Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19
Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19
Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19
Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19

Pavement Whispers: Volume 450 March 19

From news of a second location for a cracking inner-city cafe crew to a new waterfront dining venue at Northshore Hamilton, 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 …

Riva Kitchen & Events
Northshore Hamilton’s riverside strip is set to welcome a fresh-faced waterfront venue next month with the official unveiling of Riva Kitchen & Events. Nestled amongst the leafy riverside parkland, the Riva team (which also operates The Garden Room in the Roma Street Parklands) is currently converting the site – formerly home to The River Room Cafe – with an eye-catching contemporary fit-out designed by Studio A-N and built by Lowry Group. Looking to offer a comfortable destination for everything from lazy weekend breakfasts and quick coffee catch-ups to business lunches, Riva’s all-day dining menu of Australian classics with modern twists (all crafted with seasonal, local produce) will offer something for every taste. With a near-unbeatable waterfront location, Riva is also shaping up to be an in-demand location for events, with packages for private group dining and exclusive venue bookings – think weddings and corporate events – also on offer. Riva Kitchen & Events will be opening in April – keep your eyes peeled for more in the coming weeks.

The Hideout Specialty Coffee on Edward
A beloved fixture of the inner-city coffee scene is cementing its position as a go-to pick-me-up destination. The crew behind The Hideout Specialty Coffee on Adelaide Street will be opening a second location next month, with a new 50-sqm cafe currently taking shape at 100 Edward Street (just next to Le Bon Choix). Like always, The Hideout crew will be focusing on serving high-quality coffee to the caffeine-seeking Brisbane City crowd, serving three distinct espresso blends and a rotating single origin from Zest Coffee Roasters. The cafe’s filter-coffee selections will showcase beans from quality Australia and international roasters, while The Hideout’s pour-over options will give guests and coffee purists a chance to sample coffee that has been graded 90 and above on the specialty coffee score. What’s more, the cafe is expected to host an array of educational courses, cupping sessions and various coffee events for the general public to get amongst. On the food front, The Hideout Specialty Coffee on Edward will serve tartines, wraps, sandwiches, salads and pastries from Aroma Bakery. Stay tuned for an up-close look at the new caffeinery when it opens in mid-April.

Found Specialty Coffee
Cannon Hill caffeine addicts may already be across this one, but if you’re a local of Brisbane’s inner-east and have been searching for a new coffee spot to try, we suggest cruising along Wynnum Road until you find Found Specialty Coffee. The city’s brand-new mobile caffeine dispensary is the brainchild of hospitality veterans Nez and Christina, who have eschewed the conventional bricks-and-mortar cafe route in favour of fostering inclusivity and connection with anyone that crosses their path. Found’s cosy trailer – equipped with two La Marzocco Linea Mini’s and a Mahlkonig GBW grinder – has everything the pair needs to pump out sensational brews. The team is using beans from roasting powerhouse Semi-Pro, serving a menu that encompasses espresso, batch brew, cold brew, iced lattes and iced blacks, Fly High Chai and iced chocolate, as well as chunky cookies from The Milkman’s Cookies. Alternative milks are available too, with MilkLab Almond, Bon Soy and No Ordinary Oat Milk at the ready. For now, Found Specialty Coffee will be permanently based in Cannon Hill from Monday to Friday from 5:30 am to 1:00 pm – but you might also catch the crew popping up at weekend markets from time to time.

X-Golf
Keen to perfect your golf game? In early April, leading indoor golf brand X-Golf will open a brand-new location (its eighth in Queensland) on Grey Street in South Bank. Seasoned swingers and greenhorn golfers will be able to sharpen their skills on X-Golf’s five state-of-the-art simulators (boasting stunning graphics, realistic shot recreation and handy ball retrieval systems) or the venue’s in-house 12-hole Hey Caddy mini golf area. X-Golf’s own kitchen and bar will offer plenty of food and drink options to enjoy between hits, including pizzas, share plates, tap beers and destination-themed cocktails. X-Golf South Bank will officially open to the public on Thursday April 4. Bookings are essential – be sure to make yours soon via the X-Golf website.

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