Cafes
Laneway cafes: In-Cog-Neato, Flamingo, Brew
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Laneway cafes: In-Cog-Neato, Flamingo, Brew

In-Cog-Neato, South Brisbane It’s been there for a year, but particularly inconspicuous coffee nook In-Cog-Neato has added a little faux grass to its stools. With a recently jazzed up laneway sporting a plethora of vibrant street art and (real greenery) window boxes and hanging plants galore, sip an espresso, nibble on something sweet and relax into this secluded and colourful side space. Brew Cafe Tapas Bar, Brisbane City Brew has grown from a coffee machine plonked amidst some astroturf in the corner of a laneway end, to a roaring cafe and bar. Enjoy a coffee on a milk crate in diluted sunshine, or slink into the darkness of the back den for a sneaky lunchtime beer or espresso martinis and tapas. Flamingo Cafe, Fortitude Valley A mirage of astroturf, eclectic garden furniture and kitsch s+p shakers resides on the corner of Winn Lane in Fortitude Valley. Renowned for its Green Velvet… more

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Ruby in Paddington draws hearty brunch crowd
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Ruby in Paddington draws hearty brunch crowd

Opening a cafe opposite Paddington brunch fav Anouk seems like a fairly bold move. But with foodstuffs like roasted kipfler potatoes with lavender salt and fried brioche with smoked trout, goats cherve, poached eggs, asparagus, watercress and lime on the menu, Ruby is proving a popular spot. more

Bars
Make yourself at home at Our Place, Fortitude Valley
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Make yourself at home at Our Place, Fortitude Valley

Bars with a friendly, homely atmosphere tend to reside in the suburbs – slinky jazz clubs and hidden cocktail nooks with casual (and generally well-behaved) patrons, and a slice of local music on the side. But two Brisbane chaps believe this kind of watering hole is also possible in party-passionate Fortitude Valley. more


Bakeries
Flour & Chocolate carves a niche at Morningside
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Flour & Chocolate carves a niche at Morningside

Lachlan Scott learnt his pastry tricks of the trade from an old German baker he worked with during his days at Jupiters Casino. Since then, Lachlan has been the head chef at New Farm’s Jocelyn’s Provisions, before shifting to Brew Bakers at Albion to re-hone his bread-making skills. more

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Beer boutiques: Bitter Suite, Scratch, Archive
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Beer boutiques: Bitter Suite, Scratch, Archive

Beer. It’s a serious business. Especially now that Brisbane has a few boutique craft beer joints up its sleeves. Supporting independent brewers from our doorstep, around the country and internationally, these unpretentious, un-pub-like watering holes are top spots for acquiring a taste for the finer drops of golden liquid. more

Middle Eastern Baked Eggs recipe
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Middle Eastern Baked Eggs recipe

For those staying in for breakfast this weekend, try your hand at crafting these delicious Middle Eastern Baked Eggs from 'Modern Flavours of Arabia', for a creative twist on the breakfast staple. more

Cafes
Education in a cup with Dandelion and Driftwood, Hendra
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Education in a cup with Dandelion and Driftwood, Hendra

Extending people’s palate and enhancing the experience of drinking coffee is motivation behind the tasting flight at Dandelion & Driftwood. Coffee education in a cup – or two piccolos to be exact – the tasting flight teaches your palate to distinguish between the different flavours of D&D’s two house blends. more

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Meet a friendly face for coffee at Urban Grind, Paddington
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Meet a friendly face for coffee at Urban Grind, Paddington

There’s something satisfying about taking the time to sit in a cafe and sip your coffee while catching up with friend. In the busy lives that this modern-day delivers, something as simple as sitting peacefully for as little as 30 minutes can restore a sense of calm and allow you to better take in the tales of those around you. more

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Arty interiors intrigue at Lucky Duck and Ponycat
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Arty interiors intrigue at Lucky Duck and Ponycat

A cafe’s appearance can make or break whether a caffeine-thirsty wanderer decides to pop in or keep trekking for their morning cup of joe. But when colourful, artistic eye candy vibrantly peeks out the door from the inner abode, curiosity alone will pull you in. Bringing street-art styles inside, these two Brisbane cafes will have you raring for a seat before you’ve even seen the menu. more

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Duck into Bean. to escape the busy city streets
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Duck into Bean. to escape the busy city streets

A sea of blue-checkered shirt-wearers swarm like a pack in all directions, while the sound of heels clacking on the uneven pavement fills the streets. Every now and then someone will break from the flock, ducking down a shadowy alleyway, unbeknownst to the others. They're not being mysterious though; they're just in tune with the latest underground coffee haunt at which to escape the bustle of the city streets above. more