A mum who uses adventures and outings around town as an excuse to avoid the housework.
Published December 20th 2017
Shopping, dining & entertainment hub - now open
Inner eastern locals have a brand new entertainment, dining and shopping precinct to revel in with the opening of Coorparoo Square. The old Myer site has been revamped to feature residential apartment living, with retail stores, cinemas, cafes, restaurants and bars lining the Eat Street Laneway arcade. Set to become a Brisbane foodie haunt, Coorparoo Square has the tastes of the world covered from breakfast through to dessert. We've compiled a list of the highlights to get your gastronomic journey underway.
Coorparoo Square Eat Street Laneway
It wouldn't be a proper dining precinct without the inclusion of a dedicated caffeinated pit stop. Kiva Han serves up a hearty brew to kick-start the morning, with light lunches and sweet treats available too. Let Kiva Han's air-roasted organic coffee beans work their magic, or take home a pack to enjoy making caffeinated creations from the comfort of home.
Barbacoa Mexican Taqueria is another dining experience getting plenty of attention in the precinct. Apart from the oh-so-cute exterior, the food selection is equally intriguing. Tacos, tortas, tostadas, burritos and burrito bowls are filled with mouth-watering slow-cooked meats, salads and condiments with a distinctly Mexican flavour. Meals are made to order and will have you salivating as you watch your very own Mexican masterpiece form. Wash it all down with a selection of Mexican beers, margaritas, ciders or sodas.
La Mimosa Gelato
La Mimosa Gelato is the place to visit if you have room for dessert, or even if you don't! Watch from the front window as their sweet icy goodness is made on site. With classic creamy flavours, refreshing tropical fruity flavours, and some unusual ones such as wattle thrown in for good measure, there is certain to be something here to suit even the most discerning of gelato critics.
La Mimosa Gelato
Beyond The Pale
The largest dining establishment in Coorparoo Square also happens to be the suburb's first public bar. Gastropub Beyond The Pale has a warm, relaxed vibe, with subtle throwbacks to old London town on the menu and at the bar. Industrial accents and rich timber fixtures are dotted throughout. Cosy nooks can be found to suit smaller groups, yet there is plenty of open space for larger groups and social minglers. There is a great selection of contemporary comfort food on the menu to keep you going from breakfast through to lunch and onto dinner. Pale pickings and poke bowls can be ordered to share or to snack on. At the bar craft beers, cider and Pimm's are available on tap, enticing visitors to stay on.
Beyond The Pale
Superfood legends, Acai Brothers, also have a new store in Coorparoo Square. All of their signature dishes we have come to adore can be enjoyed in this corner laneway store overlooking green space. Fresh and tasty acai bowls, raw treats, smoothies and juices can be ordered throughout the day for a feel-good treat.
The buzz around the square is big for Junk's newest Brisbane opening. Junk's Asian street food inspired delights cover tje diverse origins of Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine. The flavours are fresh and their service is fast.
To top it all off Dendy Cinemas have also taken up residence at Coorparoo Square. Ten theatres, including two premium theatres, and a lounge bar can be found here, turning any dining/retail outing into a full entertainment package.
Catch a movie at Dendy
While we're not all lucky enough to move into the onsite apartments, even if you're not a local Coorparoo Square is definitely still worth a visit. The Eat Street Laneway is looking forward to welcoming more exciting new retailers very soon. Undercover parking is available at Coorparoo Square along with street parking. So start thinking inside the square, grab your mates, and check out this eastside entertainment and dining hub this weekend.