James St, Fortitude Valley p. 0432 245 626 w. tomgunn.com h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 11 – 4.30 We’re all guilty of the old rubbing fabric between thumb and forefinger. If your fetish for texture knows no bounds, beware: this coveted footwear combines contrasting textures (exotic skins, beautiful Italian leathers) across each individual design.
FOXTON DANGER w. foxtondanger.com Be inspired and inspire all around, as you sashay through life with a bohemian elegance and charm in the finest silks and cotton blends. Throw away the muted and dull, we want life, we want love and we want freedom. Vibrant, fun, luxurious…
IVY + BIRD 164A Arthur St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 1006 w. ivyandbird.com h. Mon – Sun Fresh, bright artistic knick knacks, gifts and homewares. Mostly made right in store, that’s what we love about it! A shop around the corner that’s a must discover, for the finest liberty accessories, Maria Diakos jewellery, fabrics & cushion creations.
STONE AND METAL Studio 3, 60 James St (enter Arthur St), Fortitude Valley p. 07 3254 4454 w. stoneandmetal.com.au h. Mon – Sat 10 – 4 Allow the earth’s riches to tempt you in this lush, light filled lair with hand beaten precious metals and treasured gemstones from around the world. Delicately crafted by master artisans, these pieces are unique enough to tempt Indiana Jones.
DANIEL ALEXANDER COUTURE 39 Berwick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 2233 w. danielalexandercouture.com h. by apt Touted as Australia’s emperor of elegance, Daniel has created a bold wave of devoted followers not just within our shores but rippling over the seas to Europe and beyond with designs that capture the grace, power, beauty and elegance of every individual.
EP BY EASTON PEARSON Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley p. 0403 222 176 w. eastonpearson.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10.30 – 3.30, Sat – Sun 9 – 3.30 Easton Pearson’s little sister line EP By Easton Pearson has set up shop in vibrant Winn Lane. Fun, fresh prints and styles with a younger customer in mind makes this charming pied-à-terre a must see. NORTH NEST 27
EASTON PEARSON 60 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 6805 w. eastonpearson.com h. Mon – Wed 10 – 6, Thu 10 – 8, Fri 10 – 6, Sat – Sun 10 – 4 The Brisbane flagship of iconic Australian fashion label Easton Pearson calls James Street its home. Known for their bold colour palette, inventive use of texture and distinct aesthetic - these clothes are wearable art.
VEIN BESPOKE SHOE STORE 702 Ann St, TCB Centre, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 3663 w. veinwear.com h. Wed – Fri 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Step up, step out and step free with these one-off bespoke designer shoes with an edge you could cut through any crowd with. You know you want them, they’re hand-sketched to your desires and hand-made with over 70 leathers to choose from!
MAIOCCHI 715 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 3353 w. maiocchi.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 11 – 4 Deanne Mayocchi is owner and designer extraordinaire of this Brisbane gem. Her distinctive style is timeless and elegant, with a scattering of the handmade kooky and kitche with an Asian twist - a local fashion favourite.
PREEN & PAMPER 18 PHO THAI SPA Shop 5, 760 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 2460 www.phothaispa.com h. Mon – Fri 10 – 7, Sat 9 – 6, Sun 10 – 4 Need a holiday? Set in the heart of Brunswick Street is the very heart of luxury Thailand. Make your way to where Heaven and Earth meet, this is the perfect place to relax, unwind and escape from the outside world. Treat your feet and body, you deserve it… 19
THANN James St Markets, 22 James St, Fortitude Valley w. thann.com.au p. 07 3252 1211 h. Mon – Wed 9 – 5.30, Thu 9 – 8, Fri 9 – 5.30, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 9 – 5 A place of discovery, where all things divine come straight from mother earth. Extracting the most delicious products, from body, face and hair care to exotic teas and candles all aimed to refresh and detoxify. Treatments are simply heavenly.
ENDOTA SPA FORTITUDE VALLEY Shop 3, 27 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 0712 w. endota.com.au/fortitudevalley h. Mon, Tue, Fri 10 – 6, Wed – Thu 10 – 9, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 5 Fall into the season refreshed, buffed and pampered in this boutique-style day spa consciously wrapped in organics that even has a double room for couples and friends. Whether you require a tan or organic facial, come inside and chill out.
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NEW FARM POWER YOGA Shop 1, 152 James St, New Farm p. 0427 580 049 w. newfarmpoweryoga.com h. Mon – Sun check website for timetable The latest dynamic techniques fused with ancient traditions to create a total workout for body, mind and spirit. Strengthen and tone the muscles, increase flexibility and build core strength, whilst also calming the mind. Leave feeling lighter, balanced and focused.
NEW FARM ACUPUNCTURE & NATURAL THERAPIES 119 Terrace St, New Farm p. 07 3315 3319 w. newfarmacupuncture.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8 – 6, Sat 9 – 2 There exists a space from which you will emerge blissed and rejuvenated. Using traditional Chinese medicinal herbs and massage, organic essential oils, and the latest acupuncture techniques to energise, harmonise and relieve pain.
THE BODY REFINERY Studio 2, 15 Lamington St, New Farm & 38 Helen St, Teneriffe p. 07 3358 3915 w. thebodyrefinery.com.au h. Mon – Thu 6 – 8, Fri 6 – 7, Sat 8 – 1 The science of the body has now been perfected to a fine art in this cutting edge health studio. With highly trained professional physiotherapy, massage and the ever-loved pilates, bring spring in with a big smile and new you.
NEW FARM BIKES 77 Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 07 3254 0544 w. newfarmbikes.com.au h. Tue – Fri 9.15 – 5, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 2 Designer wheels with zero carbon emissions? TICK! Zoom around on the latest Gazelle, Townie or Electra super stylish bikes made for comfort… ride in your heels, thongs or even slippers. You won’t find this range of zippy commuters elsewhere.
TENERIFFE OSTEOPATHY Shop 8, 29 Florence St, Teneriffe p. 07 3162 6485 w. teneriffeosteopathy.com.au h. Mon – Sat by apt If a stiff back is holding you, er, back, then a touch of Osteopathy from the experienced Dr Iain MacRae will have you, well, back on track. 14 years of clinical experience using structural and cranial techniques for everyone.
TENERIFFE CHIROPRACTIC See website for address details p. 07 3257 2626 w. teneriffe-chiro.com h. Mon – Fri by apt Experts in health and healing. A creative, progressive space, where the focus is on holistic spinal healthcare and lifestyle solutions. Chiropractic care, active spinal care classes and natural health science education. Offering a cost effective, quality experience.
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HIP SNIPS 27 WOLF & CUB Shop 2, 92 James St, New Farm p. 07 3254 3770 w. wolfandcub.com.au h. Tue – Wed, Fri 9 – 5, Thu 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 3 The global award winning stylist and colourist behind this stylish lair will leave you howling for more after experiencing this intimate boutique atmosphere. With millions of follicles on your head, they know how to expertly tame every single one. Awooo! 28
FABRIK HAIR 694 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 1166 w. fabrikhair.com h. Tue 9 – 8, Wed 9 – 6, Thu – Fri 9 – 8, Sat 8 – 5 The gods of hair look after you like a rock star (and you are!). Get your mane styled by the best. Unique, exclusive, savvy and sublime. The A-list fans grow from the Veronica’s, Ben Folds Five and… you! Lights, camera, scissors…
TOGNINI’S HAIR SKIN AND BODY Shop 2, 8 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 6801 w. togninishair.com h. Mon 9 – 5, Tue 9 – 6, Wed 9 – 8, Thu 9 – 6, Fri 9 – 8.30, Sat 8.30 – 5 Love this salon, with its award winning dynamic super team and barely contained exuberance for making those who step through the museum like stage leave looking their absolute best from tip-to-toe. No exception. I can see your halo...
LYLACLARE Shop 5, 768 Cnr Brunswick & Browne Sts, New Farm p. 07 3254 0040 h. Mon – Sat 10 – late by apt Need an excuse to relax? Take some time out for yourself, lay back and let the professionals at LylaClare work their follicular wonder, armed with only the best styling products. Give your lustrous locks some love and sass up this summer.
ORB HAIR & BEAUTY Cnr Merthyr Rd & James St, New Farm p. 07 3358 5300 w. orbhair.com.au h. Tues – Fri 10 – 9, Sat 8 – 6 Leading the way in chic cuts and cutting-edge colour your locks will look lustrous all season long. With sophisticated stylists offering extraordinary service, you will leave feeling suave every time. So head into Orb for a look that’s out of this world.
BESPOKE HAIR 743 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 7862 w. bespokehair.com.au h. Tue 10 – 5, Wed 9 – 8, Thurs 9 – 9, Fri 9 – 7, Sat 8 – 4 A salon for the individual that tailors every bird’s feathers! The friendly staff will transform you into a confident style icon and with online booking there’s no excuse to have a drab crest. Fluff your plumage and take on the world!
OBSIDIAN ON BRUNSWICK 2, 760 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 1411 w. obsidianonbrunswick.com h. Tue 10 – 5, Wed, Fri 10 – 9, Thu 10 – 6, Sat 9 – 4 Everything about this elegant salon is stylish, modern and simply beautiful. The friendly staff will ensure they tailor a bespoke look that suits your lifestyle perfectly. You won’t want to leave but you will want to get out to show off your transformed self.
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C GALLERY 13A, 23 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 5069 w. cgallery.com.au h. Tue – Fri 10.30 – 5, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 5 Upon a dream where the seashore was melded into a glassy myriad of transparent hues lived a gallery of such beauty the oceans sang and thus became C Gallery. Curated with love, enjoy hand-Blown Australian glassware, paintings, ceramics, sculpture and handmade jewellery.
THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING Merthyr Village, 900 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 2633 w. thousandislanddressing.com h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 6, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4.30 What’s a salad without a bit of dressing? Offering unique jewellery, homewares and accessories from both local designers and sourced international treasures, perhaps its time to dress up your life (life being a metaphorical lettuce leaf…)
NEW FARM EDITIONS Shop 5, Merthyr Village Shopping Centre, 900 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 2122 h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5.30, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Oh no, it’s that friend’s birthday again isn’t it? You know, the one who is impossible to buy for? Well, this little store is filled with all sorts of ideas and quality products for the tricky giftee: books, stationary, home wares and more!
THE PET PAD Level 1, 32 Doggett St, Newstead p. 07 3216 0888 w. thepetpad.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 6, Sat 8.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 2 Lassie, come home! No wait – on second thoughts, run over to The Pet Pad and pick yourself up some doggy donuts and a dashing new leash. And while you’re there, treat yourself to a pawdicure before taking in a film. You earned it!
TITLE MUSIC FILM BOOKS FASHION 2, 60 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 5858 w. titlespace.com h. Mon – Sat 10 – 6, Sun 10 – 4 Seattle rockers and Bloomsbury literary darlings: your new haunt has been discovered. A hurried scan of Title’s dust jacket is just not possible… this is the haven in which Gainsbourg meets Austen in a clandestine love affair of Sid and Nancy proportions.
SUNDAY SOCIAL 5D Winn Ln, Fortitude Valley h. Mon – Sun 10 – 4 The coolest vintage threads in town for looking effortlessly stylish. Fashionable and fun for almost anything from dresses, blouses, pants, accessories, brooches, sunglasses and handbags. Be social on Sunday every day of the week. You need no excuses…
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LUSH LIFESTYLES 40 WALLROCKS 21 Crosby Rd, Albion p. 07 3862 2253 w. wallrocks.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4, Sun by apt only Forget the mass-produced. Quality is everything and you’ll find it here. Haven for the bespoke and boutique, Wallrocks hand-pick stunning quality 18th and 19th century European antiques for beautiful contemporary and traditional homes. 41
BOUQUET BOUTIQUE Cnr Brunswick St & Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 07 3254 1066 w. bouquetboutique.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 9 – 1 At the forefront of fashionable floristry, this unique florist boutique has innovative and unusual blooms. Special occasions, business and the home, be adorned with beautiful custom creations, interiors, living gifts and stylish arrangementsscent-sational!
KOVA LIFESTYLE Shop 9A, 23 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 7055 w. kovalifestyle.com.au h. Mon – Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Are you the one that I’ve been waiting for? This is ‘that’ store with that hard-tofind gift/homeware/accessory/garment. Opulent, fresh and warm with the perfect lifestyle designer look to compliment you, your home and your friends.
MAGNOLIA INTERIORS Shop AM3, 46 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 0805 w. magnoliainteriors.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5, Sat 9.30 – 4.30, Sun 10 – 4 Magnolia Interiors is a destination for lovers of wonderful home wares from all over the world, come and browse or enquire about their experienced interior design services.
TRIMIRA AUDIO & INTEGRATION Shop 2B, 9 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3254 1263 w. trimira.com.au h. Tue – Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Sat 9.30 – 4, Sun 10 – 3 In the beginning there was light and following in perfect harmonics was Trimira. Capture the emotion and intensity of pure, natural sound and vision with in-house international expertise. Create the ultimate in atmospheric symphonics.
LIBERTINE PARFUMERIE 181 Robertson St, New Farm p. 07 3216 0122 w. libertineparfumerie.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 3 At the failing of all other senses, smell can always see us through (unless you are at the theatre of course…). So whether you’re ready for something new, or have a man that needs a hint, follow the scent to this coveted fragrance emporium.
THE BIRD’S WORD: MILLIE & MAGS + CAVE COFFEE 18 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley w. millieandmags.com.au Millie & Mags: h. Mon – Sat 9 – 5 Sun 10 – 3 Cave Coffee: h. Mon - Fri 7 - 4 Sat 8 – 3, Sun 10 - 2
When Helen Glover started her interior design business, HG Inside, she brought to the industry not only her stupendous talent but also her love for the individual, the unique, and the warmth of family. If you want your friends to step into your home and exclaim “this is so you!” then look no further. Think of HG Inside as you! (just without that love of Elvis themed crockery). And because Helen has too much creativity spilling from her talented fingertips she’s opened the adorable Millie & Mags, a converted warehouse so full of beautiful, fascinating things you’ll be walking around with your mouth open. Think European wallpaper, delicate vintage finds, pillows that may have you curling up unexpectedly then and there, and homewares that make the bourgeoisie seem drab. When you need a moment to sit and reflect there’s Cave coffee in the midst of it all, a warm atmosphere with a real fireplace and a friendly barista, who’s organic Two Seasons coffees are as silky as satin sheets and just as hot. The beans are personally roasted by the godfather of coffee, Wayne Archer and notorious for the best blends. “I’m going to make him a coffee he can’t refuse” (can you hear Marlon Brando saying it?). ‘Welcome home’… NORTH NEST 33
FEATHER YOUR NEST 46 JARDAN 1045 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 0098 w. jardan.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 10 – 4 Put down the Allen key! With over twenty years experience in crafting furniture, it’s time to let the flock at Jardan do the work. Whether you fancy a new sofa, table or bed, all furniture is custom made to suit your needs so sit back and relax. 47
CULT/CORPORATE CULTURE 925 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 4220 w. corporateculture.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8.30 – 5.30, Sat 10 – 4 Change your interior world and head straight for authentic design, at one of Brisbane’s finest designer furniture showrooms. World renowned brands and designs have filled the showroom with objects of desire and inspiration.
THE MODERN FURNITURE STORE 161A Arthur St (cnr James St), Fortitude Valley p. 07 3254 3885 w. themodern.net.au h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 3 Direct from Demark yet situated just off James Street – this is your one stop shop for all of your decorator needs from the design capital. Harness the simplicity of Scandinavian conception and open up your living space to incorporate that classic European atmosphere.
UNIQUE FRANCE 482 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3254 0404 w. uniquefrance.com.au h. Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.30 French et Beau. A culture that makes ‘peinture a l’ancienne’ (ageing paint) sound like a romantic past time. So when it comes to interior decorating and a wide range of antiques, en français with Unique France is the connoisseur’s dream. Enrich your home with quality pieces.
NEW FARM FRAMING 50 Commercial Rd, Newstead p. 07 3852 2255 h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5, Sat 8.30 – 12 When it comes to art, framing is its own form. So whether it is conservation framing, investment art, or just jazzing up your existing works, these guys are your Picasso, Da Vinci and Monet. Original works are available too!
CHARCOAL INTERIORS 59 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 6002 w. charcoalinteriors.com.au h. Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.30 Create a lifestyle, not just a room. With a winning combination of Asian and Euro chic, it’s heaven for those with a keen eye for design. Whether you’re after custom built, rare antiques or rustic provincial, the experts at Charcoal have you covered.
MAXIME MAISON FRENCH LIVING ANTIQUES 161 Robertson St, Fortitude Valley p. 0431 195 783 h. Mon – Sat 10 – 5 Effortlessly boasting a unique array of French antiques, Maxime Maison will assist your desire to decorate your house with the subtlety of South of France classicism. Beautiful bespoke pieces fill this luxurious space and will continue to tempt you.
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INCUBE8R 368 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 0468 861 841 w. incube8r.com.au h. Tue – Wed 10 – 5, Thu – Fri 11 – 6, Sat 10 – 6, Sun 11 – 3 OMG in.cube8r is cool! Very cool. This gallery is based on the concept of a bazaar, selling only handmade items. So if you like handmade items check it out and they take no commission on sales! Feed an artist and your desires for beautiful things made with love…
PHILIP BACON GALLERIES 2 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 3555 w. philipbacongalleries.com.au h. Tue – Sat 10 – 5 Philip Bacon Galleries opened in 1974. Since then Philip Bacon has endeavoured to exhibit the best Australian paintings and sculpture dating from colonial times to the present day.
FIREWORKS GALLERY 52A Doggett St, Newstead p. 07 3216 1250 w. fireworksgallery.com.au h. Tue – Fri 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 4 or by apt Trading for 20 years, Fireworks Gallery specialises in contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Watch cultures collide here and experience the artists of this generation.
EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY 555 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3358 6555 w. edwinacorlette.com h. Tue – Sat 10 – 5 or by apt Contemporary and fresh with a focus on young dynamic emerging and established Australian and international artists. The brave and the passionate exhibit here, driven by a progressive curator with a vision for the future of art.
HEISER GALLERY 90 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3254 2849 w. heisergallery.com.au h. Tue – Fri 10.30 – 6, Sat 10.30 – 5 Art is a portal into our deeper understanding of the world and our existence. With a strong portfolio of fine artists and a gallery director with years of knowledge to explain the depths of art, you will have an experience that will personally serve you.
RYAN RENSHAW GALLERY 137 Warry St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3666 0350 w. ryanrenshaw.com.au h. Wed – Sat 11 – 5 or private apt Ryan Renshaw‘s the name; a killer collection of contemporary art is the game. Tucked away from the Valley’s main streets, a discovery of this intimate gallery is a must, showcasing both Australian and international contemporary art.
ANDREW BAKER ART DEALER 26 Brookes St, Bowen Hills p. 07 3252 2292 w. andrew-baker.com h. Tue – Sat 10 – 5 or private apt If you want to see the bright future of visual art, this is your place. Representing both emerging and established artists, this space hosts a range of contemporary art media: painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, installations and new media. NORTH NEST 35
INSTITUTE OF MODERN ART 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 5750 w. ima.org.au h. Tue – Sat 11 – 5, Thu 11 – 8 If you subscribe to the notion that original is always best (and really, who doesn’t?), then take note oh arty one. This space was Brisbane’s first gallery of modern art – still exhibiting from a range of emerging and established artists.
PALACE CENTRO 39 James St, New Farm p. 07 3852 4488 w. palacecinemas.com.au h. Mon – Sun 10 – 9 If James Street were a person we would all struggle to hide our feelings of jealousy. Cool cafés, chic fashion, and a killer cinema that hosts numerous premiers and festivals throughout the year – Centro is the Palace of films.
LUST FOR LIFE TATTOO <GALLERY> ESPRESSO BAR 176 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 5048 w. lustforlifetattoo.com h. Mon – Sun 10 – 6 A custom tattoo studio, art gallery and espresso bar launched Nov 2011 by world-renowned tattooist Aureole. Sure to become a golden thread in the rich artistic fabric of Brisbane’s underground.
JUDITH WRIGHT CENTRE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS 420 Brunswick Street (Cnr Berwick St), Fortitude Valley p. 07 3872 9000 w. judithwrightcentre.com In the heart of the Valley, the ‘Judy’ offers a myriad of enthralling contemporary theatre, cabaret, circus, dance, music, visual arts and more. Sure to inspire, entertain, impress and delight!
BRISBANE POWERHOUSE 119 Lamington St, New Farm p. 07 3358 8600 w. brisbanepowerhouse.org h. see website for program times Brisbane Powerhouse is a hub for everything creative including theatre, music, comedy, film, festivals and ideas. Grab a coffee, enjoy dinner, come for a show or catch free live music and comedy every weekend.
MARVELLOUS MARKETS VALLEY LANEWAY MARKETS Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley w. valleylanewaymarkets.com.au h. 1st Sat of every month ‘Twas the season of la vintage chic as we trolled through the bears, birds and antlers of the avant-avant guard. What’s new pussycat? Well, you just have to wander and slink down this uber cool alleyway people. Off you go and discover the unique and fabulous. 66
EAGLE FARM MARKETS Eagle Farm Racecourse, top end of Racecourse Rd, Ascot p. 07 3915 4200 w. eaglefarmmarkets.com.au h. every Sun 7.30 – 1.30 Delight your senses with fresh produce and great shopping with fabulous stalls and eateries. Entertainment, live music, fun for the kids and more located within the picturesque Eagle Farm Racecourse, Ascot.
THE BIRD’S WORD: WINN LANE Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley w. winnlane.com
To Winn or not to Winn, is that the question? Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the bad bling and fluro of outrageous fashion or to take arms against a sea of trash and by the Outpost end them. Lets end them! Hooray! Winners are grinners at this flippin’ fresh and free lane in the Valley with the newest tricksters, Ruby and Prankster and Ash to Gold adorning the smoky corners. Then it’s happy times here with the EP radar and Sunday Social set in some of the sharpest threads and slinkiest styles for the flash fancy pants in all of us to sashay around in Summer. Get a whole new hair-do at the slick new kid on the block ‘Lawless Salon’ and make sure you draw your boots to check out the delightful Winn Lane markets on the first Saturday of the month and fill your holsters with fun! As the shadows lengthen, get your inner outlaw up and get on down to The Outpost where it’s all urban art, fashion and style. You’ll be forgiven for thinking you’ve got Nine Lives here, or maybe a rock god as you choose your strings at Tym’s Guitar’s (perhaps run into someone famous playing at the Zoo or hearing big sounds coming from local musicians dropping in at Q Music or playing in the lane!). With plenty of fabulous wildlife to see as flamingos prance and serve food to make your li’l heart jump for joy in this amazing adventure land in the heart of Fortitude Valley. NORTH NEST 37
THE LOCALS GUIDE TO TENERIFFE 67 SOURCED GROCER 11 Florence St, Teneriffe p. 07 3852 6734 w. sourcedgrocer.com h. Mon – Fri 7 – 8, Sat 7 – 5, Sun 8 – 4 A contemporary take on the local neighbourhood grocer. Taste and share in the best of the season’s bounty. Sourcing the best from local farms and celebrate small producers and artisans with cheeses, breads, smallgoods, meats and locally roasted coffee. 68
EVE’S ON THE RIVER 53 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe p. 07 3216 0726 w. evesontheriver.com h. Tue – Sun breakfast, Mon – Sun lunch, dinner If we said the word ‘stayer’ to you, impeccable waterfront dining may not immediately spring to mind, but that’s exactly what Eve’s is. Operating for over 10 years under owner Stephen Holmes, the team is clearly doing a lot right!
SIP CAFÉ 54 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe p. 07 3257 1799 h. Mon – Sat 7 – 3, Sun 7.30 – 2 For a coffee-gossip session, lazy breakfast or a casual bite to eat, look no further than Sip Café. Many who love a good coffee and damn good service frequent this coffee nook in the heart of Teneriffe. Go on, have a sip!
MILLK STUDIOS DAY SPA & BEAUTY 100 Commercial Rd, Teneriffe p. 07 3852 5660 w. millkstudios.com h. Tue, Fri, Sat 10 – 6, Wed – Thu 10 – 8 Internationally qualified male and female therapists are specially trained to relieve and revitalize your body and soul. A wide range of beauty, therapeutic and para-medical treatments make this an award-winning luxurious must. Ask about the new tanning options.
PASSIONE GELATERIA & DESSERT BAR Shop 7, 36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe p. 07 3257 2111 w. passione.com.au h. Tue – Sun 12 – late Ah Bellissimo, life is indeed beautiful as you watch the river lights dance on a sultry night sipping authentic gelato cocktails or eating organic home-made ice-cream flavours, waffles and more. La dolce vita sans the fountain!
YORK Shop 3, 36 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe p. 07 3252 7976 w. yorkhairartistry.com.au h. Tue – Thu 12 – late, Fri – Sat 10 – 6 This motto reigns true: “There are places to get your haircut. Then there is York”. Innately stylish yet effortlessly relaxing, York’s Evie and Jen are not just pretty faces, they transform hair with eco products and vivacious attitude.
MIZU 2 Macquarie St, Teneriffe p. 07 3254 0488 w. mizurestaurant.com.au h. Mon – Sun lunch 12 – 2, dinner 6 – late Occasionally you find something that you don’t want to talk about in case the secret gets out. But then you realise that there is joy in sharing, especially with sake. The joy is Mizu Japanese restaurant. Simply fresh, delicate and authentic.
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BUZZ Shop 22, The Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 0511 w. buzzfood.com.au h. Mon – Sun 6.30 – 4 Valley locals can’t get enough of Parisian-style sidewalk dining, Buzz is the bees-knees for breakfast and lunch. Diners flock for the popular free-range eggs on ciabatta or some French toast with spicy ricotta. This eatery is buzzing with savoury goodness.
EYE CANDY SPEX & CHOX Shop 48, The Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3666 0677 h. Mon 10 – 1, Tue – Wed 10 – 5, Thu 10 – 6, Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4 Choose from an urbane selection of deliciously poppy colours, bold shapes and elegant lines to brighten your eyes and frame your face. Don’t be afraid to make a spectacle of yourself, fall into life with a mouthful of rose chocolate and a swagger in your step.
SÉJOURCLUB Shop 30, The Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 1133 h. Mon – Sun 10 – 5 Personally styling you for all occasions with four exclusive in-house labels and accessory lines – Brisbane’s own Séjourclub designers make it their passion to make you look ahead of the rest, you may even meet them in store...
CAMARGUE Shop 1, The Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 1100 w. camarguefashion.com.au h. Sun – Fri 10 – 4, Sat 9 – 4 Before the Camargue cult began, women looked as if they had dressed in the dark. Fast forward from Caxton Street to Emporium, thirty years on, Camargue still reigns at the top with local labels and international designers… fashion fades, style is eternal.
THE WINE EMPORIUM Shop 47, The Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 1117 w. thewineemporium.com.au h. Mon – Sat 10 – 8, Sun 10 – 6 It can be difficult to navigate the wild seas of wine aficionados but not in the safe harbour of this pearl. With a truly world standard cellar and informed, passionate staff you can sail smoothly into quaffers heaven.
FREESTYLE TOUT Shop 50, The Emporium, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 0214 w. freestyletout.com.au h. Mon – Thu 10 – 10.30, Fri – Sat 10 – 11, Sun 10 – 10 Slide into salubrious sweet dessert heaven, where you float on a fluffy fairy-floss high that is tempered with seriously good java and food that matches the desserts in deliciousness. All while your eyes wander over local fabulous art and decor.
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THE CREMA 80 THE LITTLE PANTRY Shop 1, 92 James St, New Farm p. 07 3254 3882 w. thelittlepantry.co h. Mon – Fri 5.30 – 5.30, Sat 6 – 3 All the wholesomeness usually found in the best home kitchens is now available here. New Farm’s newest organic eatery is little in name but big in heart with 100% compostable coffee cups, Di Bella’s organic coffee, healthy dining and snacks to go. 81
THE PONYCAT CAFÉ 693 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 2883 h. Mon – Fri 7 – 3, Sat 7 – 3, Sun 7 – 2 Why not Ponycat? Think of all the world’s great combo’s, bubble and squeak, Fred and Ginger and now Ponycat! A cool atmosphere, even better fare (did we mention all day breakfasts?) and coffee that stands alone. Strong, fresh and fabulous!
TOGNINI’S ESPRESSO 20 Hynes St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 6230 w. togninis.com h. Mon – Fri 7 – 4 Coffee has never been so chic. With state of the art designer espresso machines and homewares that epitomise European style, you must try Suzanne’s special sour cream ginger cake. It’s easy to bliss out and enjoy great coffee too!
PABLO 893 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 4900 h. Tue – Sun 7 – 10 When the Chilli Peppers sang… “take me to the place I love”… they obviously meant Pablo’s. Serving organic breakfast and lunch with a gourmet twist and helpings of love, this café is red hot.
VIVO COFFEE Studio 10, 65 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 3812 w. vivocoffee.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7.30 – 4, Sat 9 – 3.30 Vivo Bris Vegas! It’s now or never, as you can’t help falling in love and be all shook up with this big hunk of tender coffee love. With a premium blend that celebrates the Italian passion for life, it will be a little less conversation and a lot more action!
SHUCKED COFFEE HOUSE 9 Creswell St, Newstead p. 07 3257 4567 w. shucked.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 3, Sat – Sun 7 – 2.30 Grab a mate and pull up a stool and hang out with the gang on the 200 yr. old French oak communal table for a great coffee and a yummy bite to eat. Be mesmerised by the fresh artwork, the vibe and now open weekends…
LITTLE BIG MAN ESPRESSO 86 Dickson St, Wooloowin h. Mon – Fri 6 – 1, Sat – Sun 7 – 12 Wooloowin sighed with relief when this old corner store became the humble and understatedly cool espresso bar. Pouring creamy Genovese coffee stands a man whom is short yet rather large... no not really, though it really is worth a visit.
MERLO COFFEE TORREFAZIONE 104 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 0465 w. merlo.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 5.30, Sat – Sun 7 – 5 This blessed bean has devout morning pilgrims whose faith to this heavenly brew will have you converted with open arms. Join the fellowship of the Merlo bean. It’s as easy as following the early morning aromas down James Street.
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CAFÉ BOUQUINISTE 2, 121 Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 07 3254 1226 h. Mon – Sat 8 – 5, Sun 8 – 1 ‘Bouquiniste’ is French for ‘bookseller’ and ‘Café’ is French for… well in this case, ‘cosy’. This is a great place to curl up with a great coffee, a delicious something (try the Bouquiniste breakfast!) and an offbeat array of books. Quirky, cute and will be your new second home… Oui!
LARDER2 68 Commercial Rd, Newstead p. 07 3852 4740 h. Mon – Sat 6.30 – 3 It’s a perfect day, I want to spend it with you. Drinking lattes, reading the paper, checking out the cool street art, enjoying delicious, quick and healthy provender. For instant street cred, The Little Larder’s new sibling is where to go!
AU CIRQUE 618 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 0479 h. Mon – Sun 7 – 3 Its official, I’m joining the circus. I want to play scrabble; people watch, drink great coffee and devour the gastronomic daily specials (and that’s just for breakfast!). Give your tastebuds the gift of life and be re-vitalised in this famed destination.
FLAMINGO CAFÉ 5B Winn St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 7557 w. flamingocafe.com.au h. Mon – Sat 7.30 – 4, Sun 8.30 – 4 We birds have to stick together, so if you want the freshest lunch with a flavour punch, take a seat in the lane that has victory in its name. P.S. A little birdie told this little birdie that laneway drinks are on their way!
SYMPOSIUM CAFÉ Shop 2, 26 Commercial Rd, Newstead p. 07 3852 3836 w. symposiumcafe.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6 – 4, Sat – Sun 8 – 2 Breakfast is the new black, and it’s serious business at this well-loved eatery. The results are a delicious breakfast menu of familiar favorites and fresh kitchen flare usually reserved for PM dining. Hungry? Try a breakfast degustation!
VUE LOUNGE Shop 1, 83 Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 07 3358 6511 w. vuelounge.com.au h. Tue – Sat 7 – 10, Sun 7 – 6 Village life has never tasted so good with that sought after progressive modern Australian feel and cuisine. A favourite for the locals and great view for people watching, it’s right in the middle of the bright beating heart of New Farm. Love the coffee too! NORTH NEST 41
THE BIRD’S WORD: HARAJUKU GYOZA 394 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley h. lunch & dinner w. harajukugyoza.com
You’re a Japanese salaryman in downtown Tokyo at the end of an 11-hour day. What’s for dinner? It’s too late to start on that Heston Blumenthal tv-dinner extravaganza you had planned. What you really feel like is gyoza and beer. We hear you, Kentaro-san. Give us dumplings and beer, served across the bar izakaya-style, arigato. That’s the way it’s done in Tokyo and lucky for us, it’s finally being done that way in Brisbane, too, at Harajuku Gyoza in Fortitude Valley. Hand-made dumplings, grilled or steamed, cooked before your very eyes while you throw back a tsunami of Japanese brewskies. These gyoza recipes were secretly decoded by our chef after an espionage trip to Tokyo. He’s not welcome back there. Opening November 2011.
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PINTXO SPANISH TAPERIA 561 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3333 2231 w. tapasbrisbane.com h. Tue – Sun dinner 5.30 – late, Sat – Sun lunch 12 – 3 Let Summer begin early and soak up the sun with a glass of Pintxo’s Sangria. Pull up a stool at the tapas train bar or take a seat in the restaurant. Let the hand-made modern Spanish tapas dishes and sounds of sexy salsa take you back to Spain.
THE SMOKE BBQ Shop 9, 85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 07 3358 1922 h. Tue – Sat 11.30 – 2.30, 5.30 – late Buffalo Wings are on everyone’s lips weekdays (and easy on the wallet), as is the new wine list and mouth watering Texas Beef ribs. Be transported to foodie heaven with every bite. Mmmmmmmm.
BAR ALTO Level 1, Brisbane Powerhouse, 119 Lamington St, New Farm p. 07 3358 1063 w. baralto.com.au h. Tue – Sun 11.30 – late Sparkling river nights, warm sunset breezes as you sip and then smile to yourself. This is the life, this is your life. Feel the love, warmth and all things creative at this iconic bar. Tantalising bar food, boutique beverages and magical memories every time!
LES AMIS Shop 1, Green Square North Tower, 515 St Pauls Tce, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 6100 w. lesamis.com.au h. Mon – Tue 6.30 – 4, Wed – Fri 6.30 – late, Sat dinner 6 – late Dine in true French opulence as you sup and sip on the perfect French inspired cuisine and wine with intricate masonry, rich warm colours as perfect light surrounds you. It’s all about enjoying superb food and exceptional service on any occasion. This is the good life!
BRAVO BAR-B-QUE Central Brunswick, 455 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 3533 w. hotelbravo.com.au h. dinner Tue – Sun When a restaurant breaks its menu down into different kinds of protein, you know you’re in man-nirvana. Sizzling and stylish with its sumptuous award-winning steaks, it’s safe to say Bravo Bar-B-Que is char-grilled to the bone.
HARVEYS BISTRO & BAR Shop 4, 31 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 3700 w. harveys.net.au h. Mon – Sun breakfast & lunch, Tue – Sat dinner Food trends and culinary fads don’t live here – just real food, prepared real well. Fresh seasonal produce is prepared under the experienced eye of PJ McMillan, and the delicious results show why Harvey’s is a Brisbane institution.
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GOOD FOOD, EPICUREAN EDGE ORTIGA 446 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 1155 w. ortiga.com.au h. Tue – Sun bar 4 – late, restaurant 6 – late Recognized nationally for both its food and wine, it would be easy for this award winning Spanish eatery to rest on its previous successes. It doesn’t though, and continues to raise its own bar higher than a European pole-vaulter. 101
THE BUFFALO CLUB Level 1, 234 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3216 1323 w. thebuffaloclub.com.au h. Tue – Sat 6 – late, Fri lunch 12 – 2 Today’s new age cowboy’s... smart, splendid with a rare passion for all things appetizing. A far cry from the Wild West with the world’s finest fare, degustation experience and wines for refined folk wanting exquisite service with cuisine opening new frontiers to the possibilities of taste.
ANISE BISTRO & WINE BAR 697 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 1558 w. anise.com.au h. Sun – Wed 5 – late, Thu – Sat 12 – late This intimate French restaurant and wine bar offers a fantastic dining experience, matching traditional cuisine with a large selection of new and old world wines by the glass and great service.
FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD ANGELO’S PASTA 22 Doggett St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 2482 w. angelospasta.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8 – 5 (closed 12 – 1), Sat 8 – 12 New Farm is proud of its Italian heritage and rightly so. This family business has every authentic pasta and sauce that every Italian person desires (and nonItalians as well it seems)! Sharing the Italiano cuisine in easy take-home containers- bless! 104
RAYNERS GOURMET MEATS 882 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3358 2445 h. Mon – Fri 7 – 6, Sat 7 – 4 Rare and delicious gourmet meats are their specialty. Suppliers of free-range and organic poultry; game meats to home-cooked hams and specialty sausages. With a loyal following that is like Meat Loaf’s fan club (massive), feast on the best and tastiest without the line-up!
BLACK PEARL EPICURE 36 Baxter St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 2144 w. blackpearl.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 6, Sat 10 – 4 So before Johnny Depp captained the same, we had this treasure. A gastronomic galley where any first mate can procure the worlds most sought after ingredients and seek his fortune in this master cooking school.
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HIGH TEA & HOMEWARES New Farm p. 0407 858 085 w. highteaandhomewares.com h. by apt A unique High Tea experience set amongst the most scenic backdrop Brisbane has to offer, personally themed for your special occasion. Offering beautiful and eclectic homewares for every occasion. Stylish, scrumptious and supurb! Pop the champagne, we’re on our way…
CHOUQUETTE 19 Barker St, New Farm p. 07 3358 6336 w. chouquette.com.au h. Wed – Sat 6.30 – 5, Sun 6.30 – 12.30 Oh… we are blessed to have this petite piece of France in the heart of New Farm, they do decadence like only the French can, with flaky buttery croissants, traditional breads and the most luxurious pastries baked on the premises daily.
JOCELYN’S PROVISIONS Shop 8, Centro on James, James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 3799 w. jocelynsprovisions.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8 – 5, Sat 7 – 4, Sun 9 – 3 Terribly tantalizing, moorish delights, tempting tastebuds with enticing sights. Step inside this traditional patisserie. Choose between a decadent display of traditional boulangerie cakes, pastries, biscuits, tarts, muesli’s and more with a home-made touch.
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BEST BAR NONE THE BRUNSWICK SOCIAL 367 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 3234 w. thebrunswicksocial.com h. Wed – Thu 5 – 12, Fri – Sat 5 – 3, Sun 5 – 12pm Bringing a taste of New York and Hong Kong into sleepy Brisbane with a cheery wink is this dumpling house and bar. Delicious dining, carefully crafted beverages and a cool yet relaxed atmosphere. Welcome to your new home that is open til 3am… 110
LARUCHE BAR & SUPPER CLUB 680 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3666 0880 w. laruche.com.au h. Wed – Sun 5 – late This is the place where dreams are made as you slide into a world of golden glam rock noir whilst sipping on bespoke cocktails and supping on delicate European morsels; do keep an eye out for the white rabbit.
CRU BAR + CELLAR Shop 1, 22 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 2400 w. crubar.com h. bar Mon – Fri 11 – late, Sat – Sun 10 – late, cellar Mon, Sun 9 – 7 Sidle up to the iconic onyx bar, or lounge above the street in sophisticated style as you dine on decadent and seasonally inspired fare. Life’s pretty good when your biggest decision is which wine to drink next from cru’s very impressive cellar.
LIMES HOTEL ROOFTOP BAR 142 Constance St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 9000 w. limeshotel.com.au h. Mon – Thu 5 – 12, Fri – Sat 3 – late, Sun 2 - 12 Boutique chic and oh so sleek, where spring days meet the stars to sip, smile and dress in style and dance like only the moon is watching. Swan in after work, you’ll surely wear a smirk as you drink a cocktail and greet the sunset upon the rooftop.
BITTER SUITE Cnr of Lamington & Welsby Sts, New Farm p. 07 3254 4426 w. bittersuite.com.au Tue, Wed 7 – 10, Thu – Sat 7 – 12, Sun 7 – 9 Attention beer lovers! Wearing its passion on its sleeve, this new ‘beer bistro’ features a wide selection of local handcrafted beers matched to its delicious grazing tapas menu. Combine that with live music and you’re really rocking the hops.
SKY ROOM Level 2, 234 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3216 1323 w. skyroom.com.au h. Thu – Sat 5 – late, Sun 2 – late I’m going straight to the top, in the immortal words of Tom Waits and so shall you as you soar to great heights then lightly touchdown in this room with a view. Sip on a cleverly crafted cocktail while you watch the sun slide down and the night rise.
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OH HELLO! 621 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 7081 w. ohhello.com.au h. Thu – Sat 8 – 5 You’ll lose your heart in this bar turn nightclub with the biggest acts and ghetto chic. Whether you’re on the dance floor, ogling art by Jimmy Bliggs or deciding on what jam jar cocktail to enjoy next, you’ll being saying hello to the coolest cats in town! The fun starts and ends here…
ALLONEWORD 188 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 0413 357 047 w. alloneword.com.au h. Wed 8 – late, Thu 8 – late, Fri 4.30 – late, Sat 8 – late, Sun 4.30 – late You know that cool elusive underground scene that’s hard to find? Well, we’ve found it! It’s urbane, chic and edgy offering ground igniting beats and fresh tantalising drinks. Fly in for a cocktail in the huge outdoor bar under starry skies.
BLACK BEAR LODGE Level 1, 322 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 4276 h. Wed – Thu 6 – 12, Fri, Sat 4 – 3, Sun 4 – 12 A haven away from the Valley’s constant bass chaos, Black Bear Lodge is a sanctuary like no other. Unlike the wintery style cabin and giant grizzlies, the hidden lodge is sure to feast your ears with a music buffet of acoustic tunes!
THE BOWERY 676 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 0202 w. thebowery.com.au h. Tue – Sun 5 – 3 Bow down to the visionaries. This iconic Brisbane establishment set the bar for boutique watering holes. Styled from inspired bars from across the globe this is top on the list of things to do whilst in Brisbane. Live Jazz, carefully crafted cocktails and superior service…
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You’ve done substantial damage to your memory. That’s good news. It means you can forget your nickname from school. You can forget that night on Hayman involving the martini, the golf cart and the port-aloo. You can even forget what you did last summer (those Louis Vuitton bunny ears were a complete mistake). It also means you can forgot what you ever knew about the southern river suburbs. Their careers as retail meccas and concourses of cuisine have been reborn. Not rebuilt, mind you. There’s
as much time-worn beauty to be seen here as there is in the face of Charlotte Rampling. It looks familiar, you just won’t remember it this way. Kind of like that feeling of déjà vu you have two days after your hangover wears off. You’ll be, say, admiring a vintage dress in a shop window, catching a whiff of clove cigarette drifting from the car of a passing rockabilly when all of a sudden it occurs to you. You’ve been here before. It’s like New Farm, except not the new New Farm, the old New Farm. We call it “déjà new”.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES Fashionable Feathers 50 TIME FOR ME, ME, ME Hip Health
I <HEART> ART & DESIGN Books & Beats 51 The Arts 53 Shops To Love 53 MARVELLOUS MARKETS
THE FARE ESSENTIALS The Crema
TASTES OF... West End South Brisbane
THE LOCALS GUIDE TO... Woolloongabba 59 Woolloongabba Antique Precinct 60 Stones Corner 61 Hawthorne 61 Oxford St, Bulimba 62 Stanley St, East Brisbane 63 Coorparoo & Surrounds 64 THE BIRD’S WORD Queensland Theatre Company Lock ‘n’ Load Bistro
MAPS Woolloongabba & Stones Corner 65 West End & Sth Brisbane 66 Hawthorne & Bulimba 68
FASHIONABLE FEATHERS 1 DENIM CO. Shop 9A, Little Stanley St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 0302 w. denimco.com.au h. Mon – Sun 7 – 10.30, Fri – Sat night As well loved and versatile as the fabric itself, this café/fashion boutique is the perfect forum for catching up with friends, talking business or some solo people watching. Celebrating ten years of great coffee, food, sweets and designer threads. 2
MONA LISA 237 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3255 3213 w. monaandjoe.com h. Mon – Sat 9 – 6, Sun 10 – 5 There’ll be nothing ambiguous about a Mona Lisa smile West End style (and now Stones Corner). Whichever type of treasure you find – be it wearable or home ware-able – you’ll leave with a smile worthy of an oil painting and worldwide fame.
IZABEL + SEBASTIAN 167 Grey St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3255 0558 w. izabel.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 7, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 Knock knock. Who’s there? Izabel +… OK this is silly, let’s talk about fashion! Stocking the coolest in Brisbane and Australian designers (think SOOT, Batson, House of Ezis and more) + fabulous shoes + accessories. Check it out!
LUCIA GOOD GEAR 205 Boundary St (upstairs), West End p. 0421 967 222 w. luciagoodgear.com h. Tue – Fri 11 – 5, Sat 9 – 5 When curiosity killed the cat, that little pussy was no doubt sneaking around Lucia Good Gear- the home of delicious vintage and retro clothing, labels, fabrics, retro curios and more. Let Lucia, West End’s divine damsel dress you in her finest gear.
HIP HEALTH 5 CORE YOGA Shop 5, 72 Vulture St (top floor), West End p. 07 3846 4335 w. coreyogastudios.com h. Mon – Sun check web for timetable At it’s core it’s a yoga studio, but to its loyal adherents, Core Yoga is less an exercise space and more a sanctum; a place to find physical and mental balance in a supportive environment. Renowned for their Core Yoga Physio to realign and tweak your technique. 6
HANDMADE NATURALS 7 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill p. 07 3846 4685 w. naturals.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 3 This fresh-faced staple of the West End surrounds is dedicated to bringing you the finest natural products for your skin, without breaking the budget. Let your inner beauty glow, sans harmful chemicals and remember to thank Handmade Naturals.
GLOW RETREAT 161 Grey St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3846 5501 w. glowretreat.com.au h. Tue – Wed 9.30 – 6, Thu 9.30 – 8, Fri 9.30 – 6, Sat 9 – 4 This South Bank sanctum’s experienced beauticians are experts in their respective fields of massage, hair removal, eye enhancement and much more. The end result; a glow so bright people will think you’re expecting!
URBAN CLIMB Shop 2, 220 Montague Rd, West End p. 07 3844 2544 w. urbanclimb.com.au h. Mon – Thu 12 – 10, Fri 12 – 9, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 Sick of just climbing the corporate ladder? Rock out and get vertical at Brisbane’s best indoor rock-climbing facility offering a great choice of climbs for all levels, great exercise facilities and one of the funnest, friendliest (and fittest) communities around!
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AVID READER 193 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3846 3422 w. avidreader.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8.30 – 8.30, Sat 8.30 – 6, Sun 8.30 – 5 & café Mon – Sun 8.30 – 4 A quick stop off at this shop is near impossible. Getting out of here without a pile of books – incomprehensible. Avid Reader is the community for written-word lovers, and you’ll find it difficult not to be avidly enchanted by this independent bookshop.
JET BLACK CAT MUSIC 72A Vulture Street, West End p. 0419 571 299 h. Tue – Fri 12 – 7, Sat – Sun 10 – 4 An innovative and non-traditional haven for the Indie within. Offering a wide array of old and new vinyls to spend your hard earned dosh on, the folks at Jet Black Cat are always in the know and are true advocates for Australian music.
STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3840 7666 w. slq.qld.gov.au h. Mon – Thu 10 – 8, Fri – Sun 10 – 5 Where great conversations happen! Discover and enjoy free exhibitions; events; workshops; extensive written, audio and visual materials; wifi; The Edge; creative communities.
BENT BOOKS 205A Boundary St, West End p. 07 3846 5004 w. bentbooks.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 6, Sat – Sun 9 – 5 It wouldn’t be West End without a touch of the offbeat. If you love the kooky and relish the alternative, or just want that rare find, the iconic Bent Books will cater to your quizzical needs.
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THE BIRD’S WORD: QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane p. 07 3010 7600 w. queenslandtheatre.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5.30
They’re the three little words the discerning theatre lover wants to hear. No, not “half hour intermission” or “bar tab provided” but Queensland Theatre Company (QTC). Established in 1970 by an act of Parliament (and you said they never did anything good), QTC is the state’s flagship professional theatre company, and it has developed an unparalleled reputation over the decades for offering an intelligent mix of ground breaking, experimental theatre, as well as classic shows your Great Aunt Esme would love. Standing proudly on the boundary of some of Brisbane’s most creative locales, the building’s smooth clean lines and colourful banners distinguish it amongst its largely industrial surroundings. Colour abounds inside too, most of it provided through the dynamism of some of Brisbane (and Australia’s) finest thespians (it means actor, get your mind out of the gutter.) Head to theatre2012.com.au to see what QTC has in store for 2012.
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QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE Cnr Grey & Melbourne Sts, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3840 7444 w. qpac.com.au Concert Hall, Playhouse, Lyric Theatre, Cremorne Theatre, studios, event spaces and performing arts museum. This iconic Brisbane institution is the backbone to our established and emerging artistic and cultural treasures. Find out what’s on this season at QPAC.
GALLERY OF MODERN ART (GoMA) Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3840 7303 w. qag.qld.gov.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat – Sun 9 – 5 GoMA’s reputation for connecting art and people has seen it deliver some of the Nation’s top exhibitions. You can expect more of the best as Brisbane’s cultural hub continues to deliver this season.
QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY (QAG) Stanley Place, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3840 7303 w. qag.qld.gov.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat – Sun 9 – 5 You could say the Queensland Art Gallery is a little bit spoilt, what with fine art collections and even finer surrounds. With diverse displays to please all art aficionados, this gallery is a must-visit.
QUEENSLAND THEATRE COMPANY (QTC) 78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane p. 07 3010 7600 w. queenslandtheatre.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5.30 Need a dose of culture? Then fly this way for your next theatre fix. Renowned for its intimacy, character and astonishing record for groundbreaking quality shows, QTC’s productions range from classics to the contemporary and the avant-garde.
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T’LICIOUS 176-178 Grey St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 3305 w. tlicious.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 6, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Dedicated to elevating tea to the same level of coffee in our cosmopolitan culture, by offering over 120 different varieties of tea leaves to teapots and accessories to take home or enjoy in store. They really know their lapsang souchong from their oolong!
NOIR 69 Vulture St, West End p. 07 3844 5813 h. Mon – Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 2 Boasting retro and modern homewares, Noir is a treasure trove to quirky thrifters on the hunt for anything but black. Sourcing impeccable pieces from around the world, there’s original, one-off and individual knick-knacks wanting a new home.
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SCRUMPTIOUS READS Shop B14, 168 Grey Street, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3871 0199 w. scrumptiousreads.com h. Mon – Wed 10.30 – 5.30, Thu – Fri 10.30 – 7, Sat – Sun 11 – 5 Cross your fingers that this good thing won’t end. A temporary installation shop making Grey Street home until January, offers, you guessed it, culinary books and an array of trendy and conceptual wares. Watch this shop for its next food trail...
SHIBUI HOMEWARES 27 Vulture St, West End p. 07 3844 7966 w. shibuihomewares.com.au h. Tue – Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Sat 9 – 4 A West End paragon: all things Japanese and exquisite. From beautiful ceramics, restored mid-20th century furniture, Japanese antiques, authentic woodblock prints and much more await you. A gorgeous mix of unique goodies!
NOOK 19 Browning St, West End p. 07 3844 6050 w. nookbrisbane.com h. Tue – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4 Tucked away in an old West End cottage is this treasure trove of all things quaint and quirky. Their loveable knick-knacks, stationery, clothes and more will keep you coming back to explore again and again.
MARVELLOUS MARKETS 22 DAVIES PARK MARKETS Cnr Jane St & Montague Rd, West End w. daviesparkmarket.com.au h. every Sat 6 – 2 A necessity of inner city living: fresh produce from local farmers meets unique fashion meets tasty nosh and yum coffee. Throw in the leafy environs and breezy river frontage and you have yourself a splendid Saturday mosey. 23
WEST END TWILIGHT MARKETS (W.E.T.M.) Cnr of Wilson & Boundary Sts, West End w. westendtwilightmarkets.com h. every Sat 4 – 9 Artisans, performers, collectors and the likes gather under the stars to share arts and culture as a community. Delectable tucker, second hand treasures, handmade wares and performing artists light up the heart of West End all on a Saturday night. Hear, hear, jolly good idea!
MARKY MARKETS Vinyl @ The Hi-Fi, 125 Boundary St, West End w. markymarkets.com h. every 3rd Sun of the month Stumble out of that Sunday hangover for all things vintage and handmade, more beers and serious bargains. Every third Sunday at Vinyl, out the front of the Hi-Fi.
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FIO CONTEMPORARY Shop 6, 65 James St, Fortitude Valley 07 3852 3949 w. fio-contemporary.com h. Tues – Fri 11 – 4, Sat 10 – 5 The aesthetic is celebrated and honoured in this studio of lights, design and gems. Fio has amassed a beloved following and you can see why his designs are so sought if you wander into this place of creativity and beauty.
JENNIFER GIFFORD DESIGNS Greenslopes, Brisbane p. 0422 697 238 w. jennifergifforddesigns.com h. by apt When creating your special day allow the trusting hands of Jennifer Gifford to turn the dress of your dreams into a beautiful reality. Jennifer has a strong belief in the individuality of each bride and encourages all her brides to think big! Not necessarily the dress but definitely the dream! 123
GARY CASTLES SYDNEY 73 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 1235 w. garycastlessydney.com h. Mon – Fri 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Every girl knows her heels are her castle (just ask Carrie). Invest in a pretty pair of Gary Castles for every occasion and give your feet a fairy-tale that will be happily ever after in designer delights, and you’ll be saying Jimmy Who?
CAKES BY JUDY C Shop 1, 227 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove p. 07 3366 9111 w. cakesbyjudyc.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 5, Sat 8 – 12.30 C is for cake. C is also for C, as in Judy. Born into a family of cake makers and decorating them herself for 22 years, Judy really does know what makes an unforgettable cake. Perhaps that C really does stand for Cake, as in Judy. 78
ELIO MODA 195 Elizabeth St, Brisbane p. 07 3211 3444 w. eliomoda.com h. Mon – Thu 9 – 6, Fri 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 11 – 4 Setting the fashion agenda for tailored wear, the luxurious and cutting edge designs made from the highest quality European fabrics are complimented by precision tailoring to create outstanding pieces ranging from the runway to the everyday.
THE DOME RETREAT Brisbane Marriott Hotel, 515 Queen St, Brisbane p. 07 3833 1300 w. domeretreat.com h. Mon – Fri 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 6, Sun 9 – 5 Show your love in this luxurious sanctuary with individually tailored massages, facials, and treatments… then enjoy the pool, sauna, and spa. Heavenly! A pampering session is due for any occasion.
GOLDEN GONDOLA ROMANTIC CRUISES The Boardwalk, 188 Breakfast Creek Rd p. 0419 400 944 w. gondola.com.au h. 7 days by apt Experience the romance of Venice whilst cruising along beautiful Brisbane River in your very own chauffeured gondola. Enjoy total privacy in your luxurious weatherproof cabin as you eat a seafood platter fit for a king and queen. 57
THE BIRD’S WORD: LOCK’N’LOAD BISTRO 142 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3844 0142 w. locknloadbistro.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – late, Sat – Sun 7 – late
Welcome to West End country. Pull up a pew with the locals knocking back Bloody Marys at noon and see if you can outlast them into the evening! Live music, boutique beer, slick service and their famous weekend breakfast is what keeps them coming in droves. Their acclaimed gastro pub menu is sublime and uses top seasonal produce with tasting boards that will blow you away. This place has pulled out the heavy artillery and carried out a complete overhaul of their muchloved courtyard, keeping the greenery while creating vast extra space for their legions of fans. The new courtyard with a capacity of 150 people, complete with an outdoor bar, is ideal for functions. Whether it’s a corporate soiree or birthday bash, these guys have a function pack conveniently on their website that will suit your needs. Lock’n’Load is internet connected, visually projected and consistently well respected for throwing killer events of all shapes and sizes. Get down, and check out their legendary Sunday arvo sessions or grab a fantastic Tuesday night meal listening to some of the best Jazz musos around.
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FIVE SISTERS ART HOUSE CAFÉ 141 Melbourne St or 75 Fish Lane, South Brisbane p. 07 3846 5904 w. fivesisterscafe.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 4 Neatly tucked away in a heritage listed building with the ambiance of a European café. Boasting a selection of Greek delights sweet and savoury, traditional and contemporary. Swap the mundane for the Mediterranean at Five Sisters Art House Café.
PALADAR FUMIOR SALON Cnr Fish Lane & Merivale St, South Brisbane p. 0417 075 572 w. paladarfumiorsalon.com h. Mon – Tue 7 – 2, Wed – Fri 7 – 4 A delightfully unique venue, which marks the boundary between stylish South Brisbane and way-out West End. This resplendent red curiosity specialises in two aromatic delights beloved within Cuban culture - coffee and cigars. Castro Boy approved.
BLACKSTAR COFFEE ROASTERS 44 Thomas St, West End p. 07 3217 2323 w. blackstarcoffee.com.au h. Sun – Tue 7 – 4, Wed – Sat 7 – late The backstreets of West End is home to this unique Indie coffee company. Now roasting for a growing list of Brisbane’s new school cafés, expect strong and sweet espresso plus cold pressed coffee and fresh roasted beans to take home.
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MONDO ORGANICS 166 Hardgrave Rd, West End p. 07 3844 1132 w. mondo-organics.com.au h. Wed – Sat dinner 6 – late, Fri – Sun lunch 12 – 2, Sat – Sun breakfast 8.30 If loving your food and where it comes from is as important as the air you breathe then Mondo Organics is your haven. This restaurant, catering and cooking school creates innovative, organic food at its most elegant. Mondo is the Supreme Queen of Green.
LYCHEE LOUNGE Shop 2, 94 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3846 0544 w. lycheelounge.com.au h. Mon – Sun 3 – late Famed south and north of the river for its voluminous selection of classic and contemporary cocktails, this imbiber’s institution has the ambience of a swanky opium den. No wonder it’s as loved as the eponymous fruit.
CAFÉ WRAPTURE 71 Russell St, West End p. 07 3844 4444 w. wrapturefoods.com.au h. Mon – Sat 7 – 4 Famous for their world wraps, now just as renowned for their breakfasts. Take their wondrous range of consciously made, free-range and love-filled recipes and add the morning sun, ‘tis food for the soul. Chai tea and Blackstar coffee to boot. SOUTH EAST NEST 59
THE LITTLE GREEK TAVERNA Shop 5, 1 Browning St, West End p. 07 3255 2215 w. littlegreektaverna.com.au h. Tue – Sun 11 – 9 Dionysus, the Greek God of wine, parties, drunkenness and pleasure, no doubt lives in West End with his fellow Greek compatriots- injecting their delicious meats, meze plates and Ouzo onto our humble palates.
TASTES OF SOUTH BRISBANE 32 TASTES OF SOUTH BANK Sidon St, South Bank, South Brisbane w. visitsouthbank.com.au h. See website The old boardwalk site is set to be Brisbane’s newest, most inspiring dining destination. Introducing five new kitchens: StokehouseQ, Cove Bar & Dining, The Jetty, Popolo and a French a-la-carte restaurant; the precinct is sure to be home to some of Australia’s best restaurateurs. 33
ERA BISTRO 102 Melbourne St, South Brisbane p. 07 3255 2033 w. erabistro.com.au h. Sun – Fri lunch 11.30, Mon – Sat dinner 5.30 Since bursting onto the South Brisbane restaurant scene, this elegant bistro has found its place with the best in modern Australian cuisine. Enjoy their meticulous, deliciously decadent fare, a top wine cellar and regular wine events.
MY SWEETOPIA Shop 8, 180 Grey St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 3732 h. Mon – Thu 6 – 4, Fri – Sun 6 – 6 You’ll fall in love with the sweet life at this paradise of tasty pastry, cakes (including the hero of the moment - the designer cupcake) with great coffee to accompany the difficult choice you’ll have to make. Sweet as!
GRANADA TAPAS 154 Melbourne St, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 4757 w. granadatapasbar.com.au h. Tue – Fri 12 – late, Sat 5 – late Granada’s exquisitely tiled bar and the Alhambra’s “Buena Vista” greet you for an adventure of Spanish and Latin tastes. An enviable selection of vinos, cervezas and delicious sangria match stuffed mussels, piquillo with salt cod or spinach and goats cheese croquette.
SARDINE TIN Shop 3A, Little Stanley St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3846 1146 w. sardinetin.com.au h. Mon – Sun 12 – late This intimate space with an ever-changing mouth-watering tapas menu, open kitchen and extensive wine list is definitely worth squeezing in on your next visit to South Brisbane.
DELL ‘UGO 182 Grey St, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 0500 w. dellugosouthbank.com.au h. Mon – Sun 11.30 – 2 & 5.30 – 9.30 The Italians are famous for their passion (and not just in the matters of lovemaking). It’s Dell ‘Ugo’s passion for hospitality, divine food and glorious wines that keep us coming back for more. Belissimo!
5TH ELEMENT Cnr Little Stanley & Tribune Sts, South Bank, South Brisbane p. 07 3846 5584 w. 5thelement.com.au h. Mon – Sun 12 – late For a quintessential, world-class bar and dining experience that is polished and seamless, sup at this award-winning establishment and take full advantage of one of the best-stocked cellars in Australia.
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BANNETON BAKERY 25 Balaclava St, Woolloongabba p. 07 3393 2111 w. banneton.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 3.30, Sat 7 – 3, Sun 7 – 2 Banneton’s philosophy is all about using timehonoured techniques to produce great bread. Sensational sourdoughs, breathtaking baguettes and consummate ciabattas are their bread and butter, not to mention the pear tarte tartin and citrus tart...
BROWNDOG CAFÉ 54 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 7355 w. browndogcafe.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 3, Sat 7 – 2, Sun 8 – 2 Nestled in the backstreets of Woolloongabba lays this neighbourhood delight. This is sure to be your new local, with quality coffee and fresh fare for all. So take your furry friend for a walk, and grab your regular. Win-win for all, we say.
C’EST BON FRENCH RESTAURANT 609 Stanley St, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 2008 w. cestbon.com.au h. Wed – Fri lunch 12 – 2, Tue – Sat dinner from 6 Indulge in authentic French cuisine at the award-winning C’est Bon Restaurant. The exceptional à la carte menu and stunning wine list features master chef Michel Bonnet’s classic French dishes with a contemporary Queensland twist.
EURO CAFÉ 137 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3391 5089 w. eurocafe.net.au h. Mon – Fri 6 – 3, Sat 6 – 12 If you missed the European summer this year, find solace at this authentic Mediterranean-style café where the quality food is served with old-school friendly service. You can do the Greek islands next year…
PENNISI CUISINE 17 Balaclava St, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 7643 h. Mon – Sat 7 – 5 Wish you could find that romantic European deli where the glass is filled with the most deliciously indulgent cheeses, meats and antipasto? You’ll be pleased to know that Pennisi is about to become your new Italian lover.
FIT CITY 24/7 Level 1, Princess Plaza, 14 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba p. 1800 348 248 h. 24 Hours It’s beach season again, worried? Don’t be, let Fit City help you! From your guns to your buns they have personal trainers ready to blast them into shape. Round the clock hours and first class staff are dedicated to making you look beach ready! SOUTH EAST NEST 61
EXPLORE WOOLLOONGABBA ANTIQUE PRECINCT 45 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS 39 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3391 1444 w. absofab.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 4.30, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 4 Take a trip to this retro inspired yet forward thinking cornucopia of unique wares. Overflowing with quirky gifts, fabulous jewels and restored vintage finds. Check out the eclectic store that is Ab Fab and fabulise your world. 46
WOOLLOONGABBA ANTIQUE CENTRE & CAFÉ 22 Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3392 1114 w. woolloongabbaantiquecentre.com h. Mon – Sun 9 – 5 Fast becoming Brisbane’s most popular destination, WAC puts a refreshing spin on all things collectable. Enjoy refreshments from their 1950’s diner and browse though 1500m2 of industrial and mid century furniture, as well as vintage fashion.
CANVAS 16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 2111 w. canvasclub.com.au h. Tue – Sun 3 – 12 At just one year old this wunderkind of the Brisbane bar scene has already made a big splash. Drop in for a taste of their creative cocktails, fine wines and artsy atmosphere and you’ll see why.
1889 ENOTECA 10-12 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3392 4315 w. 1889enoteca.com.au h. Tue – Fri, Sun lunch 12 – 2.30, Tue – Sat dinner 6 – late, Fri aperitivo 4.30 – 6.30 Inspired by the traditional Enoteche of Rome, 1889 Enoteca incorporates a restaurant, cellar and wine store showcasing traditional Roman dishes and one of the coolest wine lists on the face of the planet. 1889 Enoteca is a must experience.
LAVISH ESSENTIALS 37 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3391 0108 w. lavishessentials.com h. Tue – Thu 12 – 10, Fri 12 – 9, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 Enjoy a profusion of all things groovy at this retro-revival retailer housed in the historic Woolloongabba Antiques Precinct. Delightful design in fashion, homewares and jewellery with an attitude of feminine cool.
FIVE SUGARS Inside Lavish Essentials, 37 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 0402 257 559 h. Mon – Sat opening in November Sugar, ah honey, honey! If you are a candy girl pay a visit to Woolloongabba’s latest lovable addition – Five Sugars. Dello Mano brownies, Poppy Cakes cupcakes and Blackstar coffee sure to sweeten up your day. Ah sugar... honey, honey!
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LADY MARMALADE Cnr Logan Rd & Cleveland St, Stones Corner p. 07 3224 2480 w. ladymarmaladecafe.com h. Mon – Sun 7 – 3 It is not just on a Saturday morning that Brisbanites flock to this bustling, buzzing hive of activity. With eccentric décor, home-styled menu and a calorie cabinet of treats- there’ll be something to draw you in and clinch the deal. Wise word: read the specials board.
GRINDHOUSE ESPRESSO 364 Logan Rd (Laneway behind), Stones Corner w. grindhouseespresso.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 3.30, Sat 7 – 2, Sun 7 – 12 Hidden down a laneway and behind a roller door you’ll find this specialty coffee haven. Signature blends, single origins, espresso, pourovers and more if you can find it...
RHAPSODY BOHEME HAIR 303 Logan Rd, Stones Corner p. 07 3397 5509 w. rhapsody-boheme.tumblr.com h. Tue – Fri 10 – 8, Sat 9 – 3 Nathan Fox’s radical hair creations definitely defy conventions while still managing to have broad appeal. Funky angular cuts, layered looks, extravagant curls and expert colouring make his creations come off as organised chaos.
JAN POWERS FARMERS MARKETS Cnr Old Cleveland & Logan Rds, Stones Corner p. 0417 720 943 w. janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au h. 2nd & 4th Sat of each month, 6 – 12 A feel good grass roots experience. It’s the place where the community eats, meets and greets over direct fresh produce, delicacies, fish fantasies, traditional preserves, bakery brilliance, fab flowers and all the best market love around.
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POMPIDOU CAFÉ 216 Riding Rd, Hawthorne p. 07 3399 5539 w. pomidoucafe.com.au h. Open Mon – Fri 7 – 4, Sat – Sun 7 – 3 Walk into this quaint café and feel part of the family... literally. The 1930’s family wall portrait speaks volumes for the heart and soul that goes into this Euro-inspired top-notch menu. Pompidou is simply a must-do breakfast and lunch destination. Hop to it.
THE HAWTHORNE PANTRY 87 Riding Road, Hawthorne p. 07 3162 9254 w. thehawthornepantry.com.au h. Mon – Sun 8 – 5 In one fell swoop you can stock up on gourmet produce, buy that new designer clock you’ve been dreaming of and then relax, victorious and replete, with a coffee. The Hawthorne Pantry has everything you need so rest your weary feet.
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OUR HAUS CAFÉ 95 Riding Rd, Hawthorne p. 07 3899 5285 w. ourhaus.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 4, Sat – Sun 7 – 3 This joy of a café serves up bacon and egg ice cream, which is AMAZING! The Good Guide is all in a twitter and not just because of the eclectic wallpaper and cute candelabras - the coffee is smooth, the food yum and the staff super friendly. Make this your haus too.
THE NOOK OFF HAWTHORNE 261 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne p. 07 3170 3377 h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 3, Sat – Sun 7 – 3 We don’t like to pigeonhole, but you could look in every nook and cranny and still not find a more delightful café tucked behind the cinema walls. Overeating popcorn is just silly when this Hawthorne gem is but a step away.
EXPLORE OXFORD STREET, BULIMBA 59 SUGO MI Shop 3, 190 Oxford St, Bulimba p. 07 3395 6327 w. sugomi.com.au h. Tue – Fri 5 – late, Sat – Sun 11.30 – late Make a date with Sugo Mi for one (or two or three) of their award-winning stone baked pizzas. Pop down the alleyway to their backdoor supplies and take a little piece of Italy home with Italian gelato, sugo pizza bases and delicacies from their ristorante. 60
FRANKIE & THE FOX Shop B, 139 Oxford St, Bulimba p. 07 3399 5576 h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 7, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Hey foxy lady, Frankie says relax! No better way than with a trip to this darling Oxford Street boutique, where the hand picked fashion makes us girls leaders of the pack (and weak at the knees). Get a little foxy and represent Frankie!
GREEN GRASS HOME & BODY 133 Oxford St, Bulimba p. 07 3399 1219 w. homeandbody.com.au h. Mon – Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 Float into Bulimba and satisfy that need to indulge at this cosy boutique – simply beaming with beautiful gifts, homewares and clothing. Stop for a moment and add some organic and Fair Trade coffee and you have yourself a moment of pure bliss.
DELIZIOSO ON OXFORD Shop 7, 205 Oxford St, Bulimba p. 07 3399 9813 w. deliziosorestaurant.com h. Mon – Fri 11 – late, Sat – Sun breakfast from 7 – late Delicious is the name of this Italian restaurant and also the word on every person’s lips as they dig in. Serving good old-fashioned Italian that doesn’t need to dress itself up to taste good, this is where Nana’s secret recipe went. Delizioso!
THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING 166 Oxford St, Bulimba p. 07 3399 8133 w. thousandislanddressing.com h. Mon, Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 7, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 5 A trip to this side of town isn’t complete without visiting this bohemian haven to add or create fun in your home or wardrobe with their eclectic mix of beautiful jewellery, homewares and accessories from both local and international designers.
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IDENTITY CUT & COLOUR Shop 2, 918 Stanley St, East Brisbane p. 07 3391 7779 w. identitycutandcolour.com.au h. Tue – Wed 9 – 5, Thu 10 – 9, Fri 10 – 7, Sat 8.30 – 3 ID is an industry influencer. Led by their chief, the creative genius Vass Eliadis, the team will invent the new you (slightly better 2.0 version!). Multiple awardwinning cutting and colour artists will unleash your inner glam hair and your new appreciation for style.
FOXY BEAN 896 Stanley St, East Brisbane p. 07 3391 4990 w. foxybean.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6 – 4, Sat – Sun 6 – 2 From the playful art on the walls to its charming courtyard, this place is as cute as a button. Lovingly made coffee, sweets and sandwiches and organic options means it’s not just a foxy face.
GREEN PAPAYA 898 Stanley St, East Brisbane p. 07 3891 5000 w. greenpapaya.com.au h. Tue – Sun 5 – late Discover the sensory immersion on offer at this purveyor of fine Thai - Balinese. There’s plenty for the spice lovers as well as unique dishes like their Pad Kangaroo. Thankfully you can even take the culinary experience home with their popular Thai cooking classes.
RYLO INTERIORS 985 Stanley St, East Brisbane p. 07 3891 6795 w. rylo.com.au h. Tue – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 9 – 4 After years working with leading industry mentors, the fresh designs and visions of Rylo Interiors opened doors to unveil a mecca for all things beautiful. Bringing passion, experience and the ability to turn your house into a magnificent home.
HAMIMI 895 Stanley St, East Brisbane p. 07 3168 1894 w. hamimi.com.au h. Tue – Sat 9 – 5 No need to jet set to Marrakech, cruise on over to Hamimi’s new address for bursts of Moroccan design, colour and textiles. Revel in the exquisite collection of authentic fashion, lighting, homewares and rarities hand sourced with love.
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THE LOCALS GUIDE TO COORPAROO & SURROUNDS IN A PICKLE 2 Martha St, Camp Hill p. 07 3398 6399 w. inapickle.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8 – 6, Sat 8 – 4 This dynamic family business must be noted for their love of cooking, top ingredients and recipes only your own mother would serve. Fill your family fridge with home-style delicacies. Get your self out of a pickle and to IAP.
AVE CUCINA & CAFÉ 16 Eva St, Coorparoo p. 07 3161 5937 h. Mon – Sat 7 – 3.30, Sun 8 – 3.30 This couple brought their brilliance from reality tv to downtown Coorparoo. Melding their backgrounds of Italian and Lebanese, this local star is shining brightly with superb coffee and authentic morsels to lure you back to Eva Street.
MONS BAN SABAI 12 Martha St, Camp Hill p. 07 3843 5366 w. monsbansabai.com h. Open 7 days The best Thai food in Brisbane. Big call? You read it here. Mons is a locals secret. Now the cat is out of the bag, this beauty also shares the goodness with Thai cooking school classes for those who want to take the secret home. Ssshh!
URBAN HARMONY 189 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo p. 07 3847 7744 w. urbanharmony.net.au h. Mon – Fri 8 – 5, Sat 8 – 3 Every Mumma needs a place to sit and read with a mug of Byron Bay coffee and a safe nook where her darling baby bunting can play. Relax and indulge in the cheery home-style café and pick up a bright new outfit for yourself and your babe.
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CLOUDLAND 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3872 6600 w. cloudland.tv h. Wed – Sun 11.30 – late This opulent urban oasis, famed for it’s spectacular marble and glass ball bars, divine restaurant and fabulous cocktails. When the roof is back the sunshine pours into this deluxe watering hole. Friday post work drinks, and the Sunday session are particular favorites with the glitterati!
RED SEA GALLERY Centro 2, 27 James Street, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3162 2230 w. redseagallery.com h. Mon – Thu 9.30 – 6, Fri – Sat 9.30 – 7, Sun 9.30 – 5 Inspiring visitors to discover Australian and international contemporary art this stunning gallery in James Street also provides the perfect locale for exclusive events from corporate soirees to intimate affairs, experience Red Sea Gallery.
THE STORY BRIDGE HOTEL 200 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 07 3391 2266 w. storybridgehotel.com.au h. Mon – Sun 10 – late This Brisbane institution creates the perfect atmosphere. The only choice is which function room? A) The French inspired Martini Bar, B) The restored Signature Cellar Bar, C) Deery’s Restaurant, D) Heritage Rooms with city views… the only choice is E) all of the above!
D A GALLERY 39 Berwick St, Fortitude Valley p. 0400 148 675 w. dagallery.com.au h. by apt Dreams are made here with a venue space that can be as supple and willowy like the bamboo garden featured out the back or as lofty as a New York style soiree with Warholesque themes. The only limit is your imagination!
TREASURY CASINO + HOTEL Cnr George St & Stephen’s Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3306 8888 w. treasurybrisbane.com.au h. book by apt Brisbane’s premier locale with five bars to choose from for luscious cocktails and six unique spaces for private soirees. Elegant, sophisticated and sassy! And of course, there’s always the casino… For an A-List event to impress every time…
THE RAILROOM Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St, Paddington p. 07 3367 9800 w. iceworks.com.au h. avail 7 days Looking for Brisbane’s freshest and most unique function venue? Iceworks has unleashed The Railroom. An architectural spectacle, the warm and ambient warehouse-style space creates the ultimate setting for any function and is sure to captivate any crowd.
PURE ADRENALIN The Boardwalk, 188 Breakfast Creek Rd, Breakfast Creek p. 0427 999 333 w. pureadrenalin.com.au h. by apt Whether treating clients to a day cruise or degustation lunch on the Brisbane river or Moreton Bay, this ocean liner screams luxury, and with food supplied by Dalton Hospitality, no wonder it regularly caters for Richard Branson and the King of Dubai. 71
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Pajero, BMW X5, decommissioned Desert Storm Humvee with child seat. Whatever you drive, you have that Toowong tractor for a reason. Getting to inaccessible bush locales, like Paddington, Rosalie, Bardon, Milton, Toowong or St Lucia for example. You’re an adventurer after all and there is gold in them thar hills. The 10k western perimeter houses a whole new breed of cool and chic but there are dangers as well. Like not spending your
full allowance. There’s no inner city jackass tax out here so you can expect your purse to remain plump. There is, of course, a certain fertility in the air. Yummy mummies and dishy daddies flirt freely in the cafés and restaurants (sometimes with their actual partners) and why wouldn’t they? They’re only human. Beautiful, young and thanks to the couture on offer, very fashionable humans. Families may happen. That Humvee with the child seat will come in handy.
FASHION & ACCESSORIES Fashionable Feathers 72 Bespoke Designers 73 Adorn & Adore 73
THE FARE ESSENTIALS Good Food, Cafés With Character Epicurean Edge
TIME FOR ME, ME, ME Hip Hair
THE LOCALS GUIDE TO... Rosalie & Bardon 81 The Barracks 82 Milton & Toowong 83 Red Hill 84 St. Lucia 84
I <HEART> ART & DESIGN Lush Lifestyles 75 Feather Your Nest 75 Vintage & Antique 76 I <Heart> Books 77 Shops To Love 77
THE BIRD’S WORD Anouk
MAPS Milton & Toowong Bardon Paddington & Red Hill
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FASHIONABLE FEATHERS 1 MOOD PADDINGTON 194 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 2588 w. moodpaddington.com.au h. Tue – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4 Follow the garden path through the white roses into this sophisticated clothing boutique. Filled with lovely pieces chosen specifically by the owner, Ann, this is one destination that will cheer the moodiest of shoppers. 2
THE CORNER DRESS SHOP 194 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 2588 w. cornerdressshop.com.au h. Tue – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4 If you’re cool enough to be hanging out on corners this bird suggests you choose The Corner Dress Shop as your new shopping destination. Selling fashionable pieces that exude confidence and class, this is one corner you have to hang on.
WE LIVE LIKE THIS 131 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3511 6047 w. welivelikethis.com.au h. Tue – Sat 10 – 5, Sun – Mon 10 – 3 If someone ever tells you they’ve lost faith in finding that ‘something different’ to wear or hold, immediately cancel all your plans and drag them to this boutique so they can witness unique, faith-restoring pieces from local and national designers.
LA LA LATROBE 2 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3876 3132 w. lalalatrobe.com.au h. Mon – Wed 10 – 5, Thu 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 3 Remember rummaging through wardrobes and jewellery boxes as a child and stumbling upon something exquisite? The two exclusive labels and the boudoir meets boutique atmosphere inspire these same feelings of glamour and delight.
WALLFLOWER SUITE Shop 3, 209-211 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3137 1317 w. wallflowersuite.com h. Mon – Tue 10 – 5, Wed – Fri 10 – 6, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 3 Forget tall poppies, Wallflowers rock! At least they do in this fun, eclectic fashion destination. Find Australian and International designer clothes alongside beautiful jewellery, handmade hats, furnishings and gifts.
ADAVERA FOOTWEAR 244 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8058 w. adaverafootwear.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 9 – 4 Quality and comfort are good for both souls and that’s what you’ll find in this shoe shop. Friendly staff and a wide range of brands including Birkenstock, Pallio, Dr Marten, Cushe and Ecco will have you fitted out with shoes for work or play.
PETROL 5 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 1037 w. petrol.net.au h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 8, Sat 9.30 – 4 Top up your fashion motor at this popular clothing boutique. Stocked by women for women with the latest and greatest from fashion’s armory. The shoes hold an extra special place in this bird’s heart. Vroom!
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ATELIER AUSTRALIA Shop 1, 22 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 7772 h. Mon – Sat 10 – 5 Atelier is no ordinary boutique. This artisan’s studio uses salvaged copper pipes to display her exclusive designs, the delicate patternmaking suspended over the table. Imported silks and cottons make for the luxurious quality and feel. Only a visit will do justice!
MAIOCCHI 216 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 0011 w. maiocchi.com.au h. Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 9.30 – 3 Filled with whimsical and oriental inspired clothing and accessories this shop will bring out your inner Geisha girl. Made from natural fibers with delicate handmade detailing each garment from this shop is a unique piece of wearable art. Hai!
SÉJOURCLUB 227 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8979 h. Mon – Sun 10 – 5 Brisbane’s own Séjourclub designers know exactly what fashion savvy women want! Four in-house labels and exclusive accessory lines headed by two designers who make it their passion to ensure you always look ahead of the rest.
KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Shop 5, 2 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 2216 w. karenwillisholmes.com.au h. Tue, Wed & Fri 10 – 5.30, Thu 10 – 7, Sat 9 – 5.30 Karen Willis Holmes is a renowned Australian designer influenced in particular by the 18th century and the 1940’s, celebrating the spirit of today’s modern bride, both stylish and sophisticated – all with a Karen Willis Holmes twist.
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JEWELS NY 22 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 8811 h. Mon – Sat 10 – 4.30, Sun by apt Stepping into Jewels NY showroom is a bit like opening a treasure chest and then losing yourself in the sparkling night sky. Each piece is sourced directly from New York – think Carrie Bradshaw on Prozac – with an eye for the unique and beautiful.
MCKIMS JEWELLERY DESIGN Shop 2, Savoir Faire, Park Rd, Milton p. 07 3368 3377 w. mckims.com.au h. Tue – Sat 9 – 4 Thirty years experience creates a true craftsman of his trade and Craig McKim is no exception. Producing exquisite pieces in both classic and contemporary jewellery design, create your dream piece or restore the love to your jewels.
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HOUSE OF BAULCH We Live Like This, 131 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3511 6047 w. welivelikethis.com.au h. Tue – Sat 10 – 5, Sun – Mon 10 – 3 Ah, a rare bird this is indeed and quite extraordinary, it’s plumage spun from metals and fused with brilliance. Migrating each season to Milan, Paris, New York and London. A remarkable journey for a bird from Melbourne.
HIP HAIR 15 FRINGE LILY Shop G6, Paddington Central, 109 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 3124 w. fringelily.com.au h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9 – 5, Thu 9 – 9, Sat 9 – 5 & by apt Head to toe styling that is all about you, you, you! Like the sound already? Specialising in Keratin Straightening this salon will bring out your inner fabulousness with up-to-date hairstyles, tanning, beauty and nails. The Fringe Lily ticks every box! 16
MI COLOR 106 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3162 9651 w. micolor.com.au h. Tue 9 – 5, Wed 9 – 9, Thu – Fri 9 – 5, Sat 8 – 4 At Mi Color, the scissors have been banished in favour of hair colour specialisation. So, if you have often wondered which shade of blonde or brunette shall suit you best, check in with experts and experience a professional colour service that is tailored specifically for you.
SUZINA MELINA 193 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 1819 h. Tue 9 – 7.30, Wed 9 – 5, Thu 9 – 8.30, Fri 9 – 6, Sat 9 – 4 Need urgent attention? Not all hairstylists are born equal, some like those at this award-winning salon, are super talented. Don’t feel sorry for the competition, treat yourself to a funky new hairstyle and fabulous beauty treatments.
ED HOPE HAIR 159 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 0252 h. Tue & Thu 10 – 9, Wed 10 – 5, Fri 10 – 6, Sat 8 – 4 This exciting salon is situated in an old art gallery, which is appropriate, because under the soft lights your hair will become a work worth mentioning. Mixing a fun atmosphere and hip haircuts, you’ll be Hoping (aha!) for a chance to return.
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BIOME ECO STORES 2 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 3009 w. biome.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 This boutique is not just for eco warriors, be inspired by the simple loveliness this shop stands for. From books on organics to natural skin care, reusable coffee cups and safe water bottles, there’s no reason why you can’t go green.
JEAN & JOYCE 145 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 3325 h. Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 The mother/daughter team that is Jean & Joyce takes the class of Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn and effortlessly administers it into the designer labels, homewares and adornments found amongst an inviting atmosphere.
RED WORKS 156 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3876 4288 w. redworks.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 6, Sat 10 – 4 Feel inspired and get a taste of what Red Works’ interior consultants can offer your abode with high quality goodies inside this stunning showroom. Find Mela Purdie clothing, French bags and Italian jewels right in the heart of Paddington.
VILLA & HOME Shop 2, 237 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 1101 w. villaandhome.com.au h. Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5, Sat – Sun 10 – 4 Instead of searching the globe for beautiful wares, jewellery and leather goods for you and your home, why don’t you relax and allow this gorgeous new boutique do all the hard work. A little birdie told us handmade kaftans are flying in from Spain!
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A.P. DESIGN HOUSE 15 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 7144 w. apdesignhouse.com.au h. Mon by apt, Tue – Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 3 A.P Design House is a gallery of beauteous forms. Designer furniture stands amongst historical salvages and rewoven vintage pieces. Exquisite accessories dress the tables and an inspiring collection of interior textiles, rugs and wallpaper awakens ones senses.
LES SALLES 32 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 4005 w. lessalles.com.au h. Mon – Sat 10 – 5 Custom made curtains, blinds and upholstery, gorgeous outdoor fabrics, rustic vintage wares from around the globe, industrial lighting and lamps and an abundance of eclectic and unique items to create a home you love. Très chic!
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HAMPTONS HOME LIVING 180 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 2002 w. hamptonshomeliving.com.au h. Mon – Sun 7.30 – 5 The Hamptons is celebrity soirées and picturesque country houses. There’s no reason why your home and your palate can’t be treated to a slice of The Hamptons luxury, table service and an abundance of effortless wares and charm.
VINTAGE & ANTIQUE 26 HOBOHEMIA 285A Given Tce, Paddington p. 0401 846 318 w. hobohemia.com.au h. Thu – Sun 10 – 5 Step back in time and skip the pathway to hobo heaven! A whimsical, quirky one-of-a-kind little gem of industrial curiosities, vintage frocks, feather and floral hats, old signs, Art Deco and farmyard finds. Hand sourced for your own bohemian abode. 27
PADDINGTON ANTIQUE CENTRE & COFFEE SHOP 167 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 8088 w. paddingtonantiquecentre.com h. Mon – Sun 10 – 5 Most Labyrinths are stonewalls and moss. PAC does away with the cobwebs, decorating with charming antiques from 55 dealers. Search away after a cupcake baked in-house and Vittoria coffee or choose from delish specialty teas.
RA RA SUPERSTAR 284 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3161 5058 w. rarasuperstar.com h. Tue – Fri 10 – 5.30, Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 3 Follow the hot pink tin into this wonderland of vintage treasures tucked behind Given Terrace. This pigeon loves Ra Ra’s own creations made from recycled vintage fabrics. Chic and eco, who could ask for more?
ADORNMENTS 135 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 6723 h. Mon – Sun 10 – 5 Satisfy your penchant for all things made to adorn. Renowned for a delightful range of vintage clothing, jewellery, collectables and homewares this is the place to find that special, yet slightly different something.
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COALDRAKE’S Shop 16, The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8526 w. coaldrakes.com h. Mon – Thu 8.30 – 5.30, Fri – Sat 8.30 – 8, Sun 9 – 5 Bookshops were meant to be friends with espresso bars and Coaldrake’s offers the best of both beautiful, handpicked books and gourmet food and drink. Take it from this pigeon, the scrambled eggs with tamarind chutney is the best in town.
BLACK CAT BOOKS 179 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8777 w. blackcatbooks.com.au h. Mon – Thu 9 – 5.30, Fri 9 – 7.30, Sat – Sun 9 – 5.30 This endearing bookshop and café is tucked in a homely Queenslander. Take time to peruse the fabulously eclectic titles in store, from best sellers to classics. Unwind in the café and lap up the sun with a creamy coffee and good book, satisfying every craving.
NOVEL LINES 153 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8927 w. novellines.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat – Sun 8 – 4 Booklovers take heed! No more hunting high and low across the land for rare and out of print classics. All those literary gems, they’ve been hiding out on Latrobe Terrace. Specializing in Antiquarian books, first editions are a collectors dream.
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THE TRADING CIRCLE 100 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3217 5302 w. thetradingcircle.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 4.30, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 2 This shop has a heart as beautiful as its unique handcrafted Fair Trade products from around the world. Admire the range of homewares, toys, fashion accessories, gifts and organic edibles. Shop knowing you have directly helped women trade out of poverty.
FOUR HEARTS FASHION & GIFT GALLERY 106A Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3217 5995 w. fourhearts.com.au h. Mon 10 – 4, Tue – Fri 9 – 4.30, Sat 9 – 4 Why are Four Hearts easy to love? Because they make buying for you and your loved ones as easy as pie. With a stylish collection of feminine fashions and an eclectic range of gifts for kings, queens, jacks and the rest, your gifts will definitely win hearts.
THOUSAND ISLAND DRESSING 129 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8288 w. thousandislanddressing.com h. Mon – Wed, Fri 9.30 – 5.30, Thu 9.30 – 6.30, Sat 9 – 5, Sun 10 – 4.30 Warning: Entering this shop may result in uncontrollable shrieks of glee and giddy euphoria. Jewellery, bags, funky lamps and many other wonderful items, you’ll spend hours playing on this island of feminine lush. This is a gift-giving paradise. WEST NEST 79
GREEN TANGERINE 157 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 3511 w. greentangerine.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 9.30 – 5, Sun 10 – 5 Saunter into this Aladdin’s cave of quirk and cool. Handmade Samantha Robinson porcelain nestles beside an assortment of original quality pieces of artisan ceramics, jewellery, clothing by Rant, photography and an assortment of the ‘unusual’ from around the globe.
EPIC CYCLES 81 Baroona Rd, Paddington (cnr Baroona & Fernberg) p. 07 3368 2324 h. Tue, Wed, Fri 9 – 6, Thu 9 – 7, Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10.30 – 3 Bikes are cheaper than cars and healthier for both you and the planet. Whether you’re a regular member of the peloton, banking on your childhood skills, or just have no idea how to change your tyre, Epic Cycles are the wheel deal.
CAFÉS WITH CHARACTER 38 DECKED CAFÉ BAR Paddington Central, 107 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 0428 991 599 h. Mon – Fri 8 – 5, Sat 8 – 3 closed Sun It’s a café that decks out your bread of choice with all your ultimate tasty fillers, serves up milkshakes in old school milk bottles and boasts a unique environment suitable for all ages. Come and deck it out! 39
MERLO COFFEE TORREFAZIONE Shop 1, 78 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 2099 w. merlo.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 5.30, Sat – Sun 6.30 – 5 Brewed to perfection by an artisanal hand, this fast and fabulous café is a coffee mecca. As serious coffee specialists, Merlo roast, grind and sell their own beans in-house. Book into their coffee appreciation breakfast on the first Thursday of every month.
SASSAFRAS 88 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3369 0600 w. sassafrasfoods.com.au h. Mon – Sat 7 – 4.30, Sun 7 – 3 This Brisbane institution is like a good friend that never ages. The anti-ageing secret: a fresh menu, organic produce, healthy salads and delicious coffee. Breakfast until 2pm and lunch until 3pm, 7 days.
EUROVIDA Shop 1, 208 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8816 w. eurovida.com.au h. Mon – Sun 7 – 3 Stroll by this favourite for a relaxing breakfast in the sunny courtyard or a lazy lunch with your besty over a glass of wine below floral bouquets (so Euro-chic) either which way the exceptional European provisions beckon to be devoured.
RUBY 233 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 2274 h. Mon – Sun 7 – 4 Breakfast is the new dinner date and this cosy café is extremely datable. The ruby ceiling brings a new vitality to the old Queenslander it resides within and a view over Paddington’s stately hills serenades the soul. They open for a tasty lunch as well.
THE MEAT-TING PLACE CAFÉ/GROCERY/DELI Shop 2B, 107 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8813 w. themeat-tingplace.com.au h. Mon – Fri 8 – 5, Sat 8 – 4 How wonderful that we can enjoy the delights of scrumptious organic goodies in this relaxed and gracious place in the heart of Paddington. Fresh food that awakens your senses making you feel more alive than before. That’s a yes please.
HAMPTONS HOME LIVING 180 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 2002 w. hamptonshomeliving.com.au h. Mon – Sun 7.30 – 5 Catering for the most discerning of palates with a fresh, friendly and gracious manner allow yourself to indulge as you look out over beautiful Paddington with a smile, knowing that you have found a slice of daily luxury... after all, you earned it.
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BIAGIO ITALIAN RESTAURANT 191 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill p. 07 3369 7417 w. biagiorestaurant.com.au h. Tue – Sat 6 – late, Fri lunch from 12 Let your taste buds sing like opera stars with true Italian passion at this award-winning restaurant that will have you swooning over each succulent traditional dish. Lovingly family run and owned to perfection. Biagio is, of course, the Head Chef.
MONTRACHET 224 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 0030 w. montrachet.com.au h. Mon – Fri lunch, Mon – Thu dinner Montrachet has the ability to bring expat Frenchies to homesick tears. Thierry Galichet runs his restaurant with warmth and under his magic touch the food surpasses dreams. Save yourself the ticket to Paris and have dinner at Montrachet.
VIO’S RISTORANTE Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St, Paddington p. 07 3367 1886 w. viosristorante.com.au h. Tue – Sun 6 – late, Thu – Sun 12 – late This is an Italian restaurant at it’s best. The atmosphere is intimate, perfect for handholding and eye gazing, while the food and wine will steal your heart. The cream filled buffalo mozzarella is good enough to sell your soul for.
ICEWORKS RESTAURANT Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St, Paddington p. 07 3367 9800 w. iceworks.com.au h. Mon – Sun lunch from 11.30, dinner from 5.30 Cool breezes on hot summer days are what Iceworks is all about. The open design of award winning Iceworks Restaurant allows for full enjoyment of the modern European inspired menu while being treated to sidewalk views and the freshest Paddington air. Relax. Dine. Enjoy.
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ANOUK 212 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8663 h. Mon – Sun 6.30 – 3.30
An instant institution, and a pioneer of the fresh generation of Brisbane cafés, Anouk has been building its reputation for over a decade and stands tall within Brisbane’s casual dining scene. Setting a benchmark for breakfasts, owner Justine Whelan opened Anouk to a full house in February 2007 and continues to delight with an ever-changing menu of food we simply love to eat. Offering a whole lot more than locally roasted coffee, farm-fresh, free-range poached eggs and maple-cured Bangalow bacon, Anouk is always worth the trip. Sometimes it’s noisy, sometimes with a queue, but from the original bay windows of this heritage-listed building you can view the iconic undulating hills of inner city Paddington and just relax. The front doors are thrown open early, seven-days-a-week. It’s like a trusty best friend you can always rely on, keeping your loyalty with a menu that just gets better and better. Anouk offers a reliable, affordable every-day indulgence, a promise that now extends to private functions and catering, delivering the Anouk factor to an even wider fan base. Hurrah for Anouk.
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MEDUSA DINING Shop 1, 60 Macgregor Tce, Bardon p. 07 3161 1858 w. medusadining.com h. Tue – Thu 5.30 – 9, Fri – Sat 5.30 – late, Wed – Sat lunch 12 – 3 If there were a place TGG would prefer to be turned to stone it would be here. Gaze out from Bardon over the green of Brisbane while the food and wine brings ecstasy to your taste buds. Medusa, modern Australian cuisine at its devilish best.
ART DE VIE 44 Macgregor Tce, Bardon p. 07 3369 5913 h. Mon – Fri 9 – 6.30, Sun 9 – 5 Bonjour from Bardon. The art of life is an apt name for this sweet chic boutique. Antiques, books and French wine jugs and goblets, picnic baskets and French parasols - pick up a baguette for a picnic, it’s the romantic thing to do… Au revoir!
ENDOTA SPA ROSALIE 47 Elizabeth St, Rosalie p. 07 3369 5452 h. Mon – Tue 10 – 6, Wed – Thu 10 – 8, Fri 10 – 6, Sat 9 – 5 Step out of the daily chaos and into an oasis of calm. Endota uses their own organic products for ultimate rejuvenation. Gift packages, prenatal specialists, spa treatments, waxing and tanning make this your one stop spa for feeling good.
WINE EXPERIENCE 150 Baroona Rd, Paddington (Rosalie Village) p. 1300 554 435 w. wineexperience.com.au h. Mon – Wed 11 – 8, Thu – Fri 11 – 9, Sat 9 – 9, Sun 9 – 8 Independently steadfast and decidedly proud of their quality wines, they’ll find the bottle for every connoisseur’s budget from spare change to the once a lifetime investment. With regular wine tastings and some snazzy cleanskins to sample.
SALT RESTAURANT 5 Nash St, Rosalie p. 07 3367 0775 w. saltrestaurant.com.au h. Mon – Sun breakfast & lunch, Tue – Sat dinner Looking for a hero’s breakfast that doesn’t hide on a large white plate? Salt offers inspired all day dining that will leave some people shattered from the choosing process. In this instance a large dose of Salt is just what the Doctor ordered.
BLUE ROOM CINEBAR Level 1, 151 Baroona Rd, Rosalie p. 07 3876 4566 w. blueroomcinebar.com h. Mon – Sun 10 – 10 Dinner and a movie has been the ultimate date since they invented love (or perhaps it was lust?). Combining the two at the same time, along with a sneaky glass of wine in your own comfy chair, just makes good sense.
COUTURE CUPCAKES 65-69 Macgregor Tce, Bardon p. 07 3367 2600 w. ilovecouturecupcakes.com.au h. Tue – Sat 8 – 3.30, Sun 8 – 1 Selling cupcakes so cute you’ll want to take them home and tuck them into bed, this small café is a decadent delight. Choose a red velvet or choc hazelnut cupcake and settle down for a coffee or cool drink. WEST NEST 83
EXPLORE THE BARRACKS 56 CABIRIA WINE BAR The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 2666 w. cabiria.com.au h. Mon – Sun 7 – late Cabiria saunters onto the Brisbane boutique bar scene with enough panache to make her a superstar. This edgy bar mixes the sexiness of an Italian summer night with a round the world ticket to over 350 first-class wines and beers. Che bella donna! 57
FAB FISH & BURGER GRILL The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8088 h. Mon – Sun 12 – late Fantastic! Amazing! Blissful! Nobody would question if the burger and seafood geniuses at this establishment declared this as their moniker. When dealing with Matt Harvey (of Pizzeria 1889 fame), deliciousness is a promise.
PIZZERIA 1889 The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 3200 w. pizzeria1889.com.au h. Mon – Sun 11.30 – late After flying through Naples, this bird despaired of ever finding authentic Italian mangiare. But then, 1889 opened its fragrant doors and the tastes of Italy waltzed with our taste buds once more. Traditional wood-fired pizza, magnifico!
LIBERTINE BAR & RESTAURANT The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 3353 w. libertine.net.au h. Tue – Sun lunch, Mon – Sun dinner Luxurious wallpaper, warm lighting and French colonial design all hint at the elaborate nature of the French-Vietnamese culinary delights and handcrafted cocktails that grace the tables. Feeling indulgent? Try the group banquet option!
PEASANT The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8066 w. peasant.com.au h. Mon – Sun dinner, Fri – Sun lunch Unleash your inner Matador and be swept away into an inquisition of tantalizing tapas, succulent mains and a sophisticated list of Spanish, Portuguese and Argentinian wines. Gather friends for a night of sharing. Note: book in advance!
PALACE BARRACKS The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 1954 w. palacecinemas.com.au h. Mon – Sun 10 – 9 Barracks, Barracks, Barracks. When will you learn you can’t provide the best of mainstream, art-house and family films, your own espresso bar and the option of enjoying a wine during the movie? Oh, you mean you can? Well, carry on then.
STEWARTS WINE CO. The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3018 9070 w. stewartswineco.com.au h. Mon – Wed 10 – 9, Fri, Sat 10 – 10, Sun 10 – 6 Go to Stewarts for the wine, return for the staff. Always ready to walk you through their wine collection, liqueurs and spirits, they’ll find the perfect accompaniment for you to serve on any evening with friends or solo indulgences.
THE ROBE The Barracks, 61 Petrie Tce, Paddington p. 07 3368 4950 h. Mon – Sun 10 – 6 Think colours of Gauguin against whites of Northern Brazil sand dunes with touches of Parisian grandeur from world-class parfumeries. Introducing The Robe. A house where exotic wares and eclectic ready-to-wear fashion blissfully coexist.
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COMFORT AT MY TABLE Shop 5, 19-23 Cribb St, Milton p. 07 3162 8574 w. comfortatmytable.com.au h. Mon – Fri 7 – 2.30, Sat 8 – 2 This spacious country home interior is reminiscent of your favourite Auntie’s kitchen. With scrumptious scents of baked goodies, fresh produce and many tasty morsels on display you’ll want to stay all day. Good thing they serve breakfast and lunch then!
XXXX ALE HOUSE Cnr Black & Paten Sts, Milton p. 07 3361 7597 w. xxxxalehouse.com.au h. see website for tour timetable This is a hidden treasure on Brisbane’s tourism to-do list. Forget cuddling koalas and feeding the kangaroos, take your guests to the XXXX Ale House for the quintessential Queensland experience. Learn the history, pour the perfect beer and enjoy a BBQ at the end. I can feel a…
SOL BREADS Shop 8, 23 High St, Toowong p. 07 3870 7055 w. solbreads.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6.30 – 5, Sat 7 – 3, Sun 7 – 1 Slow down your pace at this organic café hidden on High Street. With only the highest quality local produce, organic coffee and their famous organic artisan sourdough breads, fill your body with SOL for some serious mother-nature love.
CHIROPRACTIX – WELLNESS CHIROPRACTIC Park Road Medical Centre, 33 Park Rd, Milton p. 07 3368 1100 w. chiropractix.com.au h. Mon – Thu 8 – 6.30, Sat 8 – 12 Looking for a chiropractor with a difference? Dr Alli Lee is not your run of the mill chiropractor. Natural holistic health care incorporating muscle therapies, rehab exercises, acupuncture, cranial therapy and more specialised techniques to get you feeling your best.
TOGNINIS DELI CAFÉ Milton Centro, Baroona Rd, Milton p. 07 3369 0915 w. togninis.com h. Mon – Fri 7 – 6, Sat – Sun 8 – 3 Bring your appetitie to this deli café that boasts the best Italian flavours around. A wide and exclusive cheese selection that is perfect for any occasion. Delight in new discoveries (they are always sourcing from the finest) and match with their delicious gourmet fare… Bellissimo!
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THE LOCALS GUIDE TO RED HILL 69 SAFFRON HAIR LOUNGE Shop 2, 99 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill p. 07 3162 7798 w. saffronhairlounge.com.au h. Tue 9 – 5, Wed – Thu 9 – 8, Fri 8 – 6, Sat 8 – 4 & by apt Nestled in the rolling heart of Red Hill, lies this enticing lounge devoted to the highest quality in hair care for your lustrous locks. With hard wood floors and soft lighting this is a true haven from the outside world. Introducing hair goddesses, Anya and Danielle. 70
BUBA & LA 19 Enoggera Tce, Red Hill p. 07 3368 2384 h. Mon 10 – 4, Tue – Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4 With a knack for sourcing unique and decorative design pieces from across the globe, Buba & La has reopened in Red Hill, more delightful than ever, with an abundance of original gifts and homeware concepts both inspiring and uber chic.
NO NO’S 158 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill p. 07 3369 5691 h. Mon – Sun 10.30 – 8 Serving up delicious, fresh, no fuss Lebanese food daily, this is the place that every suburb needs. With fresh, zesty tabouleh, mouth-watering hummus and delicious baklavas, change your view of the humble kebab.
THE LOCALS GUIDE TO ST. LUCIA UQ ART MUSEUM University Drive, St Lucia p. 07 3365 3046 w. artmuseum.uq.edu.au h. Mon – Sun 10 – 4 Outside the sandstone walls of research and academia, the University of Queensland hosts the second largest public art collection in the state. Bet you didn’t know that! So put the textbook down and get yourself an art fix.
HUNDRED ACRE BAR St Lucia Golf Links, Carawa St, St Lucia p. 07 3870 3433 w. hillstonestlucia.com.au h. Mon – Sun breakfast & lunch, Wed – Sun dinner Great menu? Check. Friendly service? Check. A cool summer breeze blowing past as the sun sets over the picturesque St Lucia golf course? Yes, they have that too. This is alfresco dining, St Lucia style. Hot tip: duck pancakes. Enough said.
BAR MERLO – UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND SS+H Library, Duhig Building, UQ, St Lucia Campus p. 07 3346 7438 w. merlo.com.au h. Mon – Thu 7.30 – 8, Fri 7.30 – 5, Sat & Sun 9 – 3 The students (and most of the staff) of the University of Queensland would be lost without the crema charms of Merlo coffee. You’ll never wait long at this rapid fire café, which is helpful, as you’re already late for that lecture.
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SPICERS BALFOUR HOTEL
73 Wickham Tce, Brisbane p. 07 3226 8888 w. theinchcolm.com.au Step back in time into Brisbane’s best boutique hotel. Heritage listed and still glowing like a 1930s screen Goddess, this is where all discerning travellers stay. Boasting a rooftop pool; luxurious rooms; 1930s cage lift; and fine fare that would make even Marlene Dietrich smile. Soon to get a gorgeous face-lift…
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37 Balfour St, New Farm p. 1300 112 691 w. spicersgroup.com.au If only there was a luxury hotel in a leafy Inner-city location, near by all of Brisbane’s best cultural offerings? Oh, you mean there is? But does it offer à la carte dining and individually styled rooms? Really? Book. Me. In.
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