What’s Trending In Brisbane Right Now | December

By Phoebe Grealy
6th Dec 2015

We’ve teamed up with Peroni to bring you our What’s Trending hit list: your monthly guide to maximising life in the city. We’re cutting through the chatter and counting down our top 10 hottest new openings, events, and trending happenings in Brisbane this month, so you won't miss a thing.

Has your Insta feed been overtaken with images of cool cocktails, super-sweet sundaes and drool-inducing pizzas? Mmmm hmmm, ours too! We’ve teamed up with Peroni to find out what’s trending in Brisbane right now and we’ve put together this handy list of epic food to eat at Brisbane’s newest cafes, bars and restaurants. 


#1 Burger Kings' Ben's Open The Bleachers in West End

The geniuses behind burger royalty, Ben's Burgers, have done it again giving burger-obsessed Brisbanites a new venue to nosh at. New venue The Bleachers in West End boasts a few fancy creations including a glazed beef option with pickles and tonkotsu. All hail the burger!

#2 The Doffle (Donut Waffle) at Lick! Ice Cream

Graceville must have felt like it won Willy Wonka’s golden ticket when Lick! Ice Cream’s first flagship store arrived last month. The ice cream is top notch, but top of our list is the ‘Doffle’ a donut-hybrid sundae that combines all of our favourite things (donuts, waffles, ice cream, obviously).

#3 Coffee Is Taken Next Level at Wolff Rost Haus

The fine coffee roasters behind Dandelion & Driftwood and Queen of Pops is coming out from behing the scenes and into plain view. Newly opened roaster Wolff Rost Haus in Hendra invites punters in to learn, sip and generally worship at the altar of coffee.

#4 It's All About The Base at New Pizza Haven Benzina 

Named after the Italian for ‘fuel’, Benzina in Kenmore is Pizzeria Violetta's daytime alter ego. Cranking out crispy filled panuzzo fired to perfection in the custom-made Napoli pizza oven, pizza for breakfast has definitely become a thing.

#5 Ben O'Donoghue Opens a New Billykart in West End

Freshly-opened Billykart West End is the second venue of celeb chef Ben O'Donoghue and this time he’s gone BIG, but stayed delicious. The restaurant is serving up brunch favourites such as honeycomb ricotta pancakes and Aussie Asian eggs.

#6 Try The Mushroom Cheesesteak Sub at PJ's Steaks

PJ's Steaks has brought all the goodness of the legend that is the Philly cheesesteak to the Valley. Fresh Italian bread rolls are filled with sizzling beef slices topped with lots of cheese.

#7 BUZZ Gasworks Jumps On The Scene

Newstead cafe, BUZZ has opened its doors in the Gasworks precinct for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Not only do we dig the pizzas straight from the in-house wood-fired oven and the indulgent burgers, we love also love hanging out in the chic interiors designed by guru Anna Spiro.

#8 Pete Evans' Menu Is Paleo Perfection

Celeb chef and paleo champion, Pete Evans, has opened his first foray into the Brisbane restaurant scene with Asana by Pete Evans. Brimming with fresh Queensland produce, the menu makes being healthy a delicious art form. Pumpkin pie with bacon bark for dessert? Yes-bloody-please!

#9 The Spanish-Inspired Desserts at Gordita

Hidden just off James Street lies sexy señorita, Gordita restaurant. Gordita dishes up modern-style Spanish share plates, but naturally our eyes are focused squarely on dessert; we’re looking at you poached pear with rich chocolate mousse.

#10 Buy Your Bestie A Beer at Barbara

New Fortitude Valley bar, Barbara has captured the hearts of Brisbane by announcing themselves as the headquarters of shouting. There’s a huge board next to the bar dedicated to shouting your mates a beverage; hand over your dollars and put your friend’s name on the board…next time they step into the bar, boom! they get surprised with their fave drink. Thanks Babs!

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

We're beyond thrilled to partner with Peroni to bring you the What’s Trending series—our monthly guide to the hottest new openings, events, and Instagrammable happenings in Brisbane. Each edition of What’s Trending is researched and recommended by The Urban List, and served to you by Peroni—our go-to beer when we’re after something deliciously crisp to sip. Look out for our monthly Peroni What’s Trending hit-list for everything hot in your city right now, and while you’re working your way through the list, relax with a long cold Peroni at the hotspots marked with a ribbon. Buon Appetitio!

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