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Prepare thy taste buds – Cubby Bakehouse 2.0 has reopened so go forth and feast
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Prepare thy taste buds – Cubby Bakehouse 2.0 has reopened so go forth and feast

Seven (long) weeks ago, Northern New South Wales was hit hard by devastating floods. Countless homes and businesses were inundated by an unstoppable torrent. One of its many bricks-and-mortar casualties was the beloved Cubby Bakehouse, perched on the banks of the Tweed River in the heart of Chinderah. The team did everything they could to save the equipment inside and get it to higher ground, but there was no stopping it. The floodwater peaked significantly higher than anticipated and everything inside the shop including the specialised baking equipment, ovens, fridges, coolrooms, coffee machine, was irreparably damaged. Faced with a choice, Cubby Bakehouse's owners Ursula and Ben Watts could cut their losses or they could rebuild. Thankfully they chose the latter and we got our first taste of Cubby 2.0 just prior to Easter. more

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Sweet treats, sudsy sips and smoky eats – where to taste test some of Logan's most lip-smacking fare
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Sweet treats, sudsy sips and smoky eats – where to taste test some of Logan’s most lip-smacking fare

Sometimes when you've lived in a city for so long, it can feel like you've wined and dined at every establishment, had your morning cuppa at every corner cafe or had one too many late-night HSP from that trusty kebab shop. If you want to broaden your horizons both from a culinarily and geographical perspective, then we think you should hop in the car and drive to a city not so far away – Logan. Brimming with mouth-watering fare from almost every country you can think of, this epicurean melting pot is worth diving into. Here are some top-notch spots for when you plan on embarking on a self-curated Logan food trail … more

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Coeliacs rejoice! Gluten Free 4 U has brought its mouth-watering array of baked goods to Broadbeach
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Coeliacs rejoice! Gluten Free 4 U has brought its mouth-watering array of baked goods to Broadbeach

For Tanya Filak and her young daughter, gluten-free is not a choice or a 'sometimes' dietary requirement. The mother-daughter duo, who both suffer from coeliac disease, have been left hungry and deflated more times than they can count after eagerly perusing restaurant menus only to find that dreaded little asterisk, *may contain traces of gluten. And they aren't the only ones. For anyone living with a serious condition such as coeliac disease or a severe allergy, dining out can be near impossible. A trip to Melbourne changed everything for Tanya when she sought out Gluten Free 4 U. She decided then and there she had to bring it home to the Gold Coast, which is precisely what she did. Coeliacs, say hello to your new happy place ... more

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Have your custom cake and eat it too with help from Peace of Cake
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Have your custom cake and eat it too with help from Peace of Cake

As simple as it is to whip up a box cake, sometimes Betty Crocker doesn't quite cut it when you're in charge of bringing dessert along to a celebration. That’s where dreamy dessert-centric concept Peace of Cake comes in with a bevy of beautifully made cakes that are sure to impress your friends and family. All you have to do is order a custom creation then you can sit back, relax and *ahem* 'cake' it easy. more

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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland
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The round-up: plan a roadtrip to some of the best country bakeries in Southeast Queensland

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell were onto something when they sang 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. There's no valley low or river wide enough to keep us from getting to some brilliant baked goods. There's no distance far enough, either – which is good because some of the best bakeries in Queensland are found outside of Brisbane. Heading on a roadtrip soon? Perhaps we can convince you to add a delicious detour into your itinerary with these must-visit bakeries ... more

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The Milkman's Cookies is the newest straight-to-your-door cookie delivery company
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The Milkman’s Cookies is the newest straight-to-your-door cookie delivery company

The Weekend Edition team are fiends for a good cookie, and have been known to line the morning-tea table with choc-chip delights on the regular. That's why when we heard about a company that express ships freshly baked cookies Australia wide, we just had to share the sweet news with you, dear readers. If the sound of getting Lindt- and Nutella-infused cookies delivered straight to your door not only piques your interest but tickles your tastebuds too, then say hello to The Milkman's Cookies, a Gold Coast-born baked goods company that's on the rise (pun intended). more

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Sink your teeth into sourdough and cookies from Currumbin's new bakehouse
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Sink your teeth into sourdough and cookies from Currumbin’s new bakehouse

One of the more unexpected pursuits that emerged from the COVID lockdown of 2020 was the sudden interest in home bakers attempting sourdough. Many tried and failed, as evidenced by the flood of semi-burnt, rock-like loaves that filled Instagram feeds daily – leaving many of us to conclude that some things are best left to the experts. One such expert is Troy Tregellas, who has been baking sourdough on and off since his 20s and recently opened the doors to his first bricks-and-mortar space called Currumbin Bakehouse. more

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The year in review: 2020’s biggest openings
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The year in review: 2020’s biggest openings

Wowee. What a year. We all went through it, there's no need to remind you. What we care to focus on are the positives. Despite 2020 being the most difficult year ever for our hospitality friends, our fine city was still blessed with some phenomenal new cafe, restaurant and bar openings – a feat that should be celebrated. So while many of us are trying to forget most of the year that was, we're excited to look back on the hospitality heroes that made this year one to remember ... at least for our tastebuds. more


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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more

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Pastry haven Mr Buttergoods opens in Palm Beach
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Pastry haven Mr Buttergoods opens in Palm Beach

Pastry lovers, artisan-bread fanatics and appreciators of all-things butter based – please form an orderly line. There's a new bakehouse in town and you're going to want to get acquainted quick smart. This sweet haven we speak of is called Mr Buttergoods and it recently opened its doors right in the thick of the action in Palm Beach.  more

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The Pastry Emporium brings croissants, baguettes and all of the cakes to Mermaid Waters
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The Pastry Emporium brings croissants, baguettes and all of the cakes to Mermaid Waters

We're going to level with you – pastry is our vice. There's just something about the buttery taste and flaky texture that really does things to us. When we heard that Bundall's The Pastry Emporium was opening a second venue a little further south, our hearts skipped a beat. Well, after a short period of anticipation, the time has finally come – The Pastry Emporium officially open its doors in Mermaid Waters today (Thursday October 12). Friends, this is what dreams are made of. more

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Oui oui! Salt Village gets set to welcome French Patisserie
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Oui oui! Salt Village gets set to welcome French Patisserie

If consider yourself a croissant connoisseur (there are a few of you) or a passionate lover of pastry, then you'll be delighted to know that Brisbane's French Patisserie is heading south of the border, with its deliciously sweet new space to open in the heart of Salt Village in Kingscliff this Saturday July 8. more

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The round-up: Broadbeach's best breakfasts
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The round-up: Broadbeach’s best breakfasts

The sun, surf and stretch of sand along Broadbeach is what attracts most to this central Gold Coast location but breakfast should also be on the agenda before you hit the beach. We've round-up some of our favourites to get your day off to a great start. more