Top Cheap Eats In South Bank, Part II
We’ve reached that time of year. The sun has set on the mid-sem break, and every waking hour of the next four weeks will be spent cramming, practicing, and regretting that we spent our last few dollars for the week at ‘that’ fast food chain…
So here we bring you the sequel to “Top Cheap and Healthy South Bank Eats,” to help you ensure that you start fuelling yourself responsibly day and night in the heart of South Brisbane in order to make the most out of all the good work you’ve put in.
1. Brooklyn Depot
Here is a burger joint that is fresh on the scene and promises to invite a food coma with burgers starting at ten bucks (or if you are really short, two bucks can get you the miracle of a chicken wing, how neat.) The geniuses at this new place were obviously given the heads up about the teeming student population in South Brisbane, as you can order yourself an old-time milkshake with a cheeky shot of sweet liqueur to reward yourself properly after any hard day’s work.
Check them out at – Brooklyn Depot
A few doors down you’ll find Denim, who serve some of Brisbane’s greatest coffee. However, my pick on the menu would definitely be their famous Jaffle. You can get the man-made miracle of toastie-meets-pie starting at $7.50, with fillings ranging from bacon and eggs, to baked beans and caramelised onion or lasagna. Yes, you read correctly. Lasagna! Served with classic Smith’s chips, this meal is sure to cure the munchies.
Gimme some of that – facebook.com/denimco
3. COTAH Restaurant (South Bank TAFE)
Now here is a restaurant that brings you the best of both worlds: fancy food cooked with love and mastery, and at prices that suit the uni student life. It is the students here that create the tasty food, which is perfect for other Brisbane students to devour while enjoying the economical benefit and supporting chefs who are still working on their skillset.
Ooh yeah, tell me more – facebook.com/cotah
4. Cafe 63
About a ten minute stroll down Melbourne Street for Queensland Con students and a little further for our friends at the Queensland College of Art (QCA), Cafe^63 is worth the trek. They have an exciting range of burgers and sangas or even $5 garlic bread if you are up for a quick carb-load. You missed breakfast? Not to worry, $3 can get you their famous bacon and egg roll or wrap or you can try a freshly squeezed juice to wake you right up. You’re welcome.
Sounds great, fill me up – Cafe 63
5. King Ahiram
Another West End goldmine that promises to leave you feeling both nourished, and mature about your responsible decision making. About a 15 minute walk from both of Griffith uni’s South Bank campuses, King Ahiram serves top notch Lebanese food that you can purchase in coinage while filling your deprived tum. The tasty and thrifty kebabs and three-dollar hearty skewers are just a couple of things on their menu that will make you a regular.
Sold, take me there now – facebook.com/King-Ahiram-Lebanese-Food
If there’s ever a time for brain food and good choices, it’s now. So take advantage of these suggestions, because those excuses of the roommate without boundaries or the alarm clock you “accidentally” slept through are getting tired.
Just take your pennies to any of these heavenly kitchens and relax as your troubles fade away.