Eat, Treat, Play: Your Guide To Brisbane’s Charming Secret Hub

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By Dinushka Gunasekara | 10th May 2024

Brisbane is home to a bunch of nooks and crannies full of hidden gems. Case in point? The charming and bustling Banyo, nestled on the northside. 

Brimming with delicious eats, specialty services, and top-notch beauty salons, you’ll discover a whole lot of local love in this charismatic hub to keep you entertained. Below, discover our guide to Banyo, with some of the best ways to eat, treat, and play in town:


When hunger strikes, the eateries of Banyo are sure to have your fix! While the ‘burb might be small, Banyo is home to a variety of cuisines that make this hub a must-visit. 

For a pitstop that’s easy on the eyes and buzzing with character, head to Legally Pink Cafe. Decked out in neon hues and cute-as-pie decor, this hole-in-the-wall coffee shop is slinging delicious brews and grab-and-go bites you can enjoy under the pink umbrellas. If you’re lucky, you might even spy Legally Pink’s resident chihuahua, Baby, who’s sure to bring out your inner Elle Woods. 

Meanwhile, all-day dining featuring modern Australian flavours is on the cards at Site Cafe – Banyo’s go-to breakfast and lunch spot for a hearty feed in a laid-back setting. Start your day right with their signature savoury mince served on toasted ciabatta with poached eggs or beat the midday pangs with their loaded wagyu beef burger. Site Cafe’s doors are also open for dinner from Thursday to Saturday, so you can dig into delicious pastas, burgers, or their iconic butter chicken parmigiana to wrap up the week.  


There’s always time to treat yourself, and the beauty salons in Banyo are here to make you feel like a million bucks. From cosmetic tattooing to brow artistry, you’ll find your skin saviour among these talented experts. 

Enhance your natural beauty while indulging in a well-deserved moment of self-care at Enigma Cosmetica. Offering a holistic approach to aesthetics, the tailored treatments here are designed to have you feeling like the best version of yourself. Whether you’re booked in for brow sculpting, cosmetic tattooing, lash lifts, or a rejuvenating facial, Enigma Cosmetica will take into consideration your unique features and complexion to deliver the most flattering results! 

For that flawless ‘I woke up like this’ look, El Macy Studio is the place to be. With an attention to detail like no other, these brow and lash services will perfectly complement your face, by factoring in skin tone, style, and personal preference. Kick back in the chic studio and discover why El Macy Studio’s loyal clientele are always coming back for more. Plus, if you’re a mum-on-the-go, you can book the ‘Mama, I got you’ appointment and bring along the little ones, with an extra 15 minutes added to your service so you don’t feel rushed. 


Looking for things to do? Banyo has plenty of activities and services to make your day and keep you busy.

Relax and unwind with the massage specialists at Frangipani Thai Massage – your calming oasis that will have you feeling as good as new. Open until 7 pm during the week so you can pop in for a post-work pick-me-up, take your pick from deep tissue, hot stone, ayurvedic, full body, and prenatal massages to give those niggles and pains the boot. 

Also here to help you get in tip-top shape is You Physio & Health. On a mission to nurture happier and healthier lives, wellbeing is priority number one for these professionals, who offer a unique blend of professional physiotherapy, exercise physiology, and remedial massage therapy.  You Physio & Health have also just launched small group fitness classes – including one just for over 50s – to kickstart your fitness journey. With only five spots in each class, you’ll receive personalised coaching to knock your goals out of the park.  

Want to discover more hidden gems? Download the free Brisbane App to explore places to eat, drink, and play in Brisbane.

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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