Best Things to do in New Farm

The historic inner city suburb of New Farm with its expansive river frontage, iconic park, indie arts hub the Brisbane Powerhouse and village lifestyle, is a mecca of fantastic things to do. 

From arts and culture to river activities, shops and cafes, here are some of the neighbourhood gems you need to discover:

It’s hard to find a more iconic venue than Brisbane Powerhouse. Spend a night or relaxing Sunday afternoon at Brisbane’s premier arts venue indulging in the spectacle of the weird and wonderful
The city’s grandest century old park, a sprawling 15 has space, is the green heart of the inner city, with rose gardens, rotunda, massive fig tree playground and more

The New Farm Park River Hub is part of Council’s River Access Network, which aims to encourage recreational and tourism activities on the river and to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities

Since 1975, this sliver of Italy in New Farm has kept locals supplied with their fix of cheese, cured meats, and more
Dicki’s in New Farm is changing the concept of veganism, creating the most delicious plant-based dishes that appeal to every diner – not just vegans
Pablo, one of New Farm's favourite cafes, is back in a brand new location with the same great breakfast fare
Joedy's Cafe, opposite New Farm Park, provides delicious foodie fare for breakfast & lunch, along with specialty coffee
Mary Mae's is a sprawling New Orleans-inspired riverside bar restaurant on the ground floor of the Brisbane Powerhouse
In the heart of Merthyr Village lies this one stop emporium for books, gifts, trinkets, kidstuff and lovely things for the home.
The iconic Village Twin Cinema, renamed New Farm Cinemas, features the famous Purple Room in fully restored glory
Dello Mano is Brisbane’s go-to for indulgent, perfectly baked brownies, with their second café tucked away in Merthyr Village in New Farm
A stalwart on the New Farm bar scene, this careworn cocktail joint behind the chrome and oak doors is the spot for a cosy tete a tete.
Located along Merthyr Road in New Farm, lies Brisbane’s hub for wholesome decadence, Mylk + Ko.
Located at the old Brunswick Street bus terminal at the end of the line, End of the Road Coffee is a cosy cafe with views overlooking the Brisbane River and New Farm Park.
Heal House is Brisbane’s most exclusive guest house – a magnificent historic Queenslander with just three luxury suites tucked away in a quiet New Farm Street.
Hellbound is serving exclusive spirits, craft beers and American-inspired dishes in their edgy New Farm bar.
Iwan is a charming, independent bilingual bookshop and cafe in New Farm, offering books in English and Persian
In a clandestine spot and painted a discreet dark grey, Spicers on Balfour is a traditional Queenslander converted into this sublime guest hotel that is in a class of its own.
The best things are almost always found in out of the way places and no more so than Double Shot Espresso
These markets with the imposing backdrop of the old power station, are a Brisbane foodie's paradise
Miss Jones is a quaint New Farm café featuring a killer breakfast menu along with popular Single O coffee
The Talking Toucan is a super cute cafe in New Farm serving specialty coffee, crepes and all-day breakfast fare
Merthyr Bowls Club is arguably the pick of venues for a weekend game of barefoot bowls.
Little Larder is a bright mod little cafe that serves a mean all day breakfast and good coffee
This club restaurant provides a lively no frills place to enjoy cheap Italian eats and drinks
The Moray, one of New Farm’s oldest cafes, has been reincarnated with a cool new look, a cracking new menu and a bar license.
Occupying part of a vintage brick warehouse in the leafy depths of New Farm is this gastro pub and micro beer boutique scattered with couches, barrels and retro country style tables and chairs.
Blue Bear Coffeehouse is a charming, folksy cafe found on a leafy New Farm street corner serving delicious food

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