California dreamin’ at St Baxter

California dreamin’ at St Baxter

Authentic Cali-Mex cuisine has hit New Farm…

By Candice Jackson | 28th August 2015

With a sign that says ‘I don’t like tacos…said no Juan ever!’ I can instantly tell this is going to be my sort of place!

St Baxter is New Farm’s latest hot spot, a Baja Californian-inspired Mexican restaurant owned by Ricardo Cruz and Graham and Sarah Waddell of the award-winning Baguette in Ascot. Bursting with colour and flavour, St Baxter serves up a top-notch casual dining experience with food that is seriously on point.

And while you’re probably thinking: “Another American-inspired joint, really?”, St Baxter’s variation on the theme is something truly unique in the Brisbane market: Cali-Mex cuisine.

But what is Cali-Mex, I hear you ask? Think American favourites mixed with Mexican madness: share plates, street food choices, barbaqoa (BBQ dishes) and five types of tasty tacos on offer (even one for the vegos)!

Pull up a chair at the window and people watch as you devour your choice of quesidillas, chorizo con papas, slow-cooked beef brisket, fish tacos, or the 12-hour lamb shoulder.

If you can’t decide on what to eat, they also offer a chefs’ choice option called the “Feed Me menu”, where for $50 they’ll arrange four mouth-watering courses for you, no brain power required. Looking at the menu, I strongly suggest that one of those courses be the Dulce de Leche: an ice-cream sandwich with salted caramel popcorn. Yum!

And you can’t really claim the title of Mex cuisine without some sangria, so I’m pleased to announce they have it by the jug – you can even choose between classic Mexican or pineapple mojito flavoured.

In terms of location, St Baxter’s Cali-Mex stylings are situated on the former site of Dell’Ugo on Brunswick Street, in New Farm. So get there before it’s booked out!

St Baxter
693 Brunswick Street, New Farm


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.