I ♥ Stones Corner
Discovering a new neighbourhood is a daily exercise in looking out for the new and unusual, the nooks and crannies, and characters that make up a place. Whether you’re travelling or at home, each day presents the chance to see and discover something new.
As a newcomer to the Brisbane suburb of Stones Corner, I’ve spent the last few weeks exploring my new ‘hood. And what a treasure trove of the unexpected it is. In fact, Stones Corner’s not even really a suburb in its own right any more; it’s more a locality. The shopping strip is only about a kilometre long, but it’s crammed with interesting little shops and cafes. It’s the kind of place where people just start chatting to you for no real reason; they’re as likely to tell you about their latest surgery as they are to show you where the bank is. There’s a big old pub on the corner (the Stones Corner Hotel) that’s been done up and serves great grub.
Meet Monty…once a regular with his owner.
Outlandish, outrageous and outstanding…statement shoes for men and women! The Noticed Woman is right!
Is that a unicorn? Window dressing for UrsaLady Creations, owned by the lovely Ursala. For rockabilly, retro and vintage wear.
The Stones Corner Hotel, under the shade of some jacarandas and a magnificent old tree (a fig, perhaps?), dates back to 1888 and makes its own craft beer.
Already one of my favourite places, Green Door Cafe.
Shady Palms, a top spot for brunch.
18 Responses to “I ♥ Stones Corner”
Looks amazing. Enough reason for me to cross the river.
Come over, Goddess. It’s lovely on this side of town.
Oh if only I could live there! Oh wait, I do!!!
Ha ha! Maybe I will take a photo of you one day!
THAT looks like an interesting and fun place to visit. Great shots and I can’t believe you live there…how great is that?
Love the pics. I’m seeing Stones Corner in a whole new light. Must catch up for coffee or something.
Thanks. Now…if only I knew who you are….
Kay Dibben. Don’t know why I came up as anonymous
Hmm…it happens. Something to do with how you get to the page, I think. Haven’t quite worked it out myself! And yes, let’s have coffee sometime soon Kay!
Top spot. I like Stones Corner. There’s a great little Afghan grocery shop near the CBA opposite the pub.
Yes, I’ve seen it but haven’t been inside. On my list now…thanks for the tip.
Stones Corner. Great name. And you are going to look a treat in some of those shoes…
It’s got such character – enjoy!! And those shoes are something else!
I lived around the area between 2001 and 2004. Loved the variety of things one can do…naturally the Stones Corner Hotel where I would go with Dianne (my then ‘friend’ of the time) and hang out and make plenty of noise. You brought back some very good memories of her.
Another great memory was in the late 70’s – the old cinema over the road from the pub. Watched a double feature of band films. The Doors and Cream.
Going to get together with you before the end of the year even if I have to come and kidnap you :-)
Ha ha Mark! I’m sure that won’t be necessary!
True. I’m too lazy to stalk – so kidnapping sound like a heap of effort.
Stones Corner – the most wonderful, cute and crazy people live there. Shops galore and amazing houses. I will be back. More photos please. Well done, Lee.
Are you calling me cute? Or crazy? Maybe I’m both. There’s plenty more where these came from. Can’t wait for a Christmas at Stones Corner photo opp.