Cafes
Meet Kevin – the fresh-faced New Farm cafe that's trading every day of the year
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Meet Kevin – the fresh-faced New Farm cafe that’s trading every day of the year

Today, Wednesday January 24, a pair of local coffee gurus officially opened the doors to Kevin – a long-awaited caffeine and chow spot, nestled inside a lovingly restored Queenslander cottage on Brunswick Street. The cafe is primed to make waves in the local brunch scene with a menu that uses fine-dining techniques to maximise locally grown produce, delivering fare that is several notches above your run-of-the-mill avocado toast. And, perhaps best news of all, it's open 365 days a year. Take a peek inside ... more

Bakeries
From mie goreng to pandan brulee, Hillcrest's Croix Croissant's playful pastries are worth seeking out
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From mie goreng to pandan brulee, Hillcrest’s Croix Croissant’s playful pastries are worth seeking out

The best thing about pastries is that they can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. There's also no limit to the ingredients that can be baked into them. The team at Croix Croissant – Hillcrest's new bakery – is putting this versatility to the test, serving an array of never-before-seen flavour combinations. We're talking lemon cheesecake cruffins, pina colada-inspired circle croissants and croissant cheeseburgers – and that's just the tip of the iceberg. more

Casual Dining
Uncle Don brings its dressed-up donburi bowls to South Brisbane
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Uncle Don brings its dressed-up donburi bowls to South Brisbane

Fans of Uncle Don's range of high-end rice bowls will be thrilled to hear that the beloved donburi specialist has expanded. The team recently opened a slick new location over in South Brisbane, where the likes of premium teriyaki-butter-coated wagyu, braised red-miso pork, grilled freshwater eel and char-grilled duck are layered atop pillowy piles of steamed rice. With Japanese soft drinks, beers and sake also in the mix, we might have just found our new favourite lunch spot. more

Casual Dining
Superfood to help you feel super good – Nautical Bowls opens at West Village
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Superfood to help you feel super good – Nautical Bowls opens at West Village

Normally, we don't need a special reason to plot a course for West Village, but now that Nautical Bowls has docked at the lifestyle precinct, we're raising anchor and setting sail. The USA-born dispensary of supercharged plant-based eats opened its first Brisbane store late last year, the perfect timing to get us through the perilous resolution-breaking new-year period. Here's what's on offer ... more

Bars
Frog’s Hollow Saloon is turning two – and three of the country's best bars are coming to town to celebrate
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Frog’s Hollow Saloon is turning two – and three of the country’s best bars are coming to town to celebrate

How does a bar known for dispensing good times as much as it's known for serving good drinks celebrate its own birthday? By going absolutely balls to the wall, of course. Frog's Hollow Saloon is turning two and it's marking the occasion with a month of booze-fuelled parties and takeovers from some of Australia's most esteemed bars, including Adelaide's Cry Baby and Memphis Slim’s House Of Blues, and Sydney's star martini spot Bar Planet. Here's what the crew has planned ... more

Food News
Love is in the air with this romantic round-up of where to wine and dine this Valentine's Day
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Love is in the air with this romantic round-up of where to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day looming once again, we’ve decided to don our cupid wings in search of best spots to spend the most romantic date night of the year. Whether you’re in the mood for some aphrodisiac decadence or are simply keen for a pared-back night out with your special someone, Brisbane’s finest eateries are out to prove their love with exclusive menus and experiences. Here’s our list of Brisbane’s best dining destinations this Valentine’s Day – curated for casanovas and cynics alike.  more


Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 442 January 23
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 442 January 23

From news of a Nodo's new bricks-and-mortar location to an opening date for an anticipated inner-north cafe, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

Bars
Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead
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Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead

It's not often that a chef with some top-tier bona fides steps away from the pumping kitchens of Brisbane's biggest restaurants to open their own neighbourhood eatery. But that's exactly what rising star Yogesh Budathoki has done with Monal Dining, Newstead's newest destination for small plates, share-style mains and all-Aussie wines. Perfect for both spontaneous snacking sessions and celebratory occasions, Monal Dining is keeping the Newstead boom going into 2024. more

Bars
Ach – Hamilton's striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane
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Ach – Hamilton’s striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane

Just before we called time on 2023, a crew of energetic hospo whiz kids planted a flag in Hamilton with Ach (pronounced 'ah-k') – a punchy nosh spot and vino-pouring haunt where Middle Eastern cuisine (and wine) is the star. Here, a mammoth custom-built woodfire hearth is putting flame to hunks of Margra lamb and swordfish skewers, while loaves of challah are being served straight from the oven, and bottles of Lebanese sparkling are uncorked with panache. It's an early standout for a suburb that's set for a big growth spurt – here's what we know ... more

Best of Brisbane
The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane's best Thai restaurants
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The round-up: tantalise your tastebuds at Brisbane’s best Thai restaurants

Any cuisine that can plate up fiery curries, saucy noodle dishes and zesty salads has our immediate vote, so you can only imagine how much we love Thai cuisine. Give it to us takeaway, or sit us down for a dine-in experience – either way we’re always ready to take on some Thai. Brisbane is flush with incredible Thai eateries, from flash restaurants to hole-in-the-wall neighbourhood joints. Everyone has their preferred spot, but we’ve endeavoured to collate as many as we can into a list of what we hear is the best. If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, be prepared to pick up an unshakable craving for Thai right about now … more

Food News
Manly Boathouse expands its fleet with a new seafood-slinging trawler
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Manly Boathouse expands its fleet with a new seafood-slinging trawler

When it comes to waterfront locales, Manly Boathouse boasts a primo perch. The restaurant, bar and takeaway spot is known for its sumptuous seafood offering, spectacular selection of sips and near-panoramic views of Moreton Bay. Continuing to grow its dynamic fleet of dining experiences, Manly Boathouse's newest addition is The Trawler – a mouth-watering marketplace housing the freshest ocean-caught fare. more

Pavement Whispers
Pavement Whispers: Volume 441 January 16
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 441 January 16

From news of a new Mexican-inspired eatery opening south of the river to plans for The Victory Hotel's reinvigoration, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food 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

Bakeries
Superstar Melbourne bakery Baker D. Chirico has launched a pop-up at its soon-to-open Newstead location
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Superstar Melbourne bakery Baker D. Chirico has launched a pop-up at its soon-to-open Newstead location

Ever since renowned loaf maker Baker D. Chirco revealed its plans for a production bakery, shopfront and cafe in Newstead, we've been eagerly awaiting word on when the acclaimed creator of artisanal goodies (inspired by French, German and Italian baking cultures) would open to the public. Well, folks, we have some good news – today Baker D. Chirico has opened a pop-up slinging its signature hot bread and pastries, heralding more to come as we inch ever closer to its official launch. Here's what we know ... more

Bars
Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo
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Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo

In the final weeks of 2023, just before Brisbane hunkered down for the festive weekend, the team behind cherished Italian restaurant Ramona Trattoria gave Coorparoo locals a sneak peek at Bar Rocco – the team's brand-new next-door wine bar and eatery that's giving die-hard diners a chance to devour a sensational selection of snacks, hand-shaped pizzetta and woodfire-grilled mains. We scored the first look at the new nosh spot – here's what we saw ... more

Bars
Perentie Brewing Co
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Brews and chews – Eagleby welcomes new $6-million brewery Perentie Brewing Co.

For a long time, the Eagleby stretch between Brisbane and the Gold Coast didn’t offer much that would inspire one to veer off the Pacific Motorway. That all changed in 2015 when Distillery Road Market arrived – heralding the beginning of a new food and entertainment precinct centred around community and connection. The most recent addition to the precinct has been unveiled and it’s no small feat – the $6-million, one-million-litre capacity lager brewery, Perentie Brewing Co. Lager lovers, this one's for you. more