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Salisbury welcomes chic coffee specialists Supernumerary Coffee
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Salisbury welcomes chic coffee specialists Supernumerary Coffee

To describe something as supernumerary is to say it's in excess or above the requisite number required. When Robertson locals and ardent coffee lovers Simon Flanagan and Chin Wu decided to open a specialty brew-slinging nook of their own, they knew they were entering a scene already flush with terrific coffee shops. While labelling their brand-new caffeine spot excessive may seem self-effacing, Simon and Chin's Supernumerary Coffee is named thus with tongue placed firmly in cheek. As any serious sipper knows, you can never have enough top-notch coffee sources, especially when the experience on offer is as considered and polished as Salisbury's newest pitstop. more

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Stop time and unwind at Manly's colourfully chill cafe Groundhog Social
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Stop time and unwind at Manly’s colourfully chill cafe Groundhog Social

Have you ever pondered what you'd do if you were trapped in a recurring Groundhog Day-like time loop? Perhaps you'd catch up on your reading, or consume all those TV shows you've been meaning to watch. We'd hazard a guess that the foodies amongst us would be jubilant at the prospect of bingeing their favourite eats over and over again without consequence. Well, Manly's Groundhog Social is a new hotspot that aims to deliver the same kind of precise and consistent experience every time you take a seat. If you're seeking a delicious day starter or a sedated sundowner, Groundhog Social's got you, babe. more

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Sip and snack from day to night at East Brisbane newbie Neesh Bar & Restaurant
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Sip and snack from day to night at East Brisbane newbie Neesh Bar & Restaurant

Usually describing something as niche is to remark on its specialised and specific appeal – for example, choosing only to eat Hawaiian-style pizzas would indicate you have niche tastes, while the films of John Waters boast a niche audience. Neesh Bar & Restaurant – East Brisbane's new go-to for brunch, lunch and evening snacks – is playfully flipping the word on its head, serving up an inclusive menu of fare imbued with a dash of creativity. more

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Get pepped – specialty coffee nook The Hideout opens on Adelaide Street
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Get pepped – specialty coffee nook The Hideout opens on Adelaide Street

We can't lie, returning to the daily grind after the recent festive period required some exceptionally strong coffee. If you're still dragging your feet into 2020 thanks to some post-holiday blues, brand-new specialty coffee nook The Hideout might have just the thing to put a spring in your step. Opening today, Monday January 13, The Hideout is pouring brew using beans from some of Australia's finest roasters, and is shaping up to be the kind of cafe that makes you look forward to going to work. more

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Grassfed – 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 year in review: 2019's biggest openings
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The year in review: 2019’s biggest openings

After the blockbuster year Brisbane's food scene experienced in 2018, you'd be forgiven for thinking that 2019 would be hard-pressed to to follow suit. Now that we sit on the precipice of a new decade, we've got the perfect vantage point to look back on the year that as. From our point of view, 2019 has not only matched 2018's gargantuan effort, but has even surpassed it! This year Brisbane was the beneficiary of several new restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries and live-music venues – with homegrown heroes and international names establishing must-try venues all over town. From Howard Smith Wharves consolidating its position as Brisbane's go-to dining precinct to the emergence of Fortitude Valley's Ada Lane as a hospitality juggernaut in its own right, 2019 has proven to be a landmark year in Brisbane's history. To celebrate this milestone stretch, we've cast our eye back over 2019 and… more

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South Bank gets sweeter with the addition of nodo's newest locale
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South Bank gets sweeter with the addition of nodo’s newest locale

In late November, beloved purveyor of sweet treats, sublime brunch and salubrious coffee nodo opened its fourth location in as many years, this time at South Bank! In no time, fans were flocking to the shady space to get their fix, cementing nodo's position at the top of Brisbane's brunch pyramid. Although this sort of reception is unsurprising, it's still a testament to not only Brisbane's undying love for gourmet goodies, but also to nodo's beatific brand of hospitality. more


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Savour vegan eats and specialty coffee at Fortitude Valley newcomer Froth on Brunswick
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Savour vegan eats and specialty coffee at Fortitude Valley newcomer Froth on Brunswick

The past few years have seen the word 'froth' take on new meaning. On the one hand, it still refers to the light foam one might savour on top of a beer or freshly brewed cappuccino. Alternatively, 'to froth' is to experience a heightened level of excitement at the thought of something – perhaps at the prospect of a killer surf, a jam-packed festival line-up or great brunch? It all works! California Lane's newest eatery Froth on Brunswick is giving locals the chance to experience froth both ways. Sip on a perfectly frothed coffee or froth over its menu of vegan-friendly eats – either way you'll be frothin' satisfied. more

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Goodfolk Cafe opens its brunch and coffee nook in the heart of Bardon
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Goodfolk Cafe opens its brunch and coffee nook in the heart of Bardon

The Rainworth General Store in Bardon boasts a storied history as a community hub, from its days as a trading post to its more recent iteration as home for coffee hotspot Neighbourhood Coffee Roasters. Two enterprising locals have stepped in and given the venue a new lease on life – transforming it into a bustling suburban foodie hub that feels as much as a home as a brunch-time destination. After a transitional soft-launch period, the venue – now known as Goodfolk Cafe – is starting to hit its stride. Guests can expect nourishing and consistent fare, delectable specialty coffee, sustainable hospitality practices and a natural and comfortable interior vibe that you'll want to experience multiple times a week. more

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An icon reborn – New Farm Deli officially reopens to the public
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An icon reborn – New Farm Deli officially reopens to the public

If you ask any regular what the best aspect of New Farm Deli is, they'll tell you it's the people that work there that make it what it is. If you asked owners Vince and Maria Anello for their thoughts, they'd say their customers make New Farm Deli special. In the wake of the fire that tore down their longstanding food hub, Vince and Maria only thought of the greater community. Product could be replaced, walls could be rebuilt – old always becomes new, and new always becomes old. For the Anello's, New Farm Deli signifies family and community as much as food, and they are imbuing that passion and spirit into the mortar of the foundations of New Farm Deli 2.0. After five months of construction, New Farm Deli officially reopens to the public today, embarking on a new chapter while retaining the same welcoming spirit that made it a local institution in the first place. more

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Told You So | Brisbane's best coffee spots | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

We're approaching the end of the year, which means energy levels are understandably running a little bit low. We need a bit of help getting our head into the game for the final stretch, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need. Thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of exceptional coffee joints to choose from. This 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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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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Love at first bite – savour the sweetness at Pie Town in West End
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Love at first bite – savour the sweetness at Pie Town in West End

If you've caught a whiff of freshly baked pie floating down Montague Road, let us assure you that your mind isn't playing tricks. Should you follow your nose to the source of the scent, you'll come across one of Brisbane's most charming culinary newcomers – Pie Town. After a few years earning rave reviews as a pop-up hawking primo American-style sweet and savoury pies, Pie Town now boasts its own home in West End. It's time to forget about soggy servo Four'N Twenty's, you've entered Pie Town – population: you! more

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A Coorparoo institution reborn as modern cafe Ninebar + Kitchen
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A Coorparoo institution reborn as modern cafe Ninebar + Kitchen

When Daniel Bellas closed Belesis Cafe Restaurant on Old Cleveland Road after a solid innings of 19 years of trade, he left a considerable hole in the local food scene. Stepping in to fill the void is none other than Daniel's son Mark and his partner Sam, who have rejuvenated the space and transformed it into Ninebar + Kitchen. Mark and Sam are delivering a contemporary take on cafe dining, with a modern menu and inviting aesthetic setting up the venue for many more years of top-notch trade. more

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Stairway to heaven – Toombul lifts the veil on its anticipated dining playground UPSTAIRS
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Stairway to heaven – Toombul lifts the veil on its anticipated dining playground UPSTAIRS

For much of its 50-year existence, Toombul Shopping Centre has played second fiddle to Westfield Chermside as the go-to shopping and dining destination for locals of Brisbane's northern suburbs. Well, the status quo is set to shift thanks to Toombul's first-of-its-kind dining and entertainment hub UPSTAIRS. The brand-new precinct officially opened to the public last week, showing off its first wave of killer eateries. Come and get a closer look at some of the mouth-watering arrivals ... more

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Barko & Co opens a new location at West Village's The Garden Pantry
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Barko & Co opens a new location at West Village’s The Garden Pantry

In May this year, Teneriffe's cafe scene scored a charming environmentally conscious brunch spot in the form of Barko & Co. The riverside hub quickly caught on with ethically and sustainably minded eaters, and it's been welcoming hordes of guests through its doors ever since. On Friday November 15, the Barko & Co team unveiled a sibling venue in the heart of West End, opening in prime position at The Garden Pantry in West Village. Fans of Barko & Co's brunch style now have a second outpost to source it, but this venue has the added benefit of nighttime trade – complete with cocktails, wines and a menu of Spanish-meets-Australian eats. more

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Katsu, congee and coffee – West End nook The Garner covers all the bases
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Katsu, congee and coffee – West End nook The Garner covers all the bases

Ethan Dou has already made his mark on Brisbane's coffee scene with his respected boutique brew nook Street Lab Specialty Coffee, but the avowed foodie craved the chance to try his hand at a cafe-style concept. After linking up with friend and chef Jerry Huang, the tandem snagged an ideal spot on the leafy West End strip of Browning Street. The duo's new cafe The Garner pairs Ethan's coffee nous with Jerry's menu of nourishing nosh, serving up delectable brew and brunch fare imbued with Asian-inspired quirks. more

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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane
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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

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Run to Paradise – Fortitude Valley's charming new brunch spot
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Run to Paradise – Fortitude Valley’s charming new brunch spot

The corner of Alfred and Constance Street was once one of the buzziest hubs in Fortitude Valley. Since the closure of Alfredo's, Kwan Brothers and Doughnut Time, several tenancies have sat idle, but two young and enterprising coffee lovers are injecting some new life into the strip with their cafe Paradise. After operating as a grab-and-go coffee and pastry pit-stop, Paradise has opened up its full interior, debuting a menu of wholesome eats conceived by a former MasterChef contestant and a welcoming space that's easy on the eyes. more