Cafes
willow and spoon
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New winter flavours at Willow & Spoon, Alderley

Sitting on bustling Samford Road in Alderley, Willow & Spoon is an unassuming haven for the gourmet. Essentially a breakfast bar that specialises in a morning menu (as well as the all-important coffee accompaniment), the cafe rotates its menu monthly, keeping patrons on their toes. more

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Dandelion & Driftwood
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The Street Photographer: Dandelion & Driftwood

An education in a cup, the gentlefolk behind Dandelion & Driftwood in Hendra are serious about their coffee. Extending people’s palates through espresso-based tasting flights or cold and hot drip brewing methods using single origin blends, the Dandelion & Driftwood team are passionate about passing on their espresso expertise to found a well-educated coffee community. They also serve tea and a delectable array of sweet-tooth pleasers. Oh, and they plate up a superb gluten-free bircher using Brookfarm muesli. Check out Dandelion & Driftwood on The Street Photographer. more

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Anouk, Paddington
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The Street Photographer: Anouk

Paddington breakfast institution Anouk Cafe always has a line curving up the street from its entrance, a testament to its superb flavour concoctions across both food and beverages. A constant battle between choosing sweet or savoury menu items teases diners at each visit, with the Omelette with Roast Pumpkin, Caramelised Onion and Goats Curd, Crunchy Baguette and Butter at a stand off with the Apple Turnover French Toast on recent weekend visits. Located within the exposed brick walls of an old apothecary, this character-filled, dreamy cafe is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, lazy family brunch-meets-lunch or a sweet treat and muddled juice of an afternoon. Check out Anouk Cafe on The Street Photographer. Anouk 212 Given Terrace, Paddington Ph: 07 3367 8663 Open: Monday to Sunday 6:30 am to 3:30 pm more


Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Deer Duck Bistro
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The Street Photographer: Deer Duck Bistro

A restaurant fit for Marie Antoinette, Deer Duck Bistro in Auchenflower is a quirky mix of French Renaissance furniture and paste-ups by local street artist Barek. With rich and complex cuisine to match the flamboyant decor, you can soak up the old-world charm while enjoying the modern Australian-European menu as the sun sets over Milton Road. While the street may be bustling outside, time appears to stand still within this decadent restaurant, possibly a testament to the time and effort executed in delivering slowly perfected fresh fare and a highly embellished interior. With dishes like the Black Angus Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Shallot Vinaigrette, Tuna Mayonnaise, Quail Eggs, Baby Capers and Duck Fat Potato Chips followed by the Anisette of Wild Rabbit with Braised Rabbit Leg Terrine, Rabbit Loin, Foie Gras, Brioche, Pumpkin Puree, Oyster Mushroom and Maderia Jus, you’ll… more

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Green Papaya’s little sister Pawpaw opens in Woolloongabba
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Green Papaya’s little sister Pawpaw opens in Woolloongabba

Thai and Balinese restaurant Green Papaya in Woolloongabba has spawned a hip younger sister cafe, located in what used to be the cavernous function room. While it's best to enter through the door off the back carpark, it is very tempting to climb through the floor-to-ceiling open windows where coffee-drinking folk are soaking up some rays on Potts Street. more

Bars
The Street Photographer: Junk Bar
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The Street Photographer: Junk Bar

A hole-in-the-wall bar nestled in suburban Ashgrove, Junk Bar filled the void in quieter, outer-skirts drinking holes when it opened in 2010. Like stepping back in time to a secluded gin club in the 1970s, Junk Bar picks up where older brother venue The Troubadour left off, run by the same vinyl-loving chap Jamie Trevaskis. Decked out with cosy velvet love seats, lamps passed down from grandma and a forest mural, the lights are kept super dim for ultimate slinky martini-filled evenings. Frequented by many a musician and north-west-side folk, Junk Bar is a mesh of old-time tunes, cool, calm and collected staff and sinful cocktails. Check out Junk Bar on The Street Photographer. more

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The French toast tradition at Anouk, Paddington
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The French toast tradition at Anouk, Paddington

There are some breakfast spots where, no matter how extensive and mouthwatering a menu appears, you will always choose that same, favourite dish. Whether stuffed with sugar-coated fruit or topped with smoky slices of bacon, the layers of spongey, egg-fried bread on the morning menu at Anouk in Paddington are seductively impassable. more

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Local Black Sheep Coffee chosen by Gordon Ramsay
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Local Black Sheep Coffee chosen by Gordon Ramsay

The black sheep of the family is usually the odd one out, a bit of a wayward soul. But while there’s nothing disreputable about Black Sheep Coffee, this local coffee roaster was indeed a little different when it started up five years ago, hand-roasting fairtrade, specialty beans before Brisbane’s coffee awareness truly picked up. more