Dining – A bunch of new cafes and eateries have opened up around Brisbane recently (there are way too many to mention here) and these are the ones I’m most keen to check out.
The Bleachers: 153 Boundary Street, West End
The Bleachers is the latest venture from the same guys that bestowed Ben’s Burgers upon us. While burgers will be a mainstay, there will also be a changing seasonal menu and a soft serve machine.
Morning After: Cnr Vulture and Cambridge Streets, West End
I’m always on the look out for new and cute cafes and Morning After looks like a winner. I have to admit the striking Scandi-inspired design of the cafe was what initially drew me in but the menu looks pretty damn tasty too.
Nodo Donuts Cafe: 1 Ella Street, Newstead
The makers of “the world’s friendliest” and Brisbane’s tastiest (IMO) gluten-free donuts have opened a standalone store in Newstead. You know what that means? No more chasing these bad boys around their roster of cafe and market appearances for your donut fix. In addition to donuts, there will also be a range of treats available for those with various dietary requirements. Hooray!
Shopping – If you dislike markets then this list probably won’t interest you at all ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Finders Keepers Markets: 7 – 8 November at the Old Museum
I pretty much have a standing date with the Finders Keepers Markets. Last time I went it was super crowded and you could barely move let alone look at the stalls but I’m willing to overlook that experience on the off chance that things will be different this time around.
Summer Night Markets: every Friday from 13 November to 22 January at the Old Museum
Longer days and balmy weather means more outdoorsy evening events like the Summer Night Markets. Held in the same grounds as the Finders Keepers, these markets will be host to food trucks and stalls, locally grown produce, craft beer, local wine, and artisan stalls.
Vieille Branche Christmas Market Day: 21 November at Vielle Branche, Albion
What? You didn’t utilise the Finders Keepers or Summer Night Markets to pick up Christmas presents for your friends/family/secret Santas well ahead of time? Well luckily for you Vielle Branche are holding a Christmas Market day with stalls by the likes of Kara Rosalund, NICO Underwear, and The Notedly.
The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8): 21 November – 10 April at QAGOMA
The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art is the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art’s flagship contemporary art series. It’s the only exhibition series to in the world to focus on the contemporary art of Asia, Australia and the Pacific. APT8 will run across both galleries and is free to view. You can see a few of my photos from the last APT exhibition in this blog post.