In a world dominated by multinational corporations, it’s essential to remember the heartbeat of our communities lies in the thriving local businesses that add character and uniqueness to our neighbourhoods. By supporting local establishments, we not only foster economic growth but also contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our community. Let’s take a moment to shine a spotlight on some exceptional local businesses that are making a difference in our lives, and have always been advocates of O’Neill Estate Agents. As we near our 7-year anniversary we’d love to thank some of the local businesses that have supported us along the way!

Hillsdon Grocer: Freshness Close to Home. Say goodbye to impersonal supermarket chains and hello to Hillsdon Grocer, where freshness is a priority.  Stocking a wide range of produce and groceries as well as take home dinners, deli meats, baked goods and much more. By shopping locally for your groceries, you’re not only ensuring the quality of your produce but also contributing to the sustainability of local agriculture. It’s a win-win for your taste buds and the environment.

Hillsdon Grocer, 30 Hillsdon Road, Taringa

Toowong Family Vet: Caring for Our Furry Friends. Our beloved pets hold a special place in our hearts, seamlessly becoming cherished members of our families. Recognising and honoring the profound bond between humans and their furry companions, Toowong Family Vet stands as a beacon of exceptional care and compassion. We cannot speak highly enough of Kirsty and the team for the care of your fur baby.

Kalyan Lawyers: Legal Expertise with a Local Touch. Kalyans Lawyers Towong, a family owned commercial and property law firm, excels in providing efficient and cost-effective legal services. With a commitment to community, turning to Vinod and the team means accessing a wealth of local expertise. By choosing their services, you not only address legal matters effectively but also invest in the growth and prosperity of our neighborhood, reinforcing the bonds that unite us.

Rosalie Gourmet Market: A Culinary Haven. Explore Brisbane’s premier deli, Rosalie Gourmet Market, a family-run boutique food hall. Renowned for high-quality gourmet fare, artisanal products, and fresh local produce, offering an extensive range of international and Australian delights. From cheeses, bread, and patisserie items to cured meats, fresh produce, and kitchen essentials, curating an exceptional selection for your culinary delight. Your choice to shop here goes beyond filling your pantry; it’s a tasteful endorsement of a vibrant, local food culture.

Rosalie Gourmet Market 164 Baroona Road, Paddington

Verve Hair Paddington: Beauty with a Local Flair. Experience personalised beauty services that cater to your unique style at Verve Hair. By choosing local salons like Verve, you’re supporting the talent and creativity of our community’s beauty professionals while treating yourself to a pampering experience like no other. For the best blow dry in Brisbane, Leigh is your stylist!

Toowong French Patisserie: A Sweet Symphony of Local Flavor. Indulge your taste buds in the exquisite creations of Toowong French Patisserie. This charming patisserie is more than just a haven for delectable treats; it represents the dedication of a local entrepreneur to bring authentic French flavors to our doorstep. By choosing the patisserie for your sweet cravings, you’re not just savoring delightful pastries; you’re supporting a local dream and adding a touch of Parisian magic to Toowong. A must try is their high tea where you’ll enjoy a selection of both sweet and savoury delights, coffee or tea and most importantly a selection of delicate macarons!

Fridas Sip n’ Paint Paddington: Unleashing Creativity in Our Community. In the heart of Paddington, Frida’s is not merely an art studio; it’s a space where creativity blossoms, and memories are crafted. By opting for a paint and sip experience here, you’re not just unlocking your artistic potential; you’re contributing to the cultural enrichment of our community. Supporting Fridas means fostering a hub of creativity that echoes through the streets of Paddington. Our team have enjoyed many sessions at Frida’s and highly recommend the whole experience.

Frida’s Sip n’ Paint, 219 Given Terrace, Paddington

Peach Cafe: A Local Culinary Oasis. Nestled in the heart of Auchenflower, Peach Cafe is more than just a place to grab a coffee – it’s a culinary oasis. Housed in a quaint Queenslander beside a pocket playground, Peach provides both inside dining and al fresco in the dog-friendly backyard with little tables and chairs filling a light filled paved patio. Enjoy the all-day brunch menu and support a local business committed to bringing a touch of tasty excellence to our community. 

Studio Pilates Toowong: Nurturing Health and Wellness Locally. Looking for a fun and different way to work out? Studio Pilates, Toowong could be the place for you! The studio offers reformer pilates classes that will help you smash your fitness goals. Classes run morning and afternoon, catering to everyone’s busy lifestyle. The workouts are designed to give a full-body workout, leaving you feeling accomplished. The reformer machines are suitable for all abilities, and Lou and her friendly staff will take you through a thorough induction to get you feeling comfortable!

Bardon Trees: Sewing the Seeds of a Greener Tomorrow. In the embrace of Bardon, a local business stands tall, quite literally – Bardon Trees. This arborist service run by local Rob, goes beyond trimming branches; they’re about nurturing the green heart of our community. By choosing Bardon Trees for your arboricultural needs, you’re not just investing in the health of your garden; you’re contributing to a greener, more vibrant neighborhood and supporting a local business deeply rooted in our community.

This is just a glimpse into the diverse and vibrant local businesses that make our community special. From culinary delights to legal expertise, pet care to beauty services, each of these establishments adds a unique flavor to our lives. So, the next time you’re making a choice, consider the impact of choosing local. Let’s build a stronger, more connected community by supporting the businesses that make our neighborhood a place we’re proud to call home.

Byrony O’Neill