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by Laura Marshall (subscribe)
Brisbane, born and bred.
Published November 29th 2010
Long has the word 'Gabba' been synonymous with cricket, and that's about it. Thanks to the recent 'updrade' of the Woolloongabba end of Logan Road this is no longer the case. Now, you can add antiques, fine dining, cool bars and funky boutiques to the list of words associated with Woolloongabba.

Start the morning with a homemade pastry or muffin from the Pearl Café or a delicious breakfast at Brown Dog Cafe. Once sated, hit the local shops for all things old and new. For old, there is the Gabba Fiveways Antique Emporium. For the new, you have Absolutely Fabulous and Lavish Essentials, both with a huge range of unique homewares, fashion and jewellery.

For lunch it is impossible to go past The Crosstown Eating House, whose excellent range of share plates are perfect for a light lunch and even more perfect for a not-so-light lunch – try the ribs, you won't be disappointed.

For dinner and drinks you are spoiled for choice. Bistrot Bistro is a modern Australian French restaurant (open for breakfast on Sundays), that serves a range of deliciousness from Foie Gras to a Wagyu cheeseburger. Or try 1889 Enoteca where, as the website states, "A passion for putting great Italian wine and food on a pedestal is the driving force". Or go back to Crosstown Eating House and eat more ribs.

Whether you want breakfast, coffee and cake, lunch, dinner, drinks, shopping or just a casual stroll, you'll find what you are looking for in the 'new Woolloongabba'.
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Why? One of the many reasons why Sydney and Melbourne are now the poor man's Brisbane.
When: Whenever you like
Where: Logan Road, Woolloongabba
Woolloongabba is actually a very nice area, it is close to the city and has thant olden day, but yet mordern look to it. I went there a few months ago and stayed at one of the apartments. I think the Gabba hotel, and it had very nice little room and excellent price for such a good location. There were some little shops underneath and a great bakery owned by some Asian people who had the best and biggest ever caramel pie with cream, only for 7 dollars.
By Lil Uni Girl - senior reviewer
Saturday, 1st of January @ 05:26 am
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