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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

In terms of hospitality openings, March was a mixed bag in the best way. If variety is the spice of life, then we reckon March was an exceptionally spicy month. It had everything – Mexican-inspired rooftop bars, multi-level British-style gastropubs, cosy cafes in the suburbs and even a Chinese-inspired restaurant hidden inside of a pulsing nightclub. March is going to be a tough month to top – here's what we loved ... more

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Start your morning right with a Parisian-style bagel from Le Bon Bagel Bar
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Start your morning right with a Parisian-style bagel from Le Bon Bagel Bar

Having conquered crepes, the team behind beloved Woolloongabba French restaurant C'est Bon is turning its attention to bagels with its brand-new concept, Le Bon Bagel Bar. From Tuesday April 9, Chef Andy Ashby and his crack team of cuisiners will be serving a tight menu of delightfully doughy bagels crafted in-house and stuffed with mouth-watering fillings (croque monsieur bagels, anyone?) alongside velvety specialty coffee. Here's what's on offer ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Cerin Pasticceria, an Italian-style bakery serving cakes, cornetti and coffee, is opening soon in Woolloongabba
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Pavement Whispers: Cerin Pasticceria, an Italian-style bakery serving cakes, cornetti and coffee, is opening soon in Woolloongabba

Brisbane’s bakery scene has long been dominated by French-style patisseries and boulangeries. But soon, folks might begin clamouring for cornetti instead of croissants. Cerin Pasticceria will open in Woolloongabba later this month, serving a suite of Italian-style pastries, cakes, pizza by the tray and focaccia sandwiches. Here’s what we know … more

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Pavement Whispers: specialty coffee crew Fonzie Abbott is opening a new cafe and roastery in Newstead
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Pavement Whispers: specialty coffee crew Fonzie Abbott is opening a new cafe and roastery in Newstead

Whether spied at the roaster's own coffee-slinging establishments or at one of the brand's numerous cafe clients, the white lightning bolt of Fonzie Abbott Coffee Roastery is regarded by many a surefire sign of quality. Now, that lightning is set to strike the heart of Newstead, with the Brisbane-born outfit set to open a brand-new roastery and cafe in the suburb's industrial backstreets. Here's what we know ... more


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Run, doughnut walk – Nodo has opened a permanent cafe at Westfield Carindale
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Run, doughnut walk – Nodo has opened a permanent cafe at Westfield Carindale

It takes a lot of quality sustenance to sustain energy levels through a lengthy shopping outing. If you've found yourself in the heart of Westfield Carindale with sore feet and a rumbly tum, refuel at Nodo's brand-new cafe and coffee dispensary. Serving a range of drool-worthy doughnuts, top-notch toasties and supercharged shakes, this nifty Nodo outlet is just the ticket for window shoppers running on empty. more

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The round-up: here's the best hot cross buns in Brisbane
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The round-up: here’s the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Easter is the season of indulgence – so when it comes to celebrating with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries fiercely compete for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other delicious ingredients. 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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Please and thank you – Fish Lane's Hello Please has launched a cracking brunch offering
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Please and thank you – Fish Lane’s Hello Please has launched a cracking brunch offering

Typically, when folks think of Hello Please, thoughts first turn to plates of tender chargrilled pork ribs, crispy sweet-corn fritters crowned with spanner crab and a dusting of togarashi, and steamy serves of Bay lobster dumplings bathing in fermented chilli butter. Soon, though, there's a good chance fans of the Fish Lane stand-out will be raving about its ricotta hotcakes, potato rosti and scrambled eggs on toast with a side of thick-cut bacon from Rayner's Meats. Hello Please is now opening earlier on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, serving a menu of crowd-pleasing chow alongside silky specialty coffee and brunch cocktails. more

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Pavement Whispers: Snug, a cosy cafe and wine bar with Korean inspirations, is opening soon in Coorparoo
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Pavement Whispers: Snug, a cosy cafe and wine bar with Korean inspirations, is opening soon in Coorparoo

Coorparoo's culinary renaissance is set to continue with the arrival of Snug, a cafe and wine bar concept from two hospitality wunderkinds. Chefs Leaham Claydon and Jianne Jeoung have snagged a cosy space in the suburb's leafy heart, which they are transforming into a go-to spot for coffee (from ST ALi), light brunch, vino and snacks. There are even plans to add a wine store into the mix further down the line! The intimate haunt is on track to open before the end of March – here's what we know ... 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

Our favourite holiday for feasting is finally upon us! While most of our diets will be made up of chocolate and hot cross buns (no judgement here), you may be on the lookout for some places that are staying open this Easter long weekend to keep you well-nourished and well-hydrated ... after all, it’s all about balance. There’s a spectacular selection of cafes, bars and restaurants open this Easter ensuring we stay full and fuelled all weekend long. Take a peek at our extensive list … more

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Salisbury coffee haven Supernumerary unveils its new supersized roastery cafe
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Salisbury coffee haven Supernumerary unveils its new supersized roastery cafe

One of Brisbane's best coffee spots has gotten a lot bigger. Supernumerary Coffee in Salisbury recently celebrated the opening of its brand-new location inside a cavernous industrial-style warehouse space on Toohey Road. Now housing a shiny new coffee bar, a kitchen pumping out a tight range of breakfast classics, and its own roasting and production space, Supernumerary 2.0 proves that it's okay to think big. more

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Doughcraft's new inner-city expansion is a bakery, deli and aperitivo bar all in one
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Doughcraft’s new inner-city expansion is a bakery, deli and aperitivo bar all in one

With its brand-new inner-city location on Mary Street, pastry-making powerhouse Doughcraft has not only expanded, but evolved. The Albion-born concept is still pumping out baked goods that fuse French and Italian inspirations, but now the crew is branching into aperitivo hour – serving primo paninis, stacked meat and cheese boards, rosemary-infused negronis and Corsican wines on Thursday and Friday evenings. more

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Meet Kevin – the fresh-faced New Farm cafe that's trading every day of the year
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Meet Kevin – the fresh-faced New Farm cafe that’s trading every day of the year

Today, Wednesday January 24, a pair of local coffee gurus officially opened the doors to Kevin – a long-awaited caffeine and chow spot, nestled inside a lovingly restored Queenslander cottage on Brunswick Street. The cafe is primed to make waves in the local brunch scene with a menu that uses fine-dining techniques to maximise locally grown produce, delivering fare that is several notches above your run-of-the-mill avocado toast. And, perhaps best news of all, it's open 365 days a year. Take a peek inside ... more

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The round-up: what's open on the January 26 public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the January 26 public holiday

This Friday January 26 is a public holiday, which means it’s a short week for many. As much as we love a day out of the office, The Weekend Edition team would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for First Nations people and believe it is not a date to celebrate. However you choose to observe this day, there are a bunch of cafes, restaurants and bars keeping their doors open on Friday January 26. If you're keen to get out and support your local, here's a list of what's open ... more