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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

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Sweetheart Cupcakes | Brisbane's best cupcakes
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Sweet disposition – Paddington welcomes pink-hued Sweethearts Cupcakes

Nothing is more pleasing on the eyes (and the palate) than a picture-perfect cupcake. The combination of a light and fluffy base, a swirl of coloured frosting and – if we're lucky – a cheeky dusting of sprinkles is all it takes to put us in a good mood, and now there's a new cake shop on Latrobe Terrace that is specialising in the kind of meticulously crafted cupcakes we love – the kind that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. more

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The Cupcake Patisserie | Brisbane's best cupcakes
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The round-up: where to find the best cupcakes in Brisbane

Look, big cakes are great – amazing even. That being said, sometimes we want to devour more flavours than what can be typically packed into a single slice. This is why we love a cheeky mixed assortment of cupcakes – we get the same sweet hit but with just a bit more variety. Brisbane boasts a bunch of phenomenal cupcake parlours around town, some perfect for an impulsive snacking session, others ideal for custom catered packages. Is your sweet tooth trembling at the thought of fluffy cake topped with frosting? Read on, dear readers, and enjoy this round-up of the best cupcakes in Brisbane! more

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Name a more iconic duo – Krispy Kreme teams up with Maltesers for limited-edition doughnut
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Name a more iconic duo – Krispy Kreme teams up with Maltesers for limited-edition doughnut

Whether you've devoured a Maltesers and popcorn combo, topped your sundae with some of the light, crispy spheres or you've spent a fair amount of time nibbling at the smooth chocolate-coated exterior to get to the malt ball patiently waiting inside, all chocolate connoisseurs worth their weight in cacao are aware of the multi-purpose powers that a bag of Maltesers holds. World-famous baked-good chain (aka the doughnut gods) Krispy Kreme is well clued into our love of these chocolatey delights and has developed a mouth-watering confectionery cross-breed that will have you sprinting to the nearest stockpile – the new, limited-edition Maltesers Doughnut. more

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Gelato Messina | Brisbane's best gelato and ice-cream
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The round-up: get a sublime scoop at Brisbane’s best gelato and ice-cream spots

When the temperatures rise and air-conditioning units activate all over Brisbane, it's safe to assume that gelato weather has arrived. This summer has been particularly scorching, so it's only fair that we treat ourselves to some ultra-cold, creamy and delicious ice-cream to help us cope. Brisbane has a great selection of gelaterias and ice-cream parlours across town. If you're keen to brave the heat to get your fix of gelato or ice-cream, be sure to equip yourself with knowledge before hand. This is our list of Brisbane's best! more


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Fresh scoop – specialty coffee and artisanal gelato joint Allora Black opens in Newmarket
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Fresh scoop – specialty coffee and artisanal gelato joint Allora Black opens in Newmarket

When it comes to specialised areas of food and drink, gelato and coffee are wildly different (and labour intensive) streams. Rarely do the two meet, and if they do, it's not uncommon to see one foregrounded more than the other. Allora Black at Newmarket Village is perhaps the first spot in Brisbane to harmoniously unify artisanal gelato and specialty coffee, creating a fashionably minimalist dispensary of creamy dessert and artfully brewed caffeine. more

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Cinnabon's world-famous buns arrive at Toombul Shopping Centre
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Cinnabon’s world-famous buns arrive at Toombul Shopping Centre

In the lead-up to the Christmas frenzy, folks flocked to Toombul Shopping Centre in droves – not to snag some festive deals, but rather to sample the lovingly glazed buns at Australia's first Cinnabon outlet. The world-famous baked-goods dispensary opened at the revitalised hub in mid-December, going on to sell more than 20,000 cinnamon rolls in five days. These numbers alone should pique your curiosity, but if you need some more persuasion to make a pilgrimage, read on ... more

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Canelés, cakes and confections – get your sweet fix at Grange's Bella & Tortie
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Canelés, cakes and confections – get your sweet fix at Grange’s Bella & Tortie

Have you ever encountered a dessert so beautiful you could barely bring yourself to eat it? Suzi Unwin is a culinary maestro that specialises in the very same kinds of picture-perfect treats. After stints at some of Brisbane's best restaurants and sweet-treat dispensaries, the accomplished pastry chef has struck out on her own with Bella & Tortie, a bricks-and-mortar bakery hawking a range of cakes, tarts and snacks that are part mouth-watering treat, part eye-catching work of art. more

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South Bank gets sweeter with the addition of nodo's newest locale
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South Bank gets sweeter with the addition of nodo’s newest locale

In late November, beloved purveyor of sweet treats, sublime brunch and salubrious coffee nodo opened its fourth location in as many years, this time at South Bank! In no time, fans were flocking to the shady space to get their fix, cementing nodo's position at the top of Brisbane's brunch pyramid. Although this sort of reception is unsurprising, it's still a testament to not only Brisbane's undying love for gourmet goodies, but also to nodo's beatific brand of hospitality. more

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Dessert depot Cowch unveils its brand-new Chermside digs
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Dessert depot Cowch unveils its brand-new Chermside digs

When we think of Cowch, our brains hum with salivation-inducing visuals of ice-cream sundaes, decadent super shakes and piles of pancakes soaked in maple syrup. Folks have been flocking from far and wide to the brand's South Bank flagship for their sweet-treat fix for years, but now those venturing from the northside can cut their Cowch commute drastically. Last week, Cowch opened its second Brisbane-based dessert bar at Westfield Chermside, unveiling a pastel-hued temple for crepe cravers, ice-cream addicts and fro-yo fanatics to worship all things sweet. more

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Crepe expectations – Amai Kawaii delivers Japanese desserts to FudoDori
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Crepe expectations – Amai Kawaii delivers Japanese desserts to FudoDori

If you've made the pilgrimage to Tokyo's cutting-edge cultural hub of Harajuku, you already know that the area is the birthplace of many fashion-forward and food-based crazes. One in particular has endured for decades – the Japanese crepe. The dessert has since spread across far and wide with creperies popping up all over the country and abroad, yet Harajuku remains the epicentre of Japan's crepe obsession. Elizabeth Street's pan-Asian food hub FudoDori quietly welcomed a Harajuku-inspired crepe dispensary of its own last week, with Amai Kawaii satiating sweet and savoury cravings from the heart of this blossoming mini-precinct. more

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Gelato goes guilt-free – Noosa's Happy Pops arrives at South Bank
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Gelato goes guilt-free – Noosa’s Happy Pops arrives at South Bank

We know, winter hasn't bid us farewell just yet, but as far as we're concerned gelato is good all year round. A popular Noosa concept is delivering a tantalising take on popsicles and creamy gelato to South Bank this week, as Happy Pops sets up shop on Stanley Street Plaza. In addition to its range of artisanal frozen treats (all made using natural ingredients), Happy Pops is also bringing some beachy vibes to the bustling South Bank strip. Bring on the summer vibes! more

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Botanica Real Food brings its salads south with new Camp Hill store
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Botanica Real Food brings its salads south with new Camp Hill store

In this day and age, we think it's safe to assume that the phrase 'you don't make friends with salad' is well and truly incorrect. Perhaps it wasn't always the case, but when Botanica Real Food first opened its Red Hill location six years ago the way we looked at salads changed forever. Since then, Botanica's salad-savvy owners Brett and Alison Hutley opened a second outlet in Teneriffe in 2016, and this weekend will follow it up with its first spot south of the river at Camp Hill Marketplace. Now those of you that have been trekking across town for a taste of Botanica's fresh salads, sweets and savoury tarts can cut their journey significantly from Saturday July 6. more

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The sweetest thing – The Cupcake Patisserie opens a brand-new treat haven in Albion
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The sweetest thing – The Cupcake Patisserie opens a brand-new treat haven in Albion

It’s hard to improve upon the culinary majesty that is the humble cake, but when it comes to pleasing all comers, we’re much more inclined to suggest that a box of cupcakes is a far better option. The exhilarating feeling we get from opening the lid on a box of freshly made treats is almost unparalleled, which is why we squealed in collective excitement when The Cupcake Patisserie opened a gorgeous cake store in Albion. Boasting a salivation-inducing selection of sugary delights, energising coffee, and a delightful space in which to snack, this pink-fronted nook is well worth a dessert detour. more

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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter's night in
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The Weekend Series: five hot chocolate brands for a winter’s night in

Brisbane’s winters may be fleeting and relatively painless, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take advantage of the bounties of the season. We’re talking mulled wine, belly-warming carbs and the high priestess of winter treats, hot chocolate. We’ve slurped our way through countless cups to determine five hot choccy brands you should be stocking in your pantry for the chilly months ahead. more