Caxton Street

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Caxton Street

You can walk to Caxton Street from the CBD simply by following Upper Roma Street and turning right down Petrie Terrace – this should take you about 30 minutes. You can also catch the 385 bus from the city. Alternatively, if you live in Milton, you can walk down Milton Road and turn left down Petrie Terrace at the junction (Caxton Street is well signposted on the left).

Starting the tour

Start from Roma Street Station.

Section 1:

As you exit the station, cross the road and turn right down Upper Roma Street. Continue straight for about 10 minutes along the main road – there is a small railway bridge that you must cross, the Hogs Breath Cafe is in the middle of the junction it runs across. Turn right down Petrie Terrace.


Petrie Terrace has a handful of cafes and shops that are busy in the early mornings, due to the good value coffees and breakfasts on offer. A good example is the Expresso Garage, which has options for as little as $3.

Section 2:

Continue down Petrie Terrace for a minute or two; the turning to Caxton Street is on your left – look out for Casablanca and The Lord Albert pub opposite.


Karaoke is held Tuesday through til Sunday, or if you want to shape up your moves, Latin dance classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. On Fridays and Saturdays, there’s live bands from 11.30 pm ’til late, which are always hugely popular.

Section 3:

Continue along Caxton Street to number 33, Gambaro’s.


Gambaro’s, located in the centre of Caxton Street, was established in 1972, and is one of Brisbane’s oldest surviving restaurants, boasting an extensive wine list and famous seafood dishes.

Section 4:

Just a couple of doors further and across the road is number 38, The Street Cafe and Cauldron, part of The Caxton Hotel.


The Street Cafe and Cauldron, both of which lie under the Caxton Hotel, are chic and stylish – the Cauldron is especially popular on weekends and when screening sporting events. The Street Cafe offers hearty cuisine at affordable prices – for example; beef rissoles with beer-battered chips and gravy for $11.90 (yum!) plus a selection of bar snacks.

During midweek many of the venues have lunchtime specials, making Caxton Street a cheap option to eat out.

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