Artie & Mai owners Monica and Jimmy Strong decided to double up on their presence in Brisbane in early 2018, opening the charming and comfortable Macho Macho in west Ashgrove. Macho Macho is a cafe by day, small bar and cafe by night, open for breakfast and lunch seven days and evening trade Thursday to Sunday. The brunch crowd can gorge on the likes of house-made hash cakes with poached eggs and chorizo, crab, corn and avocado omelettes, dukkah-crusted eggplant, or the honeycomb, ricotta and lavender hotcakes (with cups of Seven Miles’ Cultivar or Wilde blend for the coffee lovers). When the sun sets, the menu shifts to offer a selection of smalls and bigs, perfect for sharing or hoarding, depending on your preference. We’ve got our eyes on the crispy fish tacos, grilled corn lollipops, citrus salmon salad, cassoulet duck leg confit and barbecue beef back ribs. The beer taps at the bar offers a rotating selection of brews, but non-beer drinkers can select from a well-rounded list of wines and classic cocktails.