Cafes
Pastel-hued stunner Chapel Park brings colourful brunch to Nundah
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Pastel-hued stunner Chapel Park brings colourful brunch to Nundah

Nundah continues to grow and thrive, moving from suburb on the rise to coveted lifestyle hub in it’s own right. The suburb celebrated the beginning of 2019 with a new arrival when Chapel Park opened in early January. Although only a few weeks in, the coffee, brunch and lunch outpost is reportedly already delivering the goods. Serving up scrumptious plates of health-oriented fare that pop with colour, this breezy charmer looks like the perfect addition for a suburb that seemingly has it all. more

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The Fifth Season Cafe serves up Japanese-inspired brunch in South Brisbane
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The Fifth Season Cafe serves up Japanese-inspired brunch in South Brisbane

Last year – on Christmas Eve, no less – South Brisbane's brand-new specialty coffee spot softly opened for business. Since its festive opening, The Fifth Season Cafe has quietly been dispensing top-notch brew while it prepped its first full menu. Now, owner Kevin Kim is about to show Brisbane what he’s been cooking up – a stylish play on brunch that imbues classic dishes with a delightful injection of Japanese flavours and presentation. more

Bars
Crown & Co. Barbers unveils boozy California Lane extension King Tiki
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Crown & Co. Barbers unveils boozy California Lane extension King Tiki

Four years ago, tiki and retro-inspired barber outfit Crown & Co. opened on Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick Street strip, and has been deftly lining up patrons ever since. Last year saw the barbershop undergo a significant evolution thanks to the development of California Lane, affording the Crown & Co. crew the opportunity to open an on-site tiki bar at the venue’s rear. King Tiki is a charming specialty boozer offering authentic tiki cocktail recipes, craft beer and plenty of friendly chat. more

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Range Brewing
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best craft-beer brewery crawls to embark on

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed a surge in craft-beer breweries opening around Brisbane. Over the past three to four years, Brisbane has seen a huge influx of froth-soaked newcomers, with loads of independent brewers opening tipple temples to great acclaim. There’s never been a better time to be a beer fan in Brisbane, so if you’re keen to tick a few names off this summer, we’ve assembled a list of Brisbane's best craft-beer brewery crawls to give you a sample of the plethora of Brisbane's top-notch breweries. more

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Need a weekend away? Here's how to spend 48 hours on the Gold Coast like a local
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Need a weekend away? Here’s how to spend 48 hours on the Gold Coast like a local

Our friends on the Gold Coast are pretty darn lucky. With its glorious weather, pristine beaches and creeks, lush hinterland and thriving dining scene, the coast is often the envy of us Brisbane dwellers – which means we’re often dreaming of a southern seaside getaway. The best way is to do it like a local, so our pals at The Weekend Edition Gold Coast have mapped out the best way to spend 48 hours on the Gold Coast. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 205 January 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 205 January 15

From whispers of European wine bars to summer Sunday sessions, 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

Bars
Sea Legs Brewing Co. finds solid ground in Kangaroo Point
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Sea Legs Brewing Co. finds solid ground in Kangaroo Point

While commonly associated with sailors finding their footing on land after extended periods away at sea, to have sea legs can also refer to the familiar wobble one experiences after one too many double IPAs. Colorado-born Jon Fuchs would know – it’s how he got his nickname. Jon’s sea legs and passion for craft beer have seen him cross oceans and switch occupations to become the head brewer of Kangaroo Point’s new craft-beer outfit Sea Legs Brewing Co. – a community-focused brewery that looks to instil a bit of creativity into its frothy product. more

Casual Dining
Grassfed squashes the beef with its plant-based burger joint in Fish Lane
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Grassfed squashes the beef with its plant-based burger joint in Fish Lane

When Jonny Garrison first met Alejandro Cancino, Brisbane's plant-based dining scene changed forever. As the operator of Brisbane's largest vegan market and acclaimed fine-dining chef respectively, any partnership between the two was bound to be incredible. After a few months of tinkering in the kitchen, the duo opened plant-based burger and ice-cream joint Grassfed a week before Christmas. This cosy Fish Lane spot is already shaking up the scene, proving that meat-free deliciousness is as mouth-watering as its beefy counterpart. more


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Izakaya vibes and Japanese eats abound at Teneriffe newcomer Hikari
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Izakaya vibes and Japanese eats abound at Teneriffe newcomer Hikari

The past three months have been a whirlwind for Japanese chef Joon Shimamura. After relocating to Australia with his family in the latter half of 2018, he immediately got to work opening a brand-new restaurant in the heart of Teneriffe. This frenzy of activity seems to have paid off – Hikari opened just before the end of 2018, dishing up a savvy interpretation of izakaya-style cuisine. The name hikari means gleam or light in Japanese, and the restaurant is perfectly placed as a shining beacon for fans of sushi, sashimi, sake and more. more

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Edward Specialty Coffee
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

If you consider January as the year’s early morning period, our desire to drink copious amounts of coffee becomes more justifiable. We need a bit of help getting our head back in the game at work, so a strong caffeine hit is just what we need and thankfully Brisbane’s got no shortage of coffee joints to choose from. Last year’s EAT/drink Awards saw thousands of our valued readers submit their choice for Brisbane’s best, and we got some incredible selections. If you’re nodding off more often at work or simply enjoy a perfectly poured brew, we’ve assembled the top ten vote getters for Brisbane’s best coffee spot. more

Bars
Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019
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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019

It’s going to be a tall order to top the banner year Brisbane’s dining scene had in 2018, but we truly believe that this year is going to be just as exciting for foodies. We know it’s only January, but there are numerous openings on the horizon that have got us keyed up with anticipation. We’ve assembled a handy list of announcements to keep an eye on, including brand-new dining precincts, inner-city wineries, riverside eateries and much more. more

Casual Dining
Bird's Nest Yakitori unveils its express-service sibling at Toowong Village
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Bird’s Nest Yakitori unveils its express-service sibling at Toowong Village

Just before Christmas, the team behind hot-to-trot yakitori concept Bird’s Nest welcomed a brand-new location to its portfolio – a handy addition situated in the heart of Toowong Village. Bird’s Nest On The Run is a charming fast-casual interpretation of the popular Japanese-inspired restaurant’s offering, serving tasty charcoal-grilled protein bowls, karaage chicken hot dogs and ice-cold beers. more

Casual Dining
Winning bet – Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. expands with new Indooroopilly eatery
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Winning bet – Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co. expands with new Indooroopilly eatery

We’re still digesting the festive feasts we consumed over the Christmas period, but there’s one more morsel we purposefully saved room for. Just before we all set our out-of-office automatic email replies, Betty’s Burgers opened its third Brisbane location in Indooroopilly. Now 2019 is in full swing and this fresh arrival is sure to test our resolve as far as new-year resolutions are concerned. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 204 January 8
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 204 January 8

From whispers of moody laneway bars to neighbourhood fish and chipperies, 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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The year in review: what you loved in 2018
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The year in review: what you loved in 2018

We know we say it every year ... but 2018 was pretty darn excellent. It's been an incredibly exciting year for Brisbane and we've enjoyed every minute watching our sparkling city truly blossom. Considering January is a foggy distant memory, we thought we'd recap the year by looking back at what you, our amazing loyal readers, loved the most over the past 12 months. We present to you, the best of 2018! more

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Soak up the sunshine at West End's new local SoBa social
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Soak up the sunshine at West End’s new local SoBa social

Remember the days when life was completely carefree? You'd get home from school and swing by the neighbour's house unannounced, where the gate was always open for an ice-cold cordial and backyard fun. Now that you've likely traded school for work and you've got a little more on your mind/schedule, backyard fun is probably not so high on the agenda – but that doesn't mean it should be completely forgotten. West End's new neighbourhood hang SoBa social is bringing back wholesome backyard fun, but the refreshments are a little more grown up. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day 2019
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day 2019

Well the year 2018 really did whiz by, didn’t it? Time flies when you’re having fun! Whether you’ve woken up fresh as a daisy after an early night (damn you), you’re feeling a little dusty or you haven’t been to bed yet, we’ve got you. We put the call out and compiled a handy list of spots trading this New Year’s Day – from #newyearnewme clean feasts to big ol’ hangover feeds, these venues have you covered. more

Bars
The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley
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The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley

The Chinese fine diner has become a bit of a trend of late, moving away from sweet-and-sour pork to take the robust flavours of East Asia to new heights through intricate plating and techniques. Considering Happy Boy’s take on regional Chinese food, Greenglass' unique approach French cuisine and Australian wine, and Italian Food Restaurant's shift away from traditional pizza and pasta, it's safe to say owners Cameron and Jordan Votan aren't ones to follow trends. For their latest venture, the brothers will instead celebrate the ‘Chinese food of the people’, focusing on flavoursome on-the-go-style eats using simple fresh ingredients. 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

Real talk – Boxing Day is totally underrated. Whether you’re a fiend for the sales, hanging to check out the latest blockbuster at the movies or simply just want to chill, this is the time to do it. If the stacks of leftover ham in your fridge are giving you Christmas food coma PTSD, we’ve tracked down the spots in Brisbane that are trading this Boxing Day. more