Suburban foodies: Coorparoo | Gourmand and Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Coorparoo

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • South

What was once a bland space between Stones Corner and Carindale is now a trendy and diverse go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


This long-term Coorparoo staple treads a perfect balance between classic and contemporary breakfast fare. Avocado lovers will be pleased with their generous portions, whole those chasing a unique breakfast experience can enjoy specials like beef phó or the Breakfast Fusion Bowl with tossed Asian rice topped with scrambled eggs, bacon, mild red chilli, and onion jam.

Beyond The Pale

Open seven days a week, this welcoming spot serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner to locals and visitors alike. With 12 constantly-rotating taps, this is definitely a beer lovers’ paradise, though there’s a great list of wines and cocktails, like Gin Me, with Four Pillars gin, Licor 43, yuzu juice and lemon. On the food front, be tempted by small plated like Szechuan peppered squid, saltbush lamb meatballs, and share boards, or on the larger front enjoy the likes of creamy mushroom bucatini and a 200g MSA eye fillet with chunky fries, sautéed vegetables, and jus.

California Native

California Native is all about the fresh Cali-style Mexican. Think charred lime octopus tacos, clam chowder, Mojave barbecue half-chicken, and unreal enchiladas. The focus is on great ingredients, with Cape Grim beef, free-range poultry and eggs, and authentic spices imported from Mexico. Ay caramba, Cooparoo got spicy.

Ave’ Cucina 

A mix of gorgeous Mediterranean can be found at Ave, as well as revamped breaky favourites like their famous ever-changing ricotta pancakes! Think poached pear and chocolate, blackberry, baked apple and pistachio, or chocolate, honeycomb, and banana. Be warned though, it gets busy! We recommend booking if you’re taking a larger group on the weekend.

Little Sista Café

This cute Coorparoo fave literally has something for everyone in the family. Of course, there’s avo on toast, but the extensive menu also offers panna cotta with granola, sweet corn fritters with poached eggs, a loaded breakfast croissant, and braised beef on flatbread. Pull up a seat and enjoy the aircon inside, or catch the breeze on their deck or out on the footpath. Wherever you end up, you’ll be well fed.