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The Good Guide to First Dates

Brisbane's best for that special first occasion...

The Good Guide to First Dates

I don’t know about you guys, but pre-first-date, I’m a bit of a mess. I’m talking jelly legs, trembly knees, sweaty palms, and a serious case of the spazzies. This is a dangerous cocktail at the best of times, but when you need to be the most fabulous version of yourself, it’s a bit of an issue. First dates put the fear of God into a lot of people - if you’re one of them, check out these top picks for making them as painless as possible.

Anise | For the Record

Anise knows good wine

Anise | For the Record

This stylish 20- seater has fresh blood running through its veins with Thames Delaforce lovingly at the helm. Thames is passionate about great wine, good food and exceptional service and this New Farm icon sure knows how to show a good time.

Fat Noodle | 2nd Birthday

Celebrate Good Times!

Fat Noodle | 2nd Birthday

Ok, so we are a fan of the country the food is inspired by.
A fan of the chef. The cookbooks.
A fan of the restaurant and most definitely a fan of the damn fine flavours.
Yep, Fat Noodle turns 2 People!

Elixir Coffee | HQ Espresso Lounge

Glorious coffee!

Elixir Coffee | HQ Espresso Lounge

Elixir Coffee HQ Espresso Lounge in Stafford owned by brothers David and Jason Narciso cleverly combines their roasting warehouse with a cosy little café next door for customers to indulge in their coffee creations. You could say that it’s also used as a kind of experimental lab. New blends and origins of beans are tested by roasters to ensure the fruits of their labour are of Crème de la Crème quality.

The Funhouse | Cult Corner

New Farm Park Vistas

The Funhouse | Cult Corner

Funhouse Cafe is officially the new kid on the block. Opening just seven weeks ago, Funhouse has established itself as a weekend breakfast staple, providing enough caffeine to keep you buzzing into late afternoon and flavoursome feasts to satisfy your grumbling tummy.

The Lost Boys | Organic

Escape to Neverland

The Lost Boys | Organic

Grab a healthy bite to eat in fairytale surroundings.

When you duck out of the bustling Valley streets into this new café, you will be transported back to childhood and a world of wonder and delight. All food at The Lost Boys is vegetarian, organic and prepared onsite daily.

Bar Pacino Opening | Eagle St

Godfather of Bars

Bar Pacino Opening | Eagle St

Behind the gilded curtain of Café Pacino lies this elegant gift to Brisbane’s finest. The Sicilian inspiration the Petroccitto family brings to this brand new bar is a piece of finery designed to complement the majestic vistas it sits proudly upon. Bar Pacino is a bar to make Pacino proud, a place for the silk stockings and black ties to mingle, nibble, and engross themselves in city river views and feel above it all.

Ponycat Cafe | Yum!

The breakfast hunger games

Ponycat Cafe | Yum!

HAPPY HUNGER GAMES! But not the kind you’re thinking of. Well, depending if you’re the kind of person to on occasion be to be found running around the New Farm in the early hours of the morning pretending to have a cross bow and arrow defending your friends in section 12 (that’s normal right?). This hunger games I am talking about are of course, The Breakfast Hunger Games. Do do dooo do…

Merlo | Bean of the Month

Ethiopian Natural Kembata Special

Merlo | Bean of the Month

Drum roll please.... Introducing Merlo Coffee's bean of the month: the Ethiopian Natural Kembata Special. Processed only through natural means, the high altitude heirloom coffee is absolutely bursting with ripe berry flavours.

Stokehouse | Foodie Utopia

The perfect little spot for every occasion…

Stokehouse  | Foodie Utopia

Stokehouse boasts both indoor and covered outdoor restaurant dining, with a riverside deck, as well as a mezzanine floor for private events. It’s the perfect little spot for every occasion… Got a Christmas work party? Head to Stokehouse. Got a fancy dinner party to hold? Head to Stokehouse. Got a big group looking for casual drinks? Head to Stokehouse.

Monatague Crepe & Cocktail Bar

A Non-Tragic Romance of Food and Drink

Monatague Crepe & Cocktail Bar

Any person who has read Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet will know just how cheeky it is to hear that the owners of Capulet are preparing to open their new crepe and cocktail bar right next door, and are calling it Montague.

A Brisbane Halloween | Trick or Treat

Witch Parties Are The Best Parties

A Brisbane Halloween | Trick or Treat

Deciding what to do a Halloween can be a little scary. Luckily we’ve picked out some of the coolest haunts and some of the most killer events for this October 31st. So come out from under the covers, slather yourself in fake blood and get ready for a fright.