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The quaint riverside suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne combine village charm with contemporary elegance. The suburbs are home to classic old cinemas, art galleries, bookshops, alfresco eateries and beautifully renovated Queenslander houses, making this district a great place to visit and explore. The main hub of Oxford St pulses during the day, with fashion houses, eclectic boutiques and chic cafes enjoying lively activity. If you’re looking for the perfect riverside picnic spot, playgrounds with a difference or a leafy open space to relax in, Bulimba and Hawthorne have you covered with reserves, leafy parks and special off-leash areas for dogs.
The vibe is happening and the streets are dotted with charming cafes, restaurants, cinemas, bars and boutiques. Bulimba and neighbouring Hawthorne are the perfect mix of suburban life and urban fun that demands to be explored.
Originally an open-air cinema from the early 1900s, Balmoral Cineplex is a great place to enjoy time out in trendy Bulimba.
Barcadia is your friendly neighbourhood kitchen and bar in Bulimba that focuses on hearty share plates for a casual, community dining experience.
Riverbend is a cornerstone of Brisbane's literary scene, stocking a wide range of literature for all book lovers.
Hawthorne Garage is a corner fruit shop, gourmet deli and grocer, all in one.
Dine in true Italian style at Marinara, with traditional Gingham tablecloths, wood ceiling beams and brick archways, and a mouth-watering menu.
Step into a different world of haircuts and trims at The Moustachery in Bulimba.
With a traditional drinking hall atmosphere, The Oxford Tap House serves a great range of craft beers and tasty eats to Bulimba locals.
The Shoe Garden is all about offering women with feet size 10 and up, stylish and practical shoes – no nanna or ‘comfort’ shoes allowed!
Indulge your inner coffee addict with a premium cup of coffee blend from DNA Espresso Bar, located just to the side of Hawthorne’s Garage.
Once known as Riverbend Café, Double Shot Riverbend sits on the balcony of Bulimba's famous Riverbend Books, offering friendly service and a great menu.
Across the road from Bulimba Park, this little corner espresso stop is a favourite with the weekend crowd of locals and visitors.