cafe Archive

  • While my parents were visiting from Singapore, I discovered they had to have sliced bread – not toast – for […]

    Little Loco on Merthyr Road, New Farm

    While my parents were visiting from Singapore, I discovered they had to have sliced bread – not toast – for […]

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  • The SO organised a little getaway to the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast for the two of us after my tour of duty for the year, and what better place to have breakfast than the Providore Marina Mirage across the street.

    Providore at the Gold Coast Marina Mirage

    The SO organised a little getaway to the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast for the two of us after my tour of duty for the year, and what better place to have breakfast than the Providore Marina Mirage across the street.

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  • Moray Café is an institution in the New Farm area and has had a lick of paint quite recently.

    Breakfast at Moray Cafe

    Moray Café is an institution in the New Farm area and has had a lick of paint quite recently.

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  • Most days of the week, I am chained to my desk and drowning in work. Even when I'm not, our office doesn't have a lunch room, so lunch is usually a sad affair at my own desk. So it's a rare treat when I get to lunch with a girlfriend somewhere in town and thanks to an invitation to try Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane's Wrapped Cafe, I caught up with an ex-colleague who I adore and miss terribly for lunch.

    Wrapped, Four Points by Sheraton

    Most days of the week, I am chained to my desk and drowning in work. Even when I'm not, our office doesn't have a lunch room, so lunch is usually a sad affair at my own desk. So it's a rare treat when I get to lunch with a girlfriend somewhere in town and thanks to an invitation to try Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane's Wrapped Cafe, I caught up with an ex-colleague who I adore and miss terribly for lunch.

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  • I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to drop in at Samson and Sophie Café and Deli in Teneriffe. Every time we've passed them by, there is always a crowd of eagerly yet very patient customers waiting for available tables.

    Breakfast at Samson and Sophie Cafe and Deli

    I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to drop in at Samson and Sophie Café and Deli in Teneriffe. Every time we've passed them by, there is always a crowd of eagerly yet very patient customers waiting for available tables.

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  • There are a couple of cafes we rarely visit, on account of the lack of parking and/or notoriously difficulty in securing a table. Sourced Grocer is one of those unfortunate candidates which suffer from both these aliments.

    Quick breakfast at Sourced Grocer

    There are a couple of cafes we rarely visit, on account of the lack of parking and/or notoriously difficulty in securing a table. Sourced Grocer is one of those unfortunate candidates which suffer from both these aliments.

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  • Just off La Trobe Terrace on Collingwood St, the modern Middle Eastern influenced café Shouk is housed in a warm blue-grey corner shop that has seen a modern extension out the back, thus providing guests seated at the back of the café an almost bird’s eye picturesque view of the little suburbia towards Jubilee Terrace.

    Guess who we bumped into at breakfast at Shouk Cafe

    Just off La Trobe Terrace on Collingwood St, the modern Middle Eastern influenced café Shouk is housed in a warm blue-grey corner shop that has seen a modern extension out the back, thus providing guests seated at the back of the café an almost bird’s eye picturesque view of the little suburbia towards Jubilee Terrace.

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  • Launched 23 May, Cowch is the latest addition to a growing strip of late night temptations in South Brisbane. Touting itself as Queensland’s first cocktail dessert bar, Cowch wants to attract the naughty and nice people of Brisbane with its selection of craft cocktails and decadent desserts.

    The udderly fantastic Cowch cocktail dessert bar opens

    Launched 23 May, Cowch is the latest addition to a growing strip of late night temptations in South Brisbane. Touting itself as Queensland’s first cocktail dessert bar, Cowch wants to attract the naughty and nice people of Brisbane with its selection of craft cocktails and decadent desserts.

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  • Unlike Sisco across the road, Spring Hill Deli is quieter and looks a little older, but there is an unmistakable calm when you have little wizened patrons on canes who park themselves at their curb side tables to start their day. That soothing sense that one should take in the simple pleasure of sipping an aromatic cup of hot coffee while catching up on the morning news saturates the air at Spring Hill Deli – a welcome change to the sterility of hospitals and clinics.

    Spring Hill Deli

    Unlike Sisco across the road, Spring Hill Deli is quieter and looks a little older, but there is an unmistakable calm when you have little wizened patrons on canes who park themselves at their curb side tables to start their day. That soothing sense that one should take in the simple pleasure of sipping an aromatic cup of hot coffee while catching up on the morning news saturates the air at Spring Hill Deli – a welcome change to the sterility of hospitals and clinics.

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  • Speaking of charm, Bean on Dean has a bit of a rustic a-little-left-of-centre theme going with its re-purposed vintage metal bar stools, recycled paint drums and industrial spool furnishings. Perhaps the owners love DIY-ing, if the wall montage of workshop tools were any indication.

    Bean on Dean in Toowong

    Speaking of charm, Bean on Dean has a bit of a rustic a-little-left-of-centre theme going with its re-purposed vintage metal bar stools, recycled paint drums and industrial spool furnishings. Perhaps the owners love DIY-ing, if the wall montage of workshop tools were any indication.

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