Darling & Co – 157 Given Terrace.

So – you’ve arrived at your digs in Red Hill in Brisbane and wondering what to do. Where to eat, get a coffee, have a drink. This info is included in our online guidebook for this apartment. However we thought we could run you through a few of our picks and highlights in this post to save you some time and get you up to speed on the suburb.

So, you’re up early and looking for the best place close by to get a cracking coffee? There are so many great coffee spots close by your Clifton Terrace apartment that we have had to cull them down for this post. Many more are spruiked in our online guide book for this apartment. Here are just a couple to whet your appetite.

Just a short walk from our Red Hill apartments, you’ll find Scout Cafe on Petrie Terrace (at 190), overlooking Hardgrave Park. Great coffee and a great menu. We highly recommend. Here are some extracts from a review of Scout Cafe on The Meeting Place Cafe staff collective:

“Scout is about as hipster of a cafe as you’ll find. The menu is filled with unique tonics, fresh juices, and quality coffees. Peek at the food menu and you’ll find an ample amount of avocado and interesting names for garnishes. The cafe itself is decorated with mismatched tables and art, and features goods from local artists to purchase. Of course, there’s some hanging plants too, because can you even call it a cafe these days if it doesn’t have some good plant life? Looking for a savory breakfast big enough to split (or just for yourself, no judgements here)? Order the Scouts Honor, which can be ordered the meat-filled way or vegetarian, which are equally satisfying and delicious.

If you’re hoping for something on the sweeter side, treat yourself with the brioche french toast that’s served with chocolate ganache, mandarin oranges, almonds, and vanilla ice cream. Yeah, you read that right.”

Then there is Plum Tucker at 5 Enoggera Terrace. Plum Tucker always has a good crowd for coffee and dining, and for good reason as we found out. The coffee is good and the ambience is chilled with staff letting you take time to order. Having chosen the Reuben sandwich and my partner the Sweet potato and avocado, both dishes were delicious and well presented. Overall a really nice dining experience and priced reasonably. 

Thinking of Dining out at night? We have some great Bar and Restaurant suggestions as well starting with Hai Hai which is a Japanese venue that offers delicious no-nonsense ramen, steam buns and sides, with Japanese beers and sake in a funky space. A must visit! Our one local fine dining recommendations is Deer Duck Bistro at 396 Milton Road. A great option for a degustation experience. What you will get is a fine dining experience set in a small space with quirky antique furnishings. Darling and Co has it all and you can linger there for all meals if you choose. It is at 157 Given Terrace. This praise for Darling & Co on Concrete Playground:

“Darling & Co classes up its corner of the inner west. With a sustainable, seasonal produce-heavy menu that includes the likes of roasted spatchcock and yellow fin tuna tacos as well as hand-stretched pizzas, plus an extensive range of boutique Australian and international wines, the bar and restaurant isn’t the kind of place you just drop by on the way to and from the footy.

Instead, think relaxing beverages and leisurely meals, as consumed across a mix of individual tables, cosy booths and communal dining that can seat 300 diners. Think wi-fi, bike racks and dog bowls, too — perhaps for those stopping in for a work meeting, in the middle of a workout or with their pet pooch. Darling & Co wants to be the type of establishment you can head to for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks or coffee, and likely won’t want to leave in between.”

So enjoy it all – why not? Have a great stay with Uptown Apartments Red Hill from David and Nicki Lee.

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