Southside Bistro

Tucked away behind Sunny Park, this cute little café and bistro celebrates the marrying of centuries-old Asian cuisine with modern Australian dishes.

The laid back and rustic cafe serves up superb coffee, homemade cakes and a menu bursting with unique flavours and textures.

The young couple behind the popular haunt, Max Leung and Cindy Hsieh, are two culinary mavericks that are shaking up Sunnybank’s food scene.

Both second generation Australians, the duo merge the Chinese food they grew up eating with contemporary flavours, to create exciting and original dishes.

Dish

The laid back and rustic cafe serves up superb coffee, homemade cakes and a menu bursting with unique flavours and textures.

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Lamb Ribs
Lamb Ribs

These sticky and tender lemongrass, soy and tamarind lamb ribs are served with kaffir lime scented rice, fried onion,...

These sticky and tender lemongrass, soy and tamarind lamb ribs are served...

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Haloumi with Eggs and Strawberries
Haloumi with Eggs and Strawberries

Sesame crusted halloumi is served with cointreau soaked strawberries, a fresh radish salad and scrambled eggs. The cointreau soaked...

Sesame crusted halloumi is served with cointreau soaked strawberries, a fresh radish...

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Mushroom and Chicken Omelette
Mushroom and Chicken Omelette

This Asian-style shiitake mushroom open omelette is served with shallot and ginger soy, braised chicken, steamed rice and cabbage....

This Asian-style shiitake mushroom open omelette is served with shallot and ginger...

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Ramen Burger
Ramen Burger

One of Southside Bistro’s signature dishes, the ramen burger is made from fried noodles then filled with satay caramel...

One of Southside Bistro’s signature dishes, the ramen burger is made from...

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Bao Pork Burger
Bao Pork Burger

This double cooked pork belly bao burger is made with tamarind and palm sugar glaze, english mustard, pickled onion,...

This double cooked pork belly bao burger is made with tamarind and...

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Brioche Chicken Burger
Brioche Chicken Burger

A soft brioche bun is filled with sesame crumbed chicken fillet, avocado, curry apple mayo, asian coleslaw and served...

A soft brioche bun is filled with sesame crumbed chicken fillet, avocado,...

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Sizzling Chocolate and Almond Brownie
Sizzling Chocolate and Almond Brownie

This sizzling chocolate and almond brownie is served with butterscotch ice cream, macadamia praline and topped with caramel popcorn...

This sizzling chocolate and almond brownie is served with butterscotch ice cream,...

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Recommendation

A visit to Southside Bistro isn't complete without trying their signature dishes.

southsidebistro Recommendation Mushroom and chicken omelette 340x510 - Southside Bistro
Mushroom and chicken omelette

This asian-style shiitake mushroom open omelette is served with shallot and ginger soy, braised chicken, steamed rice and cabbage. Perfect for those wanting a breakfast dish with asian flavours and textures.

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Ramen burger

One of Southside Bistro’s signature dishes, the ramen burger is made from fried noodles then filled with satay caramel pork belly, kimchi aioli, wok charred greens and served with seaweed salted fries.

southsidebistro Recommendation Sizzling Chocolate and Almond Brownie 340x510 - Southside Bistro
Sizzling chocolate and almond brownie

This sizzling chocolate and almond brownie is served with butterscotch ice cream, macadamia praline and topped with caramel popcorn and chocolate fudge sauce. The dessert is served on a hot plate, so when the fudge sauce is poured the dish steams and bubbles.

Two culinary mavericks are shaking up Sunnybank’s food scene

“My dad is a chef who has worked in fine dining restaurants across Hong Kong and Brisbane,” Max said. “I’ve learnt all my skills and knowledge from him as well as being really interested in new innovative recipes from around the world.”

In their spare time, the couple travel around Australia and the world and dine at different restaurants, cafes and markets to uncover new and exciting recipes.

“We have brought our favourite dishes that we have tried and loved in Japan, Melbourne, Taiwan, Singapore, Sydney back to our cafe in Sunnybank,” Cindy said. “Max loves to work with our head chef to experiment with different dishes and flavours to create our menu items.”

If you’ve looked at Instagram lately, you are sure to have seen Southside Bistro’s drool-worthy fare across your Insta-feed. The cafe is known for their crispy ramen burger, sizzling chocolate brownies and its super crunchy and indulgent Wagyu-fat roasted french fries.

A visit to Southside Bistro isn’t complete without trying their signature slow cooked lemongrass, soy and tamarind lamb ribs served with kaffir lime scented rice, fried onion, mint and coriander. Or order their fluffy bao burgers stuffed with double-cooked pork belly, sesame crumbed chicken or slow cooked lamb.

If you’re after a sweet kick, the bistro serves an amazing array of desserts. Think deep fried matcha ice cream bao, honey and sriracha frozen parfait and milk tea panna cotta.

Open for breakfast, lunch and late night tapas and dessert, the bistro is the perfect stop at any time of the day. If you’re keen for breakfast after lunch, no stress – the cafe serves brunch until 2.30pm. And if you’re wanting a wine, beer or fruity sangria – the bistro is fully-licensed.

Owners

The young couple behind Southside Bistro, Max Leung and Cindy Hsieh, are two culinary mavericks that are shaking up Sunnybank’s food scene. Both second generation Australians, the duo merge the Chinese food they grew up eating with contemporary flavours, to create exciting and original dishes.

“My dad is a chef who has worked in fine dining restaurants across Hong Kong and Brisbane,” Max said. “I’ve learnt all my skills and knowledge from him as well as being really interested in new innovative recipes from around the world.”

In their spare time, the couple travel around Australia and the world and dine at different restaurants, cafes and markets to uncover new and exciting recipes.

“We have brought our favourite dishes that we have tried and loved in Japan, Melbourne, Taiwan, Singapore, Sydney back to our cafe in Sunnybank,” Cindy said.

Max Leung and Cindy Hsieh

Owners

In their spare time, the couple travel around Australia and the world and dine at different restaurants, cafes and markets to uncover new and exciting recipes.

Max loves to work with our head chef to experiment with different dishes and flavours to create our menu items

Restaurant Information

Shop 49 Sunnypark, Sunnybank QLD 4109
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