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Get your primo pastry fix at Sprout Artistan Bakery's James Street pop-up
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Get your primo pastry fix at Sprout Artistan Bakery’s James Street pop-up

Those of you who picked up baking as a lockdown pastime can attest that making sourdough from scratch is something of an art form. Every time our attempts resulted in lumpy inedible bricks, our respect for bakers went up several notches. The team behind Sprout Artisan Bakery have not only nailed the art of bread making, but have the golden touch when it comes to just about any form of baked goods. Fans of Sprout's covetable croissants, divine danishes, tantalising tarts and spot-on sourdough loaves will be stoked to hear that the crew has just opened a new pop-up retail location on James Street – handy for carb-loving folks who feel baking is best left to the professionals. more

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Moonshine Coffee
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best pies

Forget your run-of-the-mill lukewarm servo pie – a real pie is a thing of beauty. Comfort food doesn’t get much more comforting than a great pie. Here is our list for must-try pies – you’ll never look at a Four’N Twenty the same ever again. more

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Superthing | Brisbane's best bakeries
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best bakeries

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, tantalising tarts and dreamy doughnuts, and we're overcome with joy. Brisbane boasts a bevy of fantastic bakeries – each stocked with a salivation-worthy selection of goodies. Want to know who we consider to be some of the city's best? Read on ... more

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Feast your eyes upon West End's new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing
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Feast your eyes upon West End’s new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing

They say it takes a lifetime to perfect the art of croissant making. For Eddy Tice and Ania Kutek, this is a challenge they welcome with open arms. After winning the hearts of Brisbane carb lovers with their popular NYC Bagel Deli, the duo has gone a little flaky – in the best way possible. Their latest project is Superthing, the pink-hued croissanterie Brisbane never knew it so desperately needed. more

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Woolloongabba brunch spot Pawpaw teams up with Sprout Artisan Bakery and friends for a pop-up bakehouse
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Woolloongabba brunch spot Pawpaw teams up with Sprout Artisan Bakery and friends for a pop-up bakehouse

If anything is going to get us through self-isolation (without going completely crazy), it's the sweet relief of baked goods. With eggs, flour and just about everything you need to bake at home now listed as a hot commodity due to growing demand, it looks like homemade banana bread may be off the quarantine menu. Luckily for us, Woolloongabba's much-loved brunch locale Pawpaw has got our carb-loving backs. The crew at Pawpaw is teaming up with Sprout Artisan Bakery as well as a few other local heroes to launch a weekly pop-up bakery and market. The temporary bakehouse will be packed to the brim with treats such as flaky French-inspired pastries, piping-hot cinnamon doughnuts and sugary slices that'll surely tide us over until grocery shelves get restocked and life returns to a (relatively) normal state. more

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Highly anticipated restaurant Agnes opens … as Agnes Street Bakery Pop-Up + Bottle Shop
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Highly anticipated restaurant Agnes opens … as Agnes Street Bakery Pop-Up + Bottle Shop

Imagine spending years working on a concept of a venue. You find the perfect space. You begin to build the ideal team. You work towards a date. You get ready to open. Then a worldwide pandemic and government-mandated hospitality shutdown stops you right in your tracks. This was the reality for highly anticipated restaurant Agnes in Fortitude Valley, which was due to open in late March. So, like basically every other restaurant, bar and cafe still open, the team had to make some serious changes to the concept – and Agnes Street Pop-Up Bakery + Bottle Shop was conceived. more

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Mica Brasserie breathes new French-inspired life into Breakfast Creek Wharf
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Mica Brasserie breathes new French-inspired life into Breakfast Creek Wharf

It seems – quite clearly – that Shannon Kellam isn't one to rest on his laurels. The award-winning chef and restaurateur, together with his wife Clare, is behind Bowen Hills favourites Montrachet and King Street Bakery, and this year is set to see a huge expansion for the family-owned business. The duo – and its powerhouse team – has taken over culinary operations at the new Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct (the home for LSH Auto Australia’s Mercedes-Benz Brisbane dealership and Queensland’s Sotheby’s International Realty), with a multifaceted plan to roll out over the year (government restrictions permitting). One of the first stages is casual riverside eatery MICA Brasserie, a patisserie, bar and bistro set to bring the once-tired Breakfast Creek Wharf back to life. more

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A taste of Tassie – Banjo's Bakery opens new full-service cafe and drive through
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A taste of Tassie – Banjo’s Bakery opens new full-service cafe and drive through

Although the current travel restrictions mean we won't be able to take a trip to Tasmania any time soon, thankfully we don't have to go far at all to snag a signature slice of the state. Storied bakery and cafe chain Banjo's is opening its first Brisbane location in Darra today, Wednesday March 25, bringing the western suburbs a plethora of buttery baked goods, freshly made sandwiches and ready-to-eat meals. The concept also boasts a drive-through, which makes it a handy go-to spot in this period of social distancing! more


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Sweetheart Cupcakes | Brisbane's best cupcakes
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Sweet disposition – Paddington welcomes pink-hued Sweethearts Cupcakes

Nothing is more pleasing on the eyes (and the palate) than a picture-perfect cupcake. The combination of a light and fluffy base, a swirl of coloured frosting and – if we're lucky – a cheeky dusting of sprinkles is all it takes to put us in a good mood, and now there's a new cake shop on Latrobe Terrace that is specialising in the kind of meticulously crafted cupcakes we love – the kind that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. more

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Cinnabon's world-famous buns arrive at Toombul Shopping Centre
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Cinnabon’s world-famous buns arrive at Toombul Shopping Centre

In the lead-up to the Christmas frenzy, folks flocked to Toombul Shopping Centre in droves – not to snag some festive deals, but rather to sample the lovingly glazed buns at Australia's first Cinnabon outlet. The world-famous baked-goods dispensary opened at the revitalised hub in mid-December, going on to sell more than 20,000 cinnamon rolls in five days. These numbers alone should pique your curiosity, but if you need some more persuasion to make a pilgrimage, read on ... more

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Canelés, cakes and confections – get your sweet fix at Grange's Bella & Tortie
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Canelés, cakes and confections – get your sweet fix at Grange’s Bella & Tortie

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. more

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Pastries, pancakes and Thai pop-ups – eat from dawn to dusk at Paddington Social
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Pastries, pancakes and Thai pop-ups – eat from dawn to dusk at Paddington Social

It’s rare occurrence when an eatery opens that is capable of catering to the morning, afternoon and evening crowds, but luckily for those living near Given Terrace, Paddington Social is aiming to do just that. Seasoned culinary veterans Gibb Mookachonpan, Tyler Sargent and Lek Senee decided to team up for a venue where they could each showcase their talents without diluting their individual tastes. Their newly realised venture – shabby-chic eatery Paddington Social – is a venue uniquely suited to the diverse needs of the suburb’s populace. From coffee and baked goods in the morning to bone-warming Thai in the evening (and everything in between), Paddington Social has got you covered. more

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Savoury treats and social enterprise combine at Underwood's Abboud Bakery
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Savoury treats and social enterprise combine at Underwood’s Abboud Bakery

Abboud Bakery is more than just a bakery. The Underwood locale has created a stir in the local community thanks not only to its tasty and wholesome Middle Eastern fare, but also for its heart-warming concept. The bakery – staffed by a team of refugees – is not only bridging cultures in the local community, but also giving employees a chance to utilise their skills while learning for the future. more

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Brioche, brunch and beyond  – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors
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Brioche, brunch and beyond – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors

Not merely content with establishing Montrachet’s Bowen Hills location as one of the go-to restaurants on the King Street strip, Shannon and Clare Kellam are also solidifying Montrachet’s reputation for top-tier baked goods. The duo recently closed the restaurant’s popular boulangerie with an eye towards opening a comprehensive bakery operation down the road and this week the restaurant’s new Parisian-inspired offspring has opened. Don’t expect to find your average pastries here – King Street Bakery’s skilled team is looking to set a new standard that’s second to none. more

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Follow your nose to freshly baked goods from Montrachet Boulangerie
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Follow your nose to freshly baked goods from Montrachet Boulangerie

A particularly popular daydream of ours involves Parisian laneways and endless gourmet pastries. Though we have to snap back to reality at some point, the arrival of Montrachet on King Street has done wonders for our French-inspired wanderlust. The hatted restaurant is trying its hand at opening a bakery, opening up a boulangerie complete with croissants, loaves and eclairs made with the same care and quality ingredients as Montrachet’s acclaimed cuisine. more

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Tease your tastebuds at Monty's Bakehouse in West End
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Tease your tastebuds at Monty’s Bakehouse in West End

There's something completely intoxicating about the aroma of freshly baked bread. Your nose tingles as you inhale that warm familiar scent, your mouth watering at the thought of the carby goodness that awaits your tastebuds. Let's be real, it's pretty hard to concentrate on anything else once a baked good grabs your attention. Just a word of warning – this exact sensation is going to hit you the moment you step inside Monty's Bakehouse, and you're probably going to want to buy everything that lies before you in the cabinet. Look, we get it. No judgement here. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 72 May 17
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 72 May 17

From whispers of a new fromagerie to burger-dispensing food trucks, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more