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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler's cellar door and cafe Carl's
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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler’s cellar door and cafe Carl’s

While we struggle to contain our salivation at the thought of an inner-city winery to call our own, the team behind Gerler wines and the forthcoming (and secretive) City Winery has decided to give us a little taste of what to expect. Gerler’s newly released output is being poured at Teneriffe’s trendy cafe-meets-cellar-door Carl’s, where not only can we sample the fruits of viticultural labour, but also a range of moreish eats from sunrise to sunset. more

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The Coop Bistro
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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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Miss Jones
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new cafes as voted by you

Although gastronomic innovation is often seen as something more suited to the realm of fine dining, it’s our cafes that are really pushing the envelope when it comes to expanding the craft. Our annual EAT/drink Awards showcase some of the most exciting openings that pop up around town, and 2017's awards proved to be no exception. The year that was saw some fantastic outposts springing up around town, with colour, coffee and conscious eating a consistent thread among the leading vote getters. All in all, we feel very blessed to have such a vibrant cafe scene, so without further ado, we’d like to present Brisbane’s best new cafes as voted by The Weekend Edition’s discerning readers. more

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Fortitude Valley's newest laneway California Lane opens to the public
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Fortitude Valley’s newest laneway California Lane opens to the public

After several months of gestation, the younger sibling of Winn and Bakery Lanes is finally open to the public. Boasting a schmick al fresco dining area and several new faces, California Lane is the third food and shopping hub from the Apostolos family, which takes inspiration from Fortitude Valley’s formative history and pairs it with a colourful West Coast vibe. more

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Birkdale’s brunch scene sprouts a new arrival in The Bloom Room Cafe
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Birkdale’s brunch scene sprouts a new arrival in The Bloom Room Cafe

It’s no coincidence that The Bloom Room officially opens its doors today, Monday September 3 – the first Monday of spring. The newest arrival from the Venzin Group is a charming flower-adorned locale, which might be one of the prettiest in the hospitality group’s portfolio. With a menu of Instagram-worthy eats, colourful beverages and a manicured fit-out to match, Birkdale’s new blossom is more than just a horticulturalist’s dream hideaway. more

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The round-up: indulge in Brisbane's best high tea
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The round-up: indulge in Brisbane’s best high tea

Despite boasting historical origins dating back centuries, high tea remains largely unchanged by the advancing years. At its core, high tea is so much more than an excuse to eat dozens of scones in one sitting – it’s a delightful afternoon ritual that offers diners the chance to selectively splurge on everything from sweets and savouries to tea and champagne. Brisbane has a thriving high-tea scene, with numerous venues breaking out the fancy tiered tableware for scrumptious services throughout the week. We've put together a list of some of this city’s best. more

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Parisian chic – Belle Epoque opens its chic new patisserie at Southpoint
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Parisian chic – Belle Epoque opens its chic new patisserie at Southpoint

When the Anthony John Group began the process of relocating the Emporium Hotel to its sizeable Southpoint location, it also marked the departure of a beloved French-inspired hideaway. Belle Epoque – one of the formative tenants of Emporium’s Fortitude Valley hospitality collective – is also on the move, transferring its Parisian-chic patisserie across the river to fresh digs at Southpoint. In addition to its picture-perfect pastries, Belle Epoque will also be delivering champagne breakfasts and a lunch and dinner menu of French classics with a Queensland twist. more


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Florence delivers down-to-earth fare and wholesome magic to Camp Hill
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Florence delivers down-to-earth fare and wholesome magic to Camp Hill

On Saturday August 18, Camp Hill locals awoke to a brand-new eatery that they could call their own. Martha Street’s striking new resident Florence is the brainchild of enterprising hospitality duo Elizabeth Florence and Sam Pethely, who have pooled their love of nourishing nosh and seasonal goods for an inspired locale that is already getting brunch crowds raving. more

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Comfy surrounds and community vibes a specialty at Red Hill's Gramps Cafe
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Comfy surrounds and community vibes a specialty at Red Hill’s Gramps Cafe

Red Hill’s newest cafe is built around the five C’s of hospitality – community, comfort, convenience, creativity and coffee (we might have just coined that). Adam Murphy has been collecting ideas and inspiration across a varied career in the industry, and has been showing off the fruits of his labour at his new Windsor Road eatery Gramps Cafe. With a cosily-rustic fit-out, charming service and a menu loaded with curious ingredients, Gramps Cafe is already ticking off boxes across the board. more

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Fine fare and history combine for Brisbane City’s Motorwagen
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Fine fare and history combine for Brisbane City’s Motorwagen

The invention of the world’s first petrol-powered vehicle – Carl Benz’s Motorwagen – was a landmark technological revelation. A new inner-city eatery has arrived on Adelaide Street, inspired by the innovation and vision of the 19th-century engineer. Seasoned restaurateur Sam Pask and inspired culinary mind Dylan Cashman have collaborated with Mercedes-Benz Brisbane to deliver Motorwagen, a chic dining destination that aims to evoke the same creative spirit across a sharp contemporary offering. more

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Coffee titan Campos opens its stunning new cafe Long Island in Newstead
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Coffee titan Campos opens its stunning new cafe Long Island in Newstead

Over a span of more than 10 years, Campos has grown from fledgling roaster to one of Australia's preeminent proponents of craft caffeine. The powers behind the hospitality group are making some changes in 2018, the largest being the relocation of its Brisbane flagship cafe from Wandoo Street to a stylish location in Newstead. The newly opened Campos Long Island is a stunning and modern hub, blending the brand’s renowned coffee service with new multi-faceted offerings that take diners from sunrise through to sunset. more

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The round-up: what's open this Ekka public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

In case you haven’t heard the sounds of fireworks over Bowen Hills or had your Instagram feed inundated with scenes of carnival fun, we’d like to let you know that the Ekka is in town. Aside from the show bags, games, animals and assorted attractions, the best thing about the Ekka is undoubtedly the annual public holiday that we all get to enjoy on Wednesday August 15. If you've been to the Ekka already, are saving your visit for another day or simply wish to avoid the holiday crowds (more show bags for us, really), there are plenty of spots around town open and ready for your custom. Here's a handy list of bars and eateries for you to enjoy this Ekka public holiday. more

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Get the first look inside Fortitude Valley's brand-new social hub X Cargo
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Get the first look inside Fortitude Valley’s brand-new social hub X Cargo

Since it was first announced in early 2017, we’ve been eagerly devouring every morsel of information on X Cargo that we could get our hands on. After countless drive-by expeditions along McLachlan Street, we were invited in to get a sneak peak at Fortitude Valley’s brand-new open-air party playground ahead of its opening to the public on Saturday July 28. Boasting three bars, a commercial kitchen, an on-site cafe, a sizeable beer garden, colourful murals, spacious lawns and sky-high shipping-container balconies, X Cargo already is shaping up to be one of the biggest arrivals in Brisbane’s nightlife scene, where fun and frivolity is paramount. more

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Cure your Euro summer woes at Italian Riviera-inspired L’Americano
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Cure your Euro summer woes at Italian Riviera-inspired L’Americano

When it comes to covetable interiors, we go loco for Coco. No longer content sticking to top-tier furnishings, Coco Republic’s Fortitude Valley emporium is shaking up its offering, unveiling its new gallery of outdoor furniture as well as a striking new cafe space. The stylish old-world inspired corner eatery L’Americano is bringing a considered culinary offering to the table, with dishes that look as good as Coco Republic’s expertly decorated living spaces. more

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Make tracks for Fortitude Valley’s new laneway haunt Whistle Dixie
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Make tracks for Fortitude Valley’s new laneway haunt Whistle Dixie

In years past, wishing for a laneway eatery that catered to breakfast, lunch and dinner crowds equally would be considered rosy fantasising. Now, times have changed, as evidenced by the cheekily named Whistle Dixie. This railroad-inspired locale is delivering an all-day service to denizens of Fortitude Valley’s Emporium strip, offering ample space to graze leisurely while daydreaming of the next fantastical arrival. more

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Assemble the pack – Where the Wolves Eat arrives in Morningside
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Assemble the pack – Where the Wolves Eat arrives in Morningside

When it comes to building up a cafe concept from scratch, Malcolm Watts seems to have the process down to an art form. Malcom and his wife Danielle have brought a new cafe concept to the burgeoning corner of Wynnum Road and Redfern Street in Morningside – one that plates up honest and hearty fare paired with the kind of service you expect to receive from seasoned hospitality veterans. more

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Fortitude Valley’s Campos Piccolo proves good things come in small packages
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Fortitude Valley’s Campos Piccolo proves good things come in small packages

As you might have already heard, home-grown specialty coffee outfit Campos is picking up sticks and relocating its flagship cafe. While fans of the original Wandoo Street venue will need to travel a little bit further to take advantage of the cafe’s brand of dine-in service, the roaster wasn’t going up and leave the area entirely. Campos Piccolo is a stylish takeaway-oriented cafe on the corner of Ann and Wandoo Street – a colourful haunt that is keeping a Campos presence where it has been cherished for more than a decade. more

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Get revved up at Smoked Garage's impressive new showroom and cafe
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Get revved up at Smoked Garage’s impressive new showroom and cafe

It was a sad day for motorcycle enthusiasts when Smoked Garage packed up its workshop space on Bridge Street. The blues were short lived when it was revealed that the popular custom motorcycle business wasn't gone for good, only relocating a short distance. The move has proved fortuitous – Smoked Garage’s new space is pretty darn impressive, and you can dispel any thoughts of grease-coated workshops. more