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Caneca Espresso & Bar heats up New Farm's all-day dining scene
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Caneca Espresso & Bar heats up New Farm’s all-day dining scene

The recent closure of sun-soaked cafe The Brunswick Project left New Farm's brunch scene reeling, but no sooner had the doors closed than hoarding appeared promising a brand-new concept to fill the coffee and poached egg-shaped void. Caneca Espresso & Bar is the name of this South American-inspired newcomer – a multi-faceted eatery that is delivering breakfast and lunch during the day, and tapas, wines and cocktails in the evening. more

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Billykart Kitchen | Brisbane's best cafes | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cafes – as voted by you!

There's never been a better time to be a brunch lover or coffee craver in Brisbane. Our cafe scene is going from strength to strength, and now every suburb boasts a top-flight breakfast spot vying for the title of the city's best. It's a hard task definitively picking a top cafe, which is why we gave the task over to our readers! This year's EAT/drink Awards were some of the most hotly contested in recent memory, and the category of Brisbane's Best Cafe was naturally amongst the biggest vote getters. We've collated your votes and have assembled a list of Brisbane's ten best cafes, as decided by The Weekend Edition's readers! more

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Florence Cafe | Best cafes in Camp Hill | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: elevate your brunch at the best cafes in Camp Hill

If any suburb was in the running for the title of Brisbane's brunch mecca, we reckon Camp Hill would have a good shot at the crown. The gorgeous inner-south community is flush with phenomenal coffee nooks and breakfast joints, each offering a brilliant take on morning fare. If you're unsure of where to start, we've assembled a quick hit list of some of Camp Hill's best cafes. more

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Arc Dining and Wine Bar
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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

The tents have been set up, the showbags have been stuffed with goodies and the rides have been switched on – it's Ekka time, baby! Brisbane's biggest carnival is back for 2019, and with it comes plenty of strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and treats galore. You know what else it brings? A public holiday! On Wednesday August 14, all of Brisbane gets a day off to enjoy how they please. Some folks choose to spend the whole day soaking up the Ekka atmosphere, while some might take the opportunity to catch up on sleep. Both are great options, but perhaps you'd like to use the day to visit some dining spots you've been meaning to tick off your list? Plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars will be open on the Ekka public holiday, and we've compiled a list of some of the spots operating from morning through to evening. more

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Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington
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Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington

You've triple checked you've packed the essentials, you've delivered your luggage to the bag drop and you've made it through the security stop – now you've got nothing but time to kill before your flight. Typically now would be the time to nab a simple cheese toastie and a grab-and-go coffee before heading to the gate, but last week Brisbane Airport welcomed a new eatery that could very well be the go-to destination for pre-flight relaxation. The Lord Lamington is looking to break the stereotypes surrounding airport dining with its brand-new restaurant, cafe and bar hybrid located in the heart of Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal. Offering a menu of eats made from the best produce Queensland has to offer, The Lord Lamington is already making an incredible impression on travellers visiting from out of town and locals alike. more

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Rise and shine – Monocle Coffee brings specialty brews and super salads to Morningside
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Rise and shine – Monocle Coffee brings specialty brews and super salads to Morningside

Morningside locals woke up to the scent of fresh roasts last Wednesday when hospitality movers and shakers Venzin Group has unveiled its new coffee-oriented concept on Thynne Road. Specialising in gourmet pastries, specialty coffee and a rotating selection of boutique salads, Monocle Coffee is looking to elevate the basics – taking your morning sip to new heights and injecting some more flavour, colour and fun into your healthy grab-and-go lunches. more

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From the cellar to the rooftop – Le Bon Bar reinvigorates a French icon
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From the cellar to the rooftop – Le Bon Bar reinvigorates a French icon

Since first opening its doors in 2008, C’est Bon has remained one of the most beloved members of Brisbane’s French-food scene. As with any venue that attains longevity, C’est Bon has grown and evolved through several iterations. From original owner Michel Bonnet’s traditional fare to C’est Bon’s current direction under the stewardship of Celine Damour and head chef Peter Roelfes, the venue has remained a Woolloongabba favourite, and some newly completed renovations are looking to maintain the trend. Last week saw the unveiling of Le Bon Bar, C’est Bon’s chic sibling that is bringing with it new menus, a private cellar and dining space, an impressive garden terrace, and rooftop lounge boasting phenomenal views. more

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Pastries, pancakes and Thai pop-ups – eat from dawn to dusk at Paddington Social
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Pastries, pancakes and Thai pop-ups – eat from dawn to dusk at Paddington Social

It’s rare occurrence when an eatery opens that is capable of catering to the morning, afternoon and evening crowds, but luckily for those living near Given Terrace, Paddington Social is aiming to do just that. Seasoned culinary veterans Gibb Mookachonpan, Tyler Sargent and Lek Senee decided to team up for a venue where they could each showcase their talents without diluting their individual tastes. Their newly realised venture – shabby-chic eatery Paddington Social – is a venue uniquely suited to the diverse needs of the suburb’s populace. From coffee and baked goods in the morning to bone-warming Thai in the evening (and everything in between), Paddington Social has got you covered. more


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The round-up: Brisbane's best cheap eats
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more

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Rocking the suburbs – Everton Plaza's Park Lane celebrates the opening of its first wave of retailers
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Rocking the suburbs – Everton Plaza’s Park Lane celebrates the opening of its first wave of retailers

A considerable stir was caused across Brisbane's northern suburbs when Everton Plaza initially announced plans for a brand-new addition to its dining and shopping hub and now, after a year of waiting, the first retailers of the anticipated Park Lane precinct are opening to the public. Complementing the existing Everton Plaza retail portion (anchored by Coles and many existing long-term tenants), the new retail village features many of the area's original elements. COMUNiTI (formerly known as MARSDEN Collective) has overseen the design, accentuating the area's original architectural facade with contemporary touches. The resulting precinct is shaping up to be an impressive blend of old and new, with Park Lane's first wave of retailers looking to set the standard for what is still to come. more

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The sweetest thing – The Cupcake Patisserie opens a brand-new treat haven in Albion
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The sweetest thing – The Cupcake Patisserie opens a brand-new treat haven in Albion

It’s hard to improve upon the culinary majesty that is the humble cake, but when it comes to pleasing all comers, we’re much more inclined to suggest that a box of cupcakes is a far better option. The exhilarating feeling we get from opening the lid on a box of freshly made treats is almost unparalleled, which is why we squealed in collective excitement when The Cupcake Patisserie opened a gorgeous cake store in Albion. Boasting a salivation-inducing selection of sugary delights, energising coffee, and a delightful space in which to snack, this pink-fronted nook is well worth a dessert detour. more

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Escape the bustle at Paddington's hidden oasis Rosa' Bloom Cafe
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Escape the bustle at Paddington’s hidden oasis Rosa’ Bloom Cafe

Tucked away behind Rosalie’s busy Nash Street strip is one of Brisbane’s newest pastel-coloured pamper palaces, one where relaxed vibes and picture-perfect surrounds combine to heighten indulgence to new levels. At the beginning of June, B Indulged Clinic unveiled its chic cafe and event space addition Rosa' Bloom – a leafy nook where customers and newcomers can kick back with a coffee or a colourful concoction, leaving the bustle of the outside world far behind. 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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The Miss Jones crew unveils Sister – Hawthorne's new pastel-hued charmer
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The Miss Jones crew unveils Sister – Hawthorne’s new pastel-hued charmer

For Daniel and Hannah Bowles, their newly opened cafe Sister is all about family. Not only is the eatery itself a new addition to their growing cafe family (which also boasts New Farm’s Miss Jones), but also at the time of writing the couple are expecting the arrival of their first child. Sister marks a slight change in focus for the duo, delivering a more family friendly atmosphere on top of their already heralded approach to breakfast, lunch and coffee. more

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The round-up: snack your way through South Bank's cheap eats
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The round-up: snack your way through South Bank’s cheap eats

Look, perhaps eating out has given your wallet a walloping, but who are we to judge? We love the finer things in life! Being frugal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the tasty goods available around town, it just means you need to make some smarter choices. South Bank’s major food hub is full of top-notch eateries, and many of them have well-priced options and deals that you’d be a fool to ignore. If you’ve got a little bit of cash left over, have a look at this list of South Bank’s cheap eats and keep your splurge streak going. more

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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries
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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries

When it comes to Asian eats, it doesn’t matter the cuisine – we’re always keen to chow down. So, imagine the ecstasy and excitement we felt when we heard that the Elizabeth Street Arcade was being transformed into a dedicated hub of Asian dining. Safe to say our appetites were inflamed to immeasurable levels. FudoDori’s announcement caused quite a stir when its initial plans were revealed in February, and now the first wave of eateries will open to the public within days. If you’re intrigued by the sound of tea-based cocktails, matcha soft-serve, Japanese-style hot dogs, modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine and more, read on, pals! more

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Now pouring – Only. Specialty Coffee perks up Woolloongabba with its new coffee nook
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Now pouring – Only. Specialty Coffee perks up Woolloongabba with its new coffee nook

When Arthur Graczyk and Paul Crossland opened Only. Specialty Coffee on Queen Street last September, they knew they were filling a gap in the local caffeine scene for their end of The City, but little did they know that the reception to their humble specialty coffee and salad joint would be so overwhelmingly positive. Soon after opening, the duo had commercial leasing agents knocking on their door, each fervently trying to convince them to bring their concept to other corners of Brisbane’s market. Arthur and Paul already had their eyes on expansion, and this week marks the arrival of Only.’s second nook – this time in the heart of Woolloongabba. 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