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Pavement Whispers: Inter/Section – a new laneway hub from the Coffee Anthology team – set to open in Brisbane City
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Pavement Whispers: Inter/Section – a new laneway hub from the Coffee Anthology team – set to open in Brisbane City

When pioneering specialty coffee cafe Coffee Anthology announced on Instagram earlier this week that it was moving, the caffeinated blood of its sizeable fanbase likely ran cold. Thankfully, the esteemed dispensary isn't moving far from its long-time abode on Margaret Street – it's heading to Charlotte Street where it will anchor Inter/Section, a brand-new laneway hub connecting streets, concepts and people with coffee, pastries and hospitality. Here's what we know ... more

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Willow Cafe brings inventive brunch bites and beach vibes to Balmoral
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Willow Cafe brings inventive brunch bites and beach vibes to Balmoral

While we love packing the car and making an impromptu trek to the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast every odd weekend, sometimes our hectic lifestyles prevent us from getting our recommended dose of surf, sand and sun. We can always make time for brunch, though, which is great because Willow Cafe, Balmoral's new resident, has brought a little bit of the beach to Riding Road. With a coastal-chic interior and a menu of eats that look almost too good to eat, we reckon this brand-new noshery will be a favourite for folks seeking a dash of relaxed coastal charm. more

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Pavement Whispers: Woolloongabba's Black Sheep Coffee announces a change in name, location and focus
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Pavement Whispers: Woolloongabba’s Black Sheep Coffee announces a change in name, location and focus

One of Brisbane's most storied specialty coffee roasters is making moves. Black Sheep Coffee will soon relocate its coffee bar and roastery from its long-time Norman Street HQ across the road to a larger space, expanding its operational scope and offering. The business will also be adopting a new name – one that better reflects the values of its operators. Come next year Black Sheep will be known as Joyce Coffee – here's what we know about the noteworthy transition ... more

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Meet Rings A Bell – a hidden coffee and tea paradise nestled in Fortitude Valley
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Meet Rings A Bell – a hidden coffee and tea paradise nestled in Fortitude Valley

There's something about discovering a hidden gem cafe that makes the coffee taste just a little bit sweeter, like you're in on a special secret known only to a select few. Apologies to anyone that has already come across Rings A Bell – a new coffee and tea spot tucked inside a heritage-listed building on Fortitude Valley's fringe – but it's too good a find to not share. Rings A Bell (which is operated by a pair of entrepreneurial siblings eager to create a small pocket of paradise in one of Brisbane's busiest suburbs) might not be a secret anymore, but the coffee (and tea) is still sublime. more

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Ditch your drowsy doldrums at St Lucia's perky newcomer Yonder Espresso
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Ditch your drowsy doldrums at St Lucia’s perky newcomer Yonder Espresso

If you ranked Brisbane's suburbs by how much caffeine is consumed per capita, St Lucia – with its concentration of bleary-eyed students – would sit near the top of the list. St Lucia's newest jolt-juice dispensary Yonder Espresso is bringing a touch of considered caffeination to the area, with an offering of specialty coffee sure to make early morning starts and afternoon pick-me-ups far more enjoyable. Home brewers will be stoked to know that the cafe also boasts a sizeable retail section, filled with all kinds of apparatus and bags of beans from some of Australia's best roasters. more

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Get the first look at Fables – the Princess Theatre's fairy tale-inspired cafe and bar
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Get the first look at Fables – the Princess Theatre’s fairy tale-inspired cafe and bar

Attention all live-music fans – this weekend, after many months of patient waiting, iconic Woolloongabba landmark the Princess Theatre will officially celebrate its reopening as Brisbane's newest music mecca. Before it opens the doors to its revitalised state-of-the-art performance auditorium, the Princess Theatre crew has given locals a glimpse at its street-facing bar, cafe and function spaces. Fables Bar & Cafe quietly opened last week, showing off a whimsical interior that offers a taste of the magic and fantasy that has been instilled throughout via the intensive renewal project. Take a look inside ... more

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Brunch superstar Picnic is now slinging pork bulgogi Benedicts and Biscoff martinis in West End
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Brunch superstar Picnic is now slinging pork bulgogi Benedicts and Biscoff martinis in West End

West Village boasts a plethora of dining options, from Italian eats and Lebanese cuisine to burgers and poke bowls – but up until now it's never had a brunch spot that properly caters to the early birds. That changed this week with the official opening of Picnic – a buzzy and immaculate outpost from the crew behind the popular Camp Hill cafe of the same name. With pick-me-ups from Paradox Coffee and noteworthy Asian-influenced nosh like cream-cheese pancakes and wagyu scotch eggs on offer (as well as cocktails and snacks for the arvo crowd), Picnic is the kind of cafe worth getting out of bed early to visit. more

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Milo & Maisie Coffee Co. brings convivial charm (and a caffeine hit) to Paddington
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Milo & Maisie Coffee Co. brings convivial charm (and a caffeine hit) to Paddington

What do you get when a hot-shot barista and a wine industry veteran open a cafe on a sleepy corner in the heart of Paddington? You get Milo & Maisie Coffee Co., a small but undeniably enticing caffeine and brunch spot tucked away on Kennedy Terrace. Slinging brews and beans from Parallel Roasters, pastries from Crust & Co. and pantry fillers from local artisans, Milo & Maisie is wasting little time cementing itself as a community go-to. Oh, and it's dog friendly too – so if you're planning a visit, bring the pooch! more


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Base Camp South starts slinging specialty coffee and snacks in Newstead
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Base Camp South starts slinging specialty coffee and snacks in Newstead

Sometimes the start of a new work week can feel like you're about to attempt an ascent of Mount Everest. Any experienced mountaineer will tell you a task that tall requires adequate preparation and equipment, and while most of us aren't scaling precipitous peaks on a weekly basis the same advice applies to our nine-to-five. Base Camp South is a brand-new specialty coffee and snack spot ensuring folks are adequately fuelled to tackle anything on their agenda. Gear up and take a look inside ... more

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Kim Thanh Hot Bread | Brisbane's best banh mi
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The round-up: bite into some of Brisbane’s best banh mi

When it comes to sandwiches, we are connoisseurs. As long as there’s bread and some kind of filling, we’re interested. No sandwich gets us as excited as banh mi, though, and we’d hazard a guess we’re not the only ones. In an age where people are pushing the boundaries of food fusion, banh mi is an established and culturally rich blend. The meeting of French and Vietnamese cuisines has resulted in what could be the best sandwich in the world, and when you get a glimpse of the crusty baguette filled to bursting point with scrumptious ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to disagree. Brisbane’s got a booming banh mi scene. Want proof? Check out this list and see what all of the fuss is about. more

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Pavement Whispers: specialty coffee roaster Seven Miles to open its Queensland flagship at Craft'd Grounds
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Pavement Whispers: specialty coffee roaster Seven Miles to open its Queensland flagship at Craft’d Grounds

As the opening date for Craft'd Grounds inches ever closer, the crew behind the anticipated hub is drip-feeding us announcements of the vendors that will be calling the precinct home. We woke up this morning to the exciting news that Sydney-based artisan coffee roaster Seven Miles will be opening a new micro-roastery and cafe in the heart of Craft'd Grounds, giving sippers an up-close look at the inner workings of a nationally renowned coffee operation. more

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Wholly Crumpets opens a crumpet and coffee cafe in Bulimba
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Wholly Crumpets opens a crumpet and coffee cafe in Bulimba

There's something about the humble crumpet that we'll always treasure. While more grown-up breakfast carbs like bagels or artisanal sourdoughs tickle our sophisticated adult sensibilities, the thought of the golden and bubbly crumpets of our youth still hold a special place. The crew behind Wholly Crumpets is changing the dialogue around the toasted delight, transforming it from a nostalgia-inducing artefact into a popular cafe staple. Speaking of cafes, Wholly Crumpets has opened one of its own in Bulimba, serving its brand of delightfully dense discs crowned with an assortment of tasty toppings. more

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Hospo heroes – the Brisbane venues offering takeaway in the current lockdown
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Hospo heroes – the Brisbane venues offering takeaway in the current lockdown

Well, there we go, folks. Queensland’s three-day snap lockdown has been extended until at least 4:00 pm on Sunday August 8 – that means we’ve got a whole lot more time spent indoors on the cards. While we bide our time and wait for eventual freedom, spare a thought for the cafes, bars and restaurants doing it tough. If you’ve got a bit of cash to splash, consider getting a takeaway treat from your favourite local eatery! Whether you’re craving a coffee, have a hankering for a greasy burger or you’re just down to support your local, keep reading to find out how and where you can score some of Brisbane’s best takeaway bites and beverages during lockdown. more

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Beloved New Farm cafe Joedy's expands with new Fortitude Valley locale Joedy's by Eminence
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Beloved New Farm cafe Joedy’s expands with new Fortitude Valley locale Joedy’s by Eminence

If a cafe can survive a pandemic-induced lockdown the week it opens to the public, it can probably survive anything. In the case of New Farm brunch spot Joedy's Cafe, it not only survived, but thrived. The beloved hideaway managed to successfully navigate Brisbane's early lockdown period, going on to flourish into a perpetually busy hive of epicurean activity. Joedy's Cafe's reputation has spread to the team at Mosaic Property Group, which has enlisted the team to bring an expansion concept to the base of The Eminience on McLachlan Street in Fortitude Valley. In addition to delivering the cafe's established menu of classics and grab-and-go goodies, Joedy's by Eminence is also overseeing the building's private rooftop event space – a sky terrace boasting stunning city views and an array of eats and drinks curated and executed by the Joedy's team. more

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Stock up on locally made goodies – and enjoy a delicious breakfast, too – at Woolloongabba's Musketeers Cafe
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Stock up on locally made goodies – and enjoy a delicious breakfast, too – at Woolloongabba’s Musketeers Cafe

The slice of Stanley Street that runs near the Mater Hospital has plenty to offer Woolloongabba locals (think chic rooftop bars, low-key music lounges and boozy beer gardens) – all it was missing was a reliable brunch and coffee spot. That all changed on Saturday July 24 when Musketeers Cafe opened in a gorgeous brick building alongside the strip's established locales. Not only can guests enjoy hot cups of caffeinated joy, but they can also park their posteriors in front of a plate of vegan- or vegetarian-friendly goodness. Take a look inside ... more

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The round-up: start your day the right way at one of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots
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The round-up: start your day the right way at one of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots

Brisbane, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon. Breakfast is one of, if not the most important, meals of the day, so it’s crucial that it’s enjoyed correctly. Whether you’re partial to pancakes or have a hankering for hash cakes, Brisbane’s breakfast scene has got something for you to devour. Although the title of best breakfast in Brisbane is one we don't have the authority to assign, we've got no qualms about sharing the love for some we believe to be among the city's frontrunners. If you’re looking to bolster your breakfast game this weekend, have a peep at this list of Brisbane’s best breakfast spots! more

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To Be Or Not To Be, a new Shakespeare-inspired stunner, opens in Westlake
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To Be Or Not To Be, a new Shakespeare-inspired stunner, opens in Westlake

When Hamlet uttered the iconic phrase "to be, or not to be", there's no doubt he was contemplating matters far more serious than brunch. But when it comes to new Westlake eatery To Be Or Not To Be, the only question we need to concern ourself with is "to eat, or not to eat"? It's not even a question, really. The fetching cafe's menu is a trove of tantalising tempters – the kind of fare that would even have the Bard himself waxing rhapsodically about its enlivening properties. Read on to see what this newcomer has in store ... more

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Stafford Heights welcomes Enoki Coffee & Co. and its range of artisanal coffee and inclusive eats
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Stafford Heights welcomes Enoki Coffee & Co. and its range of artisanal coffee and inclusive eats

Over the recent lockdown-abbreviated weekend, clusters of mask-wearing Stafford Heights locals were spotted congregating around the takeaway window of Farrant Street's newest resident Enoki Coffee & Co. The newly-opened cafe made the most of its arrested opening weekend, slinging bagels and barista-brewed coffee all while spreading word of its vegetarian- and vegan-friendly ethos and inclusive approachability to all comers. This week the Enoki team opened for dine-in service, debuting a menu that offers plenty of enticing options for herbivores and the cruciferous curious. more

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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City
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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City

Cuffing season is well and truly here, friends. You know, that time of year when the temperature starts to drop, so those single folk among us seek out a special someone to snuggle up to in the cooler months. Whether your boo is new or you've been snuggling for a while, the love rush usually ramps up during the cooler months, making it one of the best times to take your flame out and about to soak up the spectacular winter weather. Here are some of the best sun-soaked outdoor date spots in Brisbane to hit up, whether you're down for a coffee and a croissant, a long lunch by the waterfront or cocktails while you watch the sun set. more