07:00AM – SOME MORNING EXERCISE
Start your day by utilising one of Brisbane’s beautiful walking routes.
08:30AM – BREAKFAST
Sourced Grocer | Teneriffe
This gem never disappoints. This ultra relaxed café is in a gourmet market set in an old warehouse in Teneriffe’s quiet back streets.
11 Florence St Teneriffe, Brisbane, Australia +61 07 3852 6734
Nodo | Teneriffe
If you’re gluten intolerant but still a massive foodie, this place is for you. GF waffles, donuts and pulled meat burgers are their jam, and they do them well. For the dairy intolerant, we recommend an iced coffee with almond milk.
Sassafras | Paddington
Paddington’s Sassafras is one of the most well known cafes in Brisbane. They do a good hearty Aussie breakfast in a relaxed setting.
10:00AM – TIME TO SHOP
James Street | New Farm
This place is a mecca for fashionistas. Here you will find mega stores like David Jones and Pottery Barn, to independent boutiques such as Gorman, Calexico and Sass and Bide.
Queens Plaza | Brisbane CBD
This centre is where you’ll head for all things luxe. If you’ve got a penchant for the designer life, then head here to find Chanel, Bvlgari, Aesop and more.
Latrobe & Given Terraces | Paddington
Paddington has everything from brilliant local designers and manufacturers, to the best of Brisbane’s vintage and antique stores. Take your time to stroll down this long terrace.
12.30PM – LONG LUNCHING
Popolo | South Brisbane
Grab a picnic from Popolo and soak up some fresh air. Place your picnic order with Popolo and you’ll be given a red picnic blanket. Mosey on down to the grassy knoll and enjoy the view. The Popolo staff will bring your picnic feast over so you don’t have to lift a finger.
Gerard’s Bistro | New Farm
Gerard’s has a reputation for consistently good service and quality food. They are also brilliant at pairing wines and delicious tapas if you’re after a lighter option.
Julius Pizzeria | South Brisbane
This is definitely one of the best pizza joints in Brisbane, with a good booze list too.
2:30PM – EXPLORE AND RELAX
Queensland’s GOMA | South Brisbane
Brisbane’s gallery of modern art rarely disappoints. They often have great exhibitions on but if not, it’s always worth a visit!
One Wybelenna Day Spa | Brookfield
If you’ve got car access, then this is definitely Brisbane’s stand-out day spa. It’s away from the hustle and bustle, and will definitely encourage some zen.
Explore | West End
Wander down West End’s main streets (Vulture and Boundary). Visit SWOP for vintage, The Happy Cabin for gifts and fashion and Avid Reader for books and a cuppa.
Lane Ways | Fortitude Valley
The lane ways in Brisbane are a somewhat new addition. Bakery Lane (not just bakeries) and Winn Lane are definitely worth a visit with sweet little boutiques, cafes and restaurants. Try I Heart Brownies for an afternoon pick-me-up.
Bakery Lane – 690 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia
Winn Lane – Winn St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia
5:30PM – PRE-DINNER COCKTAILS
Cobbler Bar | West End
Time for a pre-dinner cocktail at Cobbler Bar. Cobbler is all about their whisky, and they have a huge range from all over the world. It’s a beverage only bar but BYO food is welcome.
Barbara | Fortitude Valley
Beautiful fit-out, knowledgeable staff, this place has it all. Super easy to find on the Fortitude Valley lane ways too.
7:30PM – DINNER TIME
Dinner at Stokehouse | South Brisbane
Perfect riverside dining that is outstanding every time. These guys are all about a relaxed and youthful environment while also providing an experience pretty close to fine dining.
Alchemy Restaurant and Bar | Brisbane City
Another one with great views of the Story Bridge and river. There are a few select restaurants in Brisbane’s city that have a view like this and it’s definitely a treat. This one isn’t a ‘cheap eat’ by any means, but worth the investment.
Beccofino | Teneriffe
The perfect relaxed Italian dining scene. It has pasta and pizza to die for and the nicest Italian waiters ever. Beccofino is one of our Best Italian Restaurants in Brisbane.
LATE – DESSERT
Dessert Degustation at Bucchus | South Bank
It’s all about over the top flavours, like caramelised ginger bavarois with sesame. You can even opt for the paired wines too. Which obviously, you should.
Mister Fitz | Fortitude Valley and East Brisbane
Ice cream sandwiches are Mister Fitz’ speciality. Our warning would be to take a friend because these can be a bit too much for just one person. You may want to do this pre-nightcap and wash the sweetness overload down with something strong.