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Tarragindi's bright new cafe Dijon is gunning for the title of Brisbane's top toastie spot
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Tarragindi’s bright new cafe Dijon is gunning for the title of Brisbane’s top toastie spot

Brisbane's appetite for sandwiches continues to swell. A brand-new dispensary of tempting two-handers is tingling taste buds over in Tarragindi, with the brains behind beloved cafes Deedot Coffee House and Never Been cutting the ribbon on Dijon. Here, crispy toasties and fresh sandwiches are flying out the door, as is a selection of chunky NYC-style cookies, Biscoff-infused shakes and cups of specialty coffee. 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

As we approached the halfway point of the year, some of our most-anticipated openings finally materialised. Last month, we welcomed a European-inspired terrace bar from a Melbourne-based hospitality powerhouse, an orange-hued retro diner serving some of the best burgers in Brisbane, a French-style wine bar and bistro hybrid, a timber-clad bar specialising in vermouth and low-ABV sips, and a new neighbourhood joint from some suds-slinging stalwarts. Was June the biggest month of the year so far? You be the judge! Here's what we loved ... more

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Brisbane City welcomes Bar Miette, Andrew McConnell’s new European-inspired terrace bar
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Brisbane City welcomes Bar Miette, Andrew McConnell’s new European-inspired terrace bar

Gimlet. Supernormal. Cumulus Inc. Cutler & Co. Marion. These are some of Australia’s most lauded venues, all with two key things in common – their founders, Andrew McConnell and Jo McGann. The duo has made their mark in Melbourne with their dynamic and varied array of venues and now, luckily for us, they have set their sights on Brisbane. Their first venue, Bar Miette, is an entirely new concept for Andrew and Jo, and we were treated to a special preview ahead of its official opening. more

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Ach Wine Bar | Brisbane's biggest food openings of the year (so far)
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The round-up: Brisbane’s biggest food openings of the year (so far)

And just like that, we're in the second half of 2024. Yep, the first six months of the year were a blur, but that was to be expected with the cracking pace of new openings we were covering every week. Before we commence our sprint onwards, we'd like to catch our breath and reflect on the good things the first half of 2024 has brought us, including striking French-inspired wine bar and bistro hybrids, cosy cafes serving Korean-style eats, cornetto-slinging Italian bakeries, fetching fire-powered restaurants and Instagram-conquering cafes. Here's what we loved, in alphabetical order. more

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Sandos, soba and strawberry matcha shine at Supernova, The Valley's new Japanese-inspired cafe
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Sandos, soba and strawberry matcha shine at Supernova, The Valley’s new Japanese-inspired cafe

The team that brought you James & Antler's virally popular croques has struck again with Supernova – a brand-new cafe that's causing a stir with a menu of Japanese-inspired creations. Foodies are flocking to devour Supernova's black Angus katsu sandos and artfully presented soba-noodle salads, which are available alongside kare pan (crispy curry bread), honey toast topped with whipped mascarpone, syrup and fruit and colourful strawberry matcha. more

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Chomp on deluxe toasties at Press'd Wine Co., Milton's bright new vino and gin bar
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Chomp on deluxe toasties at Press’d Wine Co., Milton’s bright new vino and gin bar

Fond nostalgia-inducing memories of cheesy toasted sandwiches and tuna melts are being given a glow up at Pressed Wine Co., Milton's brand-new meeting spot. Here, luxe lobster bisque, French-onion-inspired and truffled-mushroom toasties are being dished out alongside cheese and charcuterie boards, steak frites, a stellar selection of gins, and a wine list featuring old- and new-school vino. Take a look around ... more

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There's a lot to love about Much Love, Peach Cafe's new Spring Hill sibling
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There’s a lot to love about Much Love, Peach Cafe’s new Spring Hill sibling

If you're tapped in to Brisbane foodie Instagram, there's a high chance you've seen posts, reels and stories marvelling at the offering at Peach Cafe. Chunky cookies with oozy chocolate centres, fried-chicken burgers drenched in hot honey and flatbreads topped with silky hummus and gooey-yolked eggs – it's enough to jump-start some serious hunger pangs. Can't stand crowds? You're in luck – the Peach Cafe team has recently opened an outpost in Spring Hill serving all of the above – and more! It's called Much Love and it's got us feeling all warm inside. Come and take a peek ... more

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The Hideout Specialty Coffee has opened a brand-new pick-me-up spot on Edward Street
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The Hideout Specialty Coffee has opened a brand-new pick-me-up spot on Edward Street

One of The City's best coffee spots has expanded. The Hideout Specialty Coffee has lifted the cloche on a new light-filled cafe on Edward Street, offering a broad range of invigorating brews (including some made using seriously high-grade reserve beans), as well as a new-and-improved menu led by stacked open-faced sandwiches. Oh, and we also hear there's a range of coffee-infused cocktails to come. Take a peek inside ... more


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Cerin Pasticceria, an Italian-inspired bakery serving cornetti, cakes, coffee and more, has opened in Woolloongabba
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Cerin Pasticceria, an Italian-inspired bakery serving cornetti, cakes, coffee and more, has opened in Woolloongabba

It was a busy scene over in Woolloongabba on Sunday morning. Had you been in the area, you might have spied a concentration of pastry-loving punters, cake connoisseurs and focaccia fiends piling into a chic shopfront along Logan Road's cul-de-sac dining hub. That's Cerin Pasticceria, which officially opened to the public over the weekend. This chic Italian-inspired bakery made a great first impression with its range of baked goods, including buttery cornetti, cream-filled maritozzi, carbonara danishes, stuffed focaccia and a broad range of delectable treats. Take a peek inside ... more

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It's a family affair at Putzig, Wilston's cute new cafe serving brunch and German-inspired cakes
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It’s a family affair at Putzig, Wilston’s cute new cafe serving brunch and German-inspired cakes

The light-filled Newmarket Road space previously home to brunch-slinging institution Willow & Spoon is now home to a new cafe – one with a German twist. Putzig is the name of this cute newcomer, which is serving a range of covetable cakes, terrific tarts and sublime slices alongside a tight menu of breakfast staples, drool-worthy burgers and silky coffee. Take a look inside ... more

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Snug, Brisbane's best (and busiest) new cafe, has launched its Korean-inspired brunch menu
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Snug, Brisbane’s best (and busiest) new cafe, has launched its Korean-inspired brunch menu

If you've cruised down Chatsworth Road in Coorparoo at some point in the past seven weeks, you've likely seen crowds clustered around an olive-hued shopfront. That's Snug, the new smash-hit cafe from rising-star chefs Leaham Claydon and Jianne Jeoung. The cosy venue has been consistently packed since it opened over Easter, with throngs gathering for cups of ST ALi coffee and silky hojicha lattes. The crowds are set to congregate again with the launch of Snug's Korean-inspired brunch offering, which boasts the likes of soft pretzels, scrambled egg-drop sandwiches and omurice with prawns. more

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Sate your cravings with Famished on Frasers' new all-day brunch menu
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Sate your cravings with Famished on Frasers’ new all-day brunch menu

Tucked away in the leafy avenues of Ashgrove, Famished on Frasers is a cosy, casual cafe nestled inside an old corner store. Long beloved by locals (including pooches!), the spot is renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere, fine fare and beatific brews. After more than ten years of trade, Famished on Frasers is not afraid to keep things fresh, launching a new menu of tasty treats, delectable dishes and enticing brunch options. To get the sweet scoop, read on … more

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Waterfront stunner Riva Kitchen & Events is Hamilton's new brunch-slinging hidden gem
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Waterfront stunner Riva Kitchen & Events is Hamilton’s new brunch-slinging hidden gem

Looking for a new brunch spot to try this weekend? Hop on the ferry and take it all the way to Northshore Hamilton – that's where you'll find Riva Kitchen & Events. The riverside dining spot and functions hub has just been given a sensational overhaul, with a brand-new look and a killer menu to match. Visit in the morning for pork and fennel sausages with roasted vine tomatoes and fried free-range eggs, or come back in the arvo for chicken schnitzels and char-grilled ribeyes. Either way, with near-unbeatable river views, Riva is definitely a spot you'll want to try. more

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Toby's Estate opens its new flagship cafe in the heart of Newstead
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Toby’s Estate opens its new flagship cafe in the heart of Newstead

On Wednesday May 1, Newstead locals awoke to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee emanating from a corner space on Longland Street. Acclaimed specialty coffee roaster Toby's Estate has just opened a brand-new flagship cafe in the heart of Newstead, serving outstanding espresso and filter brews alongside its range of high-end limited-edition Flavour Savour blends and Freezus menu. Come and take a look inside ... more

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Devour syrup-drenched butterycakes at Fortitude Valley's slick new cafe Buttery Boy
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Devour syrup-drenched butterycakes at Fortitude Valley’s slick new cafe Buttery Boy

Forget eggs Benny – pancakes are the true backbone of breakfast. It's a big call, we know, but have you seen the butterycakes being served at Fortitude Valley newcomer, Buttery Boy? These fluffy beauties are currently the talk of the town, with the Chinatown Mall-based cafe looking to add a bit of daytime action to the oft-overlooked strip. In addition to butterycakes coated in maple butter and toasted marshmallow, Buttery Boy is also serving fried-chicken burgers, caffeine from Coffee Supreme and, soon, folded pizza sandwiches. more

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Fonzie Abbott is now serving experimental brews and express eats at its Newstead roastery and coffee bar
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Fonzie Abbott is now serving experimental brews and express eats at its Newstead roastery and coffee bar

On Saturday April 20, the Fonzie Abbott crew lifted the curtain of its brand-new Newstead headquarters – an all-in-one hub equipped with a shiny new roasting machine and a slick coffee bar. The first customers to visit that morning included a sizeable crew from Unfit Running, with dozens of joggers filtering in for a post-trot pick-me-up. It was a great stress test for the roaster's new spot, which is serving silky espresso brews and bold batchies alongside a clutch of more experimental coffee roasts. We were there to catch the opening-day action – take a peek inside ... 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