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Best Things to do in Ashgrove

Ashgrove is a popular inner west suburb of Brisbane, characterised by its 1920s bungalow-style Queenslanders, known as the Ashgrovian, its leafy streets including avenues with garden islands and a host of excellent lifestyle amenities. A little known piece of history of this suburb, which dates from the late 1800's is its link to the royal family, with its historic home Granite House having hosted a future King of England George V (Queen Victoria's grandson).

From wine bars and vintage cocktail bars to artisan bakeries, funky cafes, chic bistro, top pizza and burger joints, green walks and playgrounds, here's 20+ of the best things Ashgrove has to offer:

This elegant little Parisian-inspired bistro is dishing up fine food and bespoke wine to lucky locals
Inspired by Vancouver's historic precinct, Gastown is a cosy coffee nook offering expertly brewed coffee & light eats
An elegant little wine lounge tucked away inside a bottle shop in a retro Ashgrove arcade
A charming local slice of Italy tucked away in a tiny Ashgrove shopping precinct
The Junk Bar is a swoon-worthy, retro drinking den in a suburban commercial shopping strip on Waterworks Road
Corn Street is a stunning cafe and modern day marketplace providing excellent espresso, breakfast, treats and more
One of the largest fenced spaces in the west, coupled with the scenic forested backdrop of Enoggera Hill makes this a park worth visiting
The go-to for delicious crispy thin-crust gourmet pizzas with unique and creative toppings
This delightful leafy walk/ride follows Enoggera Creek through lush eucalypt groves and past golden bamboo clusters
There's no place like Home, at least in Ashgrove - this is one cafe worth crossing the busy street for
Occupying an old corner store hidden in the leafy avenues of Ashgrove, Famished makes a great casual dining cafe
Brisbane seafood lovers can feast on beautiful fresh Straddie seafood without leaving the mainland, thanks to this Ashgrove seafood business.
Serving an epic range of handmade gourmet burgers and waffles from their third Brisbane outlet in a charming old corner shop
Nestled in the far corner of the little Ashgrove West shopping centre is this slick modern Japanese eatery
Aside from the cockatoo and galah hillside gatherings, the best part of Dorrington Park is the colourful storybook Enchanted Forest
An artisan cake maker/decorator renowned for her spectacular special occasion cakes, Judy C runs a tiny coffee parlour from her cake shop
Sweet Crumbs is a hidden gem of baked delights in West Ashgrove, nestled between the popular food hubs
Go for a trip down memory lane at this cute old-school milk bar in leafy Ashgrove
Half bakery, half pasticceria, this Italian gem is tucked away from the main Ashgrove action and more than warrants a detour
Chandler Corner, a tiny pocket of shops set back from Waterworks Road, contains local treasure Banneton Bakery

This historic corner store is a hidden gem - the ceramic studio of artist Kylie Johnson and a fantastic source of gifts and wares

Historical Houses

The oldest house in Ashgrove, Glenlyon, which still stands, was erected in the late 1870's as part of the Glenlyon Estate and the tree-lined path that led from its gates is now a sought after avenue of houses. The other house of note is Granite House, where the grandsons of Queen Victoria (Albert, aka Eddy and George V who became the king of England) stayed.

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