The historic sleepy inner city Brisbane suburb of Red Hill is renowned for its steep hilly streets lined with Queenslander worker's cottages but take time out to explore and you'll find a bounty of hidden gems, from quirky cafes and providores to beautiful parks and walks:
Red Hill's 140 year old general store is now a mecca for foodies, its ambient rustic interior packed with vintage charm and home to a café, shelves of homewares and gourmet providore...more
Red Hill's unofficial community hub for families is this splendid tucked away oasis - an expanse of shaded green with state of the art BBQs, picnic shelters and playground, bike and walking paths...more
Red Hill has its very own artisan chocolate opposite the old Red Hill Skate Arena and specializing in decadent truffles and bars made in small batches from the finest Belgian couverture chocolate...more
Brisbane's first cat café with its family of rescue cats is the place to take time out for some cat cuddle therapy, with a dedicated cat play lounge and an onsite café for coffee and yummy treats...more
Brisbane's oldest commercial gallery is situated on busy Waterworks Rd but make a stop anytime and find exhibitions and art for sale by some of Australia's leading and top emerging artists...more
A beautiful serene stretch of green from Red Hill's Woolcock Park to Newmarket follows Enoggera Creek with its resident turtles and eels and with plenty of parkland and beauty spots on the way...more
A Red Hill institution that has been around for as long as anyone can remember, this colourful no-frills eatery is the go-to for traditional home-made Lebanese staples on a budget, eat in or take away...more
A unique café with menu items named after classic books and everything is about letters, fonts and everything literature, and that's not all: there's also a dedicated meeting room and quirky gift shop...more
This charming upstairs-downstairs child-friendly café with funky feature courtyard, is known for its substantial and delicious all-day breakfast menu, coffee, excellent service and great kids menu...more
This Euro-chic little store peddles everything that is fresh and wholesome, from copious and delectable daily made salads to fresh loaves of artisan bread and sweet gluten-free treats...more
Red Hill's Italian heart, Colle Rosso restaurant is the real deal when it comes to traditional and authentic Italian eats from the delicious wood-fired pizzas to the premise-made pasta...more
Some of the best views in Brisbane can be had from the grounds of the landmark red brick church (c. 1914), designed by prominent architect Robin Dods and modelled on a 13th century French cathedral.
A tiny espresso and juice outlet, tucked away off the beaten track and that is one of Red Hill's best kept secrets, serving top coffee, fresh juices and tasty treats to those in the know...more
Bancroft Park is a rare commodity in Brisbane - one where both children and dogs can happily co-exist, with an off-leash fenced area in close proximity to the well-equipped popular playground...more
And if that's not enough, Red Hill is also home to Brisbane's only inner city cellar door - Clovely Estate, open 6 days a week for wine and cheese tastings - and Craft Wine Store, the city's best boutique indie bottle shop.