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Brewbakers | Brisbane's best doughnuts
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The round-up: where to wolf down Brisbane’s best doughnuts

Whether it’s a fancy sugar-dusted, lime-curd-filled modern number, or a hot cinnamon ring, a dose of doughnuts does not go astray at any time of the day. We’ve rounded up a bunch of local cafes, bakeries and market stalls pumping out these popular moreish numbers across Brisbane – the only choice to make is if you're ordering one, six or a dozen! more

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Wine ice-cream and ghost-pepper hot sauce – five must-try eats from Regionals Flavours' Grazed and Grown event
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Wine ice-cream and ghost-pepper hot sauce – five must-try eats from Regionals Flavours’ Grazed and Grown event

Unless you've been living under a rock (or ignoring our emails and if so, why?), then you're very familiar with the news that beloved food and wine festival Regional Flavours will soon return to South Bank Parklands. The foodie festivities will kick off with tastebud-tempting event Grazed and Grown, which will be filling bellies from June 18–20. So you know what to snack and sip on, we've rounded up five flavourful picks that you can road test at Grazed and Grown. more

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Take your sweet tooth down memory lane with Arty's artisanal treats
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Take your sweet tooth down memory lane with Arty’s artisanal treats

While we're extremely partial to a freshly opened pack of Oreos, a cheeky handful of Maltesers or, in a pinch, some fruit-and-nut chocolate, we often find ourselves pining for the sweets of our youth. We're talking pillowy soft marshmallows, decadent chocolate fudge and moreish blocks of tablet. Our sweet tooth must have been broadcasting our cravings to the universe, because some like-minded chefs have taken their own nostalgia for classic sweets and used it to power Arty's – a new mouth-watering confection concept that's officially launching on Saturday May 8. more

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Have a break and take a bite out of the new KitKat ice-cream stick
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Have a break and take a bite out of the new KitKat ice-cream stick

Although the weather is getting cooler, it's never not a good time for ice-cream. If you're craving a frosty treat, then there's a new kid on the block that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth – KitKat ice-cream sticks. This delicious iced dessert is the baby of Australian ice-cream maker Peters and the choc-loving folks at Nestlé, who decided to put a new spin on the classic KitKat chocolate bars – and our tastebuds are eternally grateful. more

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Sweet dreams (are made of this) – South Bank welcomes dessert dispensary Ice Dream
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Sweet dreams (are made of this) – South Bank welcomes dessert dispensary Ice Dream

Ice-cream is amazing by itself, but it's hard to deny that just about every scoop of ice-cream can be improved with a tasteful (and tasty) topping. But what if the topping was weaved into the ice-cream itself? We're not talking about crudely crushed and mashed in confections – think ingredients smoothly blended and imbued in each spiral of soft-serve. Ice Dream in South Bank has taken some cues from international dessert trends for its Grey Street pop-up, where all sorts of tasty combinations are whipped up in a flash. more

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Nodo | Brisbane's best hot cross buns | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: follow your nose to the best hot cross buns in Brisbane

Look, we’re not throwing any shade towards the hot cross buns produced by the big grocery chains, but when it comes to celebrating Easter with a six-pack of buttery buns, we prefer to go gourmet. It’s the time of year when Brisbane’s best bakeries are competing for our custom, dishing out fresh trays of hot cross buns loaded with fruit, spices and other goodies. We’re not going to say which bakery bun is the definitive choice – we’re more inclined to put together a list of the top picks and let you make the hard decision. Although picking may be difficult, at the end of the day there is no wrong choice when it comes to hot cross buns. more

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All I want for Easter is Cocktail Porter's chocolate-soaked DIY cocktail kits
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All I want for Easter is Cocktail Porter’s chocolate-soaked DIY cocktail kits

Arguably two of the best things about Easter weekend are the copious amounts of booze and chocolate. So you can cut out the middle man, the fine folk at Cocktail Porter have combined the two, packaging up some delightful sips and chocolates to create the ultimate DIY Easter Cocktail Kit. These decadent creations are just what the doctor ordered and as a bonus, you can get them delivered straight to your door. Continue reading at your own risk, sweet-tooths ... more

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Swiftly satiate your sweets craving with The Mason Baker's cupcake ATM
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Swiftly satiate your sweets craving with The Mason Baker’s cupcake ATM

Let's be real, a serious cake hankering (cankering?) can strike at any moment. Usually if you're at work or at home, you can quickly pop to the shops to quell the craving. But what if you're out on the town? The geniuses at The Mason Baker have introduced a novel concept that is designed to ensure cake is never far from reach. A bright-pink cupcake ATM has appeared in Fortitude Valley, giving revellers a chance to indulge in The Mason Baker's delightful jar cakes while in peak party mode. more


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Romaine calm – Botanica's new salad and sweets spot opens in Hawthorne
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Romaine calm – Botanica’s new salad and sweets spot opens in Hawthorne

Over its eight-year lifespan, Botanica has grown from a cruciferous curiosity to a bona fide salad-slinging superstar. These days, Botanica's signature blue boxes are a ubiquitous sight at dinner parties, barbecues and in workplace fridges, and it's not uncommon to frequently see a line of salad seekers slithering its way out of one of Botanica's three established locations. If you regularly find yourself in one of those lines, here's some great news – Botanica is opening a brand-new outlet in Hawthorne on Monday January 25. So, if you've got a craving for Israeli couscous or are keen for some kale and croutons, this salad bar should be your first port of call. more

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Devour picture-perfect pastries and dreamy doughnuts at Bulimba's Darvella Patisserie
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Devour picture-perfect pastries and dreamy doughnuts at Bulimba’s Darvella Patisserie

If we had enough pull to influence the writing of the history books, we'd emphasise the role sweet treats and baked goods had on getting us through 2020. When lockdowns made us crazy, croissants helped. When restrictions had us down in the dumps, we turned to doughnuts. Even though a new year has started, we're not expecting our dependence on carbs to lessen, which is good, because newly opened Bulimba bakery and patisserie Darvella has some treats that are too irresistible to ignore. This European-inspired dispensary is slinging gooey Nutella-filled doughnuts, Swiss-chocolate infused croissants and heavenly cakes by the score. Read on to see why this arrival is the perfect sweet start to 2021 ... more

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Highgate Hill scores a gluten-free oasis in the form of Dovetail Social
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Highgate Hill scores a gluten-free oasis in the form of Dovetail Social

The lucky among us that don't have to deal with food intolerances will never know the struggle of finding quality gluten-free eats, especially when it comes to baked goods. Thankfully for our coeliac pals, there is a cafe committed to ensuring they don't miss out on the finer things. Dovetail Social, the brand-new cafe from the crew behind Norman Park's Dovetail on Overend, is expanding upon its sibling's driving ethos – offering top-notch coffee, inventive gluten-free indulgences and hearty (and worldly) fare – all served with alacrity. The Highgate Hill hideaway is now open – have a peek inside ... more

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Sweets and The City – Jocelyn's Provisions opens a new locale on Eagle Street
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Sweets and The City – Jocelyn’s Provisions opens a new locale on Eagle Street

If there was anything that Brisbane's bustling inner city lacked, it was a Jocelyn's Provisions location to call its own. Well, that changed this week as the cakes, bread and pastries outfit opened the doors to its brand-new location opposite the Riverside Centre on Eagle Street. Not just a colourful spot to grab a sweet treat, fresh salad, pre-made meal or a loaf of artisanal bread, this Jocelyn's outpost is also catering to the hungry time-poor hordes with cheesy bacon-and-egg wraps, decadent croque monsieurs and lemon-and-ricotta bundt cakes. more

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Get the scoop – Lick! Ice Cream expands to Paddington
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Get the scoop – Lick! Ice Cream expands to Paddington

If you've ever sampled one (or two, or – let's face facts – three) of the Ekka's famous strawberry sundaes in one sitting, then you've got Lick! Ice Cream to thank. The Brisbane-born ice-cream crew has been dishing out cones, cups, shakes and phenomenal desserts for years, and now locals of Brisbane's northwestern suburbs no longer need to travel as far to get a taste. Lick! Ice Cream has just opened a new scoop shop at Paddington Central – marking an exciting new phase for the dessert dispensary as it eyes further expansion. more

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Here's the tea – Botanical Lab opens its new sips and sweets cafe in West End
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Here’s the tea – Botanical Lab opens its new sips and sweets cafe in West End

One of Brisbane's most beloved tea dispensaries has evolved. After drumming up a loyal following from its cosy Bakery Lane tea house, Botanical Lab has moved across the river – reopening in a bright and airy space in the heart of West End. Not only do guests now have more room to sip on pots of aromatic oolong, comforting masala chai and sweet boba-filled bubble teas, they can dip a spoon into indulgent soft-serve parfaits or nibble on Botanical Lab's new range of tea-infused cakes and treats. more

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Sink your teeth into a handful of happiness from Doughluxe Doughnuts
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Sink your teeth into a handful of happiness from Doughluxe Doughnuts

No-one could possibly have predicted the widespread upheaval COVID19 would cause around the globe, but one of the unexpected outcomes is that during these strange and challenging times people have been forced to find innovative ways to keep busy and get by. When Jacqueline Madden-Manu and Giuliano Melluso (formerly of Darling and Co) found themselves at a loose end as a result of the virus, the pair decided to turn to the kitchen and channel their creativity into something they knew people needed – luxurious, fresh, comforting doughnuts made with love and passion. Brisbane, say hello to Doughluxe Doughnuts. more

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Take a walk down memory lane with San Churro's new Throwback menu featuring all your childhood faves
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Take a walk down memory lane with San Churro’s new Throwback menu featuring all your childhood faves

Do you remember the unbridled joy you felt as a kid when you had free rein over the snacks table at a birthday party? The fairy-bread-induced sugar high hit hard and life was beautiful – even if it was just for a sweet moment until your parents caught you and made you eat the healthy carrot sticks instead. Well, sugar fiends and chocoholics, get ready to feel it all over again because San Churro is taking you back to your childhood with a delightful new Throwback menu featuring some of your all-time fave sweet treats. more

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Feast your eyes upon West End's new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing
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Feast your eyes upon West End’s new pink-hued croissanterie Superthing

They say it takes a lifetime to perfect the art of croissant making. For Eddy Tice and Ania Kutek, this is a challenge they welcome with open arms. After winning the hearts of Brisbane carb lovers with their popular NYC Bagel Deli, the duo has gone a little flaky – in the best way possible. Their latest project is Superthing, the pink-hued croissanterie Brisbane never knew it so desperately needed. more