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Kenmore's The Single Guys goes plural with its new inner-city joint
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Kenmore’s The Single Guys goes plural with its new inner-city joint

If you’ve got a serious case of the weekday blues (it's a legitimate medical condition), we’ve got some great news that we think will help perk you up. Kenmore specialty coffee hub The Single Guys has opened its brand-new location on Charlotte Street in Brisbane City, offering its signature brand of on-point service and top-notch coffee. If you need an excuse to unchain yourself from your desk and get out of the office, the team at The Single Guys will be more than happy to ease your woes. more

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Rise and shine with Teneriffe's Greenhaus Coffee
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Rise and shine with Teneriffe’s Greenhaus Coffee

Ali and Brett Hutley know good food. They spent years working as private chefs for Sydney's rich and famous. They taught the people of Brisbane that you can make friends with salad through their real-food haven Botanica. And as of this Saturday June 24, they are helping us wake up in the best way possible with their latest venture, Greenhaus Coffee in Teneriffe. more

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BiN 931
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Eat your way through Westfield Chermside’s massive new food precinct

There’s electricity in the air like a storm is building on the horizon. The arrival of Westfield Chermside’s mammoth food precinct has got us all worked up into a tizzy and finally the first wave of food retailers are opening their doors. Betty’s Burgers, BiN 931, Motto Motto, Hermosa, Tapworks Bar and Grill – these are just a fraction of the eateries commencing trading today and we’ve got all the details you need to know for your first visit. more

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Make any excuse to check out New Farm’s new local Miss Jones
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Make any excuse to check out New Farm’s new local Miss Jones

Have you met Miss Jones? The hospo heroes behind New Farm’s Little Loco have gone two-for-two with their new cafe Miss Jones – a beautiful pastel-tinted eatery that is making brunch a far more colourful experience. If you’re after a new spot to nourish your eyes and stomach, all you have to say is, “Excuse me, Miss” and Miss Jones will take care of you. more

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Blockhouse Eat + Drink
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cafes as voted by you

Aside from the wheel and maybe the Internet, the cafe may very well be one of the best inventions of the modern age. We’re exaggerating, of course, but it’s only to stress how huge Brisbane’s cafe scene has become over the past decade. Every suburb boasts its own collection of brunch havens and coffee nooks to take advantage of – it’s hard for us to pick one as the best. That’s we decided to pass the buck to you – our valued readers. Thousands of you turned out to crown the best cafe in town in the 2016 EAT/drink Awards, and now we are going to reveal the list of spots that you thought were worthy of your patronage. more

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Get your fix at Bunker Coffee’s new Milton outlet Bessa Coffee
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Get your fix at Bunker Coffee’s new Milton outlet Bessa Coffee

If you are an only child you might not be able to relate, but anyone that has a younger sibling can probably sympathise when a newcomer suddenly hogs the spotlight. For Bunker Coffee in Milton this isn’t an issue, as its new sibling Bessa Coffee is a welcome addition to the local coffee scene. Boasting the same consistently great-tasting brew and the same infectious attitude towards all things java, Bessa Coffee is another top-notch spot to get your morning pick-me-up. more

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Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub
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Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub

These days it seems like everyone is caught up in the daily slog, the hustle, the grind to get by. Few of us would be able to face the working week without something to put a pep in our step, and for years Grinders Coffee has being dishing out the goods across Australia. Grinders Coffee has just opened a swanky new specialty coffee hub and training school in Woolloongabba, not only putting cups of fine single origins and blends in our outstretched hands, but also training up the next generation of all-star baristas – or as we like to call them, our best friends in the entire world. more

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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan 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 some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more


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South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality
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South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality

Just a short stroll from South Bank’s cultural centre sits a charming cafe that is making a mark on not just the local breakfast scene, but also in the lives of the less fortunate. Hope Street Cafe is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to help the disadvantaged gain experience across every facet of cafe operation, while also plating up a scrumptious selection of fare throughout the day. more

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Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill
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Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill

Like a breath of fresh air or the mystery breeze in a shampoo commercial, Saint Laura is a crisp arrival that Highgate Hill residents have been waiting for. Part cafe and part community hub, Saint Laura blends a wholesome aesthetic with a menu of scrumptious fare to create a suburban oasis that will keep patrons coming back again and again. more

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Sip test-tube lattes and milkshakes from beakers The Chemistry of Coffee in Hawthorne
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Sip test-tube lattes and milkshakes from beakers The Chemistry of Coffee in Hawthorne

Nestled in the heart of Hawthorne is a new coffee haunt that is pairing the art of java with science. We’re talking test tubes of turmeric lattes and beakers of stacked milkshakes – but before you start imagining walls covered in the periodic table of elements, lit Bunsen burners and dangerous chemicals, know that The Chemistry of Coffee simply seeks to bring a bit of fun and education to Brisbane’s cafe scene. You don’t need to take notes and there won’t be any exams – just tasty treats, excellent service and sublime coffee. Top marks for all! more

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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy's new Southpoint digs
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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy’s new Southpoint digs

It’s a brand new day – time for locals on the south side of the river to wake up and smell the coffee! Pourboy’s long-anticipated sibling is now open at Southpoint, operating as a warm and welcoming cafe through the day and a chic wine bar at night. If the sound of exquisite coffee and breakfast or charcuterie and top-shelf spirits quickens your pulse, then book yourself a date for a pour or four. 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

Honestly, mums don’t get enough credit for everything they do for us. Not only did they give us life, they also made sure that we stayed alive through our oblivious infancy period, kept us out of trouble (as best as they could) and loved us unconditionally no matter how many scratches we put on the car or tattoos we added to our bodies. Our mums are one in a million, which means any gift this Mother’s Day must reflect their personal interests. If you are stumped for ideas, we’ve put together a list to act as a guide to ensure you treat your mum the way she deserves to be treated – like a honest-to-goodness Queen. more

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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action
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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action

It’s only human nature to want a bit more, especially when it comes to food and drink. The owners of Vaquero are indulging our insatiable wants with On The Side, a special hideaway cafe and bar that is offering the perfect amount of extra that we are craving. Coffee and brunch in the morning, followed by wine and charcuterie in the evening – it’s the kind of side action that we can really go for. more

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Shady Palms' Mal and Bec open Lonely Boy in Spring Hill
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Shady Palms’ Mal and Bec open Lonely Boy in Spring Hill

Many years ago, in his first hospitality job, Mal Gill's boss told him that if he were to become a chef he would be a lonely boy. Well, Mal did become a chef. And he met his partner Bec Saul. And they have a beautiful baby girl. And as if to prove just how far from lonely Mal is, he and Bec have named their exciting new Spring Hill cafe – you guessed it – Lonely Boy. more

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Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee's new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar
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Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee’s new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar

In March, locals of the inner south woke up to a bright new day – one that boasted blue skies, good temperatures and the aroma of delicious coffee. Blue Sky Coffee picked up sticks and moved its roaster from Newstead to the heart of Woolloongabba, where beans are prepared, packaged and distributed to fans across town (and beyond). If you like to get your coffee straight from the source, Blue Sky Coffee also installed a sharp new espresso bar, pouring a range of specialty blends to help get you energised for the day ahead. more

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The Priory Kitchen
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The round-up: what’s open this Easter long weekend

April is one of our favourite months of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Easter is a magical time where we can eat nothing but Lindt balls and chocolate bunnies for four days straight and still be able to look ourselves in the eye. While Easter is a time for catching up with loved ones, there is still four days to fill – and at some point you are going to want something other than half-melted confectionery. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places to dine – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a 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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Paddington favourite Naïm brings fresh Middle Eastern to South Brisbane
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Paddington favourite Naïm brings fresh Middle Eastern to South Brisbane

It's been three years since Paddington locals were gifted Shouk Cafe. Owners Adi Shabtay and Guy Frawley brought Middle Eastern deliciousness to the leafy suburb, tantalising tastebuds with the likes of shakshuka eggs and kusheri salads. Late 2016 saw the popular haunt transform into Naïm, but that wasn't the only major change that Adi and Guy had planned – they were also working on their second venue, Naïm on Melbourne. more