Cafes
Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub
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Face the daily grind with help from Grinders Coffee’s new Woolloongabba hub

These days it seems like everyone is caught up in the daily slog, the hustle, the grind to get by. Few of us would be able to face the working week without something to put a pep in our step, and for years Grinders Coffee has being dishing out the goods across Australia. Grinders Coffee has just opened a swanky new specialty coffee hub and training school in Woolloongabba, not only putting cups of fine single origins and blends in our outstretched hands, but also training up the next generation of all-star baristas – or as we like to call them, our best friends in the entire world. more

Bars
The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan 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 some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more

Cafes
South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality
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South Brisbane’s Hope Street Cafe sets standard for socially conscious hospitality

Just a short stroll from South Bank’s cultural centre sits a charming cafe that is making a mark on not just the local breakfast scene, but also in the lives of the less fortunate. Hope Street Cafe is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to help the disadvantaged gain experience across every facet of cafe operation, while also plating up a scrumptious selection of fare throughout the day. more

Cafes
Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill
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Saint Laura brings crisp cafe cuisine to Highgate Hill

Like a breath of fresh air or the mystery breeze in a shampoo commercial, Saint Laura is a crisp arrival that Highgate Hill residents have been waiting for. Part cafe and part community hub, Saint Laura blends a wholesome aesthetic with a menu of scrumptious fare to create a suburban oasis that will keep patrons coming back again and again. more

Food News
Pavement Whispers: Volume 124 May 30
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 124 May 30

From whispers of open-air food hubs and new rooftop bars, 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

Restaurants
Martha Street Kitchen brings pizza, pasta and a whole lot of spritzes to Camp Hill
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Martha Street Kitchen brings pizza, pasta and a whole lot of spritzes to Camp Hill

We never know what to say when someone asks what makes a restaurant or bar cool. It’s mostly a combination of intangible factors that allow a venue to have ‘it’. We don’t quite know what it is, but Martha Street Kitchen in Camp Hill has it in spades. If we had to give you the elevator pitch on this new eatery, it would include mention of an effortlessly chic space, a menu of delights that are a feast for all senses, and a refreshing approach to what a casual suburban eatery and bar should be. Sound good? You bet it does. more

Restaurants
Slip into the surrounds of new Bowen Hills hideaway The Stuffed Badger
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Slip into the surrounds of new Bowen Hills hideaway The Stuffed Badger

After a long week it’s only natural to want to burrow ourselves away underground and hibernate all weekend. We’re not going to say that you shouldn’t get cosy, but we do suggest you do it in the company of baked brie, polenta crusted salt and pepper calamari and crispy chicken wings. The Stuffed Badger in Bowen Hills is a new nocturnal nook that is perfect for nestling – easing the week’s woes with a terrific mixture of atmosphere and fare. more

Cafes
Sip test-tube lattes and milkshakes from beakers The Chemistry of Coffee in Hawthorne
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Sip test-tube lattes and milkshakes from beakers The Chemistry of Coffee in Hawthorne

Nestled in the heart of Hawthorne is a new coffee haunt that is pairing the art of java with science. We’re talking test tubes of turmeric lattes and beakers of stacked milkshakes – but before you start imagining walls covered in the periodic table of elements, lit Bunsen burners and dangerous chemicals, know that The Chemistry of Coffee simply seeks to bring a bit of fun and education to Brisbane’s cafe scene. You don’t need to take notes and there won’t be any exams – just tasty treats, excellent service and sublime coffee. Top marks for all! more


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Biggie's Burgers
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The round-up: wrap your laughing gear around Brisbane’s best burgers

Look, it’s time to put something to rest. There is no such thing as burger fatigue. Want to know why? The hamburger has been around for more than a century, which means that in one hundred years no one has decided that burgers were over. Burgers are a staple of casual dining across the globe. Meat patties, fried chicken, and tempura eggplant – any filling is fitting on a burger because a burger doesn’t limit itself (except for, you know, the two bun situation). If you’ve been looking for a definitive list of Brisbane’s best burgs, here is a whopping list of ‘WOW’-inducing handfuls for you to get your mitts around. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 123 May 23
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 123 May 23

From whispers of password-protected speakeasies and new neighbourhood bars, 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

Restaurants
Enjoy quintessential Italian cuisine as Il Molo moors in Bulimba
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Enjoy quintessential Italian cuisine as Il Molo moors in Bulimba

Long-time fans of The Jetty at the end of Oxford Street in Bulimba will have noticed something new about the riverside stalwart recently. No, it didn’t get a new haircut. After eight years of operation the Coats Group has given the venue a substantial sprucing, shaking things up and reopening as Il Molo – an elegant and chic Italian eatery. In addition to some of the freshest pizza, pasta and antipasti, Il Molo stands as one of the best spots to sip an Aperol spritz in Brisbane’s east. more

Bars
Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy's new Southpoint digs
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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy’s new Southpoint digs

It’s a brand new day – time for locals on the south side of the river to wake up and smell the coffee! Pourboy’s long-anticipated sibling is now open at Southpoint, operating as a warm and welcoming cafe through the day and a chic wine bar at night. If the sound of exquisite coffee and breakfast or charcuterie and top-shelf spirits quickens your pulse, then book yourself a date for a pour or four. more

Restaurants
Load up on wings, dogs and ribs at Coorparoo’s Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats
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Load up on wings, dogs and ribs at Coorparoo’s Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats

If you haven’t wrapped your laughing gear around a hotdog or sunk your incisors into a burger from Pit Boss American BBQ & Eats in Newmarket, then consider this your official notice to sort your life out. We're just kidding – there is still hope for you. Pit Boss has brought its brand of red, white and blue-inspired eats to a new flagship in Coorparoo – plating up some of the heartiest comfort food outside of the United States. more

Events
Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival
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Ahh … Greek out! The foodie’s guide to Paniyiri Greek Festival

You’ve put up with our ravenous raving for long enough – the time is finally here for us all to stuff our faces with the best food stuffs the Paniyiri Greek Festival has to offer. We're sure you're already well acquainted with drool-worthy deliciousness of honey puffs, haloumi and souvlaki, so we thought we'd run you through some must-try morsels at Paniyiri that you may not have eaten before. Opa! more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 122 May 16
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 122 May 16

From whispers of sexy wine bars to cocktail-matched dinners, 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

Restaurants
Nativo Kitchen & Bar brings some old-school Italian flair to The Barracks
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Nativo Kitchen & Bar brings some old-school Italian flair to The Barracks

The NKB Group – one of the biggest movers and shakers on the Brisbane food scene – has added a new venue to its thriving portfolio with Nativo Kitchen & Bar now open at The Barracks. If you’ve just returned from an extended sojourn to Tuscany or are looking to pretend for an evening, we've got the place for you. Nativo Kitchen & Bar boasts the right combination of rustic aesthetic, old-school Italian cuisine and an array of Italy’s best wine – so pencil yourself in for a visit to this primo ristorante. more

Restaurants
Sichuan Bang Bang
Food & Drink

The round-up: dine on dim sum at the best yum cha in Brisbane

If there is anything that we love more than steamed dumplings and pork buns, it’s large quantities of steamed dumplings and pork buns. Yum cha is one cuisine that we will always have room in our stomach for, and it is a good idea to come hungry. If you are a novice when it comes to authentic Chinese yum cha, we suggest ticking a few spots of this list to get the best experience. more