Cafes
Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters, Fortitude Valley
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters

The Gowty family has built themselves a little coffee empire, with four Brother Espresso cafes and the Bread & Butter general store now under its wing. At the heart of these cafes is their own brand of coffee, roasted out of a warehouse-meets-cathedral-like space in the side streets of Fortitude Valley. Opened in 2010, Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a half-cylindrical space where the roastery mixes with an expansive cafe. Metal caging and stained glass separate the half-pipe into open sections, with a street-art decorated, sun-lit counter and roaster space at the front and a leafy, aviary-esque nook at the back. Named after Grandfather E. G. Gowty, who was drafted to the 5th Battery 2/2 Heavy Anti-aircraft Regiment in World War II, Fifth Battery Coffee Roasters is a chilled spot for a light breakfast accompanied by a mean cup of specialty espresso that’s been sourced, secured… more

Coffee
black coffee at bunker
Food & Drink

Melbourne’s Black Coffee features at Bunker this weekend

Coffee connoisseur with no fixed address, Melbourne’s Black Coffee is bringing its mobile cafe theory to Bunker in Milton this weekend. An education for your palate, Black Coffee serves coffee only made from alternative brewing methods – think AeroPress and siphoned drops. There’ll be no lattes, flat whites, cappuccinos or even espressos at Bunker this Saturday and Sunday, as Black Coffee forgoes milk, sugar and our ever-loved La Marzocco machines, creating specialist coffee from local and Melbourne-based micro-roasted beans. Drop in to Bunker this weekend with an open mind and some pocket money and let the Black Coffee crew to extend your knowledge of the perfect brew. Black Coffee at Bunker 21 Railway Terrace, Milton Open: Saturday August 4 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday August 5 10:00 am to 4:00 pm more

Recipes
rocky road recipe
Food & Drink

Midnight snack on Salted Chocolate Rocky Road

Rocky road is a favourite childhood treat of many. Filled with marshmallows, nuts and usually more chocolate in the form of Smarties, M&M's or any other kind of lolly, the rocky road of the good old days would give big kids a sweet toothache. But when the ingredients lean towards the healthy and the chocolate is a fairtrade dark variety, we can feel a little better about eating a few addictive chunks. Try making this simple recipe for Salted Chocolate Rocky Road to enjoy as an afternoon treat with tea or a sneaky midnight snack. more

Treats
Around the world in 60 seconds
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Around the world in 60 seconds

In just 44 days, Rick Mereki, Tim White and Andrew Lees took 18 flights to 11 countries around the world and filmed what seems to be every meal eaten along the way. Actor, mover, groover Andrew can be seen biting into everything from paella and pasta to Dagwood dogs, popcorn-covered toffee apples, cockroaches and hot chillies. Compiling a terabyte of footage into three 60-second films, watch EAT and be inspired to jet set to the colourful culture corners of our world to sample the local cuisine in each grand city or tiny town. more


The Grocer
CJ's Pasta, West End
Food & Drink

CJ’s Pasta makes its move to West End

From a warm bowl of cloud-like gnocchi to a richly layered lasagne, pasta is not just a favourite of Italy but is also a food that has been whole-heartedly embraced by hordes around the world. If you are an admirer of these carb creations, you're probably already well aware of Brisbane's own connoisseur CJ's Pasta, which has just set up shop at a new location in West End. more

Cafes
scotty's cafe, bardon
Food & Drink

Discover espresso menagerie Scotty’s Cafe at Bardon

Tucked between a hair salon and a general store is a nameless coffee shop dubbed by locals as ‘Scotty’s Cafe’ after owner and barista, Scott. Despite the hazy details – no name, no menu, no website, no opening hours – a steady stream of regulars are dropping by to get their daily cup of coffee. more

Bars
pear cafe and bar
Food & Drink

Pear Cafe and Bar opens for mess meals and local brews

Highgate Hill morning favourite, Pear Cafe and Bar is now open for drinks and eats of a Thursday to Sunday evening. Offering a meal for the masses, the nightly token Mess Meal is ever changing, delivering lavish, home-style flavours from Pork Chops and Pea and Ham Soup to vegetable lasagne without the pasta. more

Cafes
Five Sugars
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Five Sugars

Furnished with quirky pieces of a vintage nature, Five Sugars exudes happiness and colour with its pastel teacups and a counter filled with local homemade brownies, cookies and nostalgic sweets. Each cup of coffee is thoughtfully prepared using Saint signature blend from Cleanskin Roasters and Maleny Dairies milk. Try the Caramelised Oat and Coconut biscuit from Teneriffe chocolatiers Dello Mano, paired with a perfectly poured flat white in a dainty teacup. Sink into a retro lounge with a magazine or bask in the sun outside. Check out Five Sugars on The Street Photographer. more

The Grocer
corner store news
Food & Drink

Corner Store News moves to Indooroopilly

The traditional general store is where a community comes together. Fathers walk up the road to collect the day’s papers and chat to their suburban neighbours, while kids ride their bikes, eagerly hoping for a bundle of five-cent lollies to devour. It’s the place you head to for last-minute baking ingredients, and somewhere you can always count on for general everyday items. One of the best corner shops keeping age-old good service alive was Cat & Fiddle News & Convenience Store in Toowong. While it has just relocated to Indooroopilly, you can still seek out the same fresh fruit and vegetables, papers and magazines and other household essentials under its new name of Corner Store News. Corner Store News Shop 5/8 Station Road, Indooroopilly Ph: 07 3162 0874 Image via Acclaim Images. more

The Grocer
the art of a master butcher
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The art of a master butcher

Meat can be a touchy subject. Some are against the consumption of it entirely, while others show appreciation for the animal by using all possible elements. One of the best butchers in the world, Italian Dario Cecchini comes from a lineage of eight generations of butchers – the role passed down from father to son. A contemporary butcher, Dario has moved away from the methods his father and grandfather employed, envisioning an ethical and sustainable future for the meat industry. Opening up his practice to include a restaurant, Dario now shares his methods via meals as well. Trying to reshape the way people eat and appreciate food, Dario inspires others to take meat seriously, proving that eating well means enjoying food from your land with the people around you. Image via Italia Ristoranti. more

Recipes
Mulled Wine recipe
Food & Drink

Keep warm with Scandinavian mulled wine

Come a cold winter’s evening, there’s nothing better than throwing a blanket over your shoulders, sitting in front of the fireplace and wrapping your digits around a steamy cup of mulled wine. But this being Brisbane, few houses are fit with said fireplace for ultimate keeping-warm potential. So sans dancing embers, we shall simply indulge in an extra-special glass of this mulled wine to keep our inners (and limbs) toasty. more

Treats
National Lamington Day
Food & Drink

Head to an original bakery to celebrate National Lamington Day

There’s nothing better than a light-as-a-feather lamington over a cup of tea to curb your sweet tooth. A tricky recipe to get right at home, small batches are best as the inner sponge tends to stale quickly. But when visiting a traditional bakery of yesteryear – where the portions are sizeable and the price merely pocket change – a giant lamington in all of its coconut-sprinkled glory feels perfect and reminiscent of the past. more