Suburban foodies: Mt Gravatt | Gourmand and Gourmet

Suburban foodies: Mt Gravatt

Home to a gorgeous lookout, leafy university campus, and cafes and restaurants galore, Mt Gravatt has plenty to bring to the Brisbane foodie scene.

With some of Brisbane’s best coffee and breakfasts, as well as an eclectic mix of foreign cuisine–ain’t no mountain high enough to keep us from the deliciousness waiting in Mt Gravatt!

Cheeky Poke Bar | Garden City 

Already a Brisbane favourite, the much-loved Japanese-Hawaiian Cheeky Poke Bar has set up shop on the southside, serving up healthy yet delicious eats that your body will thank you for. 

Don’t be fooled by the word healthy– for at Cheeky, you won’t find any boring health foods… Prepare to have your tastebuds rocked by the delicious menu of fresh poke bowls, nori and wonton tacos, bone broths, soups, and a delicious cocktail menu to match. It’s all about balance, right?

Uncle Lai’s Malaysian | Logan Road 

At Uncle Lai’s, you can take your taste buds on a cultural adventure without leaving the southside. At this homely, family-run restaurant, you’ll find a range of traditional Malayasian comfort foods, including the famous char kway teow. Whatever your order, your dish is sure to be packed with flavour. 

Little Black Pug Cafe | Logan Road 

Little Black Pug Cafe is dog-friendly, so we’re already sold. Bring along your furry friend and treat them to doggy biscuits and puppycinos, while treating yourself to their take on eggs Benny with a cheeky Japanese spin–the ‘Eggu Benedikuto’ of rice waffle, teriyaki smoked salmon, poached eggs, wasabi hollandaise, edamame, pickled radish, and furikake. 

Lemak | Garden City 

One visit to Lemak will have you rushing lemak. Located within the shopping centre’s bustling Eight Street, you’ll find hearty Malaysian comfort food such as noodles, laksa, roti, and their speciality–fried chicken. Expect to leave with a full belly and wallet, as the meals here are generous AND budget-friendly. 

Hallowed Grounds Espresso | Logan Road 

Praise be to the coffee gods! If you drink your  flat whites religiously, Hallowed Grounds Espresso is here to get you through the daily grind. Aside from top-notch coffee, Hallowed Grounds Espresso also dishes up hearty homestyle breakfasts to fuel you up for the day. 

Kith ‘N’ Chow | Gaynesford Street

Sharing is caring, and that’s why Kith ‘N’ Chow’s signature breakfast platters have been a star of the Brisbane breakfast scene for years now. You can enjoy all of your favourite breakfast flavours in one hit–think mountains of eggs, smoked salmon, halloumi, bacon, muesli, yoghurt, and more. Whether you’re fresh as a daisy or looking for the ultimate Sunday hangover cure, Kith ‘N’ Chow has all of your breakfast cravings sorted.

Kinn Thai Restaurant | Garden City 

This Thai hotspot is well-known among locals, and for good reason. Kinn Thai is a go-to for delicious Thai cuisine such as curries, noodles and street-food dishes such as the pad prik khing crispy pork belly, with stir-fried crispy pork belly, green bean in chilli kaffir lime jam served with steamed rice. The bar menu is equally as impressive, where you can devour as many cocktails as your heart desires…

Perks Kitchen | Garden City 

If getting out of bed was a struggle (we all have those days!), Perks Kitchen is sure to perk you up. A staple of the southside’s breakfast scene, Perks Kitchen is serving up Campos coffee and a delightful menu of breakfast and lunch classics with a twist. 

Watany Manoushi | Logan Road 

Get a taste of the Middle East at this family-run cafe/Lebanese grocery store. Tucked away in Palmdale Shopping Centre on Logan Road, Watany Manoushi is home to a variety of Middle Eastern dishes that are made with love. They bake delectable Lebanese pastries and breads daily, as well as fresh falafel, hummus and Lebanese coffee. Whether you take it to go or get comfortable in the al fresco dining area is up to you. 

Paninni’s Pizza | Carrara Street 

This list wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Paninni’s, the pizza pros of the southside. At this relaxed pizza joint, you can find some of Brisbane’s finest woodfired pizza – we suggest grabbing a slice of their signature pizza, topped with triple-smoked bacon, truffle, mushrooms, and crumbed halloumi. 

Whether you reside in the southside or not, the restaurants and cafes at Mt Gravatt are well worth a visit!


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Words by Rosie Tompson & Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmands who are ready to move to this delicious neck of the woods.