Best Things to Do in Moorooka

The inner south side suburb of Moorooka, which backs on to the original Brisbane bush tracts of Toohey Forest, dates from the 1920's when the first housing estate was built in Queenslander Ashgrovian style, with street names taking their names from World War I. Since then the suburb expanded with a major brick war estate built in the late 1960's and in the late 1980's saw an influx of African migrants, who established home and businesses there so that the main shopping strip along Beaudesert Rd became known locally as 'Little Africa'.

Today Moorooka is well worth a visit for its colourful multicultural shopping centre, with its traditional Eritrean, Ethiopian and Middle eastern eateries, grocery stores and mixed businesses as well as funky cafes and Brisbane's oldest Chinese restaurant: 

An authentic Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurant found in an arcade in the heart of Brisbane's Little Africa
Revamp Espresso Bar in Moorooka is raising the bar in this southside suburb with top-notch coffee and fab foodie fare
Ethiopian Village is a traditional Ethiopian eatery tucked away in the rear of a retro shopping arcade in multicultural Moorooka
Vizzeto is a pocket-sized pizzeria in Moorooka offering a fusion of Brazilian, Italian and Australian mouth-watering, woodfired pizza
Yeshi Buna is a charming little palm-filled Ethiopian restaurant
A little slice of South Africa found along Beaudesert Road in Moorooka, specialising in South African groceries
Todd & Pup is a popular cafe nestled on a leafy street in Moorooka, offering top-notch coffee and breakfast fare

This little green oasis with kids playground takes its name from Peggs Farm which occupied the site in the late 1800's before being subdivided as part of Mayfield Gardens Estate in the 1920's 

Side Street Kitchen is a cool coffee nook just off busy Beaudesert Road, with a leafy outlook offering all day breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake.
This little store in the 1950's Hughes Centre is packed to the hilt with Middle Eastern and Afghani staples and delicacies.
Brisbane's oldest Chinese restaurant stands like a time capsule in Moorooka, dating from 1966
Botanicafe is a cool little foodie's oasis tucked away in the Woolworths precinct of Moorooka
Dishing up traditional Iraqi cuisine from its home tucked away on Moorooka's main shopping strip.

Tucked away in Moorooka is this gem of a popular Persian and Afghani BBQ restaurant serving delectable authentic cuisine

Don't be fooled by the no-frills appearance because The Barra Boys serve some of Brisbane's best fish'n'chips

Image credits:

Peggs Park pic courtesy of Brisbane City Council

Zeitoon pic courtesy of Zeitoon Facebook page

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