Cafes
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

Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Public
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The Street Photographer: Public

Old-world apothecary meets New York loft apartment is the distinct and character-exuding feel of city restaurant Public. One half of the team behind Woolloongabba bar Canvas, Bonnie Shearston and Tom Sanceau opened the doors on their new food venture in March and have been busy winning awards and pumping out the Kentucky Fried Duck ever since. Pop in for Canvas-worthy cocktails from 3:00 pm on Saturday, meet Kevin the taxidermy peasant and marvel at the cool prints, old bottles and bizarre knick knacks, while sampling the creative flavour fusions and twists on homestyle, family-favourite dinners. Check out Public on The Street Photographer.   more

Recipes
Start your Saturday with homemade baked beans
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Start your Saturday with homemade baked beans

What is a cupboard or breakfast without baked beans? Nothing, according to chef and restauranteur Matt Wilkinson. From Mr Wilkinson's Favourite Vegetables: A Cookbook To Celebrate The Seasons, this homemade baked beans recipe is taken from the menu at Matt's popular Melbourne sandwich haunt Pope Joan. more

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Warm up with porridge at Symposium Cafe, Five Sisters, Cup
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Warm up with porridge at Symposium Cafe, Five Sisters, Cup

Goldilocks was pretty particular when it came to the type of porridge she ate. Though we gather the first two she tasted weren’t lavished in toppings of poached fruit, dollops of honey and sprinkles of spices, making the final flavoursome bowl a sure winner. The Weekend Edition went in search of Brisbane’s best porridge and this is what we found … more

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London Xpress Cafe opens in Woolloongabba
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London Xpress Cafe opens in Woolloongabba

When you’re on the go in Woolloongabba, a long lunch at one of the more affluent restaurants isn’t exactly a time-conscious option. But if a quick bite with a British twist sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the newly nestled London Xpress Cafe in the umbrella-lamp-lined antique precinct on Logan Road. more

Bars
Expand your bier awareness at Bavarian Bier Cafe
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Expand your bier awareness at Bavarian Bier Cafe

Before the invention of thermometers, beer brewers would dip a thumb or finger into their hop concoctions to determine the right temperature for adding yeast. Too hot and the yeast would die, too cold and the yeast wouldn’t grow. This was the brewer’s version of the age-old saying, ‘rule of thumb’. more


Recipes
Traditional Ricotta Cannoli recipe
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Traditional Ricotta Cannoli recipe

Originally from Sicily, cannoli are one of the most famous of southern Italian pastries and also one of the most decadent. Your Sunday afternoon will be all the more sweet with these Traditional Ricotta Cannoli from Antonio & Lucia: Recipes and Stories from my Australian Calabrian Kitchen by Riccardo Momesso. more

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Time for tea at The Cobble Stone Tea House, New Farm
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Time for tea at The Cobble Stone Tea House, New Farm

Since the invention of the mug, grandmothers, nanas and great ladies alike have been turning up their noses at this un-dainty option for enjoying a cup of tea. The petite handle on a china cup, so delicate that one is forced to raise a pinky from lack of handle space, brings the warm, comforting liquid to perfectly measured flavour when gracing a delicate teacup. more

Restaurants
A drop of Italia at 1889 Enoteca
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A drop of Italia at 1889 Enoteca

Snuggled up amongst the other delectable food destinations in the Woolloongabba Antique Precinct is 1889 Enoteca, a classic Italian restaurant renowned for its tasty dishes. For the wine enthusiast, it should also be acknowledged as an almost unrivalled grape destination, thanks to its extensive list of bottles available. more

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Take things slowly at Bean on Dean, Toowong
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Take things slowly at Bean on Dean, Toowong

Many breakfast spots these days can be all hustle and bustle. With chatter in the air and sardine-like table arrangements, these popular, crowded spaces aren’t ideal for a little morning Zen time. But at Bean on Dean in Toowong, you will find yourself instantly relaxing as the cool autumn breeze whispers past and you sink into the recycled coffee sack ottomans out the front. more

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Brother Espresso opens fifth cafe, at Windsor
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Brother Espresso opens fifth cafe, at Windsor

The rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee is one that can not be surpassed of a sleepy morning, especially when this particular splendour is wafting amongst the exposed-brick interior of the heritage-listed Watsons Plumbing Building on Margaret Street in the city. more

Restaurants
Modern Italian fare at Cafe Marinara in Paddington
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Modern Italian fare at Cafe Marinara in Paddington

Traditionally, a trattoria is a rustic, community-focused lively place, where a hearty helping of simple but flavoursome fare is washed down with a carafe of wine amongst family and friends. It’s the local spot where the owners know your name and your favourite dish, with Nona dishing you up a second serving straight from the pan, finishing off with an affectionate pinch on the cheek. more