Next Stop Newmarket! The best things to do in Newmarket, Brisbane, a leafy north side suburb with its fair share of secret treasures.
The suburb of Newmarket has come a long way from the late 1880s when it was Brisbane town’s main stockyard and go-to for cattle sales. Today it is peppered with hidden gems, from vintage markets to French bakers, exotic homewares and teppanyaki.
Get lost in a laneway of all things beautiful. Tucked away in an iron shed and weatherboard cottage My Beautiful Things Market and coffee shop is Newmarket’s very own treasure trove. Get your daily dose of coffee and cake then shop for one of kind antiques, vintage and handmade wares, funky accessories and chic clothing.
Baking made better in the backstreets of Newmarket. What looks to be a closed old factory is home to one of Brisbane’s hidden treasures. Picture an affordable foodie heaven and you’ve got Crust & Co! From French pastries to loaves of freshly baked sourdough your tastebuds are sure to be satisfied.
Mouth watering Malaysian, making a difference! Who doesn’t like the sound of indulging in delicious Pan Asian flavours while donating to charity. Newmarket’s newest non for profit dining gem is serving up authentic Malaysian dishes; from Indian to Indonesian it really is a melting pot of cuisines.
Bored of your backyard? Head to Banks Street to what once were fields of market gardens. Soak up kilometres of wide bush tracks and large open space. Relax amongst nature’s wildlife. Enjoy bike rides, bushwalking, picnics and more, there’s weekends worth of free fun to be had at Banks St Reserves.
Just when you thought Hardware shops couldn’t be handier! Hidden behind Newmarket’s True Value Hardware you’ll find a treasure chest of unusual goodies. An Aladdin style cave packed with unique knick-knacks showcasing vintage fashion, art décor to all kinds of mysterious gifts and home wares. Enjoy coffee or Turkish apple tea and cake while you get lost in this unique shopping experience.
Bow down butterfingers! Tucked away in a Newmarket shopping centre, you can enjoy eating and entertainment all at once. This hidden Japanese gem is a full of fun with a mixture of delicious dishes and traditional Teppanyaki style cooking. From flying utensils, fried rice throwing and egg catching this isn’t your typical sit down meal.