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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


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pear cafe and bar
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Pear Cafe and Bar opens for mess meals and local brews

Highgate Hill morning favourite, Pear Cafe and Bar is now open for drinks and eats of a Thursday to Sunday evening. Offering a meal for the masses, the nightly token Mess Meal is ever changing, delivering lavish, home-style flavours from Pork Chops and Pea and Ham Soup to vegetable lasagne without the pasta. more

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Five Sugars
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The Street Photographer: Five Sugars

Furnished with quirky pieces of a vintage nature, Five Sugars exudes happiness and colour with its pastel teacups and a counter filled with local homemade brownies, cookies and nostalgic sweets. Each cup of coffee is thoughtfully prepared using Saint signature blend from Cleanskin Roasters and Maleny Dairies milk. Try the Caramelised Oat and Coconut biscuit from Teneriffe chocolatiers Dello Mano, paired with a perfectly poured flat white in a dainty teacup. Sink into a retro lounge with a magazine or bask in the sun outside. Check out Five Sugars on The Street Photographer. more

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lady marmalade, stones corner
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The Street Photographer: Lady Marmalade

A quirky corner cafe in Stones Corner, Lady Marmalade is a foodie delight that many may have heard of but not actually seen. Home to award-winning, creative sandwiches and pancake stacks topped with fairy floss, Lady Marmalade deliver unique flavour combinations in a relaxed setting. Vintage knick knacks adorn each available shelf and cranny inside, while a counter of sweet treats tempts dessert to be taken post-sandwich. Nab an outside table with a little dappled sunlight and watch the world speed by or slip into the pages of a good book while your table number Kung-Fu Panda keeps you company until your coffee arrives. Check out Lady Marmalade on The Street Photographer. more

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foxy bean, woolloongabba
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A renewed, dapper Foxy Bean reopens in Woolloongabba

Creators of a very sexy cup of joe, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean reopened this week, planting a very wide smile on locals’ faces. Acquiring the two additional buildings next door, the owners got out the hammers and knocked holes through the walls until they were happy with the cavernous space that’s now home to Foxy Bean cafe by day and (soon to be) The Foxy Drop by night. more

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willow and spoon
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New winter flavours at Willow & Spoon, Alderley

Sitting on bustling Samford Road in Alderley, Willow & Spoon is an unassuming haven for the gourmet. Essentially a breakfast bar that specialises in a morning menu (as well as the all-important coffee accompaniment), the cafe rotates its menu monthly, keeping patrons on their toes. more