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Warm up with porridge at Symposium Cafe, Five Sisters, Cup
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Warm up with porridge at Symposium Cafe, Five Sisters, Cup

Goldilocks was pretty particular when it came to the type of porridge she ate. Though we gather the first two she tasted weren’t lavished in toppings of poached fruit, dollops of honey and sprinkles of spices, making the final flavoursome bowl a sure winner. The Weekend Edition went in search of Brisbane’s best porridge and this is what we found … more

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London Xpress Cafe opens in Woolloongabba
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London Xpress Cafe opens in Woolloongabba

When you’re on the go in Woolloongabba, a long lunch at one of the more affluent restaurants isn’t exactly a time-conscious option. But if a quick bite with a British twist sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the newly nestled London Xpress Cafe in the umbrella-lamp-lined antique precinct on Logan Road. more

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Time for tea at The Cobble Stone Tea House, New Farm
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Time for tea at The Cobble Stone Tea House, New Farm

Since the invention of the mug, grandmothers, nanas and great ladies alike have been turning up their noses at this un-dainty option for enjoying a cup of tea. The petite handle on a china cup, so delicate that one is forced to raise a pinky from lack of handle space, brings the warm, comforting liquid to perfectly measured flavour when gracing a delicate teacup. more

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Take things slowly at Bean on Dean, Toowong
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Take things slowly at Bean on Dean, Toowong

Many breakfast spots these days can be all hustle and bustle. With chatter in the air and sardine-like table arrangements, these popular, crowded spaces aren’t ideal for a little morning Zen time. But at Bean on Dean in Toowong, you will find yourself instantly relaxing as the cool autumn breeze whispers past and you sink into the recycled coffee sack ottomans out the front. more

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Brother Espresso opens fifth cafe, at Windsor
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Brother Espresso opens fifth cafe, at Windsor

The rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee is one that can not be surpassed of a sleepy morning, especially when this particular splendour is wafting amongst the exposed-brick interior of the heritage-listed Watsons Plumbing Building on Margaret Street in the city. more


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Slip from work to play at 73 Vulture Street, West End
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Slip from work to play at 73 Vulture Street, West End

Too much to do and not enough time means working on the weekend is a regular reality. Instead of arriving at work refreshed of a Monday morning, it can feel like you never left the office, with the weekend spent waking up early and cramming in some quality computer time while the rest of the house sleeps in soundly. more

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Laneway cafes: In-Cog-Neato, Flamingo, Brew
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Laneway cafes: In-Cog-Neato, Flamingo, Brew

In-Cog-Neato, South Brisbane It’s been there for a year, but particularly inconspicuous coffee nook In-Cog-Neato has added a little faux grass to its stools. With a recently jazzed up laneway sporting a plethora of vibrant street art and (real greenery) window boxes and hanging plants galore, sip an espresso, nibble on something sweet and relax into this secluded and colourful side space. Brew Cafe Tapas Bar, Brisbane City Brew has grown from a coffee machine plonked amidst some astroturf in the corner of a laneway end, to a roaring cafe and bar. Enjoy a coffee on a milk crate in diluted sunshine, or slink into the darkness of the back den for a sneaky lunchtime beer or espresso martinis and tapas. Flamingo Cafe, Fortitude Valley A mirage of astroturf, eclectic garden furniture and kitsch s+p shakers resides on the corner of Winn Lane in Fortitude Valley. Renowned for its Green Velvet… more

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Ruby in Paddington draws hearty brunch crowd
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Ruby in Paddington draws hearty brunch crowd

Opening a cafe opposite Paddington brunch fav Anouk seems like a fairly bold move. But with foodstuffs like roasted kipfler potatoes with lavender salt and fried brioche with smoked trout, goats cherve, poached eggs, asparagus, watercress and lime on the menu, Ruby is proving a popular spot. more

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Education in a cup with Dandelion and Driftwood, Hendra
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Education in a cup with Dandelion and Driftwood, Hendra

Extending people’s palate and enhancing the experience of drinking coffee is motivation behind the tasting flight at Dandelion & Driftwood. Coffee education in a cup – or two piccolos to be exact – the tasting flight teaches your palate to distinguish between the different flavours of D&D’s two house blends. more