Best Restaurants That Deliver to Your Home In Albion And Hamilton

Want your favourite food delivered to your door? Luckily, there are restaurants and cafes in North Brisbane offering home deliveries for our safety and convenience. Here are some places to try in Hamilton and Albion.

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Brooklyn Depot

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There’s no need to drive all the way to Surfers Paradise to taste Brooklyn Depot’s gourmet burgers because they have an Express joint in Hamilton, open until 8:00 p.m. which delivers via Uber Eats. Just a tip: Get the hearty Brook Classic. It’s best paired with Brooklyn Depot’s twice-cooked onion rings. 

Phone: 0467045554


Instagram: @brooklyndepot

Samies Seafood

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Dubbed as the best fish n chips in Brisbane, Samies Seafood offers different types of fish fillet and chips, as well as a variety of seafood sides, oysters, and burgers available for delivery via Uber Eats. If you need to order for a group, try Samies’ family pack or ultimate variety pack.

Phone: +61 7 3268 1220

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Instagram: @samiesseafood

Petrichor & Co

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Bring the flavours of Colombia and Latin America to your home with takeaway from Petrichor & Co. This breakfast and brunch cafe was named by a local magazine as North Brisbane’s best cafe in February 2021. Need we say more?

Phone: +61 7 3194 9185


Instagram: @petrichor_nco

Jocelyn’s Provisions

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When you want to linger with a cup of coffee and take in the smell of fresh baked goods, the cakes, breads, and pastries at Jocelyn’s Provisions will not disappoint. Just do note that Jocelyn’s encourages customers to give them a call instead of ordering online. Plus, they have a minimum order required for each order so better check the website first before placing yours.

Phone:  3852 3799 


Instagram: @jocelynsprovisions

Vaquero Dining

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Let’s admit it’s not easy to recreate the scallops from Vaquero Dining. These perfectly cooked scallops are best paired with a glass of wine. Didn’t we mention Vaquero lets you order wine, too? They also have a feast banquet menu for two, perfect for a date night at home. 

Phone: (07) 3862 3606


Instagram: @vaquerodining

The Yiros Shop

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In the mood for amazing Greek food? Check out The Yiros Shop, an Albion based restaurant specialising in fast, fresh, and authentic Greek eats. They have an extensive takeaway menu of Mediterranean dishes, most especially the traditional yiros, a fluffy fresh pita filled with ripe tomato, red onion, parsley, tzatziki and chips.

Phone: (07) 3262 5890


Instagram: @theyirosshop

GoBoat Opens Kangaroo Point Pop-Up As Albion Site Nears Completion

With their permanent home in Breakfast Creek, Albion still under construction, GoBoat has launched a fleet of new eco-friendly picnic boats stationed at the Dockside Marina in Kangaroo Point. 

Though construction isn’t finished for their upcoming permanent venue along Breakfast Creek in Albion, GoBoat has opened a limited-time pop-up venue at Dockside Marina in Kangaroo Point to give Queensland a taste of what the vessels this Danish company has to offer.

“We’ve been so blown away by all the emails, calls & messages from Brisbanites wanting to celebrate occasions or organise get-togethers on our boats that we couldn’t let you wait any longer!” the company announced.

Each boat stands 5.5 metres long, fashioned from recycled materials such as wood and bottles. Shading will be installed to shield those aboard from the elements. 

The boats are eco-friendly and quiet, and the fact that they are powered by German electric engines means they do not produce any smog, nor do they make loud noises. This, combined with the fact that boating licenses won’t be required to operate them, makes them suitable for public use. 

By July 2021, GoBoat will have four additional boats to augment the present fleet.

Those interested in renting the boats can do so for the price of $109 an hour, $189 for two hours, and $229 for three hours. People will be able to bring their own food, beer, and even pets for the ride. Up to eight passengers will be able to fit in a single vessel, making them ideal for group picnics. 

Though the official launch of GoBoat Brisbane in their permanent site at Breakfast Creek, Albion has yet to be announced, their pop-up placeholder is located at Dockside Marina at 44 Ferry St, Kangaroo Point.

For more information, visit their website here. Follow their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and announcements concerning the upcoming picnic boats.

Max Elliot: Impressive Teen With Autism Lands Job as Chef in Albion

Max Elliot is an impressive teenager who tapped his love for food to get a job that he enjoys. Whilst attending school, he also works as a chef at the Brothers Rugby Club in Albion, where he’s not just improving his cooking skills but also his ability to deal with different kinds of people. 

This teenager has autism but it has not gotten in the way of his drive to pursue a cooking job. His mother, Megan, said that Max realised he wanted to be a chef whilst undergoing speech therapy.

The Elliot family took advantage of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to get support for Max to make his dreams come true. So, with NDIS’ help, Max has been manning the kitchen at the Ruggers Restaurant within the rugby club in Albion two half days a week. He’s also learning to work at the front of house when needed. 

“We want Max to make as much of a contribution in the community as he can, and that hopefully involves getting a job at some level, paying taxes, as well as getting all the support we can; but, we want his life to be as normal as it can be,” his mother said. 

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Max’s parents have ties to the rugby club as they helped develop the GingerCloud Foundation and the Modified Rugby Program (MRP) for children and young adults with learning and perceptual disabilities. His NDIS support team members are also PlayerMentors at MRP, where he has been playing since he was 11 years old. 

“Max now has these role models, all these wonderful young people, who make a contribution and are the right people modelling the right behaviours; and that’s who we want Max to become. They know we have a plan and a strategy (for Max) and they work with us to achieve that.” 

Megan said that they were inspired to build GingerCloud and MRP because they want to get involved in the community and help raise awareness for young people like Max. 

“So for all of our families involved, it’s about a celebration of every milestone towards a vision about what amazing lives we believe our young people can have, because, if we set the bar low, our kids will achieve it every time; but, if we set the bar high, our kids will work to that in our community.”

As a result, the MRP has branched out to Darling Downs, North Queensland and the ACT.

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Meanwhile, when Max isn’t at the restaurant or playing rugby, he still has his NDIS support for this speech therapy three hours a week. NDIS has provided him with a program to help with his writing and reading tasks for school. 

“It took so long to write and he couldn’t get his thoughts out; using ‘Ghotit’, Max can now get the thoughts out…so that’s been really exciting,” Megan said.

Max Elliot and his family got in touch with Carers Queensland’s NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in Brisbane at 1300 999 636, or 

Development Assessment of Hudson Common in Albion Extended

Hudson Common, the planned mixed-use development on Sandgate Road in Albion, is tentatively set to begin construction in late 2021, if approved. However, Council has extended the assessment period of the development application following the submission of some amendments to the proposal.

Alceon, through its development manager, Core Property, filed the paperwork for Hudson Common (DA A005515830) in August 2020, whilst a revised proposal was lodged in December. 

According to an official from Planning Services North, the extension was necessary to allow the urban planners to review the changes. 

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Alceon made changes to the development to address concerns like deep tree planting, providing adequate biking and pedestrian access, increasing the parking provisions fixing the traffic setbacks on Sandgate Road, and improving the articulation of the podium’s design and layout.

The company also committed to the submission of a 3D model to demonstrate that the building will not obstruct the views from Lapraik Street to the Taylor Ranges. 

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The Hudson Common project, estimated to be worth $200 million, will redevelop a former eyesore in Brisbane’s north into a mixed-use site with multiple dwellings (at least 77 apartments), office spaces, boutique retail stores, a supermarket, food and drink outlets, sports and recreational facilities, health care and childcare centres. The commercial spaces will cover 5,600 square metres whilst the office spaces will take up about 14,000 square metres.

Alceon has hired Cox Architecture and Arkhefield for the designs, which will also include a green space plaza to the centre of the commercial towers and residential areas. If all goes to plan, Hudson Common should be ready by late 2022 or early 2023. 

Part of Approved Microbrewery Site In Albion May Be Converted Into A Hotel

A developer is seeking to convert part of an approved brewery space at 31 Collingwood Street, Albion into a hotel that would feature an additional sport and recreation area.

To make way for the hotel, NGU01 Unit Trust and Ralph Lauren 88 Unit Trust will have to alter the internal walls, external façade, structures on both levels of the existing building. If given the green light, it will support the microbrewery, commercial kitchen, food and drink approved over the site in April 2020.

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The ground level would house the retained food and drink outlet and coffee roastery area; a 432-sqm general brewery and hotel area; a 108-sqm microbrewery production and storage; and a 76-sqm ancillary brewery retail sales. A laneway along the eastern and rear part of the building would be retained and the approved pedestrian access points will not be unaffected.

The indoor recreation area, measuring 500-sqm, would be located on Level 2. The subject site has existing use rights for indoor sport and recreation but the developers are seeking to include a group fitness and PT studio room in an area previously unoccupied by the indoor sport and recreation use.

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“The proposed adaption of the approved space as a combined hotel and brewery is consistent with the evolving nature of inner-city industrial areas and complements surrounding land uses in within the Albion locality,” said DTS Group in an assessment report.

The assessment report also noted: “The proposed development represents an adaptive re-use of part of the approved microbrewery space which, once the initial production stage of the operation is complete, will have available area to utilise.”

Designs rendered by Conrad Gargett showed the building would have a contemporary feel, with its plenty of glass windows and the use of neutral colours and wood tones. It is going to be located within an existing 2 storey building which has a building height of less than 15m, consistent with the expectations of the Albion industrial area.

For further details about the proposed development, see A005675120.

Craft’d Ground: New 2,600sqm Lifestyle Precinct to Bring Changes to Albion

Craft’d Ground, a new and massive lifestyle precinct, spanning 2,600 square metres, will change the way Albion residents shop, dine and enjoy their downtime once it opens.

Set for an unveiling in May, the site on Collingwood Street is the brainchild of the co-owners of Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar and The Black Market in Brisbane’s northside. 

Craft’d Ground  (DA A005675120) is built around a former craft brewery at the 100-year-old timber mill and will take up 500 square metres. The rest of the property will include a bottle shop, coffee shops, a national coffee roaster, an espresso bar and cocktail bar, a handful of restaurants, and a patisserie and fromagerie.

Plans for a live music and special events venue will also make up the lifestyle precinct. There will be a laneway lined with works of street artists and a section for hosting farmers’ markets. 

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Co-owner James Rennell said that this foodie and entertainment area will be locally focused and offer a more authentic experience. Mr Rennell and his partners thought long and hard on the concept of Craft’d Ground, especially after several businesses in retail and the food industry closed due to the pandemic. 

With renewing connections in mind, Craft’d Ground will be a place for people to savour great food and enjoy their coffee in an expansive space where there will be little partitions and more chances to connect. 

Visitors to this new lifestyle precinct can dine, wine or meet up and celebrate with friends, families and even their pets. Mr Rennell said that they looked up to Sydney’s The Grounds of Alexandria for the inspiration to Craft’d Ground.

The site is expected to finish construction in late May 2021 and will be ready for domestic tourism once the borders are completely gone.

Granddad Jack to Open New Distillery and Tasting Room in Albion

Gin lovers, you’ll raise your glass to this exciting news! Granddad Jack, the very first craft, spirits and liqueurs distillery in the Gold Coast, is branching out to Brisbane. The family-owned business named after their patriarch, David “Granddad Jack” Goulding, will have its second outpost in Albion. 

Granddad Jack boss Dave Ridden hopes that the new distillery and tasting room in Albion will start serving customers by May 2021. Construction has been heavily underway since the company announced plans to open the second shop in January.  

“The Gold Coast’s favourite neighbourhood craft distillery is bringing their small-batch, award-winning spirits & liqueurs to Brisbane,” Granddad Jack’s operators said in a Facebook post. 

“The family-owned business is passionate about creating the ultimate experience and are excited to join Brissy’s thriving craft culture.” 

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The $1.2 million-store in Albion might be smaller than its Miami facility but it will be equipped with a 300-litre still for on-site small-batch productions, allowing Grandad Jack to increase its yearly production to 250,000 litres. It’s also bringing much-needed jobs to Brisbane during the construction stage and when it starts trading. 

Meanwhile, Granddad Jack’s taproom will be fitted and decorated with reclaimed construction materials and pre-loved items. Here’s where eastern Brisbane locals could get a sip of the distillery’s award-winning drinks, such as the Greenhouse gin, 65 Miles, Barbershop coffee liqueur, and the Penny vodka. 

As with the Gold Coast site, this Albion facility is preparing plans for make-your-own gin classes, tastes test and tours as well. 

Mr Ridden started Granddad Jack in 2018 with his son Luke Ridden. They have been using a 90-year-old secret family recipe for the drinks. 

Car Park Proposed at Abandoned Post Delivery Centre in Albion

The site of an abandoned delivery centre used by the Australian Post in Albion may soon become a car park garage and warehouse depot. 

Developer Reeljez Pty Ltd submitted a development application with the Brisbane City Council to transform the site on Lever St as a car park for commuters and residents who have been parking in the streets. The warehouse facility, on the other hand, is for storing materials for construction projects in the inner northeast suburbs. 

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Despite the rezoning of the area for residential use, the developer nixed plans to build a large medium-density residential building. Instead, Reeljez Pty Ltd optioned a Material Change since the company deemed a residential development is “commercially premature” at this time. 

The abandoned site has an existing car park with 31 slots but Reeljez Pty Ltd said that, if approved,  this new facility will be electronic and managed on a day-to-day basis. Customers of the car park will also be allowed to use the space until 7:00 p.m. only. 

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But the Council informed the developer during the pre-lodgement meeting on 29 July 2020 to submit a strategic framework demonstrating how it plans to correct the issues seen, given that the area is for residential use. The parking and warehouse might also generate non-residential traffic that could lead to conflicts with pedestrians on Lever St and the nearby streets. 

Studio Thrifty 4 in Albion Sells Everything Half Price This December

Albion’s groovy Op Shop, Studio Thrifty 4, has a special Christmas treat for vintage hunters this December! The store is putting every item at half price for its biggest year-end offering.

Typically, Studio Thrifty 4 already sells their pieces at $5 each but for the remaining days of  2019, every item for sale at the store on Tate Street is priced more affordably at $2.50. To say that this is a steal is an understatement! 

Studio Thrifty 4 is set up at a backstreet warehouse but once you step inside, you’ll be transported to a wonderful shoppers mecca with a funky disco ball at the centre. This place houses some of the best vintage and pre-loved collections in Brisbane.

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Snag clothes, shoes and accessories for all genders and assemble a wardrobe that’s uniquely you. Score 1950s jeans and dresses, glamorous evening gowns, fashionable platform shoes, and classic men’s jackets which you can no longer find at any store.

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Studio Thrifty 4 sources clothes from donations as well as other Op Shops in Brisbane. Every sale made at this store helps fund Pay a Sack Forward to support the homeless. 

Open every Friday and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Studio Thrifty 4 is next to She Bangs. Most shoppers hang out at this cafe before or after scoring great deals at the Op Shop.

Join the Halloumi & Feta Cheese-Making Class in Albion

A short session on cheese-making is happening in Albion and if you’d like to learn a new and useful skill, this activity is welcome for beginners. However, seasoned cheesemakers may also join in the fun learning experience.

Set for Saturday, the 15th of June, the hands-on cheese-making class will be conducted from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Albion Peace Centre on McDonald Road. In just a short amount of time, participants will learn about the proper milk selection, inoculation and renneting milk for making Halloumi and Feta cheese.

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Think cheese-making is hard? The techniques you will pick up from this workshop will actually allow you to make fresh batches of cheese at home.  The class is easy to follow so you will be motivated to whip up the best homemade cheese for your friends and family.

The cheese-making workshop is limited to eight students only. Tickets are at $85 per person and participants have to bring their apron and head scarf, as well as containers for their cheese creations.

Tea will be provided during the class.