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From beans to brews – Fonzie Abbott expands its Albion digs with new taphouse
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From beans to brews – Fonzie Abbott expands its Albion digs with new taphouse

It’s not unusual to see the name Fonzie Abbott at your local caffeine dispensary – the coffee roaster has been a player in the scene for years now. Recent months have seen the coffee roaster’s name affixed to several beer taps at discerning watering holes around town, heralding an exciting change for the Albion crew. After a few months of tinkering and experimenting, Fonzie Abbott has jumped into the beer game, installing a full-blown brewery at its Albion location. The changes don’t stop there – Fonzie Abbott’s home has undergone a head-to-toe makeover, adding a new taphouse, beer garden and roaster to the mix. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by you

Brisbane, it’s time to wake up and smell the bacon. Breakfast is one of, if not the most important, meals of the day, so it’s crucial that it’s enjoyed correctly. Whether you’re partial to pancakes or have a hankering for hash cakes, Brisbane’s breakfast scene’s got something for you to devour. The most recent EAT/drink Awards revealed your picks for best breakfast in Brisbane, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve got some great taste. If you’re looking to bolster your breakfast game this weekend, have a peep at this list of Brisbane’s ten best breakfast spots as voted by our readers. more

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Two culinary all-stars open charming Grange cafe Huskk
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Two culinary all-stars open charming Grange cafe Huskk

A pair of globetrotting hospitality lifers have put their accumulated knowledge towards bolstering Brisbane's cafe scene. Grange’s newest arrival Huskk is a sunny brunch haven from two savvy veterans of Michelin-starred institutions, plating up quintessentially wholesome cafe fare that foregrounds produce sourced from the finest small-scale providers. more

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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane
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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane

A stir of activity at the base of Woolloongabba’s Trafalgar Lane building got tongues wagging of a new multi-faceted and community-oriented arrival. The team from Osteria Epoca are the brains behind Gabba + Co, a casual and relaxed venue that will adapt to the needs and wants of locals. Opening today, Wednesday October 24, the eatery and bar will be looking to woo diners with a menu of all-time classics made from Queensland’s abundance of top-tier produce and given some adventurous tweaks. more

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Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm's The Frond Cafe
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Enjoy parkside vibes and ethical sensibilities at New Farm’s The Frond Cafe

Although it remains a major income stream for Australian farmers, there is still a considerable operational and revenue-based divide between crop growers and the corporate buyers behind our largest grocery chains. This discrepancy inspired Hadeel and Anders Doehler to step away from their respective careers as a chemical engineer and medical physicist to open The Frond Cafe. New Farm’s newest nook is taking an ethical approach to casual hospitality, delivering wholesome seasonal fare sourced directly from our hard-working farmers. more

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Bacchus
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The round-up: sample the flavours of the season with these must-try spring dishes

Spring isn’t just for wardrobe overhauls, beach trips and post-hibernation fitness regimes – it’s also one of the most exciting periods for food. Eateries across Brisbane are overhauling menus to take advantage of the influx of new-season produce, imbuing dishes with colour, texture and an abundance of flavour. Of course, getting to every restaurant in Brisbane to sample such dishes is no easy task, which is why we’ve collated a quick hit list of spots that are making the most out of spring’s bounty. more

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Brisbane City's new specialty coffee and salad outlet Only. delivers the essentials
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Brisbane City’s new specialty coffee and salad outlet Only. delivers the essentials

Although flush with top-notch specialty coffee outposts, Brisbane City’s ever-growing demand for the good stuff means that there will always be room for more. The latest addition to The City’s heaving coffee scene is Only. – a minimalist outpost tucked into the Eagle Street-end of Queen Street. The team behind Only. has chosen to hone in on two perpetually in-demand items – specialty coffee and salad – for its new nook, and time-poor inner-city workers are already responding with rapturous enthusiasm. more


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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler's cellar door and cafe Carl's
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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler’s cellar door and cafe Carl’s

While we struggle to contain our salivation at the thought of an inner-city winery to call our own, the team behind Gerler wines and the forthcoming (and secretive) City Winery has decided to give us a little taste of what to expect. Gerler’s newly released output is being poured at Teneriffe’s trendy cafe-meets-cellar-door Carl’s, where not only can we sample the fruits of viticultural labour, but also a range of moreish eats from sunrise to sunset. more

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Chu The Phat
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The round-up: what’s open on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been able to enjoy a long weekend. It seemed like the first half of the year was absolutely littered with days off, and the latter months have been lacking. Well, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is finally upon us, which means three days of rest and relaxation before the final slog through to Christmas. It’s not up to us to say what you should do with your extra day off, but if you’re inclined to get out of the house, we’ve assembled a hit list of eateries that will be open on Monday. more

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The Yiros Shop
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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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Miss Jones
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new cafes as voted by you

Although gastronomic innovation is often seen as something more suited to the realm of fine dining, it’s our cafes that are really pushing the envelope when it comes to expanding the craft. Our annual EAT/drink Awards showcase some of the most exciting openings that pop up around town, and 2017's awards proved to be no exception. The year that was saw some fantastic outposts springing up around town, with colour, coffee and conscious eating a consistent thread among the leading vote getters. All in all, we feel very blessed to have such a vibrant cafe scene, so without further ado, we’d like to present Brisbane’s best new cafes as voted by The Weekend Edition’s discerning readers. more

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Fortitude Valley's newest laneway California Lane opens to the public
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Fortitude Valley’s newest laneway California Lane opens to the public

After several months of gestation, the younger sibling of Winn and Bakery Lanes is finally open to the public. Boasting a schmick al fresco dining area and several new faces, California Lane is the third food and shopping hub from the Apostolos family, which takes inspiration from Fortitude Valley’s formative history and pairs it with a colourful West Coast vibe. more

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Birkdale’s brunch scene sprouts a new arrival in The Bloom Room Cafe
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Birkdale’s brunch scene sprouts a new arrival in The Bloom Room Cafe

It’s no coincidence that The Bloom Room officially opens its doors today, Monday September 3 – the first Monday of spring. The newest arrival from the Venzin Group is a charming flower-adorned locale, which might be one of the prettiest in the hospitality group’s portfolio. With a menu of Instagram-worthy eats, colourful beverages and a manicured fit-out to match, Birkdale’s new blossom is more than just a horticulturalist’s dream hideaway. more

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The round-up: indulge in Brisbane's best high tea
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The round-up: indulge in Brisbane’s best high tea

Despite boasting historical origins dating back centuries, high tea remains largely unchanged by the advancing years. At its core, high tea is so much more than an excuse to eat dozens of scones in one sitting – it’s a delightful afternoon ritual that offers diners the chance to selectively splurge on everything from sweets and savouries to tea and champagne. Brisbane has a thriving high-tea scene, with numerous venues breaking out the fancy tiered tableware for scrumptious services throughout the week. We've put together a list of some of this city’s best. more

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Parisian chic – Belle Epoque opens its chic new patisserie at Southpoint
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Parisian chic – Belle Epoque opens its chic new patisserie at Southpoint

When the Anthony John Group began the process of relocating the Emporium Hotel to its sizeable Southpoint location, it also marked the departure of a beloved French-inspired hideaway. Belle Epoque – one of the formative tenants of Emporium’s Fortitude Valley hospitality collective – is also on the move, transferring its Parisian-chic patisserie across the river to fresh digs at Southpoint. In addition to its picture-perfect pastries, Belle Epoque will also be delivering champagne breakfasts and a lunch and dinner menu of French classics with a Queensland twist. more

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Florence delivers down-to-earth fare and wholesome magic to Camp Hill
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Florence delivers down-to-earth fare and wholesome magic to Camp Hill

On Saturday August 18, Camp Hill locals awoke to a brand-new eatery that they could call their own. Martha Street’s striking new resident Florence is the brainchild of enterprising hospitality duo Elizabeth Florence and Sam Pethely, who have pooled their love of nourishing nosh and seasonal goods for an inspired locale that is already getting brunch crowds raving. more

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Comfy surrounds and community vibes a specialty at Red Hill's Gramps Cafe
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Comfy surrounds and community vibes a specialty at Red Hill’s Gramps Cafe

Red Hill’s newest cafe is built around the five C’s of hospitality – community, comfort, convenience, creativity and coffee (we might have just coined that). Adam Murphy has been collecting ideas and inspiration across a varied career in the industry, and has been showing off the fruits of his labour at his new Windsor Road eatery Gramps Cafe. With a cosily-rustic fit-out, charming service and a menu loaded with curious ingredients, Gramps Cafe is already ticking off boxes across the board. more

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Fine fare and history combine for Brisbane City’s Motorwagen
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Fine fare and history combine for Brisbane City’s Motorwagen

The invention of the world’s first petrol-powered vehicle – Carl Benz’s Motorwagen – was a landmark technological revelation. A new inner-city eatery has arrived on Adelaide Street, inspired by the innovation and vision of the 19th-century engineer. Seasoned restaurateur Sam Pask and inspired culinary mind Dylan Cashman have collaborated with Mercedes-Benz Brisbane to deliver Motorwagen, a chic dining destination that aims to evoke the same creative spirit across a sharp contemporary offering. more