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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

It's hard to comprehend the Ekka – a staple of Brisbane's winter calendar – not taking place like usual, but it's safe to say that 2020 hasn't been a typical year. Although the beloved Royal Queensland Show might not be going ahead as we know it, we’re still getting a day off! That's right – the traditional Ekka public holiday has been moved to Friday August 14, which means we have a long weekend ahead of us. Many of Brisbane's eateries are opening their doors on the day, so if you've been cooped up inside for too long and are hankering for some quintessential cafe fare, top-tier restaurant dining or even a tipple or two, have a look at our list of what's operating this Friday!


Brisbane City, Spring Hill and Petrie Terrace
Bar Pacino, Brisbane City – 4:00 pm to late
Brew Cafe and Wine Bar, Brisbane City – 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Corbett and Claude, Brisbane City – 11:30 am to late
Felix For Goodness, Brisbane City – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Felons Brewing Co., Brisbane City – 11:00 am to late
Goodtimes Gelateria, Brisbane City – 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Greca, Brisbane City – 12:00 pm to late
Mr Percival’s, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to late
OTTO Ristorante, Brisbane City – 12:00–2:00 pm, 5:30–8:30 pm
Stanley Restaurant, Brisbane City – 12:00–3:00 pm, 6:00 pm to late
The Bavarian, Brisbane City – 12:00 pm to late
The Gresham, Brisbane City – 7:00 am to late
Walter’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Brisbane City – 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
WingHAÜS by Bavarian, Brisbane City – 12:00–9:00 pm
Yoko, Brisbane City – 12:00 pm to late

Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Teneriffe and New Farm
Barko & Co, Teneriffe – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bellissimo Coffee, Fortitude Valley – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Botanica Real Food, Newstead – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cheeky Poke Bar, Newstead – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
City Winery, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Dicki’s, New Farm – 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
El Cafe, Newstead – 4:00 am to 2:00 pm
Finn McCool’s, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to 3:00 am
Greenhaus Coffee, Newstead – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hellenika, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm to late
Hello Gorgeous, Newstead – 4:00 pm to late
Hôntô, Fortitude Valley – 5:30 pm until late
Industry Beans, Newstead – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ivory Tusk, Fortitude Valley – 9:00 pm to 3:00 am
Joedy’s Cafe, New Farm – 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
King Arthur, Fortitude Valley – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Les Bubbles, Fortitude Valley: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 5:00–8:30 pm
Little Loco
, New Farm – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Lord of the Fries, Fortitude Valley – 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
MAYA Mexican, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm to late
Mekhong, New Farm – 5:00–10:00 pm
Mica, Newstead – 6:30 am to 12:00 pm
Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen, New Farm – 11:00 am to late
nodo, Newstead – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pablo, New Farm – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Oche, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm to late
Only. Specialty Coffee, Fortitude Valley – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Rogue Bistro, Newstead – 5:30 pm to late
Salt., Newstead – 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
sAme sAme, Fortitude Valley – 12:00–3:00 pm, 5:30 pm to late
SK Steak & Oyster, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm to late
Streetcorner Jimmy, Teneriffe – 12:00 pm to late
Yard Doggs, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm to late

South Bank, South Brisbane, West End and Highgate Hill
Alphabet Cafe, West End – 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
Coffee Head Co., South Brisbane – 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cups on Melbourne, South Brisbane – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Denim Co., South Brisbane – 6:15 am until late
Grassfed, South Brisbane – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Gauge, South Brisbane – 5:00–11:30 pm
Lokal + Co, West End – 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
nodo, South Bank – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Nostimo Restaurant & Bar, West End – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Pie Town, West End – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Plenty, West End – 6:30 am to 1:30 pm
Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar, South Bank – 12:00–2:30 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Ramen Danbo, South Brisbane – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Suburbs
5 Boroughs, Ascot – 11:00 am to late
5 Boroughs, Balmoral – 11:00 am to late
5 Boroughs, Everton Park – 11:00 am to late
5 Boroughs, Rosalie – 11:00 am to late
5 Boroughs, Stones Corner – 11:00 am to late
Acai Brothers, Everton park – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Allora Gelato + Coffee, Newmarket – 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Anouk, Paddington – 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Banh Mi Factory, Zillmere – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Beerhaüs, Bowen Hills – 12:00–10:00 pm
Bellissimo Coffee, Bulimba – 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Beyond The Pale Bar, Coorparoo – 6:30 am to 12:00 am
Botanica Real Food, Camp Hill – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Botanica Real Food, Red Hill – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Brewbakers, Albion – 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cafe O-Mai, Annerley – 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
Cafetal Coffee Roasters, East Brisbane – 7:00 am to 12:30 pm
Canvas Club, Woolloongabba – 4:00 pm to late
Cheeky Poke, Greenslopes – 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Comuna Cantina, Everton Park – 11:30 am to late
Corbett and Claude, Everton Park – 11:30 am to late
Corbett and Claude, Upper Mount Gravatt – 11:30 am to late
Corner Store Cafe, Toowong – 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Dapple + Waver, Nundah – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Detour, Woolloongabba – 5:00–11:00 pm
El Camino Cantina, Bowen Hills – 12:00–10:00 pm
Electric Avenue, Woolloongabba – 12:00 pm to late
Extraction Artisan Coffee, Slacks Creek – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Farmhouse, Kedron – 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
Florence, Camp Hill – 7:00 am to 1:30 pm
Goodfolk Cafe, Bardon – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Goodness Gracious, Graceville – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Gramps Cafe, Red Hill – 7:30 am to 12:30 pm
Groundhog Social, Manly – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Harvest Cafe, Victoria Point – 6:30 am to 2:00 pm
Hatori Karaage, Camp Hill – 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Hitching Post Bar + Grill, Pullenvale – 12:00–8:00 pm
Il Gancio, Nundah – 12:00–2:00 pm, 5:00–11:00 pm
Il Molo, Bulimba – 12:00–10:00 pm
Josie North, Toowong – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Junk Bar, Ashgrove – 4:00 pm to late
Meat at Billy’s, Ashgrove – 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Meat at Billy’s, Rosalie – 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Medley Cafe & Restaurant, Kangaroo Point – 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Meek Social House, Woolloongabba – 6:00 am to late
Milk Bar Cafe, Ashgrove – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Milton Common, Milton – 12:00 pm to late
Miss Sophia’s Gelateria, Kedron – 12:00–10:00 pm
Monocle Coffee, Morningside – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Mons Thai, Camp Hill – 5:00-8.00pm
Mu’ooz Eritrean Restaurant, West End – 5:30–9:30 pm
Naïm, Paddington – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm to late
Neesh Bar, East Brisbane – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Ninebar + Kitchen, Coorparoo – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
nodo, Camp Hill – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
NOTA, Paddington – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm until late
One Eighty Six Espresso Bar, Red Hill – 7:00–11:00 am
One Fish Two Fish, Woolloongabba – 12:00–9:00 pm
Paddington Social, Paddington: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:00–8:30 pm
Pawpaw Asian Kitchen, Balmoral – 5:00–8:00 pm
Pawpaw, Woolloongabba – 8:00 am to 3:00pm, 5:00–8:00 pm
Piefection, Mount Gravatt – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Piggyback Cafe, Jindalee – 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
Ploughman Bar, Alderley – 4:00–9:00 pm
Proof BBQ & Booze, Windsor – 12:00–10:00 pm
Ramen Danbo, Sunnybank Hills – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Reuben’s Deli & Bar, Paddington – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sea Legs Brewing Co., Kangaroo Point – 12:00 pm to late
Seoul Bistro, Sunnybank –  11:00 am to 10:30 pm
Shucks Bar, Manly – 12:00–3:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Sichuan Papa, Everton Park – 12:00–3:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Sister, Hawthorne – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stellarossa, Everton Park – 8:00 am to 12:30 pm
Suburban Social, Camp Hill – 4:30–9:00 pm
Suburban Social, Holland Park – 4:30–9:00 pm
Supernumerary Coffee, Salisbury – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Table 26, West End – 6:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30–8:30 pm
Tandem Coffee Co., Paddington – 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tetto Rooftop Bar, Everton Park – 12:00 pm to late
The Bavarian, Chermside – 12:00 pm to late
The Brickhouse Cafe, Hendra – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Gift Shop Food & Drink, Wishart – 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Laneway Green, Springwood – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Rice Hut, Kenmore – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Told You So, North Lakes – 6:00 am to 2:00 pm
Uncle Lai’s, Mount Gravatt – 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, 5:00–8:00 pm
Workshop 14, Hamilton – 4:00 pm to late

Is your venue operating on Friday August 14? Let us know at [email protected].

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