Where To Eat: Camp Hill | Gourmand & Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Camp Hill

Didn’t peg us at the type to go camping, Brisbane?

We’ve sought to prove you wrong with a trek east to Camp Hill, where lots of delicious suburban bites are just waiting to be explored!

Take the journey with us by reading all about Camp Hills best cafés and restaurants below.

Martha St. Kitchen

We’d like to spare a sentence for this Martha, whose kitchen bites can’t be beat! Snap up this pizzeria’s classic sugo, bocconcini, and basil margherita, or hook into the tagliatelle with white anchovy, green chilli, and parsley sauce.

Nodo Donuts

Now you do, now you Nodo. This sweet treats café has been making foodie headlines for their irresistible Violet Crumble Dutch waffles, topped with pumpkin custard, neighbourhood honeycomb, persimmon, cacao mousse, crème frâiche and citrus! Donut miss out.

Picnic Café

For those whose idea of nature is simulated bike rides and monstera wallpaper – you’re a lost cause. But hey, this would be the perfect picnic spot for you! Picnic Cafe’s quirky quinoa nasi goreng with chilli sauce and egg will have you taking a walk on the wild side without the discomfort of ever leaving their cosy seats.

Villa Maria

Livin’ la Villa Maria! If you’re into new sensations and gourmet Latin-American in the candlelight, prepare to go loca for this restaurant’s Colombian-inspired pescado a la costa, a divine marinated fish fillet swimming in pan-fried onions, capers, rice, and cream.

Mons Ban Sabai

Make a bae out of Mons Ban Sabai, up there among the ranks of Brisbane’s best Thai. While their green papaya salad with sweet fish sauce and lime is always a winner, we suggest going all out with a spectacular Chiang Mai banquet, boasting curry puffs, satay chicken, two types of curry, cashew nut chicken, hokkein noodles, and more for just $35pp.

Cinco Bistro

Sink into Cinco bistro for a taste of modern Australian cuisine and great contemporary wines. The focus is on the local, with the wine list comprising largely of regional South Australian or WA bottles that find company in the restaurant’s great Hervey Bay scallops, Darling Downs eye fillets, and King Ora salmon with kipfler potatoes and sorrel sauce.

In A Pickle

If Peter Piper picked and pecked at In A Pickle, no one would care about the pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked. Skip the tongue twisters and wrap your tastebuds around this beauty’s pickle corn fritters instead, piled high with pico de gallo, sour cream, bacon or chorizo.

Blackbird Espresso

We can’t stop raven about Blackbird espresso, whose innovative three house blends AND weekly- rotating single origin brew always gets us feeling chirpy in the morning. As for food, we suggest smashing their avo on sourdough with dukkah and haloumi, or getting your claws on their Jaffle Goodness, made with savoury beef mince, cheese, and tomato relish.

Ashton & Old

Who needs an Aston Martin when Ashton & Old already cart all the goods? A trip to their coffee carts guarantees a good morning for those on the go, while others with time to spare will love their fresh take on Japanese okonomiyaki, made with marinated pork belly, spinach, fried eggs, and secret okonomiyaki sauce.

Pho Inn

Hold the phone and hit the pho at this Camp Hill Vietnamese restaurant. A hidden gem for locals, Pho Inn specialises in simple meals serving extraordinary flavours, with their Hue-style spicy vermicelli soup taking top spot.

Look who’s pitching camp (hill) now?

Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmand whose camping experience is actually severely limited