Best Things to do in Highgate Hill

The charming inner southside suburb of Highgate Hill is sought after for its leafy historic streets, gracious Queenslanders, beautiful vistas, river frontage and proximity to West End and Brisbane CBD, Home to cool cafes and a bakery in old converted stores, funky little bars, gorgeous pocket parks and Brisbane's first highrise residential apartment, Highgate Hill is a great suburb to take a neighbourhood stroll and explore.

For the best things to do and places to eat, drink and stay in Highgate Hill, check out these top recommendations below. 

Vvaldmeer is a light and airy café found in the heart of Highgate Hill offering top-notch breakfast fare
A two hour ramble through the labyrinth of Highgate Hill’s historical streets, taking in the river, hidden parks, grand 19th century villas
Dovetail Social is a charming cafe in Highgate Hill offering well-brewed coffee, all-day breakfast & gluten-free treats
Highgate Hill gets a lift with this quirky upcycled bakery café
Stone & Brew is a Highgate Hill local serving craft beer and stone-baked pizza, and where dogs are welcome
The Little Green Room is a cool coffee and breakfast cafe renowned for its heart-stopping burgers
A friendly little cafe bar tucked into the eclectic Gladstone Rd shopping strip, Lucky Duck makes a worthy stop
Hand Made Naturals with its funky wood branch exterior is a type of body shop, focusing on all aspects of self care

The quaint little Thai eatery in a line up of historic shops serves up freah authentic Thai dishes for dine-in or take away

This gracious pocket park on Highgate Hill’s highest ridge sits 62m above sea level, affording the most striking close-up views of Brisbane city.
Historic Highgate Hill
Torbreck

Highgate Hill is home to some of Brisbane's landmark heritage buildings, including Torbreck, the first residential high-rise to be built in Brisbane (prospective buyers were flown in a helicopter over the site to get a glimpse of what their view would be like) and Toonarbin, which was built in the 1860s by early settler Captain O'Reilly. At the annual Brisbane Open House sometimes it is possible to visit these and other famous Highgate Hill residences.

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