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Get ready to cast your vote – the annual EAT/drink Awards are back for 2019
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Get ready to cast your vote – the annual EAT/drink Awards are back for 2019

Here at The Weekend Edition, we take our eats and drinks very seriously – and we know that you, our dear readers, do too. So, it’s with an incredible amount of excitement that we spill the beans on some news we’ve been keeping under wraps. Our reader-voted epicurean poll that delves into the city’s culinary culture to determine locals’ favourite places to eat, drink and play – the EAT/drink Awards – are back in 2019! more

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Soak up riverside vibes and ethical brunch at Teneriffe's conscious cafe Barko & Co
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Soak up riverside vibes and ethical brunch at Teneriffe’s conscious cafe Barko & Co

Although their portfolio includes the likes of coffee import operations, digital coffee bean purchasing platforms and farming by-product recycling, one could say the Murillo family business is social enterprise. Barko & Co. is the family’s newest venture, a Teneriffe cafe that specialises in ethical, sustainable and community-focused hospitality. From nourishing fare to sublime imported coffee, Barko & Co is bringing a socially conscious focus to brunch, setting an example for others to follow. more

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West End's Jugar is a family-friendly playground fit for young and old
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West End’s Jugar is a family-friendly playground fit for young and old

Parents know how tricky it can be to wrangle their brood for an outing, especially one to a local cafe or restaurant. Child-friendly cafes and restaurants are life savers for families, but all too often they fail to properly cater for both kids and adults. Jugar (pronounced ‘hewy-gahr – Spanish for play) is a brand-new eatery in West End that is committed to providing a place to eat, play and drink for families, and it only takes a quick look inside to see that the venue means business. A built-in playground, sublime specialty coffee and an impressive menu of food and drink means that Jugar has got everything you need, whether you’re four or forty. more

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From coffee to cocktails – Toowong's Kaldi Cafe + Bar bridges day and night
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From coffee to cocktails – Toowong’s Kaldi Cafe + Bar bridges day and night

The origins of coffee are a topic of intense debate – with different cultures offering up varied myths behind the discovery of the coffee plant. Kaldi is the name of one such legendary pioneer, a ninth-century Ethiopian goatherd who discovered the energising effects of coffee when his goats started acting erratically after eating the beans. Although the veracity of this story is impossible to ascertain, Kaldi’s tale has become inspirational fodder for Brisbane’s newest coffee spot. Kaldi Cafe + Bar is Toowong’s freshest arrival – a joint that takes sippers from day into night with a menu of breakfast bites, specialty coffee, charcuterie and craft beer. more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

If we’re being honest, every day deserves to be Mother’s Day. Why? Well, you never really get a day off from being a mum – it’s a 24/7 gig. That being said, Mother’s Day is still a great opportunity to tell your mother how much she means to you. Of course, every mum is different and we can’t tell you what would be the most appropriate gift to give her this year (naturally, you’ve already given her your unending love). We can help make the choice easier, though! This year we’ve put together a nifty gift guide for different kinds of mums – from the mothers that enjoy the finer things in life, to those that rarely slow down. This one goes out to all the mothers, young and old. We wouldn’t be here without you! more

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Nutri Hitt Kitchen brings wholefoods, sensible sweets and vegan-friendly breakfast to Albion
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Nutri Hitt Kitchen brings wholefoods, sensible sweets and vegan-friendly breakfast to Albion

When Tamara Lord first debuted her range of raw cakes and treats in 2015, little did she know that the gluten- and refined-sugar-free treat movement was on the cusp of a huge boom. Since her first store in Geebung, Nutri Hitt has grown into a leading name in Brisbane’s raw-treat scene, expanding into a wholesale juggernaut capable of moving large amounts of product interstate. The new year has brought some changes for Nutri Hitt, with a recent relocation to Albion giving Tamara the chance to blend her love of wholefoods and dietary-friendly fare across cakes and all-day breakfast. more

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Little Valley | What's open over the Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

While it's perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for four days straight over Easter, we know that between the Lindt bunnies and Cadbury Creme Eggs you're going to need some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the 2019 Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a (very) comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Grab a hug in a mug from Newstead's Masters St. Coffee
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Grab a hug in a mug from Newstead’s Masters St. Coffee

There’s never been a better time to be a coffee lover in Newstead. The area is booming with a bevy of specialty options, and the newest face on the scene is bringing its own wholesome spin to the mix. Masters St. Coffee is opening today, Friday April 5, and is injecting a leisurely vibe into the caffeinated heart of the bustling suburb. more


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Mr Percival's | What's open ANZAC Day | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2019

After fallout of the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

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Jocelyn's Provisions
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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Look, we’re not throwing any shade towards the hot cross buns produced by the big grocery chains, but when it comes to celebrating Easter with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries are competing for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other goodies. 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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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