While visiting Australia's sunshine state, take the opportunity to brighten up your Instagram feed at these ultra photogenic cafes, restaurants and markets.
From acai bowls covered in edible flowers on the Gold Coast to unicorn cronuts in Brisbane, you’ll be spoilt for choice when hunger strikes. We’ve compiled the most aesthetically pleasing and delicious bites for your bucket list.
Most instagrammable food in Queensland
Food with an ocean view at Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads
Having been awarded One Hat at the Good Food Guide Awards 2018, Rick Shores serves up some of the best Pan-Asian flavours in one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic locations right on the beach at Burleigh Heads. Take advantage of the natural sunlight spilling into the restaurant and a perfect backdrop of miles of pristine beaches to capture a killer food shot that all of your followers will envy.
Poke Bowls at Sandbar, Surfers Paradise
Visit Sandbar, a sassy beachside venue that will pull in your Instagram followers hook, line and sinker. With three variations of deliciously fresh poke bowls, choose from fresh tuna, salmon or kingfish served with sushi rice, edamame, avocado, cucumber, radish and red cabbage for a healthy and picture-perfect bowl of colour.
The Bloody Mary at Sabotage Social, Fortitude Valley
This dark, funky bar just a stroll from Brisbane's city centre serves an insane Bloody Mary that is as much about the toppings as what’s in the glass. Decorated with essential hangover food such as a Krispy Kreme donut, cheeseburger slider, fried pickle, jalapeno poppers and arancini balls, this boozy drink is not for the light-hearted.
‘The Real Lot Burger’ at The Real Burger Co, Townsville
While in Townsville, order the mammoth burger from The Real Burger Co. that was voted the city’s best and let the pics flow. This full-bodied beauty boasts a beef patty, rib fillet, bacon, fried egg, tomato, cheese, pineapple, beetroot, caramelised onion, a bunch of salads and a signature special sauce and comes oozing on a wooden board.
Rainbow delights at Piggy Back Café, Jindalee
Treat yourself (and your followers) to the most colourful brunch just half an hour from Brisbane. Piggy Back Café is home to the famous rainbow lattes that have caused a stir all over the internet. Order a vibrant breakfast pannacotta scattered with berries and edible flowers and a fruit and blossom-filled acai bowl for the ultimate foodie flat-lay.
‘Unicorn Cronut Cone’ at Eat Street Markets, Northshore
Unicorn treats and cronuts are both popular trends, so you can only imagine what happens when you mix the two like The Chocolate Komberry Co does. Take a snap of your rainbow soft serve layered in a cronut cone, covered in sprinkles and topped with an edible unicorn horn to watch your feed explode. While at Eat Street Markets, just twenty minutes from Brisbane city, discover dozens of other Insta-worthy treats including decadent funnel cakes, watermelon granita and epic donuts.