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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action
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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action

It’s only human nature to want a bit more, especially when it comes to food and drink. The owners of Vaquero are indulging our insatiable wants with On The Side, a special hideaway cafe and bar that is offering the perfect amount of extra that we are craving. Coffee and brunch in the morning, followed by wine and charcuterie in the evening – it’s the kind of side action that we can really go for. more

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Shady Palms' Mal and Bec open Lonely Boy in Spring Hill
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Shady Palms’ Mal and Bec open Lonely Boy in Spring Hill

Many years ago, in his first hospitality job, Mal Gill's boss told him that if he were to become a chef he would be a lonely boy. Well, Mal did become a chef. And he met his partner Bec Saul. And they have a beautiful baby girl. And as if to prove just how far from lonely Mal is, he and Bec have named their exciting new Spring Hill cafe – you guessed it – Lonely Boy. more

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Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee's new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar
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Perk up at Blue Sky Coffee’s new Woolloongabba roastery and espresso bar

In March, locals of the inner south woke up to a bright new day – one that boasted blue skies, good temperatures and the aroma of delicious coffee. Blue Sky Coffee picked up sticks and moved its roaster from Newstead to the heart of Woolloongabba, where beans are prepared, packaged and distributed to fans across town (and beyond). If you like to get your coffee straight from the source, Blue Sky Coffee also installed a sharp new espresso bar, pouring a range of specialty blends to help get you energised for the day ahead. more

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The Priory Kitchen
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The round-up: what’s open this Easter long weekend

April is one of our favourite months of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Easter is a magical time where we can eat nothing but Lindt balls and chocolate bunnies for four days straight and still be able to look ourselves in the eye. While Easter is a time for catching up with loved ones, there is still four days to fill – and at some point you are going to want something other than half-melted confectionery. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places to dine – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Paddington favourite Naïm brings fresh Middle Eastern to South Brisbane
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Paddington favourite Naïm brings fresh Middle Eastern to South Brisbane

It's been three years since Paddington locals were gifted Shouk Cafe. Owners Adi Shabtay and Guy Frawley brought Middle Eastern deliciousness to the leafy suburb, tantalising tastebuds with the likes of shakshuka eggs and kusheri salads. Late 2016 saw the popular haunt transform into Naïm, but that wasn't the only major change that Adi and Guy had planned – they were also working on their second venue, Naïm on Melbourne. more

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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches

We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Wednesday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on. more

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Finiky Fresh brings its gluten-free goodness to West End
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Finiky Fresh brings its gluten-free goodness to West End

Gone are the days when having a dietary intolerance resulted in you being labelled ‘fussy’ – it’s an unalienable right to be able to find gluten or dairy-free alternatives when you eat out and about. Finiky Fresh Gluten Free is a popular eatery that has brought its lauded treats and savoury snacks to West End, giving anyone that has been called picky a place to find heaven on a plate. more


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The Weekend Series: boutique coffee roasters from Southeast Queensland you should know
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The Weekend Series: boutique coffee roasters from Southeast Queensland you should know

Coffee is a big deal – we drink so much of it that it practically pumps through our veins. The nectar of the gods is crucial to so many aspects of our weekly routine (that early morning wake up, the deadline push, the Sunday brunch) that we only accept the good stuff. Now, don’t get us wrong – Queensland is flush with great coffee roasters, but we’ve decided to break it down to five great boutique operations that treat coffee roasting like an art form. If you take your coffee as seriously as us, we suggest you seek out these five Southeast Queensland-based roasters immediately. more

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Seek refuge from the Brisbane City bustle at cool coffee joint Cafe Contra
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Seek refuge from the Brisbane City bustle at cool coffee joint Cafe Contra

Brisbane’s repository for stylish threads has taken the next step in its taste-making takeover with its new coffee outlet – Cafe Contra. Nestled inside the Wintergarden, Cafe Contra is taking a similarly bespoke approach to its output as its fashionable sibling by offering some out of the box options such as iced matcha lattes and peppermint sparkling iced tea. more

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Southside favourite Bruno's BNE launches dinners
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Southside favourite Bruno’s BNE launches dinners

Since opening in October 2016, Tarragindi cafe Bruno's BNE has been welcomed with open arms by locals, with hungry bellies and coffee seekers flocking to the corner spot to get their fill. To keep up with demand Bruno recently completed an extension on the space, adding a second seating section and back deck to the sun-filled cafe, and this Friday March 10 will see the introduction of Friday and Saturday night dinners. more

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Enjoy tuckshop for grown-ups at Fortitude Valley's hole-in-the-wall Milk Box
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Enjoy tuckshop for grown-ups at Fortitude Valley’s hole-in-the-wall Milk Box

As good as pre-made Vegemite lunchbox sandwiches are, there’s no denying that tuckshop day at school was the best day ever. Your hand would shake with anticipation as you carefully wrote your order on your brown-paper bag and dropped a handful of coins in, which, almost like magic, would be replaced with flaky sausage roll goodness come lunchtime. Our midday eating habits may have matured a little since then, but a little spark of excitement still ignites our heart when we hear the word ‘tuckshop’. more

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Kick back with a cold one at Newstead’s new secluded saloon M22 Bar and Cafe
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Kick back with a cold one at Newstead’s new secluded saloon M22 Bar and Cafe

Newstead locals that have been trying to fill the Tippler’s Tap-sized hole in their heart after the craft beer bar moved to South Bank now have a reason to smile. The space on Masters Street is once again active, and the best news is that the beer is still flowing! M22 Bar and Cafe is putting a new spin on the space by pairing Asian and Western bar food with a selection of craft beer and cocktails. more

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Light Coffee is East Brisbane's fresh filter coffee spot
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Light Coffee is East Brisbane’s fresh filter coffee spot

If you’ve complained about the lack of specialty coffee spots on the eastern side of the Story Bridge, a new nook on Lytton Road has got just the thing to soothe your grumbles. Light Coffee is a hole-in-the-wall spot that pours delectable cups of coffee and tea, perfect for those that want to sip and scoot or those that are keen to linger over a cup or four. more

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Bruno's BNE
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The round-up: all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

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Taste some authentic Queensland flavour with Little Clive's new menu
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Taste some authentic Queensland flavour with Little Clive’s new menu

In our hurry to devour our eggs benedict or smashed avo, we often give little thought to where our local cafe’s produce is sourced. At Little Clive you never need to fret, with the popular cafe committing to showcasing some of the state’s freshest fare. In case you missed it, Little Clive nabbed the winning vote for best breakfast in 2016’s Taste of Queensland Awards. Now the cafe is unveiling its new seasonal menu, filled with tasty breakfast bites that maintain a strong representation of Queensland produce. We’re stoking the flames of your appetite with a look at Little Clive’s hot smoked trout omelette and dark chocolate chia pudding, which are available now. more

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Pablo's Pride with slow-cooked roast beef, pickled jalapenos and provolone
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From breakfast to beer o’clock – Fortitude brings all-day bites to the Valley

Have you heard the word? You know, the F word? No, not that word – we’re referring to Fortitude, the newest joint to open up off Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. If you’ve yet to experience Fortitude for yourself, perhaps the following can entice you – poke bowls, BBQ pork tacos, three-cheese croque monsieurs, boozy brunch cocktails and a menu dedicated to G&Ts. With a bistro and bar menu unlike any we’ve seen to date, Fortitude has got the lot – and we haven’t even told you about half of it. more

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The Yiros Shop
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The round-up: ten cheap inner-city lunches for a tenner or less

Put your hands up if you’ve ever experienced this harsh reality bite – payday is still a few days away and you’ve been stung by a few unexpected costs (or maybe you indulged in a costly weekend on the town), reducing your bank balance to a shell of its former glory. We’ve all walked down Struggle Street before, but any thrifty eaters will tell you that it’s not the end of the world. If you can’t stomach another stretch of mi goreng for lunch, we’ve put together a nifty list of spots to grab a bite for ten Dollarydoos or less. Mark our words – the cheaper the grub doesn’t mean the lesser the quality. You can get a bomb feed in Brisbane’s inner city for just a tenner and here is the proof. more

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Enjoy the best from our own backyard at Newstead's Pantry 360
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Enjoy the best from our own backyard at Newstead’s Pantry 360

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it a thousand times. Queensland has some of Australia’s best produce – hands down! We no longer have to point to individual producers as cases to prove it – Newstead's Pantry 360 has brought the best of them together to make it easier on us all. Some of the finest produce in the state can be found at the new cafe-meets-grocer, which is stocking choice morsels from within a 360-km radius of Brisbane, while also creating a menu of top tucker from its sizeable haul. more