Best Things to do in Annerley

The historic southside suburb of Annerley, made famous by Hugh Lunn with his popular Over the Top With Jim books (his parents bakey Lunns for Buns is now the Southside Antique Centre), is one of the coolest places to live this side of the river.  With colonial corner stores turned funky cafes, retro arcades, cat cafe, vintage shops, fantastic Vietnamese eateries, secomdhand books and even a cafe owned by a celebrity chef and one with its own doggie playground, there are plenty of good reasons to check out this suburb - here are 20 of the best:

An old general store in a quiet suburban crescent is buzzy celebrity chef-owned café Billy Kart Kitchen
One of Australia's oldest libraries, Braille House in Annerley, is Brisbane's newest second-hand bookshop
Annerley adds another notch to its foodie belt with hidden gem Snag and Brown Café, a foodie destination that is also child and dog friendly
Pho Queue in Annerley is Brisbane’s first restaurant dedicated to Vietnamese soups and Asian desserts
Vintage Collective is a tiny treasure trove of curated vintage pieces and nearly-new designer items tucked away inside Annerley Arcade
This longtime treasure of an espresso and collectables cafe is an Annerley institution
Red Lotus Vietnamese Chargrill Restaurant is a local gem found in Chardon's Corner in Annerley.
Southside Antiques in Annerley is one of Brisbane's largest antique centres spread over two massive levels
A lot of thought & effort has gone into the creation of this groovy retro cafe and it shows.
Cafe O Mai is a unique little gem of a Vietnamese cafe which occupies an historic corner shop
Little Clive is a welcome addition to Annerley, attracting foodies far and wide with a top-notch seasonal menu
Brisbane's coolest cafe Paper Moon can be found along Annerley Road in an old colonial store with art deco decor
Every day feels like St Patrick’s day in the shop of this uber friendly Irish butcher.
Fuel Espresso is a hidden gem; serving strong, Italian style espresso by Schibello.
This no-frills emporium style Lifeline outlet is the largest of Annerley’s vintage shops
Lucky Cat Café, Brisbane’s favourite café for coffee and cat cuddles, is bigger and better than before with a spacious new home
Box’d Espresso is a funky pocket-sized Chardons Corner cafe that is quite the institution
Little retro gem of a shop with its stash of comics from the ’40s on as well as classic cars, games and action figure dolls.
Whilst this 4km return ride is low on scenery it is nonetheless a flat and safe pathway interspersed with a couple of inviting playgrounds and easily doable by younger children or less experienced riders.
This pair of army drill halls (and their parade ground), dating from 1914 and 1954 respectively are a rare surviving and intact pair from totally different eras.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Celebrate The Music of James Bond at QPAC
Queensland’s largest vegan event is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds
Queensland’s Three Tenors join the iconic Queensland Pops Orchestra
Eagle Farm Racecourse is the place to be this spring racing season
The Workshops Rail Museum is hosting its Open Day with FREE entry
A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s books
Step aboard The YOT Club super yacht for 90 minutes of high fashion on the high seas
Open Homes is theatre in a stranger's living room
Enjoy a ghoulishly fun night with the family this Halloween

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