Pavement Whispers: Volume 443 January 30
From news of a new bakery, deli and aperitivo spot in The City to a hip coffee spot taking shape in Paddington, 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 …
One of Brisbane’s finest bakeries is set to step it up this year with a game-changing move into the inner city. Albion-based French-Italian-inspired bakery Doughcraft will soon open a brand-new location on Mary Street (within the golden triangle), launching a venue that will be part artisanal bakery, part deli, and – in the near the future – go-to destination for aperitivo. An expanded kitchen will allow the Doughcraft team to increase its range of products considerably, adding tasty new items alongside its signature sweet and savoury mainstays like Bombolone Salato doughnuts, raspberry-filled brioche buns and gorgonzola breadsticks. The venue’s post-sunset offering will channel European-style aperitivo hour, with handcrafted cocktails and a curated list of wines available – there will even be a private-dining area for intimate gatherings and celebrations. The Doughcraft team describe the project as a return to its roots, where the team’s culinary artistry will be put on display in greater detail. The opening date of Doughcraft’s inner-city location is still TBD – we’ll have more info on this one as it emerges.
Reverie Coffee House
Good news for Paddington-based coffee lovers – a brand-new caffeinery will be taking up residence in the leafy heart of your suburb next month. Reverie Coffee House is an indie-style neighbourhood cafe where every cup tells a story, and each sip has been imbued with kindness and respect. Filled with work from local artists and an abundance of plant life, Reverie will serve top-notch coffee from Bear Bones, with plans in the works to gradually introduce a food offering in collaboration with small, like-minded businesses to keep things interesting and unique. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Reverie Coffee House is slated to open in mid February. While the exact location is still being kept under wraps, you can count on us to take a peek at Reverie when it launches to the public.
Underwood nosh spot Ant Coffee is known for many things, great caffeine and sensational Asian-inspired brunch not the least of them. But ask the crew what the cafe’s true speciality is, and they’ll tell you it’s the Korean-style Bap Bowls, a selection of hearty black-rice-filled bowls crowned with an assortment of drool-worthy ingredients. In news that should excite the inner-city lunch crowd, Ant Coffee is bringing its baps to The City with Ant Bowl – a dispensary dedicated to the colourful, ingredient-packed signature. Located on Adelaide Street, Ant Bowl’s menu will include its crowd-favourite options, like the grilled-tteokgalbi bowl and the sashimi-grade fresh salmon bowl (both coming with sous-vide egg, avocado, kimchi, cherry tomato, sweet corn, gherkins, edamame, furikake and fresh wasabi). Additionally, Ant Bowl will also be serving Korean fried chicken, as well as specialty coffee from Coffee Supreme. Ant Bowl is targeting a late-February opening, and will be selling its bap bowls for $9.90 during its first week of opening.
Frog’s Hollow turns two
In case you missed the news last week, the crew behind whisky-slinging barroom Frog’s Hollow Saloon is gearing up to celebrate its second birthday. It’s marking the occasion with five weeks 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. The festivities will also include a Jameson Rave Cave party at Alice, before culminating with a blow-out bonanza on Sunday March 24, filled with loud music, punchy drinks and good times.
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