Cafes
Seek refuge from the Brisbane City bustle at cool coffee joint Cafe Contra
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Seek refuge from the Brisbane City bustle at cool coffee joint Cafe Contra

Brisbane’s repository for stylish threads has taken the next step in its taste-making takeover with its new coffee outlet – Cafe Contra. Nestled inside the Wintergarden, Cafe Contra is taking a similarly bespoke approach to its output as its fashionable sibling by offering some out of the box options such as iced matcha lattes and peppermint sparkling iced tea. more

Cafes
Southside favourite Bruno's BNE launches dinners
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Southside favourite Bruno’s BNE launches dinners

Since opening in October 2016, Tarragindi cafe Bruno's BNE has been welcomed with open arms by locals, with hungry bellies and coffee seekers flocking to the corner spot to get their fill. To keep up with demand Bruno recently completed an extension on the space, adding a second seating section and back deck to the sun-filled cafe, and this Friday March 10 will see the introduction of Friday and Saturday night dinners. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 112 March 7
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 112 March 7

From whispers of new dining precincts to festival announcements, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Cafes
Enjoy tuckshop for grown-ups at Fortitude Valley's new hole-in-the-wall Milk Box
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Enjoy tuckshop for grown-ups at Fortitude Valley’s new hole-in-the-wall Milk Box

As good as pre-made Vegemite lunchbox sandwiches are, there’s no denying that tuckshop day at school was the best day ever. Your hand would shake with anticipation as you carefully wrote your order on your brown-paper bag and dropped a handful of coins in, which, almost like magic, would be replaced with flaky sausage roll goodness come lunchtime. Our midday eating habits may have matured a little since then, but a little spark of excitement still ignites our heart when we hear the word ‘tuckshop’. more

Bars
Kick back with a cold one at Newstead’s new secluded saloon M22 Bar and Cafe
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Kick back with a cold one at Newstead’s new secluded saloon M22 Bar and Cafe

Newstead locals that have been trying to fill the Tippler’s Tap-sized hole in their heart after the craft beer bar moved to South Bank now have a reason to smile. The space on Masters Street is once again active, and the best news is that the beer is still flowing! M22 Bar and Cafe is putting a new spin on the space by pairing Asian and Western bar food with a selection of craft beer and cocktails. more

Cafes
Light Coffee is East Brisbane's fresh filter coffee spot
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Light Coffee is East Brisbane’s fresh filter coffee spot

If you’ve complained about the lack of specialty coffee spots on the eastern side of the Story Bridge, a new nook on Lytton Road has got just the thing to soothe your grumbles. Light Coffee is a hole-in-the-wall spot that pours delectable cups of coffee and tea, perfect for those that want to sip and scoot or those that are keen to linger over a cup or four. more

Markets
Toast + Soda (Image: Elisha Veldhuijzen)
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The round-up: must-try munchies – Brisbane’s quirkiest market foods

Here’s a hot tip for you – some of Brisbane’s most innovative cuisine can’t be found at a cafe or restaurant. You have to head to the markets to find the truly unique fare, and believe us when we say that the market food scene is booming. Vendors across town are making headlines overseas with their goods, so you know that we’re onto something good. We’ve compiled a handy hit list of market bites and products that you must seek out this weekend. Whether you love your early morning produce haul or your late-night dessert crawl, make sure you try as many of these quirky eats as possible. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 111 February 28
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 111 February 28

From whispers of retro burger joints to new food-truck gatherings, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more


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Hospitality and retail penalty rates have been cut – here is what you need to know
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Hospitality and retail penalty rates have been cut – here is what you need to know

You’ve probably heard the news, but in case you haven't, the Fair Work Commission decided to cut a percentage of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates this week in a result that will directly affect workers, businesses and consumers in the retail, hospitality and fast food sector. If you aren’t up to date on the issue or can’t keep up with the flood of information relating to the cuts, here is everything you need to know. more

Bars
Get a glimpse inside the new and improved Port Office Hotel
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Get a glimpse inside the new and improved Port Office Hotel

Real talk – you can’t call yourself a Brisbane local if you’ve never set foot inside the Port Office Hotel. Edward Street’s beacon of bountiful bar bites and beer is celebrating the new year with a new look, spearheaded by the tastemakers behind the Alliance Hotel’s acclaimed revitalisation. The Port Office Hotel recently opened the Port Office Dining Room to the public and will be following it up with the unveiling of its refurbished top bar next Thursday. Have a sneak peek before the masses take notice. more

Bars
The Apo's puffed tendons
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s best bar snacks with bite

Okay, that’s it – this is the last time I want to hear any of you say, “these pretzels are makin’ me thirsty”. We get it, Seinfeld is hilarious but pretzels as bar snacks are so clichéd. We’d rather tie our own stomachs in a pretzel-like knot than punish our tastebuds with any more basic salted snacks. We don't just want bar food with pizazz, we demand it. Forgo the fries and aioli for some nibbles with serious bite – we’ve got the 411 on where to go for some snacks with attitude. more

Events
Celebrate life's finest things at Portside Wharf's Cheese and Champagne Pop-up
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Celebrate life’s finest things at Portside Wharf’s Cheese and Champagne Pop-up

By now, dear reader, we’ve hopefully established that you and I are united by our undying love of cheese. So I’d like for you to imagine this scenario. It’s a balmy autumn afternoon. The sun is greeting your cheeks with a soft kiss, a cool breeze is floating past you and the gentle ebb and flow of the Brisbane River is luring you into a state of pure bliss. This, however, isn’t a regular autumn afternoon – this is the kind that dreams are made of. Because in this scenario my friend, you are surrounded by French cheese and bottles of Pol Roger champagne. more

The Grocer
The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar
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The Weekend Series: NSFW food-porn videos to get you hot under the collar

Your pits are sweaty, willpower weak, breathing is heavy, there's a rumble in your belly already, you’re craving spaghetti. You go home and find your laptop, open an incognito window and start cruising for some salivation-inducing videos in an attempt to sate your voracious appetite. Videos of melting cheese fill the screen, images of full doughnuts oozing gooey Nutella, pastries are pulled apart, burgers are piled high, ingredients are stuffed into other ingredients and the meat – oh, the meat! There’s nothing wrong with looking at a little bit of food porn – everyone does it. We’ve picked some particularly steamy food porn videos to ogle – just make sure no one else is around before you click play. more

Events
Stone & Wood is throwing one hell of a backyard bash for Brewsvegas
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Stone & Wood is throwing one hell of a backyard bash for Brewsvegas

When it comes to throwing a classic backyard party, us Aussies really know a thing or two about how to do it up right – what’s not to love about the classic combination of a good feed, some ice-cold brews, a killer soundtrack and gorgeous weather thrown in for good measure? Taking this concept to the next level is the dream team of Stone & Wood and Brewsvegas, who have teamed up to create the ultimate garden get-together for a great cause. You best make your way to the Old Museum on Saturday March 18 to see what’s going down, lest you risk a serious case of FOMO. more

Cafes
Bruno's BNE
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The round-up: all-day breakfast spots in Brisbane

The weekend is for taking it slow – we can’t be blamed if we want to sleep in. We shouldn’t be punished for enjoying our days off by missing the best meal of the day – breakfast! Thankfully, there are some cafes that are forgiving to us sleepyheads, offering all-day breakfast menus so bed heads can enjoy an eggs benny or for dusty revellers that are craving the restorative properties of bacon. more

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Taste some authentic Queensland flavour with Little Clive's new menu
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Taste some authentic Queensland flavour with Little Clive’s new menu

In our hurry to devour our eggs benedict or smashed avo, we often give little thought to where our local cafe’s produce is sourced. At Little Clive you never need to fret, with the popular cafe committing to showcasing some of the state’s freshest fare. In case you missed it, Little Clive nabbed the winning vote for best breakfast in 2016’s Taste of Queensland Awards. Now the cafe is unveiling its new seasonal menu, filled with tasty breakfast bites that maintain a strong representation of Queensland produce. We’re stoking the flames of your appetite with a look at Little Clive’s hot smoked trout omelette and dark chocolate chia pudding, which are available now. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 110 February 21
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 110 February 21

From whispers of gourmet providores to free vegan burgers, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Neil Perry's Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank
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Neil Perry’s Burger Project brings fast food with slow-food values to South Bank

The word ‘project’ can be pretty daunting. It conjures up memories of dreaded group assignments, or school homework on the riveting Australian wheat industry. But pop the word ‘burger’ in front of it and voila! You absolutely have our undivided attention. Aaannndd it helps if the words ‘Neil Perry’ are associated with it as well. In case you haven’t already figured it out, the renowned Australian chef is bringing his much-loved Burger Project to Brisbane for the first time and you can get a taste as of this Friday February 17. more

Restaurants
JFC Korean fried chicken wings with sweet and spicy sauce
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Go gaga over Gangnam fries and gunpowder chicken ribs at Junk

We’ve been waiting with bated breath for the arrival of one of Maroochydore’s most beloved eateries, and come Friday February 17 our patience will be rewarded. Junk is set to unveil its first Brisbane location this week, wowing tastebuds with its sumptuous selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. If you get steamy over the thought of steamed pork bao buns, go crazy over crispy pork belly or have a voracious appetite for Vietnamese noodle salads, you absolutely must see what Junk’s got in its trunk. more

Providore
Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey
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Stock up on goodies at South Bank’s new grocer The Pantry on Grey

Like most visitors to South Bank we’ve been gradually craning our necks further skyward, watching as Southpoint nears closer and closer to completion. We can give our necks rest for the moment, as some of the development’s first retailers are on the cusp of opening their doors this Friday. The Pantry on Grey is an expansive and modern providore that is taking a multi-faceted approach to the grocery scene. From cold-pressed juice and cheese to bouquets of flowers and locally sourced meat – The Pantry on Grey has just about anything you could want on your trip to the shops, plus everything you didn’t know you needed until now. more