BNE May/June 2016 |
NEW FARM DELI
Brunswick St, New Farm
Edward St, City
FROM TOP: Spring Hill is just a short
walk from the city. Image by Koji
Hashimoto/Flickr. Brunch at New Farm
Deli is a Saturday morning ritual. Image
by Marc Grimwade. Cooling off period in
mountain water holes. Image fromwww.discovertamborine.com.au.
bowl of ramen at Taro’s hits the spot.
Catch and Release
is one of Gus’
works at Ashington Street, West End
painted abroad in countries such as Indonesia,
Thailand, Italy and Germany.
What makes Brisbane different from other
cities in Australia you have been?
Brisbane is special because there’s not millions of
people jammed into one place like Melbourne
or Sydney. The traffic alone in those places could
send you insane. Brisbane is a bit more chilled and
the overall attitude people have is more laid back.
What has changed for the better in Brisbane
since you have lived here?
People are starting to warm up to the idea of
street art and graffiti. In the past, it was very
difficult to get nice places to paint. Now there are
opportunities to be taken seriously and to paint
large scale pieces for everyone to admire.
Got a hot tip for visitors?
Sometimes after a long week some friends and I
grab brunch and chill out. Usually we wouldn’t
go out of our way on a Saturday morning to
do anything unless we had to but this breakfast
spot has got us hooked! New Farm Deli (900
Brunswick Street) is awesome; they do an Eggs
Benedict like you wouldn’t believe. They do all-
day breakfast except for a few items on the menu,
which is great if you want to sleep in. It’s always
busy no matter what time of day it is with about
20 staff working – no joke – which shows how
good it really is. It’s the place to be!
What’s your favourite meal to eat out?
There is an awesome amount of variety in
Brisbane and one of my favourite foods is
Japanese ramen. There is no better place in
Brisbane for a big bowl of ramen than Taro’s
on Edward Street (there’s another Taro’s on
Racecourse Road in Ascot). Their ramen is
made fresh in house with so much tradition and
care that it takes you to another place – it really
is that good.
Do you have a favourite chillout activity
away from art?
When it gets really hot most people flock
to the coast. Little do they realise that there
are some great waterfalls and rock pools not
far away. For example, Cedar Creek Falls at
Mount Tamborine is less than an hour’s drive
from Brisbane. That one is super easy to access
but it’s not the only one and the water is
always nice and crisp. It’s a perfect day out to
beat the heat!
A favourite short break outside Brisbane?
I like going to the Sunshine Coast where there
are some really nice beaches and places to
relax. And there is a super chill atmosphere like
everyone is on vacation and there is no stress.