Spotlight On Brisbane’s Neighbourhoods: Paddington and Rosalie

Spotlight On Brisbane’s Neighbourhoods: Paddington and Rosalie

Brisbane is one of the most famous cities in Australia, and it is composed of several small suburbs including Paddington. This neighbourhood also includes the small community of Rosalie and it is situated approximately 2 kilometres west of the central business district of Brisbane. Just like other suburbs in this wonderful city, Paddington is situated on steep hills. This city was established back in 1860s and today it hosts a plethora of distinctive and original Queenslander residences. Find out more about Paddington, Rosalie, and the numerous attractions they offer in this article!

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PaddingtonAbout Paddington and Rosalie

According to a 2011 census, more than 8,000 residents live in Paddington and in the last years, this city has become a very popular and desirable residential location because it offers a multitude of attractions and benefits. Paddington is settled in a valley near the Mount Coot-tha and this area features a plethora of hills, peaks, and gullies. This suburb is mostly residential, featuring many worker cottages as well as houses with roofs made from corrugated iron which represent the Queenslander style.

People travel through Paddington using buses offered by the Brisbane Transport service. If the traffic conditions are favourable, a trip to Paddington leaving from the central business district of Brisbane might take just 10 minutes. There are also numerous schools in this suburb including the Petrie Terrace State School.

Paleo Cafe

Paddington features a plethora of coffee shops, restaurants, and bars where you can eat, drink, and feel merry in the company of your family members and friends. For example, if you are visiting this stunning neighbourhood of Brisbane, you definitely have to check out the Paleo Cafe.

This is a health food store and coffee shop where you can eat meals made from different types of ingredients such as seafood, eggs, vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries. Dairy products and sugars are avoided in this restaurant, so you should come here if you want to eat healthy. Additionally, Paleo Cafe also offers you a plethora of pre-made meals and snacks you can buy at reasonable prices as well organic baby products and natural supplements.

Lure on Latrobe

In a similar fashion, Lure on Latrobe is a quiet and relaxing place in Paddington where you can eat delicious breakfasts and appetizing cakes in a comfortable and enjoyable environment. Sometimes, they serve fresh gluten-free cakes as well as salads for lunch, casual nosh and haloumi fritters with poached eggs. Lure on Latrobe features an open courtyard which doesn’t get much agglomerated, even during the busiest periods of the year.

The Paddington Antique Centre

Brisbane is renowned for the multitude of antique centres and shops it features. If you love old items, you definitely have to visit Brisbane suburbs, including Paddington. Here you can find the Paddington Antique Centre, an impressive place which gathers more than 50 dealers of vintage and antique items. Prices are affordable, you can find products in good condition for as low as $5, and if you are looking for vintage clothing items then you should go to Retro Metro. Similarly, if you are looking for old furniture items, don’t forget to visit Estelle’s Antiques and Collectables.


Another interesting place to visit in Paddington is Anouk, a restaurant which opened recently and where you can serve a wide variety of breakfasts and other meals. Best of all, the doors of this impressive restaurant are open every day throughout the entire year, so you are always welcomed to visit with your loved ones.

This place can also host different types of events and celebrations and it is located in a beautiful heritage building, just a couple of minutes away from the Suncorp Stadium. Whether you are looking to serve a delicious breakfast or lunch while admiring the stunning panorama of inner-city Paddington, Anouk is the perfect place for you.

The Kettle & Tin

In Paddington you will find another lovely place to eat called The Kettle & Tin. This restaurant offers an all-day-dining menu which will eventually make you come back again and again. The Kettle & Tin was once known as the Pandemonium and it features beautiful hand-drawn artworks sketched along the walls as well as an impressive cocktail list. You can actually sip from 7 different types of Bloody Mary’s here. If you are hungry, you can also try different types of meals such as the mulled poached pear, natural yoghurt, French toasted banana bread as well as vanilla bean ice cream.

Gelateria Cremona

In Rosalie you can find Gelateria Cremona, a wonderful place which should be visited especially if you come to Brisbane with your kids. Here you can taste from different types of Italian gelato prepared by experienced chefs. Also, Gelateria Cremona serves fresh espresso and Italian style hot chocolate. Prices are reasonable and your experience will definitely be sublime.

Il PostoCoach

This place is situated in the middle of the Paddington suburb and it offers you an extraordinary dining experience. Here you can enjoy delicious pizzas prepared by professional cooks as well as many other famous Italian meals such as pasta, risotto, and so on. Il Posto offers an open kitchen as well as many open air dining options, to completely satisfy its
customers. Additionally, this Italian restaurant also features a comprehensive list of wines that go well with the meals served. If you want to visit this restaurant, you can find it on the famous Latrobe Tce. Make sure that you call before visiting and make a reservation on time, as this place can get quite busy, especially during weekends.

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