Osbourne Hotel launches Autumn Menu

The Osbourne Hotel (corner of Ann & Constance Streets, Fortitude Valley) celebrates a new Head Chef and a flavourful new menu for autumn.Reopening its doors last October, the heritage-listed and recently refurbished Osbourne has become a popular Valley local and hosted a number of very successful events over the past six months, including last December’s... Continue Reading →

B+C Lab

Where? 31 Musk Avenue, Kelvin GroveWhen? 7am-8pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.There’s a new kid on the block in Kelvin Grove, and they are serving up sweet treats and Japanese teas to die for.Lovely, proper matcha is something that I missed when I returned from Japan last February, and I haven’t really found it in... Continue Reading →

Bar Merlo, University of Queensland

Where? Bar Merlo, University of Queensland, St LuciaWhen? 4-8pm every Friday nightUnder the Duhig Building at UQ (I’m a QUT girl, but who can go past all that gorgeous sandstone?) the Merlo Coffee café is transformed to kickstart your weekends or chill out after class.Covered indoor and outdoor seating, live music and fairy lights give... Continue Reading →

Night Noodle Markets 2017

Where? Cultural Forecourt, South Bank When? July 19-30, 2017Weekdays 5pm til late, weekends 4pm til lateI first visited the Night Noodle Markets on a Saturday night back in 2014, and while the food was good I was somewhat deterred by the crowds and the cost of the food. This year, we visited on a night during the... Continue Reading →

The Spot Specialty Coffee

Where? 191 Moggill Road Taringa is off my normal beaten track, but I was out that way to get photos developed a few weeks ago (how hard is it to get film developed these days?! Side note, Fotofast Taringa were amazing). Waiting the one hour until we could pick up the photos, I automatically started... Continue Reading →

The Establishment

Where?  83 Boundary Street, West End The sidewalk was crowded as we weaved through West End on a Saturday morning to get to The Establishment; easily identifiable by the shiny red scooter parked in the doorway. I'd visited with family once before and remembered that they did amazing avocado toast. We were lucky to snag... Continue Reading →

The Three Monkeys

Where? 58 Mollison Street, West EndWhen? 9.30am - 11pm, everyday!The Three Monkeys is one of my absolute favourite Brisbane haunts - a friend took me when I was sixteen and visiting Brisbane, and I fell in love with it. It's my go-to place for coffee and cake and the first place that pops into my head when... Continue Reading →

CocoCozy

Where?  44 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove   Right at the heart of the Kelvin Grove Urban Village is CocoCozy, an intimate and atmospheric café with something for everyone. I have recently moved from Kelvin Grove, and I miss having it so close!     The vegetarian breakfast is very reasonably priced for a plate piled... Continue Reading →

Five Sisters Cafe

Where?  141 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane The Five Sisters Art House Cafe is tucked up a laneway off Melbourne street - you'd almost miss it if you weren't looking. Which would be a real shame, because they make lovely Greek coffee. The cafe location is nice enough. There are tables in the laneway (although I... Continue Reading →

Miel Container

Where? Cnr Mary & Albert St, Brisbane City When? Mon-Sat 11am-10pm Closed SundaysThis bright red container, with its steady stream of customers and delicious smells wafting onto the street, has been intriguing me for some time now, and I finally made it inside.I've seen Miel Burger cited as 'Brisbane's Best Burgers', but I'm always a little dubious about titles... Continue Reading →

Pancake Manor

Where? 18 Charlotte Street, Brisbane CityWhen? 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!Vegetarian & Gluten-friendly options available.Definitely not a secret, but not a place to be missed whether you're a local or just visiting Brisbane.Pancake Manor is my go-to place to take visiting friends and family. Although it's often busy, it's worth the wait to sit... Continue Reading →

Night Noodle Markets

Where?Cultural Forecourt, South BankWhen?July 2014, as part of Good Food MonthBrisbane's inaugural Night Noodle Markets were a huge success, drawing over 160,000 visitors over 10 nights. 22 stalls dished up Asian street food from late afternoon into the evening, and hordes of people queued up to sample the fare.My own visit, on a Saturday night,... Continue Reading →

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