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

The tents have been set up, the showbags have been stuffed with goodies and the rides have been switched on – it's Ekka time, baby! Brisbane's biggest carnival is back for 2019, and with it comes plenty of strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and treats galore. You know what else it brings? A public holiday! On Wednesday August 14, all of Brisbane gets a day off to enjoy how they please. Some folks choose to spend the whole day soaking up the Ekka atmosphere, while some might take the opportunity to catch up on sleep. Both are great options, but perhaps you'd like to use the day to visit some dining spots you've been meaning to tick off your list? Plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars will be open on the Ekka public holiday, and we've compiled a list of some of the spots operating from morning through to evening.


Brisbane City, Spring Hill and Petrie Terrace
ARC Dining, Brisbane City – 12:00–3:00 pm, 6:00–10:00 pm
Black Fire Restaurant, Brisbane City – 6:30 am to 10:00pm
Blackbird Bar & Grill, Brisbane City – 4:00 pm to late
Brew Cafe and Wine Bar, Brisbane City – 7:00 am to 10:00 pm
Comuna Cantina, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to late
Corbett & Claude, Brisbane City – 11:30 am to late
Donna Chang, Brisbane City – 12:00–3:00 pm, 6:00–10:30 pm
Felons Brewing Co., Brisbane City – 11:00 am to late
Jimmy’s on the Mall, Brisbane City – 24 hours
Madame Wu, Brisbane City – 12:00 pm to late
Mamma Do, Spring Hill – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Massimo Restaurant & Bar, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm
Milano, Brisbane City – 7:00 am to 2:00 am
Miss Kay’s, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Mr Claude, Brisbane City – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mr Percival’s, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to late
Mr. Edwards Alehouse & Kitchen, Brisbane City – 12:00–9:00 pm
OTTO Ristorante, Brisbane City – 12:00–3:00 pm, 5:30–10:00 pm
Pig ‘N’ Whistle King George Square, Brisbane City – 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Pig ‘N’ Whistle Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City – 24 hours
Pig ‘N’ Whistle Riverside, Brisbane City – 7:00 am to 2:00 am
Roti Place, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to 9:30 pm
Stanton Cafe & Bar, Brisbane City – 7:30 am – 8:30 pm
The Bagel Boys, Brisbane City – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Boom Boom Room, Brisbane City – 3:00 pm to late
Vapiano, Brisbane City – 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Walter’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Brisbane City – 5:00 pm to late

Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Teneriffe and New Farm
At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to late
Bare Naked Bowls, Newstead – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Barko & Co, Teneriffe – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Botanica Real Food, Teneriffe – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Campos Coffee Gasworks, Newstead – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Campos Long Island, Newstead – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cheeky Poke Bar, Newstead – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
City Winery, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Cru Bar + Cellar, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to late
Dicki’s, New Farm – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
DoughLord, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
Florentine Italian Grill, Newstead – 5:30 pm to late
Foresters Restaurant & Bar, Fortitude Valley – 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Gerard’s Bar, Fortitude Valley – 4:00 pm to late
Gerard’s Bistro, Fortitude Valley – 12:00 pm to late
Gianni’s Kitchen, Newstead – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30–9:30 pm
Ginger & Rose Cafe, New Farm – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Heya Bar, Fortitude Valley – 5:00 pm to 3:00 am
hôntô, Fortitude Valley – 5:30–10:30 pm
Hotel Carrington, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
King of the Wings at Green Beacon Brewing, Newstead – 5:00–8:00 pm
Little Loco, New Farm – 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
LONgTIME, Fortitude Valley – 5:30–11:00 pm
Malt Pier, Newstead – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Masters St Coffee, Newstead – 6:30 am to 2:00 pm
Mekhong, New Farm – 5:30–10:00 pm
MYLK + KO, New Farm – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Netherworld, Fortitude Valley – 12:00–11:00 pm
nodo, Newstead – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Osbourne Hotel, Fortitude Valley – 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Pig ‘N’ Whistle, Fortitude Valley – 11:00 am to late
Rogue Bistro, Newstead – 5:30 pm to late
Six Feet Under, Newstead – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sourced, Teneriffe – from 8:00 am
Streetcorner Jimmy, Teneriffe – 12:00–11:00 pm
The Balfour Kitchen, Fortitude Valley – 6:30–11:00 am, 11:30–2:30 pm, 5:30–9:00 pm
The Beat, Fortitude Valley – 8:00 pm to 3:00 am
The Frond Cafe, New Farm – 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
The Valley Wine Bar, Fortitude Valley – 10:00 pm to late
Wilde Kitchen, Teneriffe – 6:30 am to 3:00 pm

South Bank, South Brisbane, West End and Highgate Hill
Alphabet Cafe, West End – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Aquitaine Brasserie, South Bank – 11:30 am to 10:30 pm
Barbossa Bar & Bottle Shop, South Bank – 10:00 am to 1:00 am
Billykart Kitchen, Annerley – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cheeky Poke Bar, West End – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Chu The Phat, South Brisbane – 12:00 pm to late
Coffee Head Co., South Brisbane – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Grassfed, South Brisbane – 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Grown, West End – 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 6:00–8:30 pm
Kiss The Berry, South Bank – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lokal + Co, West End – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Lucky Cat Cafe, Annerley – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lucky Duck Cafe & Bar, Highgate Hill – 6:30 am to 3:00 pm
morning after, West End – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
NYC Bagel Deli, West End – 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
Popolo Italian Kitchen and Bar, South Bank – 12:00–2:30 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm
Pourboy, South Bank – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Ramen Danbo, South Brisbane – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
STOKEBAR Q, South Bank – 12:00 pm to late
Stokehouse Q, South Bank – 12:00 pm to late
Stone & Brew, Highgate Hill – 3:00–9:00 pm
Suburban, West End – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Boundary Hotel, West End – 6:30 am to 2:00 am
The Jetty, South Bank – 11:30 am to 11:00 pm
The Monkey Bar Cafe, Greenslopes – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Vvaldmeer, Highgate Hill – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wandering Cooks, South Brisbane – 6:30 am to 10:00 pm
You Came Again Vegan Tapas Bar, West End – 12:00–10:00 pm

Northern suburbs
Byblos, Hamilton – 11:30 am to late
Casa Cibo Italian, Chermside – 11:00 am to late
Farm House, Kedron – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Freja’s Cafe, Windsor – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Gusto da Gianni, Hamilton – 11:30 am to 2:30pm, 5:30–9:30pm
Huskk Cafe, Grange – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lemaire’s Bistro, Nundah – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Miss Kay’s, Mitchelton – 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Miss Sophia’s Gelateria, Kedron – 2:00–10:00 pm
Nutri Hitt Kitchen, Albion – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
NYC Bagel Deli, Chermside – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pineapple Express, Eatons Hill – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pineapple Express, Hamilton – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
St James Crabhouse Bar & Grill, Hamilton – 12:00–2:30 pm, 5:30–9:00 pm
The Woods, Mitchelton – 12:00–10:00 pm
Victoria Park Bistro, Herston – 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
White Brick Brewing, North Lakes – 4:00–6:00 pm
Willow & Spoon, Windsor – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Southern suburbs
Bar Spritz, Kangaroo Point – 6:00 am to 12:00 am
Botanica Real Food, Camp Hill – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cafe O-Mai, Annerley – 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Cheeky Poke Express, Greenslopes – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Corbett & Claude Garden City, Upper Mount Gravatt – 11:30 am to late
Electric Avenue, Woolloongabba – 12:00 pm to late
Extraction Artisan Coffee, Slacks Creek – 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
Florence, Camp Hill – 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Golden Lane Chinese Restaurant, Sunnybank – 10:00 am to late
Hatori Karaage, Camp Hill – 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
iPONG, MacGregor – 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
Lola Coffee, Woolloongabba – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Lord of the Wings, Carindale – 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Medley Cafe & Restaurant, Kangaroo Point – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Miss Kay’s, Birkdale – 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Miss Kay’s, Springwood – 11:00 am to 8:30 pm
Mons Thai, Camp Hill – 5:30 pm to late
nodo, Camp Hill – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Norman Hotel, Woolloongabba – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
One Fish Two Fish, Kangaroo Point – 4:00–9:00 pm
Osteria Epoca, Yeronga – 6:30–11:30 am
Pawpaw Cafe, Woolloongabba – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pearl, Woolloongabba – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Perch’d, Coorparoo – 12:00–8:00 pm
Perks Kitchen, Upper Mount Gravatt – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Piccolo Coffee Co, Camp Hill – 7:00–11:00 am
Picnic Cafe, Camp Hill – 8:00 am t0 12:00 pm
Sea Legs Brewing Co., Kangaroo Point – 12:00–10:00 pm
Seoul Bistro, Sunnybank – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5:00–10:30 pm
The Gift Shop Food & Drink, Upper Mount Gravatt – 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Glen Hotel, Eight Mile Plains – 6:00 am to late
Tuckshop Time, Woolloongabba – 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
Vapiano Garden City, Upper Mount Gravatt – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Eastern suburbs
1UP Arcade, Morningside – 2:00–10:00 pm
Ambrosia & Co, Bulimba – 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
Il Molo, Bulimba – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm
La Quinta Mexican Cafe y Bar, Bulimba – 12:00–9:00 pm
Lick! Ice Cream, Morningside – 12:00–9:30 pm
Microlot Coffee House, Hawthorne – 6:30–11:00 am
Monocle Coffee, Morningside – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sister, Hawthorne – 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
The Fishmonger’s Wife, Hawthorne – 12:00–8:00 pm
The Rabbit Hole Cafe, Seven Hills – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Rabbit Hole Cafe, Wynnum – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Wolfe, East Brisbane – 6:00 pm to late

Western suburbs
Abode Cafe, Taringa – 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Aether Brewing, Milton – 11:00 am to late
Ananas Espresso, Graceville – 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
Anouk Cafe, Paddington – 6:30 am to 2:00 pm
Bardon Thyme, Bardon – 6:30 am to 1:00 pm
Bare Bones Society, Jindalee – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Botanica Real Food, Red Hill – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Corner Store Cafe, Toowong – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Goodness Gracious Cafe, Graceville – 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Hai Hai Ramen, Paddington – 5:00–9:00 pm
Hunter & Scout, Graceville – 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
King Tea, Paddington – 5:00–9:00 pm
Lick! Ice Cream, Graceville – 12:00–9:30 pm
Lord of the Wings, Indooroopilly – 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Maria Caribbean Kitchen, Toowong – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Method to the Madness, Kenmore – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Milk Bar Cafe, Ashgrove – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Ngon, Paddington – 11:00 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30–8:30 pm
Paddington Social, Paddington – 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Regatta Hotel, Toowong – 6:30 am to 3:00 am
Remy’s, Paddington – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Reuben’s Deli & Bar, Paddington – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Wild Canary, Brookfield – 8:30am to 2:00 pm

Curious to see what else is happening on Ekka holiday eve or throughout the day off? Check out our handy round-up here!

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