Suburban Foodies: Graceville | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Suburban Foodies: Graceville

She’s beauty, she’s grace, and her delicious eateries await.

If you’re paddling up Oxley Creek wondering where on earth to eat out west (i.e. woop woop), good thing the leafy and Queenslander-filled suburb of Graceville has you covered.

Three Girls Skipping | Honour Avenue

Hopscotch over to the foodie epicentre of Graceville, the playful Three Girls Skipping. With an all-day breakfast menu and dinner available on Thursday-Saturday nights, there’s plenty of opportunity to try. it. all.

We suggest starting off with their smooth Genovese coffee, paired with one of the specialty twice-baked cheese and chive souffles or any one of their wholesome fruit cakes.

Little Greek Cuzina | Park Terrace

Say hello-umi to Little Greek Cuzina, where you’ll find all the usual Greek favourites as well as more exotic eats like soutzoukakia (don’t ask us to pronounce it). Think tomato salsa covered beef meatballs on a bed of rice, which goes great with the gemista – capsicum or tomatoes stuffed with a mixture of rice, ground beef, herbs and lemon potatoes.

Botellon Restaurant | Honour Avenue

The newest amigo to join the Graceville foodie scene is the all-in-one Spanish tapas wine bar AND breakfast café! Head in early for gorgeous coffee and baked banana truffle pancakes, or sidle in late at night for chargrilled octopus pintxos and fine Spanish Rioja wine.

Fraiche Deli | Graceville Avenue

For a full breakfast menu as well as fraiche-ly made salads, head across the tracks to this cosy deli and café. A regular pit stop for gym-goers and commuters on the way to work, Fraiche Deli are experts at creating seasonal delights, with their winter salad tossed with cauliflower, eggplant, cashew, pomegranate, and a tahini dressing our current top pick.

Miettes Boulangerie | Graceville Avenue

Once you’ve grabbed your breakfast and some shaved Barossa ham from Fraiche Deli, walk right next door for talk-of-the-town baguettes, cakes, pies, sourdough, croissants, rolls…okay you get the picture. Sorry gluten avoiders, this place might not be for you, but for everyone else, it’s dough best.

Lick! Ice Cream | Honour Avenue

The creators of the EKKA’s iconic strawberry sundaes? It doesn’t get any better than this. Head on in, lickety-split, and opt for any one of their endless flavours to discover how these bad boys of the ice cream game earnt their exclamation (!) mark.

Goodness Gracious | Oxley Road

Head here for organic goodness, and the earth will thank you while you’re at it! This little Queenslander café is big on sustainability, with the menu is dependent on the season and the abundance of locally sourced crops. Be sure to plant yourself in front of their all-day menu soon!

Hunter and Scout |  Honour Avenue

Hello, foodie hunters – guess who just scouted out your new local? Open breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Hunter and Scout serves up some seriously good eats, with our favourite appearing on the dinner menu. Next time you’re in Graceville, be sure to book a date with their divine slow-cooked pork belly, dressed in honey wholegrain dressing and served with green bean and zucchini salad.

Ananas Espresso | Central Avenue

It’s name may be French for pineapple, but you’ll go bananas for the Dallas scrambled eggs on sourdough with bacon, haloumi, and avocado. Popular with locals every day of the week for a breakfast, the specials will have those living further afield coming back, with the likes of chorizo tacos also on the menu. 

Greens and Grains | Honour Avenue

No grains, no gain, so be sure to stop by this green-powered takeaway café! While all about nourishing salads filled to the brim with baby greens, these guys also specialise in top-notch baked goods (so quiche), artisan breads, and catering too!

Be in good graces with some of the west’s best foodie spots and head to Graceville today.

Words by Moira Kennedy and Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmands fuelling up at these suburban cafes