Five HOT Brisbane Newcomers You Need to Check Out


Isn’t it always the way? You go on holidays, and suddenly a million cool new places and events spring up over night! 

Well that’s what it feels like to me anyway, as I write this from our holiday accommodation in Coolangatta surrounded by bickering children and my mum’s three dogs!

Ironically being away has given me heaps of time to keep up with all these happenings from afar, so I’ve rounded up some of the newcomers to the Brisbane food/drink/ into a kind of “to do” list for the next month. Some of these things are already up and running and others are coming very soon.

So without further ado let me introduce you to some of Brisbane’s hottest newcomers…

Miss Kay’s 

185 George Street, Brisbane / Follow Miss Kay on Facebook

The new kid on Brisbane’s ultra-competitive burger scene, Miss Kays is already making waves and gaining fans. I haven’t had a chance to check this out in person yet, however Brisbane food blogger Jeff from Wifey Feeds Me Fat  has kindly allowed me to use his amazing photo of “The Mac Daddy” to show you what Miss Kay’s has to offer (see above). 

Jeff’s verdict? Miss Kay’s does an awesome down and dirty burger that it definitely worth checking out. Forget the hype and get one of these babies in you face STAT. And if you’re on instagram follow @wifeyfeedsmefat for the scoop on the Brisbane food scene. 


Death Valley

639B Wynnum Road, Morningside / Follow Death Valley on Facebook

People who think nothing happens in the suburbs have obviously not been to Morningside lately. The ever popular Southside Tea Room (owned by Patience Hodgson and John Patterson of Brisbane band The Grates) has taken over the premises next door to launch Death Valley Bar – an uber-cool craft beer bar. 

My husband and I popped in last Saturday and (accidentally) crashed a party they were throwing to thank supporters of the Pozible campaign they ran to raise money for the Red Robin Supper Truck, a permanent food van which is parked in the beer garden. 

We meant to stay for one drink – we left 3 hours later having tried four new beers and made about 20 new friends. We are already planning how soon we can go back… and you should too!


Doughnut Bar – COMING SOON

What’s better than doughnuts, cronuts and other delicious pastry treats? All these things… ON WHEELS! Yes that’s right – Chocolate Komberry Co. (the people responsible for bringing cronuts to Brisbane) are taking their awesomeness on the road and visiting various locations throughout the city. Like their Facebook page here for announcements on where they’ll be stopping first 


Bakery Lane – COMING SOON

690 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Brisbane’s newest lane-way development is coming to life! Jan Powers Farmers Market sensation, I Heart Brownies ,has just opened their their first retail store in the precinct and cafes like The Tree House are adding some interesting new dining options.

In addition to this, Bakery Lane is counting down to it’s new the launch of it’s new Providores markets which will open on 2nd May. The markets will be held on the first Saturday of each month and will welcome stallholders including Bee One Third Honey, Reverends Fine Coffee pop-up, Crust & Co Artisanal Bread to name just a few! 


Boundary Street Farmers Markets

Cnr Boundary & Mollison Streets, West End

I’m a frequent visitor to the eclectic Boundary Street Markets, so I personally can’t WAIT until Sunday when they officially become a fully fledged farmers market! 

The markets run every Sunday from 7.00 am – 12.00 pm and will focus on showcasing local produce from areas including Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley, the Granite Belt. Punters will be able to “meet the farmer“ through free programs  such as cooking demos, farming and sustainability workshops, and kids activities. You’l also be able to grab breakfast or brunch on the green from some of Brisbane’s finest local food vendors.  


So if you haven’t made plans for the weekend, do yourself a favour and make a date with one of these Brisbane newcomers!

Do you know about something new that’s opening up in Brisbane? Tell me about it! Send me an email at so that I can feature them on the blog and let everyone else know about them too! 

Rachel - Ed

About Rachel

Thirty-something Brisbane lover, trying to find the balance between FOMO and YOLO. Semi-retired party girl who loves planning itineraries for big nights out. Often found dragging 3 boys around your local farmers markets or attempting to sneak out for dinner with my husband, The Chef.

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