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Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill's Le Coin Bistro
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Get a taste of the French Riviera at Red Hill’s Le Coin Bistro

Imagine an eatery where you can enjoy classic brioche French toast in the morning, buttery escargot with a glass of rosé in the afternoon and poisson en papillote in the evening. Sounds amazing right? It's not a fanciful daydream – it's a place that really exists and it can be found on the corner of Waterworks Road and Enoggera Terrace. Le Coin Bistro is a new all-purpose venue bringing sun-soaked Côte d'Azur vibes and sumptuous French cuisine (and wine) to Red Hill. Here's a look inside this striking newcomer ... more

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First look – Industry Beans opens its inner-city coffee bar on Adelaide Street
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First look – Industry Beans opens its inner-city coffee bar on Adelaide Street

As Brisbane City's office buildings start to welcome back workers in greater numbers, bleary-eyed commuters are flocking to the CBD's coffee spots in droves. The crew behind Melbourne-born roastery and cafe juggernaut Industry Beans is throwing itself into the inner-city mix, opening a brand-new location on Adelaide Street. This crisp and ultra-modern dispensary is putting its state-of-the-art gear to good use, pumping out cup after cup of its famous brew while also slinging a selection of specialty beverages that pack a perky punch. more

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Get comfy at Coorparoo's new family-friendly eatery Maude
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Get comfy at Coorparoo’s new family-friendly eatery Maude

The best cafes (that is, the ones we keep returning to time after time) are the ones that make us feel welcome. Coorparoo's brand-new community-focused eatery Maude is a family-run business that wants to include you in its family, offering a standard of service that goes far beyond just a smile. If you've been seeking a spot where everyone knows your name (and coffee order), then consider introducing yourself to Maude at your earliest convenience. more

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No missed steak – Plant Vibes Cafe opens in Bowen Hills
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No missed steak – Plant Vibes Cafe opens in Bowen Hills

It's 2020, people, which means that plant-based dining isn't just for vegans. Proving that one can avoid animal products and still enjoy a flavoursome and filling feast is Bowen Hills hideaway Plant Vibes Cafe. This new eatery and coffee spot is specialising in chic Scandinavian vibes and a menu of plant-based eats that take influence from European and American cuisines, with a unifying ethos based on togetherness and connection. more

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Savour seafood and spritzes up high at Kangaroo Point's new cliffside cafe Joey's
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Savour seafood and spritzes up high at Kangaroo Point’s new cliffside cafe Joey’s

The Kangaroo Point cliffs boast some of the best views in all of Brisbane, which is why diners need to be incredibly excited for the arrival of Joey's – the brand-new restaurant and bar that is taking full advantage of the cliff's stunning vistas. Several of Brisbane's hospitality elite have come together to craft a venue that blends quintessential sun-dappled Queenslander vibes with a chic and summery European feel, which is definitely a combination we can get behind! more

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Get cosy at The Valley's larder-meets-wine-bar Lloyd's General Store
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Get cosy at The Valley’s larder-meets-wine-bar Lloyd’s General Store

In a perfect world, every street would boast some combination of three local essentials – a cafe, a bar and a delicatessen – of its own. It's wishful thinking, sure, but there's good news for locals that live on or closer to the northern end of Brunswick Street. Lloyd's General Store is a new three-in-one hotspot has just opened where Brunswick Street meets Gregory Terrace. Serving coffee and croissants by day and wine and charcuterie by night (as well as acting as a providore the entire time), Lloyd's is comfy, convenient and oh so charming. more


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El Planta – Brisbane's best vegan spots
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The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

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Italian eats, dumplings and a coffee fave headline Montague Markets' first wave of openings
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Italian eats, dumplings and a coffee fave headline Montague Markets’ first wave of openings

After years living in the shadow of the bustling boulevard that is Boundary Street, West End's Montague Road is flourishing, becoming a high street in its own right thanks to an influx of hospitality and residential projects. Recently the street has welcomed the likes of Superthing, Grown, Brisbane Distillery Company, Ehden Bar & Kitchen, Ballistic Beer's alehouse and La Lupa, and now a new mixed-use development is bolstering the local dining scene further. Montague Markets has welcomed the first wave of its hospitality tenants – Voglia, Jia by Fat Dumpling and The Cheeky Bean – all of which are owned by seasoned operators looking to tap into West End's lifestyle. more

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Sweetshop Specialty Coffee brings Australia's best roasts to Bardon
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Sweetshop Specialty Coffee brings Australia’s best roasts to Bardon

The mantra for any food business operating in Brisbane this year should be 'slow and steady'. Sweetshop Specialty Coffee has been operating under this philosophy since quietly opening for coffee and snacks only back in June, but now the Stuartholme Road haunt is looking to make its presence known to all with the activation of its brand-new kitchen. If you're serious about your morning cup or are simply looking to branch out on your next brunch journey, make a trip to this Bardon beauty a top priority. more

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Little Salt perks up James Street with its chic coffee kiosk
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Little Salt perks up James Street with its chic coffee kiosk

Any piccolo sipper will tell you that when it comes to coffee, sometimes the biggest hits come in small packages. This is a mantra that Little Salt takes to heart. The pint-sized coffee spot is the newest venture from the Salt. Coffee Roasters crew – a sun-soaked caffeine dispensary that officially opens today, Friday October 16, just off James Street. Don't let the name full you – Little Salt may be small, but its brew boasts a big flavour. more

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Mr. Claude brings cannolis, coffee and chic Italian vibes to Creek Street
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Mr. Claude brings cannolis, coffee and chic Italian vibes to Creek Street

Compared to the retail and hospitality juggernauts that are Queen Street, Edward Street and Eagle Street, inner-city thoroughfares like Creek Street tend to be overshadowed. That's about to change thanks to the work being put in by the Corbett & Claude and Comuna Cantina crew, which is today launching the first stage of its anticipated hospitality hub with the opening of Mr. Claude 2.0 on the corner of Creek and Elizabeth Street. The new-look kiosk has already started slinging barista-poured brews and delectable treats to time-poor commuters, but soon it will also cater to the glammed-up evening set, meaning that this oft-overlooked corner of the CBD could soon be one of the hottest strips in town. more

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New southern arrival Brewed on Cuthbert brings specialty coffee and all-day brunch bites to Yatala
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New southern arrival Brewed on Cuthbert brings specialty coffee and all-day brunch bites to Yatala

If you reside on the northern Gold Coast or Brisbane's far south, or you're a frequent traveller between the two cities, you'll be acutely aware that local spots where you can sit and enjoy specialty coffee and all-day brunch bites (you know, like sourdough crumpets with vanilla mascarpone and Kewpie-drizzled karaage-chicken burgers) are few and far between. Sure, there are a handful of places in that pocket, but let's be honest – much of the action gravitates towards the coastline or north to the big smoke. Yatala's Brewed on Cuthbert is a tasty new arrival here to fill the geographical gap, along with the gap in your stomach, satiating those early-morning coffee urges, eggs-Benny cravings and everything in between. more

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Get a boost from Fortitude Valley's colourful coffee pit stop UltraViolet
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Get a boost from Fortitude Valley’s colourful coffee pit stop UltraViolet

The Spring Hill-end of Brunswick Street has long been a neglected part of the busy promenade, a peculiarly quiet zone despite sitting just a few hundred metres away from the entertainment precinct. Committed to bolstering the area's fun quota is UltraViolet Coffee – an eye-catching hole-in-the-wall dispensary that's injecting some colour into Fortitude Valley's fringe. more

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Say good morning to Stones Corner's charming newcomer Buenos Dias Con Cafe
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Say good morning to Stones Corner’s charming newcomer Buenos Dias Con Cafe

Starting the day on a positive note is important, even if it's something simple like getting a good breakfast or making the train with time to spare. A good cup of coffee also does wonders for our morning mood, especially if it's accompanied by a smile. Buenos Dias Con Cafe is the kind of coffee spot where smiles come free with every cup. This genial nook has cultivated a huge outpouring of community love – and it’s only been open three weeks. Read on to see why folks are making a visit to this Stones Corner cafe a morning priority ... more

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Introducing The Maillard Project – Coffee Anthology's spiffy caffeine-slinging sibling
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Introducing The Maillard Project – Coffee Anthology’s spiffy caffeine-slinging sibling

Brisbane City's specialty coffee scene is positively percolating right now, more so than ever thanks to the long-awaited arrival of The Maillard Project. The anticipated concept from the brains behind Coffee Anthology officially opened on Charlotte Street last week, unveiling a holistic offering that encompasses good coffee (naturally), toothsome fare and enlightening education opportunities. This isn't your run-of-the-mill decoction destination – The Maillard Project is a welcoming social hub for coffee lovers, coffee roasters and coffee brewers. more

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Cups on Wellington brings a splash of colourful (and caffeinated) charm to East Brisbane
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Cups on Wellington brings a splash of colourful (and caffeinated) charm to East Brisbane

If we had things our way, we'd place a top-notch coffee joint on every street corner. Much to every city planner's relief, we're not in charge – but Brisbane's coffee scene is growing at such a rate that we're almost convinced we're manifesting new caffeine dispensaries in every direction. Cups on Wellington is East Brisbane's newest brew spot – a charming pitstop that not only ticks all of the boxes when it comes to specialty coffee, but also delivers the goods with its mouth-watering eats. more

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Here's the tea – Botanical Lab opens its new sips and sweets cafe in West End
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Here’s the tea – Botanical Lab opens its new sips and sweets cafe in West End

One of Brisbane's most beloved tea dispensaries has evolved. After drumming up a loyal following from its cosy Bakery Lane tea house, Botanical Lab has moved across the river – reopening in a bright and airy space in the heart of West End. Not only do guests now have more room to sip on pots of aromatic oolong, comforting masala chai and sweet boba-filled bubble teas, they can dip a spoon into indulgent soft-serve parfaits or nibble on Botanical Lab's new range of tea-infused cakes and treats. more

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The round-up: what's open on the Queen's Birthday public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday

With everything that's been happening this year, public holidays seem like a bizarre anomaly that we don't quite know what to do with. Well, thankfully Brisbane has returned to a semblance of normalcy, and the same goes for our dining scene. The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is upon us, which means next Monday is free and clear to do with as you please. It’s not up to us to say what you should do with your extra day off, but if you’re inclined to get out of the house, we’ve assembled a list of eateries that will be open on the day. more