A stone’s throw north from the buzz of Brisbane’s CBD, find a thriving collection of trendy cafés, bustling businesses and unique boutiques. It also happens to be our neck of the woods, so you know we know what we’re talking about!
Dishing out sunny vibes all season long.
Brisbane summers are best spent at this cosy cafe, where the brews are refreshingly cold, and the iced green tea is the perfect pick-me-up. Warming up their coffee machine an hour earlier over summer at 6am so you can get your cuppa before the midday heat, you’d be silly not to grab one of their homemade cakes while you’re there. Hungry for more? Each of their delicious dishes are made fresh, and night owls can even pop in on a Friday and Saturday night for a hearty dinner – just check their website for summer opening times!
Groove your way to an active, healthy, and pain-free life for your mind, body and soul.
If you’re over an average stint at the gym that makes you sweat and nothing else, meaningful exercise begins at this boutique studio. Body Revolution is the passion of Sharon Porter, who – after 26 years in music, drama and dance education – waltzed into the movement science industry of Pilates and opened her studio in 2012. With the youngest client at 11 years old and the oldest client at 80, she believes Pilates is truly for everybody and their whole body health.
“Body Revolution is a community that views Pilates as part of your lifestyle,” Sharon says. “The mind-body connection through Pilates continually teaches me more about my own body, and how I can help others improve their mobility, flexibility, strength and control.”
Offering private and small group studio sessions and group mat classes, the comprehensively trained instructors will hone in on your individual needs and goals. “As a Pilates practitioner, it’s my role to help you connect with your body so you can keep doing what you want to do in your daily life for a very long time to come,” Sharon says. “It’s incredibly rewarding to witness the positive impact that Pilates can have on every aspect of people’s lives.” Next year, Sharon is developing Groovolution – Dance for Every Body. These adult dance classes for fun and fitness even cater to older generations (or the youthfully mature) and people with mobility issues. Classes will range from beginner’s tap to jazz, with elements of Latin dance, contemporary, barre and Pilates.
Look and feel gorgeous in this soothing and trendy space.
As the home of unique and exclusive pieces from Brisbane-based designers, this welcoming store also stocks a truly memorable service that will leave you feeling beautiful, inside and out.
The experienced staff have graced [email protected] since day one, so whether you’re popping in for a fashion outfit, or to simply peruse their range of labels including LJC Designs, Frankie + Dash, Solito Clothing and Anannasa, their passionate expertise will have you coming back for more (pooches welcome, too!).
Put your comfiest foot forward with this podiatrist founded, award-winning, and game-changing comfort footwear.
Walking on clouds becomes a reality when you slip into the revolutionary shoes found in this beautiful space. FRANKiE4 is renowned for stepping up the footwear game with award-winning sneakers, supportive heels and a range of flats, sandals and slides that will have you never wanting to get off your feet.
Within the lush Windsor store, FRANKiE4 continues to revolutionize the way footwear is designed with the added bonus of second-to-none service. Browse the crisp and modern range, then get fitted by the FRANKiE4 Sole Savers, who will ensure your pair is the perfect match. By continually building on the heritage that’s gathered a strong following across Australia, they offer all-day comfort in the best kind of way.
Plus, they’re more than just a label. With many women in their community who are mothers, FRANKiE4 choose to support them not only on their feet, but also through the hardships they may unfortunately experience. By developing their very own range of sockettes, purely to raise money for seriously sick children and their families, they have raised more than $220K for Brainchild Foundation. It’s no wonder FRANKiE4 is the healthier option for fashion footwear!
Whether you’re picking up the morning paper or feeling lucky for a scratchie, a pop into this newsagency is a venture into a pillar of the community. Offering all the traditional newsagency lines you’d expect, such as magazines, stationery, greeting cards, the lottery, instant scratch-its and gifting ideas, they’re also your go-to for protecting the planet. With a great range of eco-friendly products on their shelves – including re-useable food wraps and storage bags – you’ll be sure to leave Homezone News with a sunnier disposition.
If there’s one thing coffee connoisseurs can agree on, it’s that Campos coffee is the one you want in your cup, and that’s exactly what’s served in this relaxing space. With a menu built on all-day breakfast favourites, including their new addition, Himalayan fried rice inspired by their Nepalese kitchen staff, it’s no wonder why it’s a local favourite. Non-coffeeholics will adore their Madura tea, smoothies, shakes and frappes. Pop in during your lunch break for their chicken and mango salad or delicious arancini balls.
Ming Ming is a fussy eater, so you best believe the northern Vietnamese dishes coming out of this family-run kitchen will wow you.
When your aunty and uncle are the owners of Melbourne’s renowned Laksa King restaurants and your mum has been at the helm of a family hotel in Hoàn Kiàm, Hanoi for more than 20 years, the family cookbook is full of winners.
Tony and Minh (Ming Ming) are the partners behind the Wilston institute, and with everything handpicked from the fresh herbs to the lovely staff, their vision of sharing the cuisine they know best is brilliant. “Ming Ming is the one who guided me to beautiful food early in our relationship,” Tony said. “When it comes to food, she’s the fussiest girl in the world – trying to make her happy is one of the big reasons why Ming Ming’s Kitchen is here today!”
Dishes here are earthy, full of flavour, and cooked to the beat of 80s music. Specialising in dry pho noodles, their stir-fried lemongrass beef, Hanoi pork spring rolls and cheeky lychee martini are an absolute must-try combo. If you’re looking for something hearty, yet healthy they also offer salad bowls, vermicelli, rolls, and rice dishes for both individuals and to share.
Ming Ming’s range of local and imported beers, Australian wine, and kombuchas are the perfect pairing to each of their meals. Or, opt for their dripping Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk – you’ll never want a plain old iced coffee again!
You’ll always be a step ahead when you opt for the affordable luxury at this strip boutique, which has been brightening the fashion game in Brisbane and beyond for 18 years. Nat-Sui’s bespoke service means you’ll never settle for less – they can customise all their handmade shoes to match your wardrobe in-store and over the phone. Using only real leather and the utmost quality in all their accessories, their summer jewel collection is a testament to the excellence that has garnered a loyal following, with customers always coming back for more!
Whether it’s a gift for you or a loved one, you’ll find the most spellbinding collection here.
‘Eclectic’ barely begins to describe the truly thoughtful and captivating range of gifts and homewares that have made their way onto the Parade shelves. It’s like a wonder emporium for grown-ups, where the magic lies in the local and Australian-made wares.
Inspired by the boutiques of Melbourne, owner John Smits wanted to deliver a constantly evolving parade of the best, the latest and the most iconic to Brisbane. “We buy it, we use it, we love it, and then we buy it for the store,” he says. “It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!”
From the gift of self-care, to divine jewellery pieces, gorgeous tools for at-home entertaining, whimsical children’s toys, rare consumables and creatively crafted cards for all occasions (including no occasion at all), you’ll find what you didn’t even know you were looking for. Shopping local has never been easier with goods this good, and when you shop at Parade, you’re also supporting many small producers from around the nation. And, while you’re soaking in the aromatic smells or watching your picks be beautifully wrapped, you may get a visit from the in-store sausage dogs, Winston and Milo!
A slice of France in the heart of Wilston.
At the helm of Phytomer Le Spa, founder Shelley Veitch embodies both the sophistication of Paris and tranquillity of the Saint-Malo seaside. Over two levels, the French day spa houses a traditional beauty salon and French manicure bar with the relaxing day spa in the peaceful upstairs area. Recently, Shelley and her team took over the space downstairs on Kedron Brook Road, where you’ll find the beauty salon and waiting area ready to take you on a luxury French inspired experience.
Be treated to deluxe facials, body treatments, massage, hair and makeup services, plus French cocktails! Trained as a French aesthetician and completing her training over in France, Shelley brings a wide variety of skills providing her the opportunity to look after skin and specialise in age delaying treatments.
Shelley returned from France in January 2020, which has given her the opportunity to bring the amazing range of Phytomer products back with her. Before now, these treatments have only been available in France. Discover how Shelley and her team of advanced therapists can give you that ‘je ne sais quoi’ today.
Whether you want a hearty feast or a single sausage, you’ll find quality meat, friendly experts and affordable prices here.
What’s on your menu? Is it a juicy steak with nice marbling and a creamy lining? Are you hankering for a Lilydale free range chicken? Or maybe you’re craving the exquisite flavour of kangaroo, emu, crocodile, geese or quail? Whatever you have a hunger for, you’ll get the dish at Tender Cut Meats.
The renowned butcher first opened its doors in Alderley in 1993, and was the first stop for local cooking until 2011, when they relocated to Arana Hills. From there, they snagged the win for Best Butcher Shop in 2016 at the Queensland Meat Industry Awards, followed up by filling the gap for a quality butcher in Newmarket.
Tender Cut Meats sources from only the best suppliers, including Cape Grim grass-fed beef, Nolan Meats’ private selection beef and wagyu, Borrowdale free range pork and Tasmanian lamb. They also offer more obscure fare, like haggis, black and white puddings, duck fat or organic bone broth, and old favourites, such as tripe and liver.
If you’re too busy in the kitchen, you can order your favourite cuts online for little or no delivery fee. And, in the rare occasion they don’t stock the crucial ingredient to your recipe, Tender Cut Meats is happy to get it for you!
No one knows the benefits of bringing greenery indoors more than Jasmine Ross – it’s what took her from her corporate trainer career to her own homely boutique, where she creates the lush, urban plantscape you’ve always wanted. Each quality plant and designer pot she stocks are handpicked to suit interior and patio spaces, so not only will your fresh friends stay alive, but they’ll thrive. With an emphasis on supporting local and plenty of horticultural tips to share, your green home sprouts here.