Breakfast gnocchi with mushroom ragu and bacon crumb, gingerbread waffles with cinnamon custard and honeycomb gelato, pork belly benedict. This and more awaits you in Hawthorne. (Thank you Sister Café on Hawthorne Rd for the fab brekkies!)

Residents of Hawthorne know a good thing when they see it. Trendy without trying too hard, Hawthorne is bordered by the river, Bulimba, and Morningside to the north. It’s a sweet spot that many have called home for decades.

‘Hawthorne will always be our favourite place to live.’

‘We’ve been here since 2009 – it’s the best inner-ring suburb for families.’

‘All our local shops are in a community environment rather than a big shopping centre.’

‘You know your neighbours; people are friendly and say hello!’

The local schools all have outstanding reputations. Choose from Lourdes Hill and Churchie for high school and it’s in the Norman Park State School catchment zone.

Fitness aficionados will love jogging along Hawthorne’s quaint (and sometimes hilly!) streets, and dance classes, F45, Pilates, yoga, and not to mention there are plenty of gyms to get strong if you prefer lifting weights, etc.

What’s not to love about this green suburb, so close to the CBD?


+ Get a health fix at Vive Organic Food and Health Clinic on Riding Road. They practise Acupuncture right through to Hypnotherapy, so for just about every ailment, they’ll know what you need!

+ This one’s no secret, but did you know the Hawthorne Garage caters? All your home entertaining problems solved with one easy pick up.

+ Love Your Local Markets Hawthorne is on the second Sunday of every month at the Jack Esplen Oval. It’s run by locals for locals and has a variety of stalls including farm produce and vintage items.

+ The Hawthorne Cineplex on Hawthorne Rd opened in the 1940s and boasts one of Brisbane’s largest curved screens.

+ The Hawthorne ferry used to carry large numbers of residents over to their workplaces in the Teneriffe Woolstores and is heritage listed.

+ Home to some of Brisbane’s most expensive riverside homes, the median price for houses at the time of writing is $1.1m. Hawthorne’s most expensive property is located at 106-110 Virginia Avenue and sold in 2018 for $11,128,888.

+ The Morningside Panthers, a leading AFL club in Queensland, is all about developing skills for the youngest team members, right through to providing a wonderful space for social activities.

+ Hawthorne has a low vacancy rate for rental property, and houses generally sell in a couple of months.

+ Check out Chemistry of Coffee and Microlot Coffee House for your daily caffeine fix (Our Inner East Team goes there a lot as you can imagine!)

+ Also, just down the road from our Inner East office is Victor Scot, a much-loved local business that’s been going for many years – it’s jam-packed full of Hamptons Style gorgeousness as well as the perfect gift for your loved ones.