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She Bangs Coffee

‘There’s a coffee shop around the corner’ said the mechanic when we dropped our car in for a wheel alignment. Given we were in the light industrial wastelands of Mayne, I knew any coffee shop recommended was likely to be called Tuckerbox and serve fairly average coffee. Thankfully, I had done my due diligence and knew… Read more

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Breakfast Sized Adventures – Bungalow 4171

After all of my bold promises about visiting cafes whilst we were on holidays, we barely visited any. Mainly due to the fact that every morning I kept saying ‘Look, I can make us a nice breakfast. We don’t need to spend that money – we just blew heaps on the house.’ The planner vs the realist. There… Read more

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Cake For Breakfast? Yes We Can – Gertrude & Mabel

You face a big issue when heading to brunch these days. No parking. Brisbane must surely be the apartment capital of the universe. Where once there was one Queenslander (house) on a double block, there are now 15 units. Fifteen units with two cars per unit, half of which are parked on the street. Yes, parking… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Local &/or General – La Bomba

Local &/or General is the title of a song by The Models. It’s a song that’s always stuck in my mind and it seemed like an appropriate title for this occasional series of reviews about very local coffee shops that I can walk to from my house. And a walk to La Bomba I have done on… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

Bacon Ice Cream for Brunch? You Betcha!

Dessert restaurants were a thing in the 90’s. They were places you went after going to the theatre or movies or for a romantic date. The selection was general variations on chocolate mousse and cheesecake. They had a certain appeal but over time this appeal waned as it dawned on people that there is only so… Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review