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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

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Coorparoo Square swells with its second wave of openings
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Coorparoo Square swells with its second wave of openings

According to a very reputable news source, headed up by a man named Huey Lewis, it’s hip to be square. Since opening in late 2017, Coorparoo Square has proved this theory true – the precinct has been consistently pumping every night of the week. And with a new wave of eateries, pamper palaces, stylish salons and gourmet providores recently opening their doors, it doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. In case you haven't had a chance to take a turn about the square, allow us to fill you in. more

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Pug life – Little Black Pug Cafe brings pooch-friendly vibes to Mount Gravatt
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Pug life – Little Black Pug Cafe brings pooch-friendly vibes to Mount Gravatt

Sure, it’s one thing to say your cafe is dog friendly, but when you’re chomping down on eggs benny and your poor pooch is stuck looking miserably at a communal container of half-slurped water, you can’t help but feel a pang of sympathy. Thankfully, someone is thinking of the doggos. Mount Gravatt’s Little Black Pug Cafe has arrived on the scene, operated by two die-hard dog lovers that have ditched their established careers in science to open up one of Brisbane’s most pup-positive eateries. more

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Mission Vietnamese
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The round-up: bite into some of Brisbane’s best banh mi

When it comes to sandwiches, we are connoisseurs. As long as there’s bread and some kind of filling, we’re interested. No sandwich gets us as excited as banh mi, though, and we’d hazard a guess we’re not the only ones. In an age where people are pushing the boundaries of food fusion, banh mi is an established and culturally rich blend. The meeting of French and Vietnamese cuisines has resulted in what could be the best sandwich in the world, and when you get a glimpse of the crusty baguette filled to bursting point with scrumptious ingredients you’d be hard-pressed to disagree. Brisbane’s got a booming banh mi scene. Want proof? Check out this list and see what all of the fuss is about. more

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The round-up: what's open on ANZAC Day 2018
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2018

After fallout of the hectic Easter long weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is fast approaching, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. Whether you are choosing to join in on the commemorative events or spending the day with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open and trading throughout the day. If you predict a post-march coffee outing or are in need of an ANZAC Day lunch spot, use our handy list to see what’s open. more

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Fall in love with I Heart Brownies' retro bakery in Bowen Hills
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Fall in love with I Heart Brownies’ retro bakery in Bowen Hills

The quickest way to our heart is with a box of sweet treats, and if we’re being picky, the best treats to charm us come from I Heart Brownies. We know were not alone in this – I Heart Brownies has grown by leaps and bounds since wooing Brisbane over with its signature artisan, gooey, gluten free and heart-shaped treats, and now the booming operation has just opened a new cafe and bakery in Bowen Hills. I Heart Brownies is now pumping out moreish brownies by the thousand, maintaining its unparalleled quality and pairing them with creamy milkshakes and decadent sundaes. more

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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches

We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Thursday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on. more


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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan 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 some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more

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Brunch nook Penny Coffee Co opens in Dutton Park
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Brunch nook Penny Coffee Co opens in Dutton Park

Food and coffee. These core aspects of cafe hospitality are essentially two sides of the same coin. All too often patrons are forced to flip the coin to see which side they land on – often settling for a cafe that nails one, but leaves the other lacking. A new cafe has arrived on the scene that aims to deliver the goods in both categories – Dutton Park’s Penny Coffee Co. With a seasonal approach to food and a specialty coffee lean, this cafe is already impressing locals, so perhaps your brunch choice needn’t be dictated by heads or tails. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

While it's perfectly acceptable to eat chocolate for four days straight over Easter, we know that between the Lindt bunnies and Cadbury Creme Eggs you're going to need some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a (very) comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Honeycomb, ricotta and lavender hotcakes
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Macho Macho flips the script and brings a fresh and fun vibe to Ashgrove

Folks, the definition of macho is changing. No longer a word for overtly masculine braggadocio, macho is now synonymous with bravery, confidence and pride in one’s self. Macho Macho – the newest eatery from the team behind Artie & Mai – subscribes to this new-age definition of machismo, building a new multi-faceted venue from scratch that blends a grown-up approach to hospitality with a healthy dose of cheeky whimsicality. Oh, and a few splashes of pastel pink as well. more

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Flour & Chocolate
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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

No offense intended to the Easter Bunny, but our favourite Easter treat isn’t a chocolate egg – we’re all about hot cross buns. The sweet, soft, buttery beauties really get us into the holiday spirit and hot cross bun season is here again. This Easter, we’re side-stepping the middleman and going straight to the source. The chocolate bounty can wait – we’re heading on a hot cross bun hunt to track down the best baked goods in Brisbane. more

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Breakfast ramen or late-night treats – the choice is yours at The New Black and Cakes and Shit
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Breakfast ramen or late-night treats – the choice is yours at The New Black and Cakes and Shit

Fortitude Valley's Bakery Lane has just scored itself a new sweet spot – but this isn't your average coffee and cake situation. The brains behind Coolangatta’s Black Lab Coffee have opened up a new flagship cafe in the heart of the entertainment district, offering a distinctive selection of eats and a comprehensive specialty coffee selection. That’s not all – treat seekers can also satiate their sugary cravings at sassy new cake store and bar Cakes and Shit, where the only thing sweet is the dessert. more

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Dicki's adds a dash of wholesomeness to New Farm with its vegan-centric eats
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Dicki’s adds a dash of wholesomeness to New Farm with its vegan-centric eats

Have you heard the good word about plant-based dining? Don’t worry – we’re not here to talk your ear off about the virtues of eating your fruit and vegetables, especially since the minds behind Dicki’s are more than happy to show you in person. New Farm’s newest cafe is dishing up fare with a flavoursome and nourishing focus – with the added bonus of being totally vegan friendly. Omnivores of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to check it out – your body and soul will be singing afterwards. more

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Miss Jones
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The round-up: all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

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The suburbs come to The City with spacious new eatery ED Cafe
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The suburbs come to The City with spacious new eatery ED Cafe

The brains behind one of Brisbane’s biggest brunch success stories have stepped up to the plate to hit another home run. Troy and Arron Van Stryp of The Smug Fig fame have opened up a new hotspot in the heart of Brisbane City. ED Cafe pairs the duo’s penchant for vibrant aesthetics with an all-day brunch selection that caters to the time poor and laid-back city slickers. more

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Kangaroo Point’s Little Smirk puts smiles on dials
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Kangaroo Point’s Little Smirk puts smiles on dials

We’re yet to see a bad mood so formidable it couldn’t be busted by a good brunch. The statistics are still coming in, but we’re fairly sure it’s scientifically proven that a good coffee and a scrumptious day starter is the secret to happiness. If you’ve seen some particularly peppy people strolling around Kangaroo Point with smiles on their faces, there’s a good chance they just discovered Little Smirk – a brand-new nook that is emphasising charming service and community spirit. more