Suburb Guide: Greenbank

15th February 2019

Read Mirvac's Greenbank suburb guide. From gourmet cafes, restaurants and history in this semi-rural Queensland suburb 40 minutes from Brisbane.

Just 40 minutes south of Brisbane, there’s a lot to love about the leafy suburb of Greenbank. Here’s five reasons to check it out.

Located in Logan City south of Brisbane, semi-rural Greenbank has a rich pastoral history and was once an important stop on the Cobb & Co coach route. Today the suburb is attracting people who demand the best of both worlds; the space to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle while still having all the amenities of an urban dweller. If you’re looking for leafy tranquillity with easy access to Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Greenbank should definitely be on your radar. Here, a selection of what this family-friendly community has to offer…

1. The Good Bean

While there are plenty of top coffee spots in the area, locals will tell you that Lotus Cafe is a stand-out for its precision-made locally roasted coffee. Open for breakfast and lunch, Lotus is particularly accommodating to diners with dietary requirements, with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options available. There’s an outdoor play area for kids and furred friends are welcome, too. 

145 Sinnathamby Boulevard
Springfield Central, QLD 4300

2. A Warm Welcome

“Our aim is to put people on the path to being able to thrive,” says Bonfire Yoga CEO Wendy Goulding. Yoga is performed in a studio heated to 37 degrees, the heat helping to relax the muscles as asanas are performed. You don’t need to be a yoga guru or a gym junkie to attend one of the 18 weekly sessions either, with the classes attracting a wide demographic of ages and fitness levels, according to Goulding. 

bonfireyoga.com.au

Unit 13, 59 Eastern Road
Browns Plains, QLD 41180
(07) 3800 7140

3. Down-home Barbecue

Busy lunchtimes at BLVD often feature locals tucking in their napkins and digging into sticky ribs or two-handed burgers at this flag-waving American barbecue restaurant. Owner Ted Matthews bought the restaurant from well-regarded chef Josh Lawson (ex-Two Small Rooms) 12 months ago, and the team has carried on smoking and slow-cooking meat and making all their own rubs and sauces. Sweet tooths will find a tough choice between chocolate brownies, pumpkin pie or the brûlée. 

blvdrestaurant.com.au

7/1 Springfield Lakes Boulevard
Springfield Lakes, QLD 4300
(07) 3818 8423

4. A Close Shave

The fit-out at the Ace of Blade barbershop – think wood-panelled walls, tessellated tiles and leather chairs – along with the old-school service by white-jacketed staff suggests a time gone by, but as locals will testify, the sharp cuts are always bang up-to-date. Bearded gentleman are particularly well served, with wet shaves and reshapes finished off with a hot towel. Cuts come with plenty of at-home styling advice and product recommendations to keep it looking fresh.  

10/20 Eastern Road
Browns Plains, QLD 4118
(07) 3806 6262

5. An Old Faithful

Starting life in a modest brick building in 1991, Greenbank RSL is today a multi-level, multi-functional centre offering entertainment, community activities and two restaurants. The Gardens cafe has a globally roaming menu with dishes such as soft steamed Peking duck bao or twice-cooked pork belly with Asian slaw, while The Grange Buffet restaurant has a smartly priced weekend seafood option. A supervised kids’ club with a collection of both retro and contemporary video games means parents can dine or take in a show in peace. 

greenbankrsl.com.au

54 Anzac Avenue
Hillcrest, QLD 4118
(07) 3800 7746