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Savour kindness in a cup and personality on a plate at Hendra's Dandelion & Driftwood on Doncaster
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Savour kindness in a cup and personality on a plate at Hendra’s Dandelion & Driftwood on Doncaster

Two years on from the closure of its popular Gerler Road cafe, Dandelion & Driftwood has made its triumphant return to Hendra. On Sunday February 28, Penny and Peter Wolff (of Wolff Coffee Roasters fame) officially opened the doors to the cafe's third iteration Dandelion & Driftwood on Doncaster – a homely and welcoming locale that is greatly expanding upon the model that cemented its predecessor as a local go-to. The team is showing off a sensory-driven menu featuring a host of familiar and warming classics that have been given some memorable twists, served alongside Dandelion & Driftwood's revered coffee offering and a sumptuous high-tea experience. more

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Start your morning at new Lutwyche coffee and brunch locale Namu Cafe
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Start your morning at new Lutwyche coffee and brunch locale Namu Cafe

The bustling thoroughfare Lutwyche Road receives its fair share of peak-hour traffic, with commuters focussed on getting from A to B. Well, now there's a reason to slow down next time you're cruising along. Namu Cafe is a brand-new hidden gem tucked away just off the main road in Lutwyche serving specialty coffee and simple brunch classics – a perfect pit-stop pairing that's set to make the morning slog a bit more bearable. more

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Treat yourself to cookie-dough waffles, woodfired pizza and brunch bites at Carseldine Central
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Treat yourself to cookie-dough waffles, woodfired pizza and brunch bites at Carseldine Central

Those who call the 4034 postcode home will be very familiar with Carseldine Central, a convenient shopping pit stop located just off Gympie Road. For the uninitiated, we think it's high time you take a stroll through the retailer haven, which is also bountiful with delicious dining destinations. From decadent dessert spots and authentic Italian restaurants to family-run caffeination stations and Asian-inspired eateries, there's something to satisfy even the most hard-to-please palate ... more

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Fat Dumpling
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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

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Hop along to Coorparoo's sunny new brunch spot Rabbit & Co.
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Hop along to Coorparoo’s sunny new brunch spot Rabbit & Co.

When it comes to breakfast, we love the sweet simplicity of the classics just as much as we adore the cutting-edge and new-age riffs on day starters. The Rabbit Hole Cafe's two locations have long been go-to spots for the masses to obtain the former – rustic and honest brunch winners that always seem to satisfy. Rabbit & Co., the new Coorparoo cafe from The Rabbit Hole team, is keeping the down-to-earth energy of its siblings while taking a modern approach to its menu and vibe – creating a must-try midpoint for anyone that loves the best of both worlds. 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

We’re just going to put it right out there – there are many things we want to celebrate about Australia (especially after such a difficult start to 2020), but January 26 doesn’t represent an inclusive day for everyone. The Weekend Edition team fully supports changing the date of Australia Day to a day that every Australian can enjoy, bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. We hope that this change will take place in the not too distant future, but until then we kindly ask that you remember to take a moment this weekend to acknowledge the significance of this date for Indigenous Australians, the Traditional Owners of the land. Several eateries will be operating on the public holiday – here's a handy list to help you plan your day ahead of time. If you care to use your public holiday to get a better… more

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Helensvale's Bear Boy Espresso opens a new cafe at Windsor's Colwill Place
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Helensvale’s Bear Boy Espresso opens a new cafe at Windsor’s Colwill Place

Question – what kind of bear is best? The correct answer is a friendly one that dispenses specialty coffee and mouth-watering brunch eats. Such a thing doesn't exist, you say? False. Bear Boy Espresso at Colwill Place does exactly that. After clocking up acclaim with its first cafe on the Gold Coast, the Bear Boy crew has brought its special brand of hospitality north. This newcomer is matching style with substance in the most delicious way possible. Read on to get to know this grizzly grub spot! more


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Double-barrel deliciousness – brunch institution The Gunshop Cafe opens a second eatery in Toowong
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Double-barrel deliciousness – brunch institution The Gunshop Cafe opens a second eatery in Toowong

Few cafes in Brisbane’s dining scene boast as sterling a reputation as The Gunshop Cafe. The West End-born eatery is a veritable culinary institution (we’re not kidding – it won Best Institution Cafe in 2018’s EAT/drink Awards) and continues to be a popular fixture of the local brunch circuit. After a decade and a half of operation, the long-running cafe is spreading its wings, opening a second location just a short stroll from Toowong Village. Same comfortably rustic interior? Check. Same delightfully delicious coffee? Double check. Same mouth-watering potato-and-fetta hash cakes? Triple check! more

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Looking forward – our most anticipated restaurant, bar and cafe openings for 2021
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Looking forward – our most anticipated restaurant, bar and cafe openings for 2021

Look, we know it's not going to be particularly hard for this year to be better than 2020, but 2021 is already shaping up to be a benchmark year for Brisbane's food and drink scene. Over the past few months, we've heard whispers of several noteworthy arrivals that will ensure 2021 is a year to remember. From world-renowned croissanteries to new concepts from established local powerhouses, here are some of the restaurant, bar and cafe openings to get excited about this year. more

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Multifaceted coffee and art hub Lonely's Bar opens in West End
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Multifaceted coffee and art hub Lonely’s Bar opens in West End

Much like how every cup of coffee boasts its own complexity and uniqueness, so too does every cafe. As last year came to a close, a brand-new one-of-one coffee joint sprouted up off Montague Road in West End. Lonely's Bar is a singular concept that looks to bring together caffeine and creativity under one roof, with a slick industrial interior comprised of skilfully repurposed materials, an ever-changing selection of specialty filter coffee and DJs spinning tunes on Sunday mornings. Curious? You should be. Here's the lowdown ... more

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Highgate Hill scores a gluten-free oasis in the form of Dovetail Social
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Highgate Hill scores a gluten-free oasis in the form of Dovetail Social

The lucky among us that don't have to deal with food intolerances will never know the struggle of finding quality gluten-free eats, especially when it comes to baked goods. Thankfully for our coeliac pals, there is a cafe committed to ensuring they don't miss out on the finer things. Dovetail Social, the brand-new cafe from the crew behind Norman Park's Dovetail on Overend, is expanding upon its sibling's driving ethos – offering top-notch coffee, inventive gluten-free indulgences and hearty (and worldly) fare – all served with alacrity. The Highgate Hill hideaway is now open – have a peek inside ... more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

Real talk – Boxing Day is totally underrated. Whether you’re a fiend for the sales, hanging to check out the latest blockbuster at the movies or simply just want to chill, this is the time to do it. If the stacks of leftover ham in your fridge are giving you Christmas food coma PTSD, we’ve tracked down the spots in Brisbane that are trading this Boxing Day. more

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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