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The Coorparoo Restaurants Locals Frequent

Are you looking for a suburb that hosts the perfect balance between work and play? Coorparoo offers the option to come home after a busy day and head down to one of Coorparoo’s restaurant options for dinner, which are now known as some of the best in Brisbane.

The suburb is home to an endless list of lifestyle options including, cafes, bars, restaurants and other amenities like Dendy cinemas and The Coorparoo Bowls Club. However, the Coorparoo restaurant scene has been improved over the past few years with new places popping up left right and centre, which have taken locals and foodies of Brisbane by a storm.

Factory 51

51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo

Factory 51 is nestled in a prime spot in Coorparoo and oozes suburb history and charm. Once an old factory (hence the name) and now restored into a restaurant, bar and function venue, original elements like the exposed red brick still stand, giving it a rustic and homely vibe, which fits in perfectly with the feel of Coorparoo itself.  

The fairy lit laneway bistro offers delicious share plates and casual lunches, as well as authentic chargrilled pizzas. Locals have loved watching this place evolve over the years and now enjoy heading to Factory 51 for a quiet drink and bite to eat after a long week or day at work.  

It has become one Coorparoo restaurant locals are proud to call their own and named one of the best in the suburb.  

Photo Credit: Factory 51

California Native 

Corner of Chatsworth and Evan Street, Coorparoo

California Native is an original on the Coorparoo restaurant scene and has been loved by locals over the years it has been opened.  It’s atmospheric, casual vibe combined with a delicious array of specialty cocktails and food filled with flavours of the Californian and Mexican cuisine is what makes it such a popular dining spot for locals.

As well as being home to live musical entertainment, California Native has become a go-to spot for a fun-filled dining experience full of culture.

Saffron Indian Gourmet 

Coorparoo Square

This Coorparoo restaurant is a newbie to the foodie scene in the suburb. Saffron Indian Gourmet is serving locals an aromatic selection of Indian food. The plush seating and floor to ceiling windows mixed with the rich smell of delicious Indian spices create an inviting atmosphere. 

The menu has a selection of classic Indian dishes, however, they are to be praised for their adventurous and creative options as well, including; cumin-marinated fish, chicken Chettinad, and lamb cutlets marinated with cheese.

After only being opened for a short period of time, locals have already claimed Saffron as one of their favourite Indian restaurants in the area – not only for its authentic and tasty food, but for its location, style, and an array of drink options as well.

Photo Credit: Saffron Indian Gourmet

Special Rub 

Coorparoo Square

If you’re into a more indulgent, Smokey barbeque style meal Special Rub is the Coorparoo restaurant that you must try.  Specialising in Southern smoked barbeque dishes means this place is not fit for vegetarians, with meat being the hero of each dish. Slow cooked brisket, beef ribs (so well-cooked they are almost falling off the bone), crispy fried chicken and a selection of scrumptious and juicy burgers.

You will be able to wash down your meal with a drink as Special Rub offers an array of drinks encouraging locals to come in for a while and enjoy the atmosphere and smell of smoked goods.  

Coorparoo offers locals an abundance of lifestyle options, especially amongst the foodie scene. The suburb is a hub for families without sacrificing some fun for the adult community with its night-life reputation building.

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The 4 Best Plants For your Bathroom

Plants are a great way to achieve an easy ‘wow-factor’ in your bathroom.

They add a natural element to the space along with an extra bit of colour and flare, however, it’s important to know which are the best plants for your bathroom, as not all plants can survive in this particular space.

The bathroom may not be the first room that comes to mind when considering getting indoor plants for your home, but your bathroom provides an ideal growing environment for specific plants. Here are five of the best plants for your bathroom.

Orchids

If you want to add a tropical vibe to your bathroom, consider styling with an Orchid.  Known for their temperamental behaviour, Orchids are one of the best plants for your bathroom and can happily live there for months. They keep their gorgeous flowers for months at a time and can thrive in bathrooms due to complimentary damp, warm conditions a steamy bathroom produces.

Photo Credit: Katrina Lee Chambers

Snake Plant 

If you’re a serial plant killer, then the Snake Plant is the best plant for you and is also a great plant for your bathroom.

This particular species can tolerate various conditions. Surviving in situations with no light or bright/direct light, they also require little to no water. Keeping them in a Humid bathrooms minimises the need for direct watering, too. They are a low maintenance,  unique pop of greenery to your bathroom.

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Weeping Fig

If your bathroom has the space to cater to a larger plant, the Weeping Fig will be perfect. This particular type of plant is a perfect plant for your bathroom because they enjoy humidity and bright light. In some cases cold drafts can cause Weeping Figs to lose their leaves but they are quick to recover.

Photo Credit: House Plant 411

Heart Leaf Philodendron

This little gems look fantastic hanging in baskets or planters,making them a perfect choice for small spaces like your bathroom. Heart Leaf Philodendrons are hard plants to kill, making them an excellent low-maintenance choice. The steam and mist from your shower will be a great watering session for your plant, ensuring no need for regular watering. This is by far one of the best plants for your bathroom.

 

Photo Credit: Design Sponge

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Coorparoo | Top 5 Sunday Brunch Hotspots

What better way to spend your Sunday morning then indulging in a delicious meal and hot cup of coffee?

In the midst of Coorparoo, we’ve created a list of our favourite cafes that has everything from big breakies, delicious coffee and every form of smashed avo you can dream of.

Flute Restaurant

4/380 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

Locals of Coorparoo absolutely love the little gem that is, Flute Restaurant.

Their extravagant brunch menu has made a name for itself amongst the locals.

With options like their signature ‘big’ breakfasts or sweet, scrumptious berry pancakes – there’s something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

Flutes vibrant energetic atmosphere and delicious food is what draws locals in and it’s no wonder bookings are recommended for a Sunday Brunch.

Photo Credit: Flute Instagram

 

Little Sista Cafe

Shop 5, 148 Chatsworth Road, Coorparoo

Looking for a place you can take the whole family?

Tucked away in the suburban streets of Coorparoo, Little Sista Cafe is a funky little spot we know the family will enjoy.

With plenty of outdoor seating your fur babies are welcome to tag along too.

If you’re a sweet tooth, you must try the Fruity French Toast which is covered in choc-peanut sauce – you won’t be disappointed.

Beyond The Pale Bar

Coorparoo Square

Beyond the Pale Bar has made quite the impression on Coorparoo locals.

After recently opening in the Coorparoo Square precinct, this rustic setting is about more than just craft beer and has become a regular local hang out.

The unique atmosphere at Beyond The Pale makes it an extremely inviting Sunday brunch spot, especially if you’re a people watcher.

Their cafe menu serves up simple yet fulfilling dishes including, the classic avo on toast, banoffles (banana waffles, say what?!), a scrumptious big brekky and heaps more!

Cafeine Cafe

186 – 188 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo

Are you into kick starting your Sunday morning with some healthy goodness?

Cafeine Cafe has a long list of scrumptious vegan, gluten free and vegetarian options.

No matter your breakfast preference, do yourself a favour and treat yourself to their ever popular acai bowl.

With delicious food, coffee and a relaxed atmosphere, this is the perfect spot for your Sunday brunch.

Degani Cafe

Coorparoo Square

Welcome to the newest residents on the block, Degani Cafe.

Situated in the oh-so-popular Coorparoo Square, Degani has already made a name for itself amongst locals.

Their brunch menu is has to be tried! Originating from Melbourne, this place will be sure to impress bringing you a taste of the Melbourne foodie scene.

Being from the coffee capital of Australia, make sure you get your Sunday morning caffeine fix while you’re there as well, you wont be dissapointed.

 

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Coorparoo | Top 5 Places For Friday Arvo Drinks!

Picture this: it’s the end of the work week, you’re exhausted and in need of a drink or two but not to sure where to go and don’t want to go far from home. Coorparoo is only a hop, skip and jump away from the CBD, so it’s a perfect place to start your evening.

You’ll be grateful to know we’ve done the hard work for you and curated a list of our top five local picks in Coorparoo for an after work drink.

Beyond The Pale – Coorparoo Square

If you’re into all sorts of local craft beer, Beyond the Pale is the place for you!

The stylish drinking hole is one of Coorparoo Square’s latest residents and has made a lasting impression on locals who are loving the space for its relaxed vibe, great interiors and large array of drinks!

Photo Credit: Beyond The Pale Instagram

Factory 51 – 51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo

Factory 51 has a rich history in Coorparoo, with the original building acting as a factory (which inspired the name.) Luckily for Coorparoo residents, Factory 51 has paid homage to the stunning original brickwork interiors with a full restoration creating a stylish, homely setting for any post-work drink.

Locals are flocking to the space after work for a choice from their expansive wine list and menu after a long week at work. Factory 51 is an obvious pick for any Coorparoo resident or visitor.

Photo Credit: Factory 51 Instagram

Coorparoo Bowls Club – 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo

Those of you looking for a laid back Friday afternoon, go no further than Coorparoo Bowls Club. Enjoy casual drinks with friends, listen to live music and end the week with barefoot bowls.

A local delight sure to have you returning for weeks to come.

Barbacoa Mexican – Coorparoo Square

Fancy a well-deserved Margarita to end a busy week? Then Barbacoa Mexican is the spot for you.

Gaining a reputation for their tasty, authentic Mexican food suited perfectly with classic cocktails and fresh coronas, this newly-opened spot in Coorparoo Square is the perfect meet-up after work.

Try their tacos to ease your hunger, or pick something more adventurous from their menu.

Photo Credit: Barbacoa Mexican Instagram

Special Rub – Coorparoo Square

Guys – this is one for you! The ultimate beers and dinner spot is surely Special Rub, also in Coorparoo Square. Entering the unique space will greet you with the smell of slow-cooked meats and divine whiskeys designed to appeal to anyone needing a drink and dinner.

The variety of food on offer is impressive, in addition to the huge selection of beers on tap, American whiskey, cider, spirits and wines. There’s something for everyone and you won’t be disappointed.

Photo Credit: Special Rub BBQ Instagram

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Coorparoo | Why do Professionals Call This Suburb Home?

Out of the 16,282 people that call Coorparoo home, 36% of them are working professionals. With this figure being much higher than the state average of 19.8%, it’s evident that Coorparoo is appealing to this particular demographic. This could be because of the suburb’s location and accessibility and the balance between a family friendly community vibe and a hustle and bustle lifestyle.

Ease of access to the CBD is crucial for professionals who commute into the city for work, no doubt a contributing factor when researching what suburb to call home.

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Coorparoo is located a short five kilometres away from Brisbane’s CBD, which is one of the main reasons a lot of working professionals are choosing to live here.

With multiple bus stations scattered throughout the suburb, access to the CBD via public transport is simple. According to translink, travelling on a bus takes an average of 24 minutes to get to the CBD from the heart of Coorparoo.

Jody Williams, a Coorparoo local who works full time in the CBD, says getting to and from the city is a breeze.

“Getting to work easily everyday is a necessity. There’s nothing worse than a long haul trip to get to the office. For me, someone who works a nine-to-five job in the city, Coorparoo was an obvious choice,” she says.

“Driving to work takes me around 15 minutes with good traffic and when needed, I can jump on a bus and be there in under 30 minutes. Its central location is really what drew me to the area.”

Coorparoo’s quiet neighbourly streets make the suburb even more appealing, especially to working professionals with a family.

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“When my husband and I were first looking to purchase a home, we wanted a suburb that was not only close to the city but also family friendly. Coorparoo ticked both of these boxes for us. We feel as though it’s an extremely safe neighbourhood with a fantastic community vibe. There’s nothing better than coming home from the hustle and bustle of the city to a quiet, relaxing area,” Mrs Williams said.

Aside from it’s friendly family vibe, Coorparoo also provides a great lifestyle with cafes, restaurants and cinemas, ensuring plenty of activities and experiences in the area for any individual, couple or family residing in the area.

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Mrs Williams says the balance between the hustle and bustle of Coorparoo plus it’s safe and quiet lifestyle is perfect for her as a working professional and her family.

“It’s nice to be able to pop down to Coorparoo Square to see a movie or enjoy a yummy dinner at Factory 51. On the weekends my husband and I like to take the kids to breakfast at one of the many cafes scattered throughout the suburb,” she said.

“After working in the city all week, it’s nice to be able to stay in Coorparoo in our spare time and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle that the suburb offers.”

Coorparoo is the perfect suburb for professionals to call home. For location, lifestyle and proximity to the city, the ‘must have’ boxes are easily ticked.

[VIDEO] Coorparoo | 3 Tips on How to Land a Job as a Barista

Working as a barista is the perfect first timer job.

 

There are many skills and attributes, other than just making really good coffee, you need to have in order to make a great barista.

 

We caught up with Matt Burton, owner at Privateer Coffee and Service Training, to find out his top three tips on getting a job as a barista.

Brisbane’s South | Top 5 Places For Friday Arvo Drinks!

Okay, so, picture this. It’s the end of the work week, you’re exhausted and in need of a drink or two but not to sure where to go and don’t want to go far.

You’ll be grateful to know we’ve done the hard work for you and curated a list of our top five local picks in Brisbane’s Southside for an after work drink.

The Southside of Brisbane is only a hop, skip and jump away from the CBD, so it’s a perfect place to start your evening.

 

1. Ze Pickle – 4 Newman Ave, Camp Hill

After taking Fortitude Valley by storm, Ze Pickle opened their doors in the heart of Camp Hill.

We know Ze Pickle is a burger place, but you haven’t lived until you’ve tried one of their delicious cocktails. And if you get hungry, we certainly recommend staying for a burger!

Not only are the drinks delicious, the local feel and atmosphere is perfect for an arvo of unwinding after a long week at work.

Photo Credit: Ze Pickle Instagram

 

2. Beyond The Pale – Coorparoo Square

If you’re into trying all sorts of local craft beer, Beyond the Pale is the place for you!

The stylish drinking hole is one of Coorparoo Square’s latest residents and has made a great first impression.

Locals are loving this place for its relaxed vibe and of course, the large array of drinks!

 

3. Carindale Hotel – Westfield Carindale

If you’re into the more “classic” Friday arvo, then we suggest you head down to the Carindale Hotel.

Locals are proud to call this place their favourite spot for a cold one.

If your appetite kicks in stay for dinner, you won’t be disappointed!

 

4. Factory 51 – 51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo

Factory 51 used to be an old factory (hence the name).

It has since been restored and turned into the fabulous bar and restaurant that it is.

The building itself is worth seeing. The original exposed brick still stands giving it a rustic and homely feel.

Locals have loved watching this place evolve over the years and now enjoy heading there for a quiet drink and bite to eat after a long week at work.

We know you will love it too!

 

Photo Credit: Factory 51 Instagram

 

5. Coorparoo Bowls Club – 32 Riddings St, Coorparoo

If your down for a laidback Friday afternoon, the Coorparoo Bowls Club is where you should be heading.

Enjoy some drinks with friends and play barefoot bowls while you listen to live music.

The Coorparoo Bowls Club is a local delight!

 

[VIDEO] Coorparoo Junior Australian Football Club | Kicking Goals and Bringing Kids Together

After 80 years of existence The Coorparoo Junior Australian Football Club (CJAFC) is going stronger than ever. With a growing population, it’s a place where the community comes together to cheer on and support the little ones.

CJAFC is more than just a place to take the kids on a Saturday, it’s a place where family matters and lifelong friendships and bonds are formed through the love of AFL.

With both boys and girls competitions, the club is all about their players, making it the most fun and welcoming environment for all.

Michael Gibson and Jason Dunstall are apart of the Hall of Fame and had both been with the Coorparoo Australian Football Club’s since the 80’s. They endured an impressive AFL career.

We caught up with Dennis Bramadat, a committee member and proud parent who has been apart of the club for quite some time.

[VIDEO] Coorparoo | These Are Not Your Average Buns!

We’re fairly certain once in your lifetime you’ve tasted a really yummy classic bacon and egg burger – are we right?

BUT, have you ever had a “gourmet” bacon and egg burger?

Eva St Privateer at Coorparoo make the most delicious gourmet bacon and egg burger in Brisbane.

What makes it so delicious and different from the rest, you ask?

Their buns aren’t your average buns!

We went down to chat with owner, Matt Burton, to find out why their bacon and egg burger buns are so special, (and try it of course).

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What’s for Dinner?| The Coorparoo Hot Spots to Satisfy After Work Cravings

What’s for dinner? The question that lingers in the back of your mind all day, but mostly, after lunch has settled and 5pm is in your sights.

There’s nothing worse than coming home from a long day at work to an empty fridge and no idea what to cook. Why not indulge a little and let someone else do the hard work for you.

Not sure where to go or what to get? Think no more!

We have put together a list of our five favourite restaurants for a feed, to either dine in or takeaway!

Greek on Cav

If you are on the hunt for traditional Greek cuisine, then you can’t go past this place. Greek on Cavcombine’s authentic Hellenic fare with local Australian produce.

Although they are famous for their Loukoumades aka Honey Puffs, they yield all things Greek!

The iconic blue and white theme complemented with paintings from Greece sends your imagination somewhere in the Greek Islands.

Photo Credit: Greek on Cav

 

Sing’s Asian Kitchen

Sing’s has been open for 10 years now, so they must be doing something right.

They have over 80 (yes EIGHT ZERO) different Asian inspired dishes. With the many options, there is sure to be something to please the entire family.

 

California Native

Who isn’t California dreaming… California Native is the closest we are going to get (for now).

This rustic ranch style restaurant serves up a blend of new American, Mexican and southern Californian dishes, some based from one of the owner’s grandmother’s recipes.

It’s a fabulous place to wind down and enjoy a cocktail from the bar while you sift through the menu.

Photo Credit: @calinativecocina

 

Fire & Spice – A Taste of Sri Lanka

Fire & Spice is serving up the most delicious Sri Lankan dishes in town. How lucky are we? Authentic Sri Lankan cuisine right on our doorstep.

If you are new to Sri Lankan food, try the buffet style menu so you can give everything a go. Otherwise, the staff are very helpful when it comes to explaining the dishes.

 

 

Photo Credit: Fire & Spice Facebook

 

Right on Thai

We’re yet to meet that one person who doesn’t like Thai food.

Packed with herbs and spices and loads of vegetables, it’s typically one of the healthier options.

Right on Thai adjusts their menu to suit the Australian tastes, but if you ask, they will provide you with the authentic Thai spice you are looking for.

Did we mention they have deep fried ice-cream? Yep. Deep fried ice-cream!

Photo Credit: Right On Thai