This is big foodie news for north Brisbane. After hyping the launch of Everton Plaza’s new dining laneway, Park Lane, last year, we’re happy to say the first round of restaurants are open for business.

Yep, Everton Park just stamped its name on Brisbane’s culinary map. Let that one sink in.

It’ll take a few months for the entire complex to come online, but the first tenants have already set up shop. The guys at Stellarossa Espresso are already slinging excellent coffee, and they’ve been joined by a boutique salon: La Diva (think hair, beauty and nails).

But it gets better, 5 Buroughs are opening their new Brooklyn-style burger bar inside Park Lane tomorrow (14 June), and that’ll soon be followed by Neighbourhood Market Co (22 June), Acai Brothers (end of July), Sweeties (end of July), Comuna Cantina (August) and Corbett & Claude (end of August). You can check out all the new opening info over here.

The new operators seem pretty psyched about the whole thing.

“The Everton Park area is screaming out for good food and coffee supported by excellent service,” says Anna Edwards from Stellarossa. “We’ve got a passion to provide a genuinely warm and welcoming experience to all of our guests. Just like visiting a friend’s home.”

Most of the new stores will be throwing big launch parties to celebrate the EP launch. In fact, 5 Buroughs is doing 2-for-1 burgers on Saturday 22 June.

If we’re honest, we’re most excited about the Queenslander-style rooftop bar, which should be installed before summer gets here. Expect chill cocktails, good beats, and prime views of the surrounding hillsides.

This is pretty big for the northside food scene. Not that it was impossible to get a good feed north of the river, but finding a hub that has everything in one place was tricky. EP are trying to change all that and inject some much needed oomph into Everton Park. We salute them.

If you want to keep up with all the new opening news, check out Everton Plaza’s Park Lanepage. We’ll update with more information as the new restaurants drop.

Where: Everton Plaza, 791 Stafford Road, Everton Park
When: Open now
For more info, click here.