Suburban Foodies: New Farm

Suburban Foodies: New Farm

New Farm – the land of lycra, lattes, and Sundays in the park...

Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the bright lights of the Valley lies the tranquil oasis of New Farm – here, you’ll find the Powerhouse, poodles, and plenty of places to brunch ‘n’ lunch. 

Bar Alto 

For contemporary Italian cuisine and breathtaking views, look no further than Bar Alto. Located in the art, music and cultural hub of the Brisbane Powerhouse, Bar Alto is the ideal location to get together over exquisite Italian food, wine, and spritzes. We highly recommend digging into a kilo of mussels with chilli, garlic, tomato and ciabatta, which pairs perfectly with an Aperol spritz. 

Little Loco 

The locals go loco for Little Loco, and for darn good reason. The dog-friendly cafe is serving up a delightful menu of all-day brunch favourites, including their epic Avocado Heaven with smashed avo, Persian feta, seeds with hummus & basil pesto smudge on sourdough. You’ll also find some more decadent creations such as their Golden Gaytime waffle with house-made Belgian waffle, ice cream, sticky caramel sauce, chocolate lashings, and chocolate and honeycomb dust… The perfect reward after a river walk! 

Mylk and Co

If you’re all about nourishing your body from the inside, Mylk & Co is your jam. At this cute-as-a-button cafe, you’ll find a menu of delicious eats that your body will thank you for. Think epic acai bowls, loaded smoothies and more substantial brekky eats such as smashed avo, fritters and burgers. Acai lovers will be spoilt for choice with their insane acai menu, featuring a range of rotating seasonal specials and sweet treats such as the Snickers Bowl, with acai, banana, peanut butter, cacao and almond mylk topped with chocolate granola, banana, coconut yoghurt, cacao sauce, caramel sauce, nibs & peanuts. 


Cult favourite Pablo never fails to deliver some of the best brunch fare and coffee that Brissy has to offer. The menu is focused on championing locally sourced produce, using the freshest seasonal ingredients available. You can’t leave without trying their O.G. smashed peas with crispy smoked speck bacon, fried free-range egg and creamy feta. Plus, the venue is a huge vibe with green walls, industrial shelving and brown leather couches, along with an outdoor area featuring a mural and plenty of greenery. 

Miss Jones

Serving looks, top quality coffee and drool-worthy breakies, Miss Jones is a New Farm favourite. Get comfy in the pretty pink dining room and smash a smoothie as you take your pick from their fresh cafe menu. Their strawberries and cream hotcake will look stunning on your Instagram feed, trust us. 

Chai Thai 

If you haven’t already, it’s time to chai Chai Thai! It’s safe to say that Chai Thai is dishing up some of the best Thai in town, with a range of classic Thai and fusion meals served in a cosy, casual atmosphere. You’ll find all your favourite curries, stir-fries and Pad Thai, along with fresh and healthy options such as rice paper rolls and noodle salad bowls. They also offer delivery, and in our opinion Thai tastes even better whilst snuggled up on the couch. 


Vegans, rejoice! Dicki’s is a totally vegan dining hotpot located on Brunswick Street, dishing up plant-based goodness for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Even if you don’t call yourself a vegan, you’re bound to find something on their extensive menu that tickles your fancy. For something substantial, go for their breakfast burrito with spiced rice, scrambled tofu, black beans, kale salsa, and hash brown wrapped in a soft tortilla. The best part? Absolutely no animals harmed!

BRB, jumping on a ferry to New Farm!


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Words by Emma Callaghan and Rosie Tompson
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