Cafes
scotty's cafe, bardon
Food & Drink

Discover espresso menagerie Scotty’s Cafe at Bardon

Tucked between a hair salon and a general store is a nameless coffee shop dubbed by locals as ‘Scotty’s Cafe’ after owner and barista, Scott. Despite the hazy details – no name, no menu, no website, no opening hours – a steady stream of regulars are dropping by to get their daily cup of coffee. more

Bars
pear cafe and bar
Food & Drink

Pear Cafe and Bar opens for mess meals and local brews

Highgate Hill morning favourite, Pear Cafe and Bar is now open for drinks and eats of a Thursday to Sunday evening. Offering a meal for the masses, the nightly token Mess Meal is ever changing, delivering lavish, home-style flavours from Pork Chops and Pea and Ham Soup to vegetable lasagne without the pasta. more

Cafes
Five Sugars
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Five Sugars

Furnished with quirky pieces of a vintage nature, Five Sugars exudes happiness and colour with its pastel teacups and a counter filled with local homemade brownies, cookies and nostalgic sweets. Each cup of coffee is thoughtfully prepared using Saint signature blend from Cleanskin Roasters and Maleny Dairies milk. Try the Caramelised Oat and Coconut biscuit from Teneriffe chocolatiers Dello Mano, paired with a perfectly poured flat white in a dainty teacup. Sink into a retro lounge with a magazine or bask in the sun outside. Check out Five Sugars on The Street Photographer. more

Treats
National Lamington Day
Food & Drink

Head to an original bakery to celebrate National Lamington Day

There’s nothing better than a light-as-a-feather lamington over a cup of tea to curb your sweet tooth. A tricky recipe to get right at home, small batches are best as the inner sponge tends to stale quickly. But when visiting a traditional bakery of yesteryear – where the portions are sizeable and the price merely pocket change – a giant lamington in all of its coconut-sprinkled glory feels perfect and reminiscent of the past. more


Restaurants
Regional Flavours Kitchen Stories
Food & Drink

Become a locavore at Regional Flavours, South Bank

Absorb your senses in a little slow food culture this weekend at Regional Flavours at South Bank. A celebration of Queensland produce from ground to table, Regional Flavours exhibits the many varied food traditions present within our state, from traditional migrant recipes to native indigenous foods turning gourmet. more

Cafes
lady marmalade, stones corner
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Lady Marmalade

A quirky corner cafe in Stones Corner, Lady Marmalade is a foodie delight that many may have heard of but not actually seen. Home to award-winning, creative sandwiches and pancake stacks topped with fairy floss, Lady Marmalade deliver unique flavour combinations in a relaxed setting. Vintage knick knacks adorn each available shelf and cranny inside, while a counter of sweet treats tempts dessert to be taken post-sandwich. Nab an outside table with a little dappled sunlight and watch the world speed by or slip into the pages of a good book while your table number Kung-Fu Panda keeps you company until your coffee arrives. Check out Lady Marmalade on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Gerard's Bistro
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Gerard’s Bistro

As Gerard’s Bistro prepares to open its doors, the creative minds behind Lychee Lounge and Laruche have taken a step up in the food realm, creating a very much restaurant-focused locale. Featuring a menu that ranges from small and large plates to bar food and lavish desserts, the brothers settled on Southern European cuisine with a North African spice for their latest gastronome adventure. Check out Gerard’s Bistro on The Street Photographer.   more