Hood Hideouts: We’ve Discovered The Best Of Graceville And Surrounds

Hood Hideouts: We’ve Discovered The Best Of Graceville And Surrounds

Putting the grace in Graceville!

By Fiona Williams | 26th August 2019

We got up close and personal with the locals of Graceville. Enjoy reading-up on the stories behind some of Graceville’s best hideouts.

Ananas Espresso

South of Brisbane and offering seriously good food and brews, Ananas Espresso is a friendly, casual space where locals meet to catch up over an excellent Genovese coffee. Known for their delicious, simple and fresh ingredients, especially their lemon and blueberry muffins, their scrambled eggs are worth indulging in your weekend brunch habit. But it’s not just the grub that keeps people coming back to Ananas, with the food mirroring the great staff and service. Grab yourself a coffee and enjoy the delicious homemade eats!

Ann-Karyn Fraser Place Estate Agents

No matter the market, Ann-Karyn is your agent for success. As a specialist of the local 4075 area and with more than a decade of experience selling prestige property throughout the Western suburbs of Brisbane, Ann-Karyn Fraser has a reputation for achieving the area’s highest sales prices. “When it comes to the property market, Brisbane is booming,” she says. With this, Ann-Karyn is ready to assist potential buyers and sellers and lend her experience and honest approach to property opportunities.


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Anytime Fitness

You may be able to get fit anytime, but not just anywhere. It takes a great team, welcoming atmosphere and warm community to keep you motivated and that’s where Anytime Fitness Rocklea is kicking goals. It can be a daunting enough experience starting off at a new gym but the daunt will turn into delight thanks to Laura and the team. As a Style reader, receive a 14 day complimentary membership to give the gym a go for yourself. Redeem the offer by visiting: anyf.gifts/14d-rocklea.


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Brisbane Markets

Known as the epicenter of fresh produce in Queensland, Brisbane Markets® in Rocklea celebrates local farm fresh ingredients, premier pop-up food venues, local entertainment and retail stalls for market lovers every weekend.

Brisbane Night Market

On Fridays at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, get amongst Brisbane's best food trucks and vendors from 4-10pm as Brisbane Night Market comes to life with food, drinks, kids' entertainment, artisan gifts and lifestyle products to browse and buy. Until 23 August, Brisbane Night Market is holding a Fire & Ice Food Festival, so be sure to get along to this spectacle of food, theatre and amusement for the whole family!
Cost: $2.50 per adult with free entry for children under 15

Saturday Fresh Market
Held at 250 Sherwood Road, Rocklea, experience the Saturday Fresh Market every Saturday from 6am-12 noon, boasting Brisbane’s largest fresh food and lifestyle market with over 220 stalls offering a vast selection of fruit and vegetables, quality meats, fresh cut flowers, baked goods and a huge range of indoor and outdoor plants.
Cost: $1 for pedestrian entry and $4 for vehicles

Sunday Discovery Market
If you’re passionate about up-cycling or collecting, on Sundays discover Brisbane’s biggest trash and treasure market at the Sunday Discovery Market with fellow bargain hunters from 6am-12 noon each week at 250 Sherwood Road, Rocklea.
Cost: $1 for pedestrian entry and $4 for vehicles

Free parking is available at the multi-level car park next to the Puma service station.


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The duo behind Hunter & Scout and Botellón

Mother and daughter duo and owners of Hunter & Scout and Botellón know how to serve up great food and even better hospitality. Every bit the locals born and bred in Graceville, Trish and Maddison never planned on entering the foodie-game but the adventure kicked-off so organically, they ran with it.

When seeking a new career path, Trish decided to open Hunter & Scout to let her love for food come to fruition. With how fast great food was becoming a prominent part of our society, it was a no brainer to jump on the bandwagon. From a background in customer service, Trish took the opportunity to provide Graceville with the ultimate mix of a graceful and personal experience with a menu to admire. To add an extra bit of personality into the recipe, her daughter Maddison joined in on the adventure and swapped her nursing knowledge for exciting eats. Hunter & Scout soon grew from resounding success, encouraging Maddison to venture out on her own and open Botellón Bar in Chelmer. Both restaurants complimenting each other while expressing both Trish and Madison’s eye for fashion and style with the interiors finished in luxe detail.


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Although mixing family with food on a business level can sound daunting, the power duo have made it work and attribute the comfort of their relationship in being honest with each other without feeling the need to tip-toe around the issues that arise. Their relaxed approach to the projects and working with each other is reflected in the ambience of both venues, offering a light, warm and welcoming air as you walk in the door. But, let’s get to the fare – their signature food and drink. What’s all the fuss about?


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H&S: Hash Brown Benedict
Botellón: Eggplant chips and paella


H&S: Lychee Mojito
Botellón: A Spanish red wine

Must visit:

H&S: Monday to Sunday 7am-3pm and dinner from 6pm every Friday and Saturday
Botellón: Tuesdays 7am-2:30pm, Wednesday to Sunday 7am-10pm

Must bring along:

Your furry friend!

Graceville Physiotherapy

Say so long to aching muscles and joints! With a rich history dating back to April 1990, Graceville Physiotherapy now operates with nine physiotherapists, one remedial massage therapist, two sports trainers and four customer relations staff. With core values that include connection, education and support, the team is all about connecting with the community and educating them in how to move well and stay well. Providing women’s health support, pre and post pregnancy care and sports physiotherapy, they are keeping people active and moving, no matter their age or ability. After all, everyone deserves to have access to exception care – not just elite athletes!


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Margi’s of Graceville

Styling and dressing the women of Graceville for over 20 years, Margi’s of Graceville has grown into an institution amongst locals for her on trend labels from Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Find Marccain, Mela Purdie, Brax, Joseph Ribkoff, Trelise Cooper, Paula Ryan, Verge, Monari, Pom and Meredith gracing the racks of the shop for you to peruse. Specialising in travel, wedding, work and casual outfits backed up by amazing customer service and product knowledge, Margi loves nothing more than styling her clientele. “My favourite part of running my own business is helping women of all ages find an outfit that they love, feel confident in and can’t wait to wear. It’s in an environment that’s comfortable, relaxed and a memorable experience,” she says.

Find a unique piece to step out in for your next special occasion or something on trend to feel fabulous on the weekend; it’s the perfect destination for your next shopping trip.

Time Home Loans

Specialising in residential property lending, Patrick Vagg is passionate about working with people within the inner west. From first home buyers through to investors, Time Home Loans has a wide range of clients wanting to get their hands on the right piece of property. “Our service doesn’t finish when the loan settles; keeping on top of this (client contact) means clients don’t wake up two years later and find they are paying thousands more than they need to,” he says.


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Snap Fitness 24/7 Sherwood

Say goodbye to lacklustre gym visits and say hello to a state of the art 24-7 fitness club offering a wide range of health and fitness solutions. With a specialised Group Fitness Room including the likes of Barre Attack, Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mill CX Worx, Yoga, Zumba, Boxfit and more, Snap Fitness Sherwood is changing people’s lives one lunge at a time. Curious? We recommend enquiring to receive your 7-day free pass or kickstart your fitness with their upcoming 6 Week Challenge running from 2 September until 14 October.


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Superior Fruit

Leaders in all things fresh and flavoursome on the market, Superior Fruit has been family owned since the 1980’s, bringing the locals of Graceville versatile and quality produce decade after decade. From humble beginnings, the Maniatis family’s quality food and originality are a reflection of their success and unique flavours making Superior fruit a lifeline of the community. With a rich passion for food and strong Greek heritage, this is one family business encouraging everyone to come in, explore and feel inspired to get creative in the kitchen!


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Victor Scot

Perched amongst the leafy suburb of Graceville, Victor Scot is an enchanting Brisbane treasure full of thoughtful gifts for any occasion. If you have a housewarming on the horizon, celebrating a loved one’s milestone birthday or simply want to spoil your significant other with a gift that has a story behind it, then you have to stroll by Victor Scot. The warm and welcoming owner Lorinda Hepple has a focus on creating beautiful spaces that people can walk into and enjoy, while being inspired by some lively local conversation. Sourcing her treasures from both local and international independent suppliers, you’ll be sure to hunt down the perfectly unique gift for your loved one.


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Article by Fiona Williams

Fiona is a Journalist and Food Writer who grew up in Adelaide. From Sydney to Brisbane to Canberra and now back to Brisbane, she now calls our wonderful city home. She’s a beauty fanatic obsessed with rose hip oil and she’s definitely made up of at least 80% dry shampoo. A lifelong campaigner against the word ‘good’, Fi (as she likes to be called) loves nothing more than using juicy adjectives and putting honey in her tea.


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