Food & Drink

8 Things We Love About Brisbane

By Rachel Lay - 20 Feb 2016

In case you couldn’t tell, we heart Brisbane. Like, really love Brisbane. We’ve teamed up with Personalised Plates Queensland’s new I ? Plates to share this reminder of why Brisbane just rocks.

Despite our infatuation for Brisbane knowing no bounds, we somehow managed to squeeze our long list of things we love about Brisbane into eight measly little points.

1. The Food is TDF

We heart Brisbane’s food scene big time. It’s one of the only places you can legit eat fresh Moreton Bay Bugs, that means it’s totally acceptable to hit up Jellyfish for the ½ kg bugs more than once a week. Plus, we all know Brisbane’s breakfast is on a whole other level and will have Southerners and Northerners wishing they called BNE home.

2. The Arts Scene Puts The Southern Cities To Shame

Brisbane has matured into one of Australia’s cultural hubs, minus the pretentious vibes. QPAC puts on a damn good show; Queensland Ballet’s productions are world-class and show off just how talented us Brisbanites are. Plus GOMA is home to not only breathtaking and thought-provoking pieces of art, the venue itself is also a work of art—seriously stunning. Did we mention Brisbane is the birth place of a long list of talented folk who quite frankly killed or are killing it: Powder Finger, Savage Garden, Sheppard, Barry and Miranda Otto… do we need to continue?

3. Their Parks Are Pretty Rad

Brisbane has a pretty stellar line up of parks. There’s nothing better on a city jaunt than basking in the glory that is New Farm Park with a picnic blanket, a bottle(s) of Qld wine and your best friends. Add to that Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens and you’ve got two perfect places to  soak up Brisbane’s eternal sunshine.

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4. They Just Really Get Desserts

From Oreo Crusted Unicorn Pies at Chester Street Bakery to Strawberry Sundaes at the Ekka, it’s safe to say Brisbane is well and truly killing it in the dessert game. Cowch’s Naked Pops, Ice Cream Sandwiches at Mister Fitz, and the Honey Puffs at Greek on Cav… should we continue or are you totally with us already?

5. Literally Everything Is On Their Door Step

The Great Barrier Reef, Straddie, wineries, the Big Pineapple… all these Aussie landmarks are a stone’s throw away. Unlike Sydney, you won’t spend more time crawling through traffic on your way to a beach that’s actually in the city to be unable to find a spot on the beach and have to head right on back home. Nah-uh, none of that in Brisbane.

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6. Endless Summer Feels

Brisbane is home to pretty much an eternal summer. That means beach days, BBQs, thongs, and t-shirts are acceptable all year round. Ok, maybe not thongs. Chapped lips, freezing cold mornings, and grey, drizzly days just aren’t a thing in Brisbane. And despite not having of daylight savings (just like us!), their days are pretty perfect as they are anyways.

7. It’s A City Obsessed With Craft Beer

Brisbane is home to more than just Stefan’s sky needle—they’re pretty much Australia’s home of craft beer. Green Beacon Brewing Company, Newstead Brewing Co., Brews Brothers, Brewhouse Brisbane and Bacchus Brewing Company, The Scratch (to name a few) all call Brisbane home, and we visit them like, a lot. It’s also home to Australia’s best beer: XXXX*

8. It’s Australia’s Most Photogenic Capital

Brisbane is just plain pretty. Despite the fact that you may only notice this as you’re stuck in traffic on Coro drive with time to look out across the stunning Brisbane River, Brisbane has a lot to offer in the looks department. Head to pretty much any venue at Eagle Street Pier and you’ll be in awe of our city’s beauty as you gaze longingly at the Story Bridge and the Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

*This point is very, very debatable.

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Editor’s Note: This article is proudly sponsored by Personalised Plates Queensland and endorsed by Metropolist. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Metropolist possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy.

Photo Credits: Rachael Baskerville, Spiritland

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