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Grumpy Madam delivers scrumptious mood-boosting brunch to Newstead
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Grumpy Madam delivers scrumptious mood-boosting brunch to Newstead

A top-ten finish on the 2016 season of My Kitchen Rules was all it took to turn Gareth Cochrane from a miner with a passion for home cooking into a bona fide hospitality lifer. The edifying experience ignited the burners of Gareth’s motivation centre, spurring the budding chef to open a cafe of his own. Grumpy Madam is Gareth’s newly open nosh nook – an airy venue that’s all about refined simplicity and familiar comforts. more

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Go with the flow – Spring Hill welcomes contemporary coffee spot The Flo
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Go with the flow – Spring Hill welcomes contemporary coffee spot The Flo

After undergoing a few months of refurbishment, the Spring Marketplace on the corner of Little Edward and Boundary Streets is showing signs of life. A new coffee nook has bloomed from the development’s fresh foundations, offering top-notch espresso pours, some tasty grab-and-go bites and bouquets of flowers to gift or spruce up your own living space. The Flo is now open, and is already proving to be an eye-catching addition to the local cafe scene. more

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Halo Ground Coffee & Food serves up inclusive eats in Fortitude Valley
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Halo Ground Coffee & Food serves up inclusive eats in Fortitude Valley

What do you get when a couple of fine-dining veterans link up with a coffee-savvy cafe guru to open a new venue? A damn-good eatery, that’s what. Halo Ground Coffee & Food recently opened up on Brookes Street in Fortitude Valley and is already causing a stir with its bifurcated menu of plant-based and omnivorous eats conceived through some shrewd left-field tinkering. With inclusivity and experimentation acting as the twin pillars upon which Halo Ground sits, The Ground Group’s newest venue has a bright future ahead. more

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The round-up: visit the best all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane
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The round-up: visit the best all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

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Curious cuisine – Sydney's Devon Cafe opens its first Brisbane location
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Curious cuisine – Sydney’s Devon Cafe opens its first Brisbane location

What started as a quirky brunch nook in the heart of Surry Hills has blossomed into a slick hospitality empire in the making. After conquering Sydney's tastebuds with three stellar eateries, the Devon Cafe has made its first in-roads into the Queensland market with its first location north of the border. Devon Cafe opened at Westfield Garden City this week, debuting its heralded range of Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch items, as well as some brand-new goodies exclusive to Brisbane. more

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Salt. Coffee Roasters – Newstead Cafe
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Newstead welcomes uber-stylish caffeine dispensary Salt. Coffee Roasters

Great news for fans of specialty coffee – Brisbane’s caffeine scene is scoring a striking newcomer in the form of Salt. Coffee Roasters. This eagerly anticipated hideout – part cafe, part boutique roaster – is officially opening today Tuesday February 12, and is looking to deliver a polished product within its eye-catching corner spot. You don’t need to be a die-hard caffeine lover to enjoy this winsome wonder – this spot offers something to anyone that appreciates attention to finer details. more

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Goldfinch – Brisbane City restaurant
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Past meets present as Goldfinch takes flight at the Pullman Hotel

Although it has operated under various guises (Goldfish and Bistro Allure) in its decades of operation, the Pullman Hotel’s signature restaurant has always been a hotbed of activity. From the notorious days of the Fitzgerald Inquiry to now, the space has enjoyed a storied history – and more than its fare share of excitement. Seeking to bring the restaurant in line with Brisbane’s contemporary scene, the Pullman Hotel team has transformed the ground-floor tenancy into a multi-faceted airy oasis, with a stunning Hamptons-inspired fit-out that pays homage to the past while celebrating the future’s potential. more

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Market Organics and Evolve Organic Cafe open a nutritional hub in Newmarket
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Market Organics and Evolve Organic Cafe open a nutritional hub in Newmarket

Sometimes it’s hard to rely on the giant grocery chains for ethical, nutritious and organic produce. Thankfully, smaller scale outlets are popping up around Brisbane to provide a curated collection of wholesome products. Family-owned and operated Market Organics is one such outfit that reliably stocks an ever-evolving selection of organic goods, and its brand-new Newmarket location is looking to give northside locals a taste. Market Organics and its neighbouring eatery Evolve Organic Cafe is putting these products to the test, not only stocking a wide array of certified-organic goods, but also incorporating them into a colourful intolerance-friendly cafe menu. more


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Brand-new day – Coffee Supreme gives its Gibbon Street spot a makeover
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Brand-new day – Coffee Supreme gives its Gibbon Street spot a makeover

October 2016 saw Wellington-born coffee outfit Coffee Supreme open a delightful bricks-and-mortar cafe in the heart of Woolloongabba – a sunny spot that looked to make your day with the very first sip. The cafe formerly known as Day Made has been drawing in crowds ever since, but the roaster has chosen to start the new year by giving its Gibbon Street nook an aesthetic overhaul, a new name and a scrumptious menu update without losing any of its inviting charm. more

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Flora by Greenhouse Canteen – 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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Hall of fame – modern marketplace Harvest on Queen brings the works to Brisbane City
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Hall of fame – modern marketplace Harvest on Queen brings the works to Brisbane City

As our restaurant and cafe options evolve to match our tastes, so too does our express-service dining scene. Seeing as we’re as time poor as we’ve ever been, our lunchtime tastes have gradually shifted to favour spots that can offer more without increasing wait time or distance travelled to get the goods. Harvest on Queen is a brand-new food hall that is committed to offering everything you could want for your midday meal under one roof. From grab-and-go sandwiches and coffee to salad and cheeseburgers, this marketplace is catering to those looking to meet, eat and work – with a pretty impressive view to boot. more

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Savoury treats and social enterprise combine at Underwood's Abboud Bakery
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Savoury treats and social enterprise combine at Underwood’s Abboud Bakery

Abboud Bakery is more than just a bakery. The Underwood locale has created a stir in the local community thanks not only to its tasty and wholesome Middle Eastern fare, but also for its heart-warming concept. The bakery – staffed by a team of refugees – is not only bridging cultures in the local community, but also giving employees a chance to utilise their skills while learning for the future. more

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Otto Ristorante
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The round-up: what’s open on the Australia Day public holiday

We know you don't need to be reminded, but we've got a long weekend coming up. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends or family, but the trick is knowing where to go. The Australia Day public holiday falls on Monday this year, so to ensure you don't get caught off guard when your local closes for the day, we've compiled a list of spots that will be operating on Monday January 28. more

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Pastel-hued stunner Chapel Park brings colourful brunch to Nundah
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Pastel-hued stunner Chapel Park brings colourful brunch to Nundah

Nundah continues to grow and thrive, moving from suburb on the rise to coveted lifestyle hub in it’s own right. The suburb celebrated the beginning of 2019 with a new arrival when Chapel Park opened in early January. Although only a few weeks in, the coffee, brunch and lunch outpost is reportedly already delivering the goods. Serving up scrumptious plates of health-oriented fare that pop with colour, this breezy charmer looks like the perfect addition for a suburb that seemingly has it all. more

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The Fifth Season Cafe serves up Japanese-inspired brunch in South Brisbane
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The Fifth Season Cafe serves up Japanese-inspired brunch in South Brisbane

Last year – on Christmas Eve, no less – South Brisbane's brand-new specialty coffee spot softly opened for business. Since its festive opening, The Fifth Season Cafe has quietly been dispensing top-notch brew while it prepped its first full menu. Now, owner Kevin Kim is about to show Brisbane what he’s been cooking up – a stylish play on brunch that imbues classic dishes with a delightful injection of Japanese flavours and presentation. more

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Edward Specialty Coffee
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

If you consider January as the year’s early morning period, our desire to drink copious amounts of coffee becomes more justifiable. We need a bit of help getting our head back in the game at work, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need and thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of coffee joints to choose from. Last year’s EAT/drink Awards saw thousands of our valued readers submit their choice for Brisbane’s best, and we got some incredible selections. If you’re nodding off more often at work or simply enjoy a perfectly poured brew, we’ve assembled the top ten vote getters for Brisbane’s best coffee spot. more

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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019
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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019

It’s going to be a tall order to top the banner year Brisbane’s dining scene had in 2018, but we truly believe that this year is going to be just as exciting for foodies. We know it’s only January, but there are numerous openings on the horizon that have got us keyed up with anticipation. We’ve assembled a handy list of announcements to keep an eye on, including brand-new dining precincts, inner-city wineries, riverside eateries and much more. more

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Soak up the sunshine at West End's new local SoBa social
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Soak up the sunshine at West End’s new local SoBa social

Remember the days when life was completely carefree? You'd get home from school and swing by the neighbour's house unannounced, where the gate was always open for an ice-cold cordial and backyard fun. Now that you've likely traded school for work and you've got a little more on your mind/schedule, backyard fun is probably not so high on the agenda – but that doesn't mean it should be completely forgotten. West End's new neighbourhood hang SoBa social is bringing back wholesome backyard fun, but the refreshments are a little more grown up. 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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Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore's Method to the Madness
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Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore’s Method to the Madness

To brunch, or not to brunch, that is the question. Well, as far as deep philosophical questions go, it’s not much of a head scratcher – we’ll choose to brunch every time. The real question is where? Kenmore residents awoke on Monday with a new cafe its midst – one with a cheeky Shakespearean lean and a menu of honest and creative fare that’ll have you monologuing in delight. more