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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

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Glee Coffee Roasters brings the goods north to South Brisbane
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Glee Coffee Roasters brings the goods north to South Brisbane

Central Coast caffeinators Glee Coffee Roasters have been pioneering specialty coffee down south for a decade, scoring wins with each new location they open. The family-operated organisation has turned its eyes north, opening its first Brisbane venue in South Brisbane this week. Not content with merely opening up a cafe, Glee Coffee's Queensland flagship is a multi-faceted space houses roasting apparatus, wholesale operations and an in-house bakery. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best cafes as voted by you

A cafe is more than just a place to get a hot cup of coffee and a bite of brunch. It’s a meeting place, a community hub and a respite from the manic world we live in. Brisbane is flush with stellar cafes and year on year our collection of nosheries expands. When it comes to listing the best of the best, all we can say is that you have good taste. A record number of votes were submitted for the EAT/drink Awards this year, with the Best Cafe category one of the most hotly contested. Alas, only one winner can be crowned, but it wouldn’t be right not to acknowledge the other competitors that help make the scene as vibrant as it is. Without further ado, here are the ten best cafes in Brisbane, as voted by our discerning readership. more

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Sweet sustainability – Alphabet Cafe settles in to its new West End home
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Sweet sustainability – Alphabet Cafe settles in to its new West End home

From humble market vendor to supplier of sweet-treats for some of Brisbane’s best eateries, the past six years has seen Alphabet Cafe become one of Brisbane’s biggest success stories. Although they could be content to dominate the city’s cake scene, the Alphabet sisters Zoe and Meghan Tulleners always envisioned opening their own cafe. That dream is now a reality, with Alphabet Cafe’s charming West End spot commencing its inaugural brunch service last week. Alphabet Cafe’s spread extends far beyond cakes and coffee, with a wholesome selection of dishes that foregrounds ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients, anchored by a conscientious approach to closed-loop waste management. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Reuben sandwiches

As undeniable as its popularity is, the exact origins of the Reuben sandwich are hotly debated, which allows for a modicum of freedom as far as evolution is concerned. A classic Reuben is traditionally composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing squished between two slices of rye bread, but there’s always room for experimentation. Brisbane’s got a mighty fine selection of sangas scattered across town and we’ve corralled the best Reuben sandwiches from traditional takes to innovative interpretations of pastrami on rye. more

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Nourishing Noosa outfit Blended Health Bar brings its bounty to Fortitude Valley
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Nourishing Noosa outfit Blended Health Bar brings its bounty to Fortitude Valley

Sunshine Coast residents and those that call Hastings Street their main hang will be no stranger to the fare at Blended Health Bar. The cosy superfood pit stop has been dishing out colourful bowls, nutritious smoothies and good vibes for years, earning a first-rate rep for its wholesome fare in the process. Good news for Brisbane-based acai junkies – Blended Health Bar has come south, opening a vibrant eatery in Fortitude Valley complete with its popular menu and a few exciting additions. more

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Jessie’s Girl swaps spritzes for scrambled eggs with new brunch offering
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Jessie’s Girl swaps spritzes for scrambled eggs with new brunch offering

After nailing its evening offering of cocktails, charcuterie and share-plating dining, Jessie’s Girl is dragging itself out of bed a little bit earlier to serve up a sunny selection of daytime eats. The Petrie Terrace bar-meets-cafe is now opening early from Tuesday to Sunday, serving up breakfast and lunch – including that famously seductive thick-cut bacon from Scout. 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. There are many different styles of mum, so there’s not one coverall approach to celebrating their worth. Some mums are foodie mums, while some mums like to be pampered. It’s up to you to know what kind of person your mother is. Our job is to help guide you to some excellent Mother’s Day ideas based on your mum’s taste. You’re welcome, mums. more

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Chomp on toast soldiers and red velvet waffles at Fortitude Valley's Nom Nom Valley
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Chomp on toast soldiers and red velvet waffles at Fortitude Valley’s Nom Nom Valley

The phrase ‘nom’ is strictly reserved for scrumptious eats. To say something is nom-worthy is to praise a dish as delicious, so when a venue doubles up on the nom factor they'd better come with the goods. Thankfully, Nom Nom Valley does. Following hot on the heels of the arrival of its ramen and sake-focused sibling in Bakery Lane, Nom Nom Valley brings something to the table for morning, afternoon and night eaters, from egg soldiers and coffee to chicken wings and craft beer. more