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Sneak peek – get a glimpse inside Bakery Lane's NUG. General Store before it opens this weekend
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Sneak peek – get a glimpse inside Bakery Lane’s NUG. General Store before it opens this weekend

This weekend, one of Brisbane's best chefs and two of the city's savviest purveyors of interior style will open their all-in-one food, homewares and entertaining emporium, NUG. General Store. Tucked away at the back of Bakery Lane in Fortitude Valley, Sarah Baldwin from acclaimed Fortitude Valley restaurant Joy. and Jarrod Applebee and Shane Phillips of boutique homewares store Finnley Home will cut the ribbon on their multifaceted shopfront, which, in reality is more of a resource for elevated essentials to heighten any home-cooked recipe, beautify any living space and make a dinner party instantly memorable. We were lucky enough to be granted entry for a pre-opening sticky beak – here's what we saw ... more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best cheap eats
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals (and deals) in Brisbane. more

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The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month
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The recap: the best new Brisbane restaurants, bars and cafes this month

With the overabundance of public holidays crammed into this month, it's no surprise that April has flown by. Despite all of the extra time off, the local hospitality scene has made the most of each day. This month saw Brisbane welcome an authentic taqueria, a punk-inspired cocktail bar, a yellow-hued all-vegetarian eatery, a dispensary of primo Portuguese tarts and a slick two-in-one coffee spot and wine bar. Here are our picks for this month's best openings ... more

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The Superthing team opens Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse, a source of artisanal loaves, toasties and pastries
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The Superthing team opens Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse, a source of artisanal loaves, toasties and pastries

When the pandemic hit, many of us had a crack at making sourdough. For some of us, the foray into baking yielded delightfully doughy results, but for others the experiment went catastrophically south. The biggest takeaway, especially for the latter group, is that sometimes baking is best left to the experts. Well, those experts – or, more specifically, the ones behind West End's NYC Bagel Deli and Superthing – have just opened Cordelia Sourdough Bakehouse in South Brisbane. This striking bakery and cafe is dedicated to showcasing the wonderful complexity of sourdough, serving an assortment of loaves made from a variety of starters as well as a menu featuring elevated toasties, burgers made using cultured milk buns, hand-rolled bagels and flaky croissants. more

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Brendale scores big with two-in-one beer and barbecue spot Tannins Brew and Meat Me BBQ
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Brendale scores big with two-in-one beer and barbecue spot Tannins Brew and Meat Me BBQ

It's said that good things come in pairs. While we can't gauge the universal accuracy of that statement, we can confirm it absolutely rings true when referring to Tannis Brew and Meat Me BBQ – Brendale's buzzy new dual-concept locale. The result of a perfect pairing, this nanobrewery, coffee spot and casual eatery is wasting no time enticing the Moreton Bay community with craft cold ones, smoked chilli beef-shin tacos and brisket toasties. more

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Priorities – a slickly minimalist coffee, pastry and wine slinger – opens in Alderley
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Priorities – a slickly minimalist coffee, pastry and wine slinger – opens in Alderley

Getting a good cup of coffee is usually the first order of business in the morning and, depending on the day one's had, a glass of wine can be a necessity after a long day at work. Priorities in Alderley caters to both needs. The brainchild of a couple of seasoned hospitality veterans, this tasteful cafe-meets-wine-bar ambitiously looks to bridge AM and PM with a mixture of specialty coffee, natural Australian-made wine and artisanal pastries. more

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Beloved cake and dessert maker Mountain River Patisserie unveils its new cafe in Runcorn
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Beloved cake and dessert maker Mountain River Patisserie unveils its new cafe in Runcorn

In the heart of Runcorn there exists a cluster of streets that share a particularly appetising produce-inspired naming scheme. Orange Street and Lemon Street branch off one side of Mango Street, while Pear Street and Plum Street peel away perpendicularly from the other. Down where Mango Street hits Nectarine Street, just an apricot-pit toss from Fruitgrove Station, sits the new home of Mountain River Patisserie. Though not a dispenser of berries, citrus, melons or drupes, the product produced here is just as sweet. After spending its infancy operating from Food Connect's Salisbury kitchen, Mountain River Patisserie now has a beautifully decorated cafe space of its own, where fans old and new can sample the dessert maker's handmade Hokkaido cheesecakes, castella and canelés alongside cups of specialty coffee, tea and matcha. more

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The round-up: what's open on Anzac Day 2022
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The round-up: what’s open on Anzac Day 2022

After the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. Anzac Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. If you plan to spend your long weekend catching up with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open. We've found the spots around Brisbane that are trading on the Anzac Day public holiday this Monday April 25 – so if you need a coffee, some brunch or an arvo tipple, this is the place to find it. more


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Plant-based eatery and brew bar Ground Alchemy brings nourishing nosh to New Farm
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Plant-based eatery and brew bar Ground Alchemy brings nourishing nosh to New Farm

Plant life, plant-based food, specialty coffee and artisan homewares – if these are things you look for in your dream cafe then we know a place you'll absolutely love. Ground Alchemy in New Farm is a newly launched hub dedicated to promoting health and happiness for mind, body and planet. Folks are already falling in love with Ground's menu of wholesome fare, eclectic selection of retail pieces and greenery – read on and you might swoon too! more

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Scoff down pastéis de nata and specialty coffee at Lisboa Caffe's South Brisbane outpost
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Scoff down pastéis de nata and specialty coffee at Lisboa Caffe’s South Brisbane outpost

When the Catholic monks of Lisbon's Jerónimos Monastery first created Portuguese tarts from leftover egg yolks more than 200 years ago, they couldn't have fathomed that the pastry would become one of the country's most popular cultural exports. Lisboa Caffe has been one of Brisbane's premier producers of this mouth-watering egg custard tart for years, with its crackling caramelised pastry exterior and seductively sweet inside ranking high on our list of the city's must-try sweets. This Wednesday April 6, Lisboa Caffe will officially lift the cloche on its new South Brisbane dispensary – a pint-sized provider of traditional Portuguese tarts and a host of other delightfully decadent flavours. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

We don't know about you, but we're craving a long weekend. Not just any long weekend – we want one filled with good food, good drink and good times. If you share the same mindset as us and want to fill every second of Easter with tasty things, you'll want to bookmark this round-up. Here's our constantly updating list of bars, cafes and restaurants that are open this Easter long weekend! more

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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane
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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Look, we’re not throwing any shade towards the hot cross buns produced by the big grocery chains, but when it comes to celebrating Easter with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries are competing for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other goodies. We’re not going to say which bakery bun is the definitive choice – we’re more inclined to put together a list of the top picks and let you make the hard decision. Although picking may be difficult, at the end of the day there is no wrong choice when it comes to hot cross buns. more

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Specialty coffee roaster O'GaBee Coffee & Co opens a new caffeinery in Chermside
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Specialty coffee roaster O’GaBee Coffee & Co opens a new caffeinery in Chermside

Westfield Chermside is a big place – there's a lot of ground to cover and hundreds of shops demanding your attention. It can be a draining effort walking from end to end, but thankfully O'GaBee Coffee & Co.'s brand-new caffeinery is now open to help keep energy levels high. O'GaBee's award-winning roasts and menu of flavourful frappes and brunch classics are worth making any excuse to go for a shop – here's what's on offer ... more

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Veneziano Coffee Roasters unveils its new-look West End cafe, roastery and training centre
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Veneziano Coffee Roasters unveils its new-look West End cafe, roastery and training centre

Veneziano Coffee Roasters has been keeping Queensland locals perked up for two decades, with its roasting and wholesale headquarters in West End doubling as a dependable dispensary of the good stuff for 12 out of those 20 years. Late last year the Veneziano crew enacted a sizeable refresh of its Montague Road roastery, giving the interior a bright and crisp new look, adding a full kitchen (and debuting a cracking new menu) and opening a training centre right next door. The revitalisation heralds the start of a new chapter for a brand that helped pioneer the modern coffee experience in Australia. more

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Suburban charmer Wilburs General Store is slinging sandwiches, coffee and provisions in Holland Park
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Suburban charmer Wilburs General Store is slinging sandwiches, coffee and provisions in Holland Park

The traditional corner store model is changing. A new breed of neighbourhood provisioner is emerging, one that sells the everyday foodstuffs we buy regularly, but also serves elevated essentials like specialty coffee, salads and sandwiches. Wilburs General Store is a new corner convenience concept that is supplying Holland Park locals with a curated cache of comestibles – a handy repository that blends classic charm with top-notch variety. more

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Coffee Anthology opens its new multi-roaster caffeine dispensary on Mary Street
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Coffee Anthology opens its new multi-roaster caffeine dispensary on Mary Street

When something isn't broken, there's usually no need to fix it. One would think this applies doubly so when it pertains to a highly regarded spot like Coffee Anthology, but the brains behind this beloved pick-me-up peddler believe there's always room to improve. This week Coffee Anthology unveiled its new home at 150 Mary Street, a sleek caffeination station that is honing in on the core elements needed for any modern coffee experience. You'll still find some of the best coffee (supplied by the country's top roasters and brewed by a team of hot-shot baristas) here, but a few soon-to-launch additions to its laneway home will firmly establish it as an integral part of the inner-city's next epicurean hub. more

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various types of cheese on rustic wooden table
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Portside Wharf’s IGA is getting a bougie makeover complete with a cheese bar and an in-house cafe

Boutique grocery stores are popping up all over Brisbane of late, with fancy features like squeeze-your-own orange juice, locally sourced deli meats, self-serve snacks and much more impressing the masses. Now, Hamilton's much-loved dining, shopping and entertainment precinct Portside Wharf is set to get it's own levelled-up supermarket with Zeneldin's IGA set to score an impressive expansion complete with a brand-new in-house cafe. more

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The round-up: where to take a bite out of Brisbane's best breakfast rolls
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The round-up: where to take a bite out of Brisbane’s best breakfast rolls

While bacon and eggs reigns supreme as the greatest breakfast dish of all time, the more portable breakfast roll – featuring bacon, eggs, cheese and a dollop of sauce between a set of soft buns – takes top marks for grab-and-go convenience. Whether you spell it brekkie or breaky, the breakfast bun is a cafe staple, therefore we've decided to see if we could narrow down some of Brisbane's best. First, we have a couple of qualifiers. This is by no means an exhaustive list – it's an ever-evolving summary of stand-out selections. We've also made the choice to exclude more prototypical sandwiches, breakfast wraps and bagel-based options. Now, without further ado, here's our list of Brisbane's most bangin' breakfast rolls ... more

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West End welcomes fresh-faced plant-based cafe Cinnamon & Co.
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West End welcomes fresh-faced plant-based cafe Cinnamon & Co.

West End continues to be a booming suburb for plant-based nosh. Hardgrave Road in particular is becoming a strip known for vegan eats, especially with the recent opening of Cinnamon & Co. Owned and operated by a chef that has spent years slinging nourishing plant-based fare around Brisbane, this two-level cafe also doubles as a relaxing space to kick back. Sounds pretty good to us! Take a look inside ... more