Bars
Bacchus, South Bank
Food & Drink

Pool-meets-restaurant Bacchus opens at South Bank

Named after the Roman God of food, wine and good times, a new restaurant, bar and pool concept has opened at South Bank. Designed by LA-based Tracy Beckmann, the Bacchus interior features chandeliers and Italian draperies, while rich tones of chocolate and cream mesh within the furniture, the rooms warmed by ambient lighting. more

Cafes
Spring Hill Deli Cafe
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Spring Hill Deli Cafe

For a few weeks last month, Spring Hill’s beloved red deli opened the doors to its new cafe counterpart, putting the menu to trial and gathering feedback from friendly locals. But the owners already had a trip to Italy planned, so we saw the doors shut again for three weeks, while they tasted their way around the Mediterranean. Back in business and full of inspiration, the ladies have pieced together a new menu, with sweet-tooth favourites like the brownie sundae and peaches and cream milkshake staying put. A new mural has joined the space, while the sweet pots of herbs and flowers in jars remain. Slip in for an early breakfast, before popping next door to the deli to pick up a panini to takeaway for lunch in the park later on. Check out Spring Hill Deli Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Restaurants
Melbourne Cup Lunch Brisbane
Food & Drink

Plan a festive Melbourne Cup luncheon

A day of long lunches and cheery sips of Champagne, Melbourne Cup is right around the corner. If you’re lucky enough to have the day (or half day) off work here in Brisbane, we’ve put together a little list of potential waterfront luncheon and race-watching locales for Tuesday November 6. more

Treats
Can You Keep A Secret, Greenslopes
Food & Drink

The Bun Mobile pops up at Can You Keep A Secret

Once a month, The Bun Mobile has been popping up at Greenslopes vintage go-to Can You Keep A Secret, serving up steamed buns out the front of this cool clothing haunt. Now occurring every fortnight, the roaming steamed buns are set to grace the store this Thursday evening from 6:00 pm. Punters can hang out in the store’s comfy lounge area or laze about the tables and chairs set up on the pavement to enjoy their dinner, before having a look through the new vintage threads in store. BYO beverages are welcome if you want to sit and make an evening of it, with Can You Keep A Secret open until 8:00 pm on these bun-filled Thursdays. Can You Keep A Secret 653 Logan Road, Greenslopes Ph: 07 3847 2956 more

Cafes
Urban Grind, Paddington
Food & Drink

Paddington’s Urban Grind finds new owners from Brew

A place where neighbours of near and far suburban streets come together as a community, where family tales are shared over coffee, kids get special cups of thick hot chocolate and the puppy laps up a bowl of water in the dog-parking quarters – Urban Grind revels in providing a space for friendly folk to come together in an intimate, comfortable setting. more

Treats
Street Food Australia
Food & Drink

Help bring the street food culture to Brisbane

When you’re travelling overseas, sometimes it’s the simplest, cheapest of meals that can be the most rewarding. Wrapped in a serviette or served on paper plates, street food delivers the flavours and culture at the heart of a country. Sydney has the Veggie Patch Van and Melbourne has the Taco Truck and, until Hellhound Hotdogs and The Bun Mobile rolled along, Brisbane was feeling a little out of the loop. more


Bakeries
Chester Street Kitchen, Newstead
Food & Drink

Damian Griffiths opens Chester Street Kitchen in Newstead

Taking over the space where Greek pie shop Spanakopita dwelled in Newstead, hotelier and foodie Damian Griffiths has created Chester Street Kitchen – a neighbourhood cafe serving up rustic, home-style food. With an air of a gourmet bakery, Chester Street Kitchen offers breakfast provisions like Granola with Yoghurt and Compote and All Press coffee, with lunchtime taste-pleasers of Beef and Vintage Ale Pies, Spiced Pork Quiche and fresh salads like Chickpea, Pumpkin and Eggplant with Dukkah Dressing gracing the cabinet. more

Cafes
Gaviato's, Woolloongabba
Food & Drink

New cafe Gaviato’s opens at Woolloongabba

A new resident has popped up ever so quickly in the Woolloongabba antique precinct, filling the gap left by the sadly departed Five Sugars and Piece Together. New cafe Gaviato’s serves up creamy Campos coffee and an array of gluten-free treats. more

Bars
Oktoberfest Brisbane
Food & Drink

Don liederhosen for pretzels and beer at Oktoberfest

Traditionally, Oktoberfest is a 16-day celebration of all things Bavarian and beer-related held (funnily enough) in September. If you couldn’t afford the plane fare this year to reach its home in Munich, don’t fret, as Brisbane hosts its own version, which is just as popular as the original. more

Cafes
Flamingo Cafe, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Flamingo Cafe

Founding Winn Lane denizen Flamingo Cafe is a colourful melee of retro furniture, astroturf and kitsch, well-crafted food. Specials of the day are scribbled in coloured chalk on the counter front, while the benchtop brims with decadent cookies, brownies and muffins. Rich milky concoctions grace the menu, with the salted caramel shake or avocado, banana, soy, nutmeg and honey smoothie rating among favourites. A new spring menu sees all-day brunch offerings like a Field Mushroom with Brie, Spinach and Parmesan Crust on grain bread satisfy diners while catching up with friends, or pit-stopping to-or-from the swell independent stores co-habiting Winn Lane. Check out Flamingo Cafe on The Street Photographer. more

Bars
Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival
Food & Drink

Alfred & Constance host preview Pork, Cork & Fork Festival

Wandering through the mass of brightly coloured fashions gracing shops’ shelves at the moment, one can’t help but feel an essence of tropical tiki times is in the air. Embracing this festive spring spirit head on is soon-to-be-opened venue Alfred & Constance. Hosting a second pop-up restaurant and tiki bar this weekend, the Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will be taking over the park adjacent to the new venue in Fortitude Valley. Running from 12:00–10:00 pm both Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will give punters a preview of the rustic food this gastro pub and tiki bar will offer when it opens on October 25. Serving handmade sweet treats, woodfired meats, spring salads and roast vegetables, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will also feature tiki jam-jar cocktails from the White Lightning TIKI Bar within this… more

Cafes
Plaza Theatre Cafe high tea
Food & Drink

Indulge in high tea at the Plaza Theatre Cafe, Paddington

The vintage-loving ladies over at Paddington Antique Centre’s Plaza Theatre Cafe have dubbed October the month of high tea, launching a new menu for the occasion. Amongst the new high tea offerings are finger sandwiches, frittatas, sweet cakes and friands. And high tea wouldn’t be complete without warm, fluffy scones topped with lashings of strawberry jam and dollops of cream. A cheeky addition to this graceful luncheon is Sandy’s smooth Pannacotta & Campari Jelly Shots. With tea served in fine bone china, treats upon a traditional three-tiered stand and linen napkins for dabbing lightly at your lipstick post sip of tea, these elegant afternoon outings are for ladies and dapper lads alike. more

Cafes
The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe reopens in Fortitude Valley

West End expat The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe has reopened in Fortitude Valley, situated within a restored 1930s bacon factory. Home to adjoining artist studio space The Meat Locker, with Fries Need Mayonnaise and Ion Design already quite settled in, The Bacon Factory is now, too, home to the renewed The Rabbit Hole Ideation Cafe. more

Treats
The Feast Brisbane
Food & Drink

Sprout good ideas and action good deeds at The Feast

The Feast is a new global movement revolving around the notion of breaking bread with others and sprouting ideas for projects that can help make the world a better place. Bringing people together over the common ground of good food, The Feast connects those with drive to put ideas into action to make a difference to the world in a positive way. Held worldwide on Friday October 5, this dinner party will be popping up at West End’s The Burrow here in Brisbane. Partakers in the Brisbane hub dinner at The Burrow will enjoy entrees and mains, with Home Festival’s Annie Te Whiu and local councillor Helen Abrahams the guest speakers for the evening. Ideas engineers can also hold their own dinner parties, with the meaningful actions and concepts for change brewed at dinner collated as part of the Social Innovation Conference in New York. The aim is that these gathered global plans will… more