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Pastel-hued stunner Chapel Park brings colourful brunch to Nundah
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Pastel-hued stunner Chapel Park brings colourful brunch to Nundah

Nundah continues to grow and thrive, moving from suburb on the rise to coveted lifestyle hub in it’s own right. The suburb celebrated the beginning of 2019 with a new arrival when Chapel Park opened in early January. Although only a few weeks in, the coffee, brunch and lunch outpost is reportedly already delivering the goods. Serving up scrumptious plates of health-oriented fare that pop with colour, this breezy charmer looks like the perfect addition for a suburb that seemingly has it all. more

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The Fifth Season Cafe serves up Japanese-inspired brunch in South Brisbane
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The Fifth Season Cafe serves up Japanese-inspired brunch in South Brisbane

Last year – on Christmas Eve, no less – South Brisbane's brand-new specialty coffee spot softly opened for business. Since its festive opening, The Fifth Season Cafe has quietly been dispensing top-notch brew while it prepped its first full menu. Now, owner Kevin Kim is about to show Brisbane what he’s been cooking up – a stylish play on brunch that imbues classic dishes with a delightful injection of Japanese flavours and presentation. more

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Edward Specialty Coffee
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

If you consider January as the year’s early morning period, our desire to drink copious amounts of coffee becomes more justifiable. We need a bit of help getting our head back in the game at work, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need and thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of coffee joints to choose from. Last 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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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019
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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019

It’s going to be a tall order to top the banner year Brisbane’s dining scene had in 2018, but we truly believe that this year is going to be just as exciting for foodies. We know it’s only January, but there are numerous openings on the horizon that have got us keyed up with anticipation. We’ve assembled a handy list of announcements to keep an eye on, including brand-new dining precincts, inner-city wineries, riverside eateries and much more. more

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Soak up the sunshine at West End's new local SoBa social
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Soak up the sunshine at West End’s new local SoBa social

Remember the days when life was completely carefree? You'd get home from school and swing by the neighbour's house unannounced, where the gate was always open for an ice-cold cordial and backyard fun. Now that you've likely traded school for work and you've got a little more on your mind/schedule, backyard fun is probably not so high on the agenda – but that doesn't mean it should be completely forgotten. West End's new neighbourhood hang SoBa social is bringing back wholesome backyard fun, but the refreshments are a little more grown up. 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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Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore's Method to the Madness
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Enjoy brunch with The Bard at Kenmore’s Method to the Madness

To brunch, or not to brunch, that is the question. Well, as far as deep philosophical questions go, it’s not much of a head scratcher – we’ll choose to brunch every time. The real question is where? Kenmore residents awoke on Monday with a new cafe its midst – one with a cheeky Shakespearean lean and a menu of honest and creative fare that’ll have you monologuing in delight. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as chosen by you

Here at The Weekend Edition, we’re huge fans of the fun lunch. Sure, we have our fair share of desk-bound leftovers and toasted sandwiches, but we jump at the opportunity to explore our culinary horizons when the midday pangs hit. If your two-day-old salad is looking a little limp, we’ve got ten toothsome ideas to bring your lunchtime back to life. Presenting Brisbane’s ten best places for lunch as voted by you, our readers, in The Weekend Edition’s 11th annual EAT/drink Awards in 2018. more


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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

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Go nuts for doughnuts – nodo brings its coveted treats and brilliant brunch to Camp Hill
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Go nuts for doughnuts – nodo brings its coveted treats and brilliant brunch to Camp Hill

From buzz-worthy gluten-free doughnut stall to Brisbane’s best cafe, the nodo story is one for the ages. Over four years, Kate Williams has nurtured and grown nodo into the heralded institution we’re all familiar with – perennially popular and effortlessly cool. nodo’s long-awaited new locale at the Camp Hill Marketplace opened this week, pairing its menu of colourful and inspired brunch eats (and its wildly popular array of gluten-free doughnuts, of course) with an airy open-plan cafe space in the heart of one of Brisbane’s most rapidly evolving suburbs. more

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Brioche, brunch and beyond  – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors
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Brioche, brunch and beyond – Montrachet’s King Street Bakery opens its doors

Not merely content with establishing Montrachet’s Bowen Hills location as one of the go-to restaurants on the King Street strip, Shannon and Clare Kellam are also solidifying Montrachet’s reputation for top-tier baked goods. The duo recently closed the restaurant’s popular boulangerie with an eye towards opening a comprehensive bakery operation down the road and this week the restaurant’s new Parisian-inspired offspring has opened. Don’t expect to find your average pastries here – King Street Bakery’s skilled team is looking to set a new standard that’s second to none. more

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Kimchi Cheese Smile delivers Korean cafe fare to East Brisbane
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Kimchi Cheese Smile delivers Korean cafe fare to East Brisbane

It doesn’t matter if you’re drinking deep from a perfectly made cup of coffee or cleaning the remnants of a stellar meal from your plate, if you’re chasing a sip or snack with a contented smile then you know you’ve picked well. It’s that kind of hearty satisfaction that East Brisbane’s Kimchi Cheese Smile endeavours to provide with every order. The new arrival is dishing out a tasty interpretation of Korean fare, serving everything from brunch bibimbap to K-Pop liquor and soju cocktails. more

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The Wolfe
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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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Subterranean brunch hub Six Feet Under opens in Newstead
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Subterranean brunch hub Six Feet Under opens in Newstead

It seems only fitting that a cafe called Six Feet Under would open on Halloween, but before you start envisioning a morbidly themed outpost with ghoulish fare, read on. Newstead’s newest coffee and brunch nook is a modish meeting spot with a multitude of inventive dishes that step outside of the typical cafe square. more

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From beans to brews – Fonzie Abbott expands its Albion digs with new taphouse
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From beans to brews – Fonzie Abbott expands its Albion digs with new taphouse

It’s not unusual to see the name Fonzie Abbott at your local caffeine dispensary – the coffee roaster has been a player in the scene for years now. Recent months have seen the coffee roaster’s name affixed to several beer taps at discerning watering holes around town, heralding an exciting change for the Albion crew. After a few months of tinkering and experimenting, Fonzie Abbott has jumped into the beer game, installing a full-blown brewery at its Albion location. The changes don’t stop there – Fonzie Abbott’s home has undergone a head-to-toe makeover, adding a new taphouse, beer garden and roaster to the mix. more

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

Brisbane, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon. Breakfast is one of, if not the most important, meals of the day, so it’s crucial that it’s enjoyed correctly. Whether you’re partial to pancakes or have a hankering for hash cakes, Brisbane’s breakfast scene’s got something for you to devour. The most recent EAT/drink Awards revealed your picks for best breakfast in Brisbane, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve got some great taste. If you’re looking to bolster your breakfast game this weekend, have a peep at this list of Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by our readers. more

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Two culinary all-stars open charming Grange cafe Huskk
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Two culinary all-stars open charming Grange cafe Huskk

A pair of globetrotting hospitality lifers have put their accumulated knowledge towards bolstering Brisbane's cafe scene. Grange’s newest arrival Huskk is a sunny brunch haven from two savvy veterans of Michelin-starred institutions, plating up quintessentially wholesome cafe fare that foregrounds produce sourced from the finest small-scale providers. more

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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane
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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane

A stir of activity at the base of Woolloongabba’s Trafalgar Lane building got tongues wagging of a new multi-faceted and community-oriented arrival. The team from Osteria Epoca are the brains behind Gabba + Co, a casual and relaxed venue that will adapt to the needs and wants of locals. Opening today, Wednesday October 24, the eatery and bar will be looking to woo diners with a menu of all-time classics made from Queensland’s abundance of top-tier produce and given some adventurous tweaks. more

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Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm's The Frond Cafe
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Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm’s The Frond Cafe

Although it remains a major income stream for Australian farmers, there is still a considerable operational and revenue-based divide between crop growers and the corporate buyers behind our largest grocery chains. This discrepancy inspired Hadeel and Anders Doehler to step away from their respective careers as a chemical engineer and medical physicist to open The Frond Cafe. New Farm’s newest nook is taking an ethical approach to casual hospitality, delivering wholesome seasonal fare sourced directly from our hard-working farmers. more