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Foxy Bean, East Brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Foxy Bean

In the three short months since reopening a refurbished and expanded cafe space, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean has perfected the morning run and is ready to let its saucy, sundown spouse Foxy Drop shine. Open Thursday to Sunday nights, Foxy Drop is a wine and tapas bar, where diners can indulge in a wine and cheese platter or two among the husky, dapper interior or soak up the afternoon ambience in the astroturfed courtyard outside. Start with the Louisianna Hot Ribs, followed by the Grilled Spatchcock and close with the Foxy Mess for dessert. This weekend will see the live-music Sunday session kick off at 2:00 pm with local group The Willow Seed. Check out Foxy Bean on The Street Photographer. more

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Bungalow 4171, Hawthorne
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The Street Photographer: Bungalow 4171

Bungalow 4171 came as a welcome breakfast addition to the eastside when it opened a few months ago. While diners arrived in excited flurries, a relaxed ambience continued to emanate from the calm cream facade. Blending shabby vintage chairs with decadent teal and gold wallpaper, Bungalow 4171 combines old-world charm with a touch of Art Deco glam. Cream tiles lining the wall behind the counter mimic ornate plaster ceilings, while precious peacock features spill out of a vase. A row of wooden deck chairs face the street outside, with armrests sufficient for holding small plates of homemade goodies and pots of tea. Kids are welcome and will enjoy the Kiddliwinks menu and milkshakes served in retro glasses with striped paper straws, while grown-ups devour the rustic, home-style meals and Genovese coffee. Check out Bungalow 4171 on The Street Photographer. more

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brown dog cafe, woolloongabba
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Take puppy to breakfast at Saabi, Brown Dog and Slinky

While you’re at work during the week, man’s best friend is usually cooped up at home. So when the weekend rolls around, it’s nice to be able to take your pooch along for a sunny breakfast outdoors and spend some time together, while you enjoy your slowed-down weekend morning meal. We’ve compiled a list of cafes that will happily permit puppy visitors. more

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the roastery cafe, south brisbane
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The Street Photographer: The Roastery Cafe

While the smell of roasting coffee wafts from the roasting half of the converted warehouse, accents of red, white and yellow catch the eye at The Roastery Cafe. Taking appearance seriously, The Roastery Cafe has ensured its latte art isn’t the only thing to be hitting top design notes since opening in March this year. Workers cage lights hang above the shiny La Marzocco machine, while a rustic wooden communal table sits in the middle of the cafe space. Colourful stools span the length of a wooden bench on one side, the trio of hues continuing the theme to the alleyway seating space out the back of the cafe. Here exposed brick wall meets vibrant street art – a pleasant spot to sip on one of Rouge Coffee’s four refined blends or a Tea Drop tea. Check out The Roastery Cafe on The Street Photographer. more


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alcove cafe and deli, wilston
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Breakfast and providores at Alcove Cafe and Deli, Wilston

Weekends at Alcove Cafe and Deli in Wilston are bustling as the providore pocket holds a mini market of artisan produce. From ferns to flowers and succulents, plants are displayed in sweet jute sacks, while servings of pistachios, dukkah and cinnamon sticks are packaged neatly alongside fresh mushrooms and avocados. more

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Bean On Dean, Toowong
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The Street Photographer: Bean On Dean

Rustic wooden cafe tables sit atop vintage Singer sewing-machine bases, while herbs grow in the courtyard and vintage cotton spools are used as table numbers – welcome to the peaceful ambience of Bean On Dean in Toowong. It may be a busy breakfast nook of families, lady-date catch-ups and rolled-out-of-bed students, but Bean On Dean manages to pack a lot in while still keeping things spacious and restful. Inside, soft-glowing cage lighting contrasts the delicate jars of herbs and ferns, while the street-art wall mural and bright green La Marzocco machine serving creamy Campos lattes perks up visitors. Check out Bean On Dean on The Street Photographer. more

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spanakopita, newstead
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Newstead’s Spanakopita opens for breakfast

Makers of glorious parcels of spinach and cheese, Spanakopita in Newstead is now open for breakfast. Switching its flaky filo pastry options to the sweet side of things of a morning, try the vanilla bean curd-filled Bougatsa dusted in icing sugar. more

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champ kitchen + bar, south bank
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Anouk opens champ kitchen + bar at South Bank

A new foodie creation by Justine Whelan (of Anouk fame) has opened at South Bank. Located on the ground floor of the ABC’s headquarters, champ kitchen + bar is the first of many new restaurants that are set to open up on the Cultural Forecourt end of South Bank’s main street. more

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Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters, Fortitude Valley
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The Street Photographer: Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters

The Gowty family has built themselves a little coffee empire, with four Brother Espresso cafes and the Bread & Butter general store now under its wing. At the heart of these cafes is their own brand of coffee, roasted out of a warehouse-meets-cathedral-like space in the side streets of Fortitude Valley. Opened in 2010, Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a half-cylindrical space where the roastery mixes with an expansive cafe. Metal caging and stained glass separate the half-pipe into open sections, with a street-art decorated, sun-lit counter and roaster space at the front and a leafy, aviary-esque nook at the back. Named after Grandfather E. G. Gowty, who was drafted to the 5th Battery 2/2 Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment in World War II, Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a chilled spot for a light breakfast accompanied by a mean cup of specialty espresso that’s been sourced, secured… more

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scotty's cafe, bardon
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Discover espresso menagerie Scotty’s Cafe at Bardon

Tucked between a hair salon and a general store is a nameless coffee shop dubbed by locals as ‘Scotty’s Cafe’ after owner and barista, Scott. Despite the hazy details – no name, no menu, no website, no opening hours – a steady stream of regulars are dropping by to get their daily cup of coffee. more