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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

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Little Paul’s Urban Food Market brings hearty and homemade food to Albion
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Little Paul’s Urban Food Market brings hearty and homemade food to Albion

As much as we love dining out on the town, there’s nothing quite like sitting down to a homemade meal. It’s not easy translating this experience to hospitality, but the family unit behind Little Paul’s in Albion makes it look like a cinch. This multi-faceted eatery not only plates up some scrumptious fare, but also doubles as a gourmet grocer, stocking imported goods that will help you take your home cooking to another level. more

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Sweet teas are made of cheese – Heere Tea brings the latest foodie craze to Sunnybank
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Sweet teas are made of cheese – Heere Tea brings the latest foodie craze to Sunnybank

If you’re big on Instagrammable food trends, cheese tea is probably a concept you’re already familiar with. For the rest of you confused souls, allow us to explain what the heck this peculiar-sounding drink is. Cheese tea is not a liquefied form of cheese that you drink – this beverage (which first emerged in China and Singapore) boasts a layer of frothy cream cheese sitting on top of your tea of choice. While already immensely popular overseas, cheese tea is only just starting to appear in Australia now. Heere Tea in Sunnybank is Brisbane’s first fully-fledged cheese tea dispensary, offering a huge range of customisable options worth making the trip for. 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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KoKobana and Burger Time 69 merge for a killer combo at new Toowong eatery
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KoKobana and Burger Time 69 merge for a killer combo at new Toowong eatery

When you really break it down, there are only two choices when it comes to dining out. Do you vie for healthy options, or do you give in to the naughty cravings? Well, if you live in Toowong there’s a new wrinkle in your decision-making process. Hungry locals can now find healthy eats and beefy burgers under one roof at the new two-in-one venue from the minds behind KoKobana Superfood Cafe and Burger Time 69. With both halves duelling for your taste buds, the choice is harder than ever. more

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

In case you needed reminding (we’re pretty sure you didn’t), we’re on the cusp of a long weekend. It’s important to make the most of these free days to take in everything our city has to offer, so in the spirit of maximising your Friday we’ve put together a handy list of what's open on Australia Day for you to get your feasting fix. more

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The Hamptons
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Coastal vibes and all-day breakfast at Hendra’s new hang The Hamptons

Sure, the leafy surrounds of Hendra might be a far cry from Long Island’s famed playground for the rich and famous The Hamptons, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a slice of Hampton here in Brisbane. The team behind popular Paddington cafe Chapter IV and Brisbane City’s Phat Elephant has taken over a charming corner Queenslander, turning it into a bright and inviting venue with plenty of beach-side charm and a menu of inventive fare. more

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Hello 2018! New restaurants, bars and cafes to get excited about this year
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Hello 2018! New restaurants, bars and cafes to get excited about this year

We know it’s only the second week of January but we’re calling it – 2018 is going to be a big one for Brisbane food. The year ahead is shaping up to include some of the most highly anticipated openings we’ve seen in a while, and our mouths have already begun watering at the thought. We’ve looked back on past issues of Pavement Whispers (and thrown in a couple of sneaky new announcements for good measure) to round-up the new Brisbane restaurants, bars, cafes and precincts to get excited about this year. more

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Start your day the Italian way with help from Nonna's Deli in South Bank
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Start your day the Italian way with help from Nonna’s Deli in South Bank

It’s never a good idea to skip breakfast. We know, we know – sometimes we get too busy to even consider preparing and eating a meal during our morning rush, but if we can make time to grab a coffee then we’ve got time to get a snack along with it. Come Tuesday January 16, a new South Bank spot is bringing a distinctly Italian spin to grab-and-go eats. The team behind venues Olé, Mucho Mexicano and Mister Paganini will soon open a new concept that will give South Bank locals a chance to enjoy breakfast with an authentic twist. Nonna’s Deli will be hawking everything from coffee and milkshakes to paninis, focaccias, sandwiches and classic sit-down options – as well as an alluring selection of items that you’ve never seen before. more