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The Coorparoo Restaurants Locals Frequent

Wednesday November 14, 2018 ● By Chelsea Keim // Place Coorparoo

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Are you looking for a suburb that hosts the perfect balance between work and play? Coorparoo offers the option to come home after a busy day and head down to one of Coorparoo’s restaurant options for dinner, which are now known as some of the best in Brisbane.

The suburb is home to an endless list of lifestyle options including, cafes, bars, restaurants and other amenities like Dendy cinemas and The Coorparoo Bowls Club. However, the Coorparoo restaurant scene has been improved over the past few years with new places popping up left right and centre, which have taken locals and foodies of Brisbane by a storm.  

Factory 51

51 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo

Factory 51 is nestled in a prime spot in Coorparoo and oozes suburb history and charm. Once an old factory (hence the name) and now restored into a restaurant, bar and function venue, original elements like the exposed red brick still stand, giving it a rustic and homely vibe, which fits in perfectly with the feel of Coorparoo itself.  

The fairy lit laneway bistro offers delicious share plates and casual lunches, as well as authentic chargrilled pizzas. Locals have loved watching this place evolve over the years and now enjoy heading to Factory 51 for a quiet drink and bite to eat after a long week or day at work.  

It has become one Coorparoo restaurant locals are proud to call their own and namely one of the best in the suburb 

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California Native 

Corner of Chatsworth and Evan Street, Coorparoo

California Native is an original on the Coorparoo restaurant scene and has been loved by locals over the years it has been opened.  It’s atmospheric, casual vibe combined with a delicious array of speciality cocktails and food filled with flavours of the Californian and Mexican cuisine, is what makes it such a popular dining spot for locals. 

As well as being home to live musical entertainment, California Native has become a go-to spot for a fun-filled dining experience full of culture. 

Saffron Indian Gourmet 

Coorparoo Square

This Coorparoo restaurant is a newbie to the foodie scene in the suburb. Saffron Indian Gourmet is serving locals an aromatic selection of Indian food. The lush seating and floor to ceiling windows mixed with the rich smell of delicious Indian spices, creates an inviting atmosphere. 

The menu has a selection of classic Indian dishes, however they are to be praised for their adventurous and creative options as well, including; cumin-marinated fish, chicken chettinad and lamb cutlets marinated with cheese.

After only being opened for a short period of time, locals have already claimed Saffron as one of their favourite Indian restaurants in the area – not only for its authentic and tasty food, but for its location, style and array of drink options as well. 

Screen Shot 2018-11-14 at 2.00.28 pmPhoto Credit: Saffron Indian Gourmet

Special Rub 

Coorparoo Square

If you’re into a more indulgent, Smokey barbeque style meal Special Rub is the Coorparoo restaurant that you must try.  Specialising in Southern smoked barbeque dishes means this place is not fit for vegetarians, with meat being the hero of each dish. Slow cooked brisket, beef ribs (so well-cooked they are almost falling off the bone), crispy fried chicken and a selection of scrumptions and juicy burgers. 

You will be able to wash down your meal with a drink as Special Rub offers an array of drinks encouraging locals to come in for a while and enjoy the atmosphere and smell of smoked goods.  

Coorparoo offers locals an abundance of lifestyle options, especially amongst the foodie scene. The suburb is a hub for families without sacrificing some fun for the adult community with its night-life reputation building.

If you’re interested in learning more about Coorparoo, check out the suburb profile below.

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