Must Do Brisbane: hidden suburban gems

Sendok Garpu at Coopers Plains. Photo: Must Do BrisbaneSome Brisbane suburbs that you have possibly never heard of are home to some hidden gems you probably didn’t know about.
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Here’s a hit list of 12 of these lesser known residential and semi-industrial Brisbane suburbs and their surprising foodie and shopping secrets that are worth checking out.

Jamboree Heights – Madders Brother Patisserie

Madders Brothers Patisserie at Jamboree Heights. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Hidden in the sleepy west suburban suburb of Jamboree Heights is one of Brisbane’s best patisseries – Madders Brothers Patisserie – where edible artistry is created by 2 accomplished pastry chefs…more

Pinkenba – The Brisbane Portuguese Club

Brisbane Portuguese Club at Pinkenba. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

The north east outpost with just 350 residents and surrounded by industrial land, is home to The Portuguese Club, the only place in Brisbane where you can get a feed of traditional Portuguese food…more

Geebung – Nutri Hitt & Bite My Biscuit

Nutri Hitt and Bite My Biscuit at Geebung. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

There’s 2 good reasons to visit the northern suburb named after the Geebung tree – Brisbane’s only raw cake shop Nutri Hitt and Brisbane’s best biscuit bakery Bite My Biscuit both live here…more

Robertson – Secret Trees Coffee

Secret Trees at Robertson. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

The suburb that only those who live there know of, whose well-known neighbour is Sunnybank, has Secret Trees, Brisbane’s most intriguing coffee & dessert shop serving fairyfloss coffee…more

Archerfield – La Cocina de Don Panchito

La Cocina de Don Panchito at Archerfield. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Hidden away in a suburban backyard in this outlying south west airport suburb is Brisbane’s only Peruvian ‘restaurant’ La Cocina, which opens on regular occasions to the public for traditional feasts…more

Mt Glorious – Olleys in the Rainforest

Olleys in the Rainforest at Mt Glorious. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Mt Glorious is not just a popular destination with day tripping and weekend bushwalkers but it also has Olleys in the Rainforest, a quaint bush garden tea room that serves Asian high teas…more

Port of Brisbane – Observation Cafe

Observation Cafe at the Port of Brisbane. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Only workers at this bayside cargo port know about the hidden gem in their midst – the space age style Observation Café with its wraparound deck and stunning views across Moreton Bay…more

Anstead – Hawkes and Crosby

Hawkes and Crosby at Anstead. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Hawkes and Crosby, the best country style foodie’s café within half an hour from the CBD can be found opposite horse paddocks and backing onto bus reserve in semi-rural western suburb Anstead…more

Oxley – Relove Inc

Relove Inc at Oxley. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

In an old Oxley industrial shed, Relove Inc is an absolute treasure trove of funky vintage, retro and pre-loved furniture, wares, bric-a-brac, and collectibles with in-house coffee lounge…more

Coopers Plains – Sendok Garpu

Sendok Garpu at Coopers Plains. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Tucked away in an industrial estate, on weekends the centre canteen transforms into Warung Sendok Garpu, a bustling hub of fantastic traditional Indonesian food and activity…more

Banyo – Putia Pure Food Kitchen & All Inn Brewing Co

Putia Pure Food Kitchen at Banyo. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

The pocket-sized semi-industrial northern suburb has two top secret reasons to visit: Renowned foodie Dominique Rizzo’s café Putia Pure Food Kitchen and the All Inn Brewing Company’s bar…more

Sinnamon Park – K&K Austrian Coffee House

K & K Austrian Coffee House. Photo: Must Do Brisbane

Sequestered away on the edge of this outer suburb is Brisbane’s only Austrian café and bar: K&K Austrian Coffee House, serving hearty meals, traditional sweets, Austrian beer and wine…more

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