Your guide to fun, frivolity, flavour and festivities
The Ekka is fast approaching and with it, you have a decision to make. How to spend your public holiday - will it be an eventful night so you'll use your holiday to recover? Or, are you an early bird looking for a bite to eat before hitting the fairground?
We Aussies love our public holidays, and however you want to spend it, we’ve grabbed the best Brisbane has to offer during the Ekka, and it’s right here for you to decide.
An olde-worlde setting with nouveau brunch
Housed in Paddington’s former apothecary, this local institution serves up inventive, sustainably sourced dishes that are a far cry from your run-of-the-mill eggs on toast.
When in Brisbane..
Whether you love sipping on coffee or booze or, coffee mixed into booze, we've got the perfect hit just for you. Let your taste buds run wild this week as we try new menus, cocktails and heck, we'll even give Cuban cigars a crack. Boring is not a word Brisbane is familiar with. If you don't want to be a (boring) Betty this August, jump on the FUN train with us. First stop.. an espresso martini fest!
Brisbane; the city that keeps on giving
Brisbane, as every month passes us by our love for you grows stronger and stronger. You never cease to amaze us with your glorious (not so wintery) weather and your ability to change so rapidly yet, still remain completely humble. You welcome people with arms wide open and know the way to everyone's heart, in one way or another. You keep a smile on our dial and our bellies, full. Good food and great vibes is what this place is all about. Whether you're here for a quick trip or this is the place you'll grow old and grey, we promise you - our beloved Brissy will continue to accommodate you, and keep you entertained with it's ever changing social scene. Read on for what's hot and happening in the next few weeks and let your love for our city flourish..
Brisbane's Most Banging Coffee Joint
Putting the funk in funky and the class in classic is She Bangs Coffee. This devilish delight is one of Brisbane more unique cafes. Responsible for some of Brisbane’s best crema (a.k.a liquid gold), She Bangs gives even the most experienced coffee connoisseurs something to write home about. Smooth and subtle or bold and bite-y, whatever you fancy this little gem has your coffee fix sorted.
And just like that, another month is gone (holy cow). Brisbane, you've put on quite a show for the first half of the year and we have no doubt you'll continue to #wow us over the next 6 months. Forget dry July, mid-year diets and winter hibernation, there are mouth-watering espresso martinis to drink, along with carb-loaded meals waiting to be eaten and inspiring exhibits to wander through!
Happy Hour up in The Nest!
Sparrow Brisbane is launching a daily Happy Hour and opening up new upstairs seating at ‘The Nest’!
Winter brews; the good kind.
Our stomachs are rumbling and our mouths, salivating. This week we're bringing you naughty (but oh so nice) bites and beverages to help get you through the cold front this month. Your morning brew should be hot, your burgers should be big and your evening beers should make you very hoppy. Read on to find out about the latest foodie events and specials happening over the next few wintery weeks!
Local Artisan | Jacqui Toumbas
It's fashion season, and to keep your energy and sustenance up while you shop we've come across one of Brisbane's tastiest healthy snacks! Mark your calendars from the 7th-10th of June for the Best of Brisbane Style & Design Market! To prepare you for what's to come we've met with Jacqui Toumbas, the creator behind Miss Bliss Wholefoods Kitchen and Miss Bliss Treats, who will be showcasing their delectable treats, and wholefood goodness. Make sure to head over to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre to check out their tantalizing treats
You're pretty damn cool Brisbane
During the cooler months, some of us choose to hibernate while others choose to rug up, get out and milk this glorious city for all it's worth. If you're a pigeon like us, you love to spread your wings and fly high! Rain, hail or shine, exploring every nook and cranny on the grid is totally our thing. We're a lucky flock of birds as Brisbane is always producing new and exciting things for us to see and do. Local is lovely and this week there are plenty of lovely things us locals can do - how does feasting on copious amounts of dessert and cheese or indulging in a little retail therapy sound?
Experience Love at First Bite
When is comes to food, rustic is the hot new trend on the block. But at Anouk they’ve lived on this block for years! Rustic is in their DNA, it’s their bread and butter. No one does food like Anouk. An iconic destination for all Brisbane foodies, this eatery is a long-standing favourite among locals not just because of its trendsetter status but the insanely jaw-dropping and wide-ranging breakfast and lunch menus. Did we mention they do all day breakfast? #hellyeah #jadore
Sip Sip Hooray
We've got a few tasty treats for you in this weeks Word On The Street with the arrival of international eateries, penny-pinching cafes and enough coffee, beer and wine to keep you feeling oh so fine. Glam it up and hit some of the cities most delectable venues or don your favourite party pants and start your own pub crawl - the choice is yours! We've also may have discovered Brissy's best breakfast on a budget spot and a little birdy told us the (cheap) secret to getting through the working week. It's all happening in the month of May so stay tuned..
What's open on ANZAC Day in Brisbane...
Here’s who’s open on ANZAC Day this year.
We’ve got your day planned, from breakfast to dinner to everything in between and after.
Coffee On The Fly
So you think you’re a one-cup-of-coffee kind of person? You obviously haven’t been to Sparrow Coffee Co. This gorgeous hole-in-the-wall café will give you the best coffee-gasm of your life. No joke, the best! Just the smell of the freshly roasted Allpress espresso will have you salivating like Pavlov’s Dog and asking for a refill before you know it.
Mondays are the new Saturdays
Do you tend to suffer from the Sunday blues or Monday-itis? Well, we've found these temporary illnesses can easily be cured, and that's by pretending those days don't exist. Whether you work in the hospitality industry and weekends are imaginary or you work the average 9 - 5, there's so much happening around the clock in Brisbane, you never have to miss out on anything. Perhaps a sneaky Sunday banquet is just what the doctor ordered, or maybe a 2 for 1 pizza deal is the antidote you're looking for. Whether you find chilling out with a drink the ultimate relaxation or prefer kicking back at the movies, we've come up with a few ways to start your week right. Monday's are the new Saturday's after all..