Mimi’s Foodie Hit List


This week we caught up with Brisbane food blogger Mimi Hyll of http://mimimusttry.com/ to chat all things Brisbane food, fashion and experiences.

Mimi is in the know when it comes to Brisbane’s tasty treats and she’s always on the hunt for something new to sink her teeth into.

After relocating to Brisbane from Adelaide, Mimi decided to share her adventure with cyberspace, chronicling on her blog the places she was experiencing in her new backyard. So, how does she like her adopted home city? Mimi said Brisbane is “a city with atmosphere and character without being overwhelming or pretentious – instead there is a real sense of local community with buzz and excitement.” And what about the food? “We are so spoilt here in Brisbane! The quality of the produce offered and the pride in provenance is amazing,” Mimi said.

So without further ado, here is Mimi’s Brisbane Hit List

A Faithful Breakfast:

Sourced Grocer, Newstead

Pablo, New Farm

Double Shot Espresso, New Farm



Sourced Grocer


A Casual Meal:

DA’Burger, Newfarm – for “their approach to making good, healthy burgers with local produce – the BBQ Lambsie and the Bus Stop are amazing.”

Francie Mays, New Farm – “for their Kung-Fu Tofu and Popcorn Prawn”

Tippler’s Tap, Newstead – “the beef brisket is my favourite, followed by their wings.”


Tippler’s Tap


Somewhere Special:

E’cco Bistro, City

Alchemy, City

Malt Dining, City


A Coffee Hit:

Pablo, New Farm – “reigns supreme for me with their Genovese blend”

Fonzie Abbott, Hamilton

Fitch Espresso, Newstead

Larder 2, Newstead







Eagle Farm Markets – “I love the acai bowls from Kiss The Berry, a cappuccino or hot chilli chocolate from Mr Coffee and I’m a sucker for Okonomiyaki with LOTS of pickled ginger.”

Jane Powers Farmers Markets at the Powerhouse

Eat Street Markets, Hamilton – “a fabulous concept and MKR Jake and Elle’s Chitty Banh Banh Banh mi rolls are epic.

Davies Park Market, West End – “great for an edgier vibe”

 The Young Designers Market, South Bank

 BrisStyle Indie Markets, Brisbane City Hall

The Finders Keepers Market, The Old Museum

(Above three for: Locally made and handcrafted fashion, accessories, artwork and home wares)



Chitty Banh Banh @ Eat Street Markets



Thousand Island Dressing, New Farm – “A visual feast”

House of Cards, Winn Lane Fortitude Valley

Elizabeth Arcade, City – “trawling for a bargain piece in the kitsch-cool noutiques that line Elizabeth Arcade.”

James Street, Fortitude Valley – “for retail therapy”


Favourite Brisbane Events:

 The Teneriffe festival (July) – “making my way through incredible food and buying one off artworks and accessories”

Brisbane Comedy Festival

Paniyiri (24 & 25 May)

Southbank’s Regional Flavours Festival (19 & 20 July)



The Teneriffe Festival


Day Trips:

“Mermaid Beach and Bureligh (Gold Coast) have some fantastic cafes and you cant go past the beauty of Montville.”


New Discoveries:

Samson and Sophie, Teneriffe – for “their locally supplied Veneziano Coffee

Kiss the Berry, Creek St CBD – for “their snickers bowl, although the original KTB bowl is still my favourite.”

The Eatery, Brisbane – “at the recently opened Four Points by Sheratin Brisbane which serveds a 3 course lunch for only $30. The food is prepared and made with wonderful local and fresh ingredients in a stunning open kitchen… great for CBD lunches.”



Samson & Sophie


How many of Mimi’s Hit List have you tried? Quite a few are our favourites too, and have appeared in a number of our top foodie lists over the years! We can’t wait to try more!


Follow Mimi’s food blog here – http://mimimusttry.com/

*Note: All image credits belong to Mimi Hyll


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