Taste Has a Reboot in Red Hill

Broadsheet Brisbane

People yearn for the perfect local. A place to catch up with friends or pick up a fresh loaf or just grab a coffee on the way to work. Jodie Macaulay understands this and has created such a spot for her Red Hill neighbours.


The new, improved Taste is a multi-purpose go-to for those who don’t want to cross either Musgrave or Kelvin Grove roads – a cafe, grocer and event space neatly housed in a heritage corner cottage.


“I’ve always loved this building,” Macaulay says. “I live on the next street and it came up for sale.” The rest is history, 140 years’ worth – the Windsor Road site was originally Gagliardi & Levingston’s General Store, circa 1875.


Of course, Taste has its own history as a handsome kitchen emporium. Since 2005 it watched over the almighty transformation of Fortitude Valley’s James Street precinct, then that warehouse-like space closed its doors at the end of last month. The way Macaulay tells it, for Taste to survive she either had to scale up or refine the concept. Hence the Red Hill reboot.


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