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Best Things to do in East Brisbane

The charming historic riverside suburb is full of hidden gems, including a pocket-sized Japanese restaurant, a traditional German beer hall & restaurant, a coffee tasting experience, antiques, cool cafes and a splendid riverfront park. Here's 20+ things to eat, drink, see and do in East Brisbane:

Shunsai is a real slice of Japan in Brisbane - a pocket-sized upmarket Japanese restaurant and bar found tucked away
Inhabiting an historic shop on Stanley Street is this all-day brunch cafe and Pan Asian restaurant by night
A convivial suburban microbrewery tucked away in an industrial side street, serving cool beers & hot pizza
The Barra Boys is East Brisbane’s go-to for top-notch fish & chips and mouth-watering burgers
A bright and breezy terracotta-hued Mexican restaurant located in a tiny precinct of eateries off Lytton Rd
A unique Brisbane venue for coffee lovers, offering a coffee tasting degustation in their dedicated tasting room
A chic little bakery and eatery bringing a fresh authentic taste of Vietnam to East Brisbane
Banana Leaf dishes up top-notch Thai fare in a funky setting
Hey Joe is a slick eatery dishing up delicious breakfast, lunch & dinner with plenty of plant-based fare
For a rollicking good night in an old-fashioned community setting, The German Club, one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, is the place
Mowbray Park is a remnant of the riverine estate established in 1850 by the father of East Brisbane Reverend Thomas Mowbray and on which his house once stood.
Cafetal Coffee Roasters bring the best coffee that Colombia has to offer to an industrial side street
This fancy black 1880’s weather board shop consistently houses one of Brisbane’s most intriguing antique collections
A hidden gem of a Korean fried chicken eatery occupying an historic shop in East Brisbane
Allpress Espresso is brewing Melbourne’s favourite specialty coffee in the inner-city suburb of East Brisbane
A new dog-friendly cafe in East Brisbane dishing up delicious brunch fare like loaded croissants and
This playground is located in the beautiful fig shaded surrounds of Mowbray Park.
This walk around East Brisbane, one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets, reveals quaint churches, elegant parks, stately Victorian villas and a hidden creek life
This little cluster of stand out weatherboard buildings are both an ode to the father of Presbyterianism in Brisbane, the Scottish immigrant Reverend Thomas Mowbray.
This 1920’s built picture theatre is one of a few remaining intact interwar cinemas left in Queensland.
QC Club is one of Woolloongabba’s best kept secrets, from its in-house café to its expansive dining rooms and bar

The casual BYO eatery serves up delicious Malaysian street food and fried chicken

Looking to discover more hidden gems of Brisbane, check out our Guide to Brisbane Suburbs HERE! Happy exploring!

Image credits: courtesy of PawPaw Cafe & Lemak 

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