You can see a few more photos from the trip over on my Instagram.
1. Always buying cacti. I limited myself to a red and pink one but think I’ll have to go back for yellow.
2. Never not wearing my leopard print Gorman tee these days.
3. How to decorate a wire fence à la Depo.
4. A much needed coffee after enduring what can only be described as the longest neighbourhood party ever.
5. Pastel skies never go out of fashion.
6. The sights you see around West End. There’s always a bit something left of centre.
2. Alfred & Constance in Fortitude Valley. Right next door to Alfredo’s. Good for drinks and food but can get busy at night. I prefer going during the day on weekends and leaving before it gets too hectic.
3. Alfred & Constance again. I discovered the dessert menu. Hello calories.
5. Campos again. Also, juices!
6. Mondo Organics in West End. If you haven’t guessed from their name, organic ingredients is their schtick. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner but be sure to check opening times as they vary throughout the week.
7. Sourced Grocer in Teneriffe. Part cafe/part grocer. Great for coffees and quick eats, as well as fresh produce and gourmet goods.
8. Guzman y Gomez Mexican Taqueria, found in numerous locations. This is probably the closest I get to eating fast food these days. But it’s the best kind. Also, frozen margaritas and sangria!
9. Hoo Ha Bar in South Brisbane. A chilled out cafe/bar. Great for coffee and snacks during the day (and salted caramel milkshakes, ahem) and drinks at night.
And a few favourites that aren’t pictured here but still deserve a mention:
– The Gun Shop cafe in West End. It’s a Brisbane institution. I don’t think they’ve ever let me down. Be prepared to queue in the mornings for breakfast. But they do take bookings for dinner.
– Pearl Cafe in Woolloongabba. Good coffee and good food. That’s about all you need to know.
– The Davies Park Markets in West End. Takes place on Saturday mornings and is a great way to start the weekend. Grab breakfast from one of the food stalls and pick up your groceries for the week ahead. Although if you hate crowds then you should probably avoid it.
– At Sixes and Sevens in Fortitude Valley. Bar/restaurant. Chilled set-up, plus excellent use of an astro turf lawn.
– Piaf at Southbank. I usually steer clear of restaurants on Grey St but Piaf is an exception.
– Mizu in Teneriffe and West End. Simple set-up but great Japanese food.
– Harajuku Gyoza in Fortitude Valley. Long after the hype, I still love it. Probably the happiest place in Brisbane.
– The Bowery in Fortitude Valley. Always, forever, for cocktails.