Graceville is not just a beautiful, leafy green suburb in Brisbane, it’s also the perfect spot for a shop and stroll! Along Honour Avenue, there’s a great collection of cafés, shops, clothing stores – even a boutique cinema.
The Regal Twin is a character-filled cinema that opened in 1921. The cinema has been owned by the same family for nearly 98 years and remains a favourite for both locals and visitors!
“We do European, continental, foreign language, British films and specialise in quality Australian films,” explained Paul, the current owner of The Regal Twin. He started working in the cinema when he was 15 years old.
“It was my own personal Cinema Paradiso. I was a small boy standing at a soft drink case, looking at the port hole operating the projectors. So, I’ve been here for a very long time!”
Paul’s not the only one who’s spent a few years in Graceville. Over 30 years ago, Peter’s parents opened up the fruit shop that’s now known as Superior Fruit. The fruit shop you see today is quite different to the one that opened all those years ago. The experience has evolved with the introduction of a merchant liquor license, deli section, homemade meals and café license. Talk about a one-stop shop!
Three Girls Skipping is another great spot for a hearty meal and kicker coffee! They serve delicious homemade cakes, pastries, savory snacks, as well as breakfast, brunch and dinners. All food is made on site and is free of artificial colouring, flavouring and peanuts. They also offer several gluten-free options so everyone is catered for.
“Three Girls Skipping isn’t a cool, cutting edge place,” café owner Caroline told us. “I guess I’m a country girl at heart and so the food reflects the food that I grew up loving and craving. I want people to have that same feeling that I had growing up when food was an indication of love and sharing and community — and that’s sort of exactly what Graceville is.”