Dining in New Farm and Teneriffe

New Farm Park, tick. Brisbane Powerhouse, tick. Everything you want to eat, tick. With highly sought-after real estate comes an onslaught of fantastic boutiques, stylish visitors and, of course, a range of epic eateries. Expect nothing less than chic dining in laid-back settings from the cafes, restaurants and bars lining the suburban streets of New Farm and Teneriffe. 

Riverside Dining

Take in sweeping river views while you dine at the riverside restaurants in New Farm and Teneriffe. Dishing up exquisite Spanish-inspired fare, Cutty Stark Riverside Bar & Restaurant plates up a range of tapas, entrees and mains with a focus on fresh seafood – I’ll take one of everything please. 

Head to the Brisbane Powerhouse and find Watt Restaurant on the ground floor overlooking the river. Tuck into a range of snack foods at the bar or take a seat for substantial meals served from breakfast through too late. For casual dining, Eves on the River is great any time on the day with fresh seasonal produce showing through the menu. 


Breakfast spots

Finding breakfast spots in New Farm and Teneriffe is like finding patisseries in Paris – there’s plenty of them and you can never go wrong. Start your brunching journey in Teneriffe where a variety of cafes are found along the same street. Housed within the old woolstores, Brio serves classic breakfast options while Wilde Kitchen is strictly picturesque paleo and can cater to most dietary requirements. Take a short stroll down the street for local produce at Kin & Co or a tasty menu at Samson & Sophie comprising of apple and coconut hotcakes, roast pumpkin fritters and Italian eggs. 


Just a stone’s throw away in New Farm, Mylk + Ko is serving up an epic acai bowl, The Little Larder is promising quiet suburban street chills and Little Loco is plating up a range of dishes worthy of an Instagram shot. 

Smashed avocado on corn bread at Little Loco

Other local favourites include Miss Jones for its delectable breakfast in a pretty and pink setting, Vue Lounge for the crab omelette and oven-baked teriyaki salmon or The Brunswick Project for Modern-Australian fare with a side of caffeine. On Commerical Rd, Evolve Café is specialising in plant-based food and cold-pressed juices – the perfect combination to kick-start your morning. 

Fancy a drink with that?

Enjoy a few cocktails with dinner at Gerties Bar & Restaurant where it’s not uncommon to pair a burger, schnitzel or variety of tapas with an upper westside cocktail. Keep the drinks flowing and step inside an old red brick building to find casual dining at its finest. Bitter Suite promises a laid-back atmosphere with local brews, epic cocktails and delicious eats. 

Take it international

There’s no need for an overseas holiday when there’s already a huge variety of international eats in New Farm and Teneriffe. Taste the flavours of Italy at Vine Restaurant & Bar, where every bite at this modern Italian restaurant will leave you wanting more. Dishing up mouth-watering traditional Italian cuisine, Beccofino is a local favourite that has Brisbane constantly raving. Always arrive early as there can usually be a line of people craving the signature duck ragu and wood-fired pizzas. 

Starting in 1977 selling an authentic line of small goods and other continental delights, New Farm Deli & Café is now known for excellent coffee and traditional Italian flavours showing throughout all the dishes. 

When in Rome you eat pizza and pasta, and when you’re in New Farm you do just that plus more at Tocco Italiano. The menu consists of wood-fired pizzas, fresh pasta and a range of Italian dishes with an Australian twist – we're talking about the Moreton Bay bugs with asparagus, buffalo mozzarella and bisque reduction. 

Jump to the other side of the world or simply walk down the street to find fresh Japanese cuisine at Mizu Japanese, Zero Fox or Yuzu & Co Japanese. Chai Thai is a favourite among locals for authentic dishes packed with flavour while Phat Pho is fulfilling all your Vietnamese street food cravings – are you pho real?

Finish off in the deep south with tastes of America at The Smoke BBQ. When yanks join forces to produce smoked meats and homemade barbecue sauces, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. 

Time for a tipple

Brisbanites love a quiet spot for a tipple, and New Farm and Teneriffe are offering just that. Pop into Green Beacon, Teneriffe’s rustic warehouse brewery, for a range of preservative-free beers and seasonal rotators. Enter the living art installation at Deathproof where delicious cocktails and eats complement the traditional tattoo-inspired artwork covering the walls. 

Green Beacon

Head down to the riverside and find Bar Alto filling the upper level verandah of the Brisbane Powerhouse with modern Italian and cheeky red wines. Follow the river upstream and take your pick between a boutique wine bar or gastropub. Copado offers an intimate wine experience while showcasing the woolstores' heritage while Dalgety Public House is perfect for an after-work craft beer or exotic cocktail – the choice is yours. 

Sweet treats

If you’re craving something sweet, La Macelleria is serving authentic Italian gelato, sorbet, shakes and cakes sure to suit any gelato craving. Chocoholics must pay a visit to Dello Mano to indulge in decadent brownies made with real Belgium chocolate or New Farm Confectionary for sweets designed for adults – calories don’t count with treats this good. 

Dello Mano

Grab something a little less naughty from Botanica Real Food. All sweets are gluten-free and use premium ingredients including callebaut chocolate, almond meal and real vanilla beans – absolutely no nasties. 

Botanica Real Food

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