Inside Everton Park’s Epic New Foodie Laneway

This is big foodie news for north Brisbane. After hyping the launch of Everton Plaza’s new dining laneway, Park Lane, last year, we’re happy to say the first round of restaurants are open for business.

Yep, Everton Park just stamped its name on Brisbane’s culinary map. Let that one sink in.

It’ll take a few months for the entire complex to come online, but the first tenants have already set up shop. The guys at Stellarossa Espresso are already slinging excellent coffee, and they’ve been joined by a boutique salon: La Diva (think hair, beauty and nails).

But it gets better, 5 Buroughs have opened their new Brooklyn-style burger bar inside Park Lane (and will be slinging 2-for-1 burgers all day on Saturday, July 22 – start queueing now), and Neighbourhood Market Co are opening the doors on their array of meats, cheeses, breads, fruit, vegetables and more on the same day. Following them will be Acai Brothers (end of July), Sweeties (end of July), Comuna Cantina (August) and Corbett & Claude (end of August).

The new operators seem pretty psyched about the whole thing.“The Everton Park area is screaming out for good food and coffee supported by excellent service,” says Anna Edwards from Stellarossa. “We’ve got a passion to provide a genuinely warm and welcoming experience to all of our guests. Just like visiting a friend’s home.”

Most of the new stores will be throwing big launch parties to celebrate the EP launch. In fact, on June 22, along with 5 Buroughs putting on 2-for-1 burgers for the day, Stella Rosa will be pouring free coffee from 7-11am and Neighbourhood Market Co will have deals and specials for locals keen on being the first shoppers through the door.

If we’re honest, we’re most excited about the Queenslander-style rooftop bar, which should be installed before summer gets here. Expect chill cocktails, good beats, and prime views of the surrounding hillsides.

This is pretty big for the northside food scene. Not that it was impossible to get a good feed north of the river, but finding a hub that has everything in one place was tricky. EP are trying to change all that and inject some much needed oomph into Everton Park. We salute them.


Where: Everton Plaza, 791 Stafford Road, Everton Park
When: Open now