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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

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Newstead's Oliver James Coffee and Furniture pairs bespoke fixtures with specialty java
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Newstead’s Oliver James Coffee and Furniture pairs bespoke fixtures with specialty java

If you consider yourself well acquainted with Brisbane’s best cafes and bars, there’s a good chance you’ve parked your caboose on some furniture crafted by Woodsters. The skilled mind and hands behind the notable furniture and carpentry outfitter is now trying his hand at hospitality, pairing specialty coffee with his own custom furniture in what can best be described as a functional showroom. more


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Mylk + Ko delivers red-velvet waffles and Golden Gaytime bowls to New Farm
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Mylk + Ko delivers red-velvet waffles and Golden Gaytime bowls to New Farm

As anyone who has started and failed a healthy eating resolution will tell you, eating right isn’t always stimulating to the taste palate. Thankfully for us picky eaters, eating wholesome food doesn’t have to mean steamed broccoli for every meal. Mylk + Ko on Merthyr Road is making eating mindfully easy with a range of colourful and tasty dishes that go far beyond acai bowls (they’ve got those too). Sure, red velvet waffles and stacked milkshakes don’t sound like they’d be good for your waistline, but you’d be surprised. Mylk + Ko is opening today (Thursday February 2) and is ready to enlighten you. more

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Shoes and brews at Emporium’s new one-of-a-kind cafe Street Lab Specialty Coffee
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Shoes and brews at Emporium’s new one-of-a-kind cafe Street Lab Specialty Coffee

Coffee lovers and sneaker heads are two subcultures that boast die-hard fanatics that revel in the discovery of new blends and fresh styles. You’d think there isn’t much of a crossover between the two groups, but turns out there is. Street Lab Specialty Coffee is catering to both fan bases with one of the most unique cafe experiences in Brisbane, offering perfectly poured coffee and stocking some seriously swish sneakers imported from overseas. more

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Indulge in coffee and chocolate inside hidden oasis Cafe Aloft
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Indulge in coffee and chocolate inside hidden oasis Cafe Aloft

Brisbane City’s various nooks and crannies are quickly filling up with an eclectic and interesting range of hotspots, making exploring the concrete jungle constantly rewarding. The latest hideaway to take up residence on Queen Street is Cafe Aloft, an elevated oasis of sublime java, moreish sweets and thirst-quenching juices. more

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Wooloowin welcomes new hidden brunch oasis Shambhala Espresso
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Wooloowin welcomes new hidden brunch oasis Shambhala Espresso

First, a little lesson in Sanskrit. Shambhala is a Sanskrit term meaning a place of peace, tranquility and happiness. It is a mythical paradise kingdom spoken of in many ancient texts, a place where one can find true bliss. Although it may be mythical in texts, a leafy garden espresso bar of the same name has made a home for itself in Wooloowin to offer the tranquil bliss you seek – especially if your idea of bliss is all-day breakfast and coffee. more

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The round-up: where to eat, drink and recover on New Year's Day
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The round-up: where to eat, drink and recover on New Year’s Day

So long, 2016 – it hasn’t been great knowing you! Now that the year that was has (finally) come to an end, it’s time to celebrate a fresh start in style. If you’ve made the most of your New Year’s Eve this year, there’s a good chance you aren’t going to be up and about much on New Year’s Day. We get it – we might even be in the same state come the morning of January 1. If your New Year’s resolution is to seize the day, rest assured that there are plenty of spots around town open for your carpe diem dining. Start the year right with a meal that you’ll still be remembering 12 months from now. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on Boxing Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on Boxing Day

It tends to happen every year. We work our little butts off for 12 months with one day in sight – Christmas Day. We buy our presents, we stock up on ham ... and we completely forget that almost everything is closed the day after. If Boxing Day sales aren't your thing, we've rounded up a few places that are opening on Saturday December 26 for your eating and drinking pleasure. more

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Trio of sliders
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Munch on vegan burgs until the cows come home at MooFree Burgers

We know what you are thinking – there’s no way a meatless burger can stack up to a classic hamburger. Well, as much as we love sinking our teeth into a juicy meaty burg, we’re going to have to disagree with you. The team behind Charlie’s Raw Squeeze is changing the way we think about the humble burger, opening a location that serves nothing but meatless vegan varieties. MooFree Burgers in North Lakes might just be the spot to convince you that meat-free is the way to be. more

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The round-up: new places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast this summer
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The round-up: new places to eat and drink on the Gold Coast this summer

How long has it been since your last Gold Coast trip? Days, weeks or months? If your answer is in years, then you need to stop and take a good look at yourself … and then take our advice when we say that sometimes it’s a good thing to venture out and, you know, break the weekend routine. If you’ve got a bit of time up your sleeve over the festive season and were contemplating heading south for a sneaky day-trip or weekender, then we’ve got you covered. From the backstreets of Broadbeach to the Burleigh Heads oceanfront, we’ve taken the liberty of putting together a handy hit list of the top new restaurants, cafes and bars that have opened on the Gold Coast this year. more

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Mustard and pickle burger with cheese
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Sample sumptuous and ethically sourced fare at Toowong’s Pitch & Fork

Anyone that enjoys regularly eating up a storm at iconic eatery The Corner Store Cafe will tell you that cafe fare doesn’t get much better. We are inclined to agree – well, that was until owner Kim Malouf added a new venue to her foodie family. Boasting a gut-busting menu of meals made with ethically sourced produce is Pitch & Fork – Toowong’s newest cafe. If the sound of bacon croquettes, cauliflower falafels and garlic tiger prawns get your tummy rumbling, then head to Wests Rugby Club quick-smart for a taste of some fare that offers more than your typical clubhouse kitchen. more

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Discover rare wine and delicious eats at Brisbane City hideaway Greenglass
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Discover rare wine and delicious eats at Brisbane City hideaway Greenglass

When opening a restaurant, one naturally looks to the food as a starting point, building a supporting wine list around it. It’s very refreshing, and rare, when that entire idea is turned on it’s head – a restaurant built around wine, where food merely acts as a backdrop. For their latest project, brothers Cameron and Jordan Votan (the brains behind Spring Hill's Happy Boy) have done just that. more