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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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Kin & Co
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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

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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