Cafes
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Puppy-friendly cafe Atticus Finch opens in Paddington

Perched on a corner of Latrobe Terrace in Paddington, a sprightly new cafe is proffering wholesome eats and a puppy-friendly environment. Tucked in next to Knitch, Atticus Finch is the creation of Sandra Hind – one, a puppy fan (she has two puppies herself), and two, an admirer of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. more

Recipes
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Tuck in to a classic hot apple pie this winter

While our southern counterparts might scoff at Brisbane’s version of ‘winter’, we’ll still take any excuse to wrap ourselves in wool and hoe into comfort food. Of course no winter feast is done without dessert, so no matter how full you are from slow-cooked meats or stout pies, make sure you locate that extra dessert stomach and give this winter warmer a crack. Feel free to get creative with the pastry by carving out letters or creating a pattern, and serve the finished product with a dollop or three of whipped cream, custard or ice-cream. more

The Grocer
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Sup a superfood smoothie from The Sunflower Hotel

Vibrantly hued smoothies packed with nourishing superfoods and topped with fun chunks of cacao nibs and goji berries – these are the colourful creations of The Sunflower Hotel. Each Saturday and Sunday morning, the team behind The Sunflower Hotel preps the market stall for the swarms of early risers padding to the farmers market for their weekly grocery haul and a satisfying serving of pure health. more

The Grocer
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The Grocer: Taro

August means the start of taro season for Queensland, with the peculiar root vegetable available through to March. If you're unfamiliar with the bulbous specimen, its brown fibrous outer is lined with rough ridges, while the inner white flesh is freckled with purple flecks. more

Restaurants
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Ben’s Burgers brings the buns in Winn Lane

Ben’s Burgers has officially filled the hole left by much-loved Flamingo Cafe in Winn Lane, and if the bustle at the burger joint this week is anything to go by, it’s filling it well. Ben’s Burgers is the creation of Ben and Nick Chiu, brothers and co-owners of Apartment in Brisbane City and creators of A Love Supreme. The pair wanted to bring a new vibe to the laneway, tangling together their love of streetwear, good beats and excellent eats, creating a place to kick back with a bunch of friends over a few beers. more

Coffee
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Break routine and BYO coffee cup

The act of purchasing your morning cup of coffee is often so ingrained in your nature – the movements well practised and subconsciously robotic – that breaking an element of the routine can be something that takes time and a little extra effort. more

Recipes
Food & Drink

Build a fresh Vietnamese chicken banh mi sandwich

From the chaotic crannies of Hanoi to the sleepy beach town of Doc Let, Vietnam is a street-food lover’s utopia. Stalls stud street corners and markets fill city plots, offering handheld snacks ranging from rice paper rolls to marinated pork skewers. A popular street-food snack that has found overwhelming popularity internationally is the classic banh mi. Combining the French influence of the baguette with the balanced Vietnamese flavours of the fillings, this travelling sandwich is a street-food staple. Fillings can vary depending on taste, but typically include fermented vegetables, meat, coriander and mayonnaise. In the recipe below, we’ve opted for chicken dressed up in a variety of condiments. more

The Grocer
Food & Drink

Adopt an Italian olive tree with Nudo

While you might be able to fit a fledging potted olive tree on your inner-city balcony to harvest a couple of the green pods for marinating, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to produce your own olive oil, irrespective of your best intentions on your journey to self-sufficiency. However, a collection of olive groves in the east of Italy and Sicily are here to help. more

Cafes
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Gertrude & Mabel opens in Dutton Park

Having attended school across the road and grown up mere streets away, Danielle Diacos saw Dutton Park as a clear-cut choice of suburb to open a cafe. A culmination of all things locally minded, Gertrude & Mabel takes its name from two Dutton Park street names – with Danielle’s mum’s mum living on Gertrude Street and her dad’s mum living on Mabel Street. more