Bars
foxy bean, woolloongabba
Food & Drink

A renewed, dapper Foxy Bean reopens in Woolloongabba

Creators of a very sexy cup of joe, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean reopened this week, planting a very wide smile on locals’ faces. Acquiring the two additional buildings next door, the owners got out the hammers and knocked holes through the walls until they were happy with the cavernous space that’s now home to Foxy Bean cafe by day and (soon to be) The Foxy Drop by night. more

Coffee
bunker, milton
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Bunker

Ivy vines creep from the outside in, snaking their way along the walls and ceiling of this tiny concrete cave. After discovering a war bunker constructed during World War II, Marcus Allison turned the disused space into a comforting haunt for the coffee and hot-chocolate obsessed denizens of the neighbourhood. Whether huddled inside, cradling a warm cup of organic, fairtrade hot chocolate and a book, or sprawled across the sidewalk for a post-cycle coffee with friends, Bunker is an espresso haven where community is key and source, quality and fairness are highly valued. Check out Bunker on The Street Photographer.  more

Cafes
willow and spoon
Food & Drink

New winter flavours at Willow & Spoon, Alderley

Sitting on bustling Samford Road in Alderley, Willow & Spoon is an unassuming haven for the gourmet. Essentially a breakfast bar that specialises in a morning menu (as well as the all-important coffee accompaniment), the cafe rotates its menu monthly, keeping patrons on their toes. more

Cafes
Dandelion & Driftwood
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Dandelion & Driftwood

An education in a cup, the gentlefolk behind Dandelion & Driftwood in Hendra are serious about their coffee. Extending people’s palates through espresso-based tasting flights or cold and hot drip brewing methods using single origin blends, the Dandelion & Driftwood team are passionate about passing on their espresso expertise to found a well-educated coffee community. They also serve tea and a delectable array of sweet-tooth pleasers. Oh, and they plate up a superb gluten-free bircher using Brookfarm muesli. Check out Dandelion & Driftwood on The Street Photographer. more


Cafes
Anouk, Paddington
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Anouk

Paddington breakfast institution Anouk Cafe always has a line curving up the street from its entrance, a testament to its superb flavour concoctions across both food and beverages. A constant battle between choosing sweet or savoury menu items teases diners at each visit, with the Omelette with Roast Pumpkin, Caramelised Onion and Goats Curd, Crunchy Baguette and Butter at a stand off with the Apple Turnover French Toast on recent weekend visits. Located within the exposed brick walls of an old apothecary, this character-filled, dreamy cafe is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, lazy family brunch-meets-lunch or a sweet treat and muddled juice of an afternoon. Check out Anouk Cafe on The Street Photographer. Anouk 212 Given Terrace, Paddington Ph: 07 3367 8663 Open: Monday to Sunday 6:30 am to 3:30 pm more

Winer smoothie recipe from Collected Winter Recipes
Food & Drink

Winter smoothie recipe

In Queensland, smoothies are usually a year-round staple – a refreshing blended fruit concoction that satisfies both hunger and tastebuds. For those in Scandinavia, chilled smoothies in winter could mean a case of internal frostbite, which is probably why they've developed their own winter take on the smoothie. For a chilly Sunday morning, try this recipe for a Winter Smoothie from Collected Winter Recipes by Kristin Hove. more

Restaurants
The Street Photographer: Deer Duck Bistro
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: Deer Duck Bistro

A restaurant fit for Marie Antoinette, Deer Duck Bistro in Auchenflower is a quirky mix of French Renaissance furniture and paste-ups by local street artist Barek. With rich and complex cuisine to match the flamboyant decor, you can soak up the old-world charm while enjoying the modern Australian-European menu as the sun sets over Milton Road. While the street may be bustling outside, time appears to stand still within this decadent restaurant, possibly a testament to the time and effort executed in delivering slowly perfected fresh fare and a highly embellished interior. With dishes like the Black Angus Wagyu Beef Carpaccio with Shallot Vinaigrette, Tuna Mayonnaise, Quail Eggs, Baby Capers and Duck Fat Potato Chips followed by the Anisette of Wild Rabbit with Braised Rabbit Leg Terrine, Rabbit Loin, Foie Gras, Brioche, Pumpkin Puree, Oyster Mushroom and Maderia Jus, you’ll… more

The Grocer
The fanciful general store Bread & Butter opens in Bulimba
Food & Drink

The fanciful general store Bread & Butter opens in Bulimba

Waking early, while the kids were still tucked in bed, Dad would walk up to the corner shop for the weekend papers, a loaf of bread and a stick of butter. Returning to a buzzing household, the portions of fresh hot bread would be divvied up, a cube of butter melting onto each warm slice, topped off with a drizzle of honey. more