A pair of globetrotting hospitality lifers have put their accumulated knowledge towards bolstering Brisbane's cafe scene. Grange’s newest arrival Huskk is a sunny brunch haven from two savvy veterans of Michelin-starred institutions, plating up quintessentially wholesome cafe fare that foregrounds produce sourced from the finest small-scale providers.
Brisbane’s suburban bar scene just welcomed a stylishly appointed newcomer into its midst with the arrival of Quincy’s Bar and Cafe in Grange. Inspired by the work of acclaimed architect Archibald Quincy Jones, the swish subterranean spot combines the harmony and balance of excellent design with a quality boutique hospitality offering. Part community hub, part stylish suburban haunt – Quincy’s has been made by locals to cater to the needs and wants of the people.
Have you ever encountered a dessert so beautiful you could barely bring yourself to eat it? Suzi Unwin is a culinary maestro that specialises in the very same kinds of picture-perfect treats. After stints at some of Brisbane's best restaurants and sweet-treat dispensaries, the accomplished pastry chef has struck out on her own with Bella & Tortie, a bricks-and-mortar bakery hawking a range of cakes, tarts and snacks that are part mouth-watering treat, part eye-catching work of art.
Over the years coffee and cycling have become intrinsically linked – so much so that now packs of lycra-clad bodies are a common sight at your local weekend go-to. It makes sense, then, that the two interests would eventually come together under one roof. Last week Paddington welcomed a new cycle house and coffee dispensary rolled into one. Tandem Coffee Co. has moved from its former home in Grange to set up on Latrobe Terrace, hawking hot brews, fresh pastries and choice gear for speedy two-wheelers and the local coffee crowd alike.
Following success as a food delivery service and Eat Street Market stallholder, Wholesomeness is now dishing up its nourishing nibbles from a cafe and pick-up point in the Grange.
The closure of Crust & Co. after last February's floods was a serious blow for Brisbane's baked-goods landscape. But, like a phoenix rising from the ashes (or, in this case, mud), the brains behind the beloved loaf maker have returned to the scene with a brand-new concept in tow. Now open in a flood-proof part of Grange, cosy croissant slinger Oh My Bread is continuing Crust & Co.'s legacy of making phenomenal French-inspired goods, from dreamy danishes to stellar sourdoughs. Here's what's on offer:
Ahh, rosé – is there anything it can’t do? It’s safe to say our love affair with the pink-hued drop isn’t waning any time soon, and why would it? This summertime staple is a perfect drink for the warmer months. If you want to impress your pals at your next picnic or soiree, we’ve rounded up five killer bottles of rosé that taste bloody amazing and won’t cost an arm and a leg – because we love to help you look fancy without hurting your wallet.
Let's be real for a spell – is there anything as pure and good as a freshly baked loaf of bread? We think not. If we are being completely honest with ourselves, a simple artisan-baked sourdough or baguette is enough to put a smile on our face, but place us in front of a cabinet filled with flaky croissants, picture-perfect pastries, covetable cakes, tantalising tarts and dreamy doughnuts, and we're liable to cry with unadulterated joy. Brisbane boasts a bevy of fantastic bakeries, from the French-inspired patisseries and the woodfired wonders to the cake-making powerhouses and humble neighbourhood locals. Want to know who we consider to be some of the city's best? Read on ...
Making the dream of urban farming a reality is Brooklyn Grange Farm in New York City. Posited across two rooftops in Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn Grange Farm cultivates herbs, vegetables, wild flowers, bees, chickens and more above the city. From a pop-up small farm in Brooklyn to a fully sustainable business, this urban farm is just one of many that …
The closure of Bella & Tortie's Grange bakery was a blow to lovers of the concept's finely crafted cakes and unheralded pastry items. If you count yourself amongst this fanbase, you might want to sit down for this bit of news. Bella & Tortie is coming back, but it won't be a walk-in shop like before. From a grungy dark kitchen in Stafford, Bella & Tortie will pump out a range of celebration cakes, canelés and cookies – all of which will be available to order online and collect. It's going to be a game changer for anyone looking to mark an occasion (or devour baked goods without judgement). Here's what we know ...