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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

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Pull up a seat at West End’s charming new eatery Table 26
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Pull up a seat at West End’s charming new eatery Table 26

Residents of the new Pradella development on Duncan Street in West End woke up to the aromatic scent of fresh coffee at the tail-end of December when Table 26 kicked off its service. The brainchild of a seasoned hospitality veteran, Table 26 is a consummate cafe that plates up classic fare with tantalising twists, friendly and personable service and a family-centric ethos that will have you wishing this was your local. more


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Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co.
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The round-up: what’s open on New Year’s Day 2018

We’re more than ready to see the end of 2017 – the year that seemed to hang around like a bad smell. We never need an excuse to party, but New Year’s Eve is set to be a particularly big one. That means we’ll need somewhere to rest our sore heads on New Year’s Day. Perhaps you had an early night and are keen for a well-rested start to the year, perhaps you haven’t been to bed yet – regardless of how you rang in the New Year, you’re going to need to eat at some point. These spots will be open and willing to help you shake off the dust from your night of revelry and start the year properly.   more

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Junk
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The round-up: what’s open on Boxing Day 2017

The presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of Christmas lunch leftovers and the food coma has subsided – that must mean it’s Boxing Day! The oft-forgotten member of the festive holiday family is great for rest and relaxation, catching the Boxing Day blockbusters at the cinema, shopping up a storm at the sales and for watching the start of the Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race, but it’s also a great day for dining. We’ve assembled a list of venues that are trading on Boxing Day if you are keen to keep the festive cheer going a little while longer. more

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The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day
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The round-up: where to get coffee on Christmas Day

If there's one day of the year you need really need that coffee kickstart, it's Christmas Day. If you're all out of beans at home and couldn't possibly fathom a cup of Moccona there is no need to fear – a few heroes around town are sacrificing their Christmas morning (and some all day!) to make sure you get your sweet, sweet dose of the good stuff. No need to roam the streets aimlessly sniffing for fresh brews, we've done the hard work and found where to get coffee on Christmas Day. more

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Detour
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The year in review: what you loved in 2017

What. A. Year! Although 2017 has flown by, we’re still amazed by all of the fantastic things we got to experience throughout the year. Brisbane boomed with all sorts of happenings, from new bars and eateries to killer events to some massive news-worthy bombshells that already have us looking ahead with anticipation. We figured the best way to recap the year that was is to list what resonated with you the most over the past 12 months. Without further ado, here is the best of 2017! more

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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane
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The round-up: our 300 favourite eats and drinks in Brisbane

Pull out those party poppers friends – this week marks 300 issues of The Weekend Edition: Brisbane. Woot! Over those 300 issues we’ve sipped on a lot of craft beer, munched on a whole lot of delicious food and Instagrammed more avocado on toast than we care to admit. To celebrate, the team has come together to compile our 300 favourite bites and sips across our fine city. Not since Gerard Butler lead a fearsome procession of scantily clad spartans to war have we been this amazed by 300 of anything. We’re not going to suggest you go through and eat everything listed below (we’re also not not suggesting it), but it’s a pretty good indicator of the strength of our food scene, from tasty cheaps eats through to the finest of dishes and most delectable cocktails. What’s more, this list is not even close to exhaustive – there’s always more out there to try. So let’s raise a… more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 152 December 12

From whispers of new modern Chinese restaurants coming to The Valley to plant-based dinners, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

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Junk
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It’s hip to be square – Coorparoo Square unveils its first wave of openings

Folks, it’s here! It’s finally here! One of the most highly anticipated developments has come to life after some perspiration-soaked anticipation. Coorparoo Square has gradually ascended above Cavendish Road over the past few months, swelling with the promise of hip new bars and eateries and a host of other quality retailers. Well, this week marks the first wave of openings in the centre, ranging from tantalising taquerias, choice coffee spots, gorgeous gelaterias and beautiful bars. Before you flock to chock your mouth full of goodies, have a closer look at what Coorparoo Square is bringing to town. more

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Allpress set to impress with new East Brisbane coffee haven
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Allpress set to impress with new East Brisbane coffee haven

It’s been 17 years since New Zealand-born coffee mavericks Allpress Espresso made landfall in Australia, and now the acclaimed roaster has come to stake its claim in Brisbane's coffee scene. Allpress Espresso has just opened its own bricks-and-mortar spot in East Brisbane, establishing a proper home from which to spread the good word of coffee. Following on from Allpress Espresso’s interstate locations, Allpress Brisbane is looking to set itself up as a community hub, bringing people together over a shared love of coffee and conversation. more

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Great Scott! West End welcomes chic coffee joint Doc Brown
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Great Scott! West End welcomes chic coffee joint Doc Brown

It’s a great time to be a resident of Brisbane’s inner south. We’re seeing a huge boom in the local cafe scene, and Doc Brown is the latest establishment to join the wave. A space so fly you’d swear it was riding a hoverboard, Doc Brown pairs great coffee and a scrumptious menu with shmick fit-out and a dash of retro-cinema cool. At the risk of overdoing it on the Back to the Future references, we’re going to humbly suggest that you hop in your Delorean and make tracks for West End as soon as possible. There’s no need to go 88mph, though – Doc Brown is the perfect place to slow down for a while. more

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Simply Buddha-ful – Villa dishes up bowls of nourishment in the heart of Bulimba
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Simply Buddha-ful – Villa dishes up bowls of nourishment in the heart of Bulimba

Usually when we return from a holiday we feel recharged, serene and content – but never overly eager to return to work. For Coco Bliss head honchos Candice Kemp and Mellita Rayner the duo were itching to get back to the office after some time away, for they had an idea that they simply had to share with Brisbane eaters. Enter Villa – a brand-new healthy outlet dispensing an abundance of Balinese-inspired protein and vegetable-laden bowls, set to give eaters a stellar nutritious savoury option once it opens on Friday November 17. more

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Tease your tastebuds at Monty's Bakehouse in West End
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Tease your tastebuds at Monty’s Bakehouse in West End

There's something completely intoxicating about the aroma of freshly baked bread. Your nose tingles as you inhale that warm familiar scent, your mouth watering at the thought of the carby goodness that awaits your tastebuds. Let's be real, it's pretty hard to concentrate on anything else once a baked good grabs your attention. Just a word of warning – this exact sensation is going to hit you the moment you step inside Monty's Bakehouse, and you're probably going to want to buy everything that lies before you in the cabinet. Look, we get it. No judgement here. more

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Make a little mischief at new Coorparoo bar and eatery Beyond the Pale
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Make a little mischief at new Coorparoo bar and eatery Beyond the Pale

You may have heard the phrase 'beyond the pale'. In modern language, it refers to behaviour that ventures outside of the bounds of what is considered acceptable – behaviour that's a little bit naughty and mischievous. You know, the kind of cheeky debauchery you might get up to with a little Dutch courage. What you may not know, however, is that the origin of the phrase dates back to 14th Century Ireland. The part of the country that was under English rule was marked by a boundary of stakes or fences, know as the English Pale. Those who travelled outside that boundary, or beyond the pale, were considered uncouth and unacceptable amongst civilisation. more