Lonely Planet names Newstead one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Australia

posted by Karlicca Culalic November 22, 2017 0 comments

It’s official. Lonely Planet, yes, THAT Lonely Planet (to reiterate the very same one that awards accolades to the likes of dreamy Paris and London) has named *our* Newstead one of the three coolest neighbourhoods in Australia. I’m sorry but we can’t help feeling like a proud mum. Territorial even, like a die-hard, day one fan of an underground indie rock band everyone’s just discovered playing on Nova. Alas, it’s no surprise this neck of the woods has made it in the big league. Newstead is a treasure trove of exclusive restaurants, bars and cafe’s alike. So without further ado, here are ten reasons we love this leafy riverside ‘it’ suburb. When I say reasons, I mean more like – fantastic places to consider putting on your mental list of places to eat next. As always though, you’re welcome.

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SIX of Brisbane’s Best Beers

posted by Maddie Vlismas June 16, 2017 0 comments

If you’re looking for an excuse for a cheeky knock off beverage but are on the hunt for something new- look no further than right here in your home town. Brisbane is choc-a-block full of craft breweries so we’ve created a short list of SIX of Brisbane’s best beers to make things easier for you!

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A-Z of Brisbane Coffee

posted by Danielle Lewis March 13, 2014 2 Comments


A – Albion gem… Ma Belle AmieGoogle Map

{gorgeous little gift shop too!}

B – Bonsai Botanika – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

{unbelievable flour-less chocolate cake!}

C – Cup Specialty Coffee – Woolloongabba – Google Map

D – Dandelion + Driftwood – Hendra – Google Map

E – Espresso Garage – South Bank – Google Map

F – Fonzie Abbott Espresso – Ascot – Google Map

G – Gordon Park locals love… Crema and CreamGoogle Map

H – Has Beans – Camp Hill – Google Map

{the cheeriest owner in town, seriously he makes my day!}

I – In a Pickle – Camp Hill – Google Map

J – Java Coast Café – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

{a garden-escape in the middle of the city!}


K – Kangaroo Point Cliffs… Cliffs CaféGoogle Map

{the most amazing view!}

L – Ltd Espresso and Brew Bar – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

M – Milton based roasters….Bunker – Milton – Google Map

{they know good coffee! Careful not to miss it, it’s in a garage!}

N – Newstead located, Australian favourite… Campos Coffee – Newstead – Google Map

{hi my name is Danielle, and I am a campos-addict}

O – Our Haus – Hawthorne – Google Map

P – Paddington institution – Anouk CaféGoogle Map

{stay for the breakfast!}

Q – QAG Café – South Bank – Google Map

{soak up a bit of culture}

R – Roost Coffee – Kelvin Grove – Google Map

{my morning ritual}

S – Small Talk Espresso – Paddington – Google Map

T – The Foxy Bean – East Brisbane – Google Map

U – Upper Mount Gravatt family business….The Tucker Box – Upper Mount Gravatt – Google Map

V – Vagelis Café + Bar – Ascot – Google Map

{an old favourite!}

W – Wynnum-way… Dramanti Artisan Roaster – Wynnum – Google Map

X – Xpresso 2 Go – Chermside – Google Map

Y – Yi Café and Gifts – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

Z – Zeriously, people. We knew this would be a hard one! I’ll have to make up for it by giving you a bunch of special mentions below! Zaraffa’s?


Special mentions to our other faves that we just couldn’t make fit in the A-Z!!

John Mills Himself – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

Brothers Espresso – Bulimba – Google Map

Cleanskin Coffee Co. – Brendale – Google Map

Brew – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

The Single Guys – Kenmore – Google Map

The Baker’s Arms – Woolloongabba – Google Map

Backstreet Espresso – Carina – Google Map




Banner image by Anouk.


13 Sweet Brisbane Treats

posted by Danielle Lewis January 30, 2014 0 comments

snickers cheescake the bakers arms

13 Brisbane destinations worth breaking those New Year’s resolutions for! From pastries to cakes to milkshakes to tarts, surely one bite won’t hurt!

1. The Baker’s Arms – Woolloongabba – Google Map

The new kid in the Woolloongabba precinct.. there are no words to express how I feel about their sweets cabinet. I love how you can see into the bakery at the back of the store… anything homemade has to be good for you… right?

2. Bonsai Botanika – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

Die and go to flourless chocolate cake heaven.

3. Gillian’s Garden Cafe @ The Cottage Garden Nursery – East Brisbane – Google Map

Nestled in the heart of the nursery, homemade goodies await.

4. Cream Patisserie Boulangerie– Coorparoo – Google Map

Everytime I wander past their glass cabinet stocked full of delicious treats my dress size goes up!

5. Freestyle Tout – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

An old favourite, their sticky date pudding gets better ever time!

6. Poppy Cakes – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

New York style cupcakes in our own backyard. A great party favourite to impress friends!

7. Noosa Chocolate Factory – Brisbane CBD – Google Map

The rocky road is AHHH-MAAA-ZING. Seriously, you have tasted NONE like it!

8. Choquette – New Farm – Google Map

The perfect morning pastry with girlfriends.

dello mano

9. Dello Mano – Newstead – Google Map

Loved by celebrities around the world… a little square of luxury.

10. Miette’s Boulangerie Patisserie – Graceville – Google Map

If you are an old school vanilla slice fan… this is the place for you!

11. Flour + Chocolate Patisserie – Morningside – Google Map

Don’t know what a gonut is? Here’s one you’ll never forget!

Jocelyns provisions

12. Jocelyn’s Provisions – Fortitude Valley – Google Map

Freshly baked muffins and cakes top the counter every day, the smell is enough to bring any wanderer into the store!

13. Cakes by Judy C – Ashgrove – Google Map

A suburban sugary gem!

cakes by Judy C


Images via Dello Mano, The Bakers Arms, Cakes by Judy C and Jocelyn’s Provisions.