Bars
Flora by Greenhouse Canteen
Food & Drink

The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax – we aren’t here to sway you to veganism. What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 207 January 29
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 207 January 29

From whispers of new laneway precincts to sweet dreams, 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

Cafes
Hall of fame – modern marketplace Harvest on Queen brings the works to Brisbane City
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Hall of fame – modern marketplace Harvest on Queen brings the works to Brisbane City

As our restaurant and cafe options evolve to match our tastes, so too does our express-service dining scene. Seeing as we’re as time poor as we’ve ever been, our lunchtime tastes have gradually shifted to favour spots that can offer more without increasing wait time or distance travelled to get the goods. Harvest on Queen is a brand-new food hall that is committed to offering everything you could want for your midday meal under one roof. From grab-and-go sandwiches and coffee to salad and cheeseburgers, this marketplace is catering to those looking to meet, eat and work – with a pretty impressive view to boot. more

Bakeries
Savoury treats and social enterprise combine at Underwood's Abboud Bakery
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Savoury treats and social enterprise combine at Underwood’s Abboud Bakery

Abboud Bakery is more than just a bakery. The Underwood locale has created a stir in the local community thanks not only to its tasty and wholesome Middle Eastern fare, but also for its heart-warming concept. The bakery – staffed by a team of refugees – is not only bridging cultures in the local community, but also giving employees a chance to utilise their skills while learning for the future. more

Treats
Popular patisserie Flour & Chocolate opens up new digs in Northgate
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Popular patisserie Flour & Chocolate opens up new digs in Northgate

It’s not unusual to see a line of hungry patrons weaving out the door to Flour and Chocolate's Morningside patisserie. There’s a valid reason why people choose to line up regardless of weather – the treats in the cabinets and on the shelves are just too damn delicious. Owners Kylie and Lachlan Scott have noticed the lines (and how far many of you travel for a taste of their products) and decided it was high time to expand. Flour and Chocolate has opened a larger patisserie in Northgate, boasting a bigger kitchen to cater for demand of its decadent doughnuts, oven-fresh bagels, tantalising tarts and salivation-worthy savoury quiches. more

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Image: David Chatfield
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Visitors in town? Here’s how to spend 48 hours in Brisbane like a local

Brisbane has really flourished in the last few years. Our dining scene is thriving, the Brisbane River is being showcased to its full potential and our collection of local producers and makers is enviable. With so much to offer, our sunny city is getting inundated with visitors – who are probably asking you the best way to make the most of their time in town. The best way to do it is like a local, so whether you're playing host or visiting for the weekend, we've put together how you should spend 48 hours in Brisbane. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 206 January 22
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 206 January 22

From whispers of new specialty coffee spots to brewery open days, 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
Otto Ristorante
Food & Drink

The round-up: what’s open on the Australia Day public holiday

We know you don't need to be reminded, but we've got a long weekend coming up. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends or family, but the trick is knowing where to go. The Australia Day public holiday falls on Monday this year, so to ensure you don't get caught off guard when your local closes for the day, we've compiled a list of spots that will be operating on Monday January 28. more

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Oh buoy! Luxury super-yacht entertainment venue YOT Club to launch this summer
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Oh buoy! Luxury super-yacht entertainment venue YOT Club to launch this summer

An elaborate new entertainment venue is set to launch on the Gold Coast and Brisbane this summer – but instead of bricks and mortar, this one's on water. Introducing YOT Club, a multi-million-dollar 130-foot super yacht, which is set to become one of the southeast's most unique event locations. The ultra-luxurious 400-person vessel is gearing up to make its maiden voyage by the end of summer (aka very soon), so while you're waiting let us lure you in with more details. more

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

Cafes
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

Bars
Range Brewing
Food & Drink

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

Restaurants
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

Best of Brisbane
Edward Specialty Coffee
Food & Drink

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