Paddington is the hip and retro suburb of Brisbane boasting the coolest cafés and wine bars as well as the absolute best vintage and antique finds.

 The main streets, Latrobe Terrace and Given Terrace, are lined with quaint cottages turned shop fronts.

Behind the white picket fences wanderers will find the likes of Atticus Finch Café with seats reserved for visitors and their dogs, fantastic brunch for the late risers at Kettle and Tin and Little Brew Cafe Bar which livens up in the evenings with wine, tapas and warm throws to cuddle in to.

Charming antique stores, vintage nic-nacs and retro clothing stores such as the eccentric Hobohemia filled with old treasures and the Paddington Antique Centre that brings in floods of curious souls all year round.

Paddington’s charismatic stores stretch down the many hills, peaks and gullies of leafy Paddington and mix in with the highly desired residential homes.


Location: Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland 4064

Vibe: Hip, relaxed retro

Known for: Vintage and retro finds and charming cafés

Local necessities: Woolworths, Chemist, Bakery, Newsagency at Paddington Central

Nearby: Red Hill and Rosalie

Accessible: Car and public transport

Zone: Inner city to city

Livability: High – singles and couples