BEST EATS Nana & Da’s (3) 12 Homebush Road, Kedron
Go for: everything from tacos to pancakes to Murder Mystery dinners – you’ll definitely find something to please at this cafe with a home-style feel just across the way.
BEST COFFEE Pod Espresso (7)
Shop 3, 275 Stafford Road, Stafford
Go for: the smoked fetta pastry rolls, beetroot lamingtons and fusion rice bowls. This is a real “something for everyone” cafe with coffee made from local cleanskin beans.
BEST TIPPLE Sasquatch Bar (1, 2 & 4)
763 Gympie Road, Chermside
Go for: the jugs of Pimms or sangria, knackwurst and chilli-tossed edamame. It’s slightly further afield but the espresso martinis made with Cleanskin Coffee Co espresso are worth the hike.
BEST GREASY SPOON Prova Pizzeria (6)
61 Wilgarning St, Stafford Heights
Go for: the Tartufo white pizza with Italian sausage and truffle paste followed by the Chocolate Nemesis – a flourless chocolate cake served with crème fraîche.
BEST HOTSPOT Stafford Skate Centre (5) 280 Stafford Rd, Stafford
Go for: the retro roller skating vibes. “It’s been a must-do for birthday parties for years,” says Hayden.