Where to dine in Bulimba and Hawthorne

The vibrant riverside suburbs of Bulimba and Hawthorne combine village charm with inner-city life. The main hub of Oxford St pulses during the day with fashion houses, eclectic boutiques and chic cafes. Come nightfall restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world spring to life and pubs pack out.

Cafe culture

The retro decor inside Bungalow 4171
Bungalow 4171

Barista coffee and other treats are in heavy demand along the entertainment strip. Drop into the head roasting house for Bellissimo Coffee down the ferry terminal end of Oxford St, stop by DNA Espresso Bar or Mugged for easy hole-in-the-wall takeaway or cosy up at Double Shot on the deck of Riverbend Books.

For serious cafe eats and coffee Coco Bliss Superfood Cafe is riding the wave of health-conscious clean-eaters, French Twist plates beautiful fresh pastries and Hawthorne’s Bungalow 4171 oozes old-world charm and is a haven where discerning coffee buffs and families can relax.

Pubs and bars

Barcadia Bar and Kitchen

Join the locals at Barcadia slinging down craft beers, playing an arcade and dining on hearty share plates. Oxford 152 has earned a reputation as an outstanding bar, microbrewery and restaurant rolled into one. You can craft your own beer while feasting on Brisbane's fresh produce – all in a slick and modern atmosphere. 

Further towards the river, The Oxford Tap House has a traditional drinking hall atmosphere with Tuesday trivia, local brews and gastropub eats.

Casual dining

Salad at Marinara

Join the village atmosphere for a casual lunch or dinner in the neighbourhood. Diners love the red curry and pad thai served at Thai Pochana, those looking for a yum cha fix can head to Happy Little Dumplings, for dumplings try Yum Yum Gyoza House or get your sushi fix at Sushi Mura.

For a more refined meal, dine Italian at Sugo Mi on Oxford St in Bulimba or pop to Marianara at Hawthorne.

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