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A Bit of Side Piece

Owner operators of the newly opened Side Piece Coffee in Varsity, Miles Gaebel, Dylan Jamsa and Lee King, had long histories in hospitality before joining their skills to open their own cafe overlooking Varsity. When we popped in for a visit in their first week, the trio was so full of enthusiasm for their new...
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One of the great trends to emerge from lockdown has been the increased demand for simple comfort food that we could enjoy every day. Before Covid, there had been mumblings that food trends had got way too complicated, with all those foams and frills. Not only restaurants were changing, the retail sector was too. The...
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Every so often we are blessed with dining venue that is truly different. A year ago, Sens Coffee, at the base of the Meriton Broadbeach, transformed their café into Goya Café, a modern, ultra-sexy Japanese street food café. But after shouting ‘Revolution!’ and taking the coast by storm, it could not have been a more...
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“Great coffee, tasty toasties and pastries, and friendly vibes.” The latest hidden gem on the northern Gold Coast is Santa Barbara Specialty Coffee, the small café with lots of heart. After serving coffee in some of the coast’s best cafés for years, barista Kevin Gatti knew what he and his wife Emma would place value...
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When we step across the threshold of Aperitivo Café & Panini Bar, we fall in love. How could we not! With its warm yellow-tiled counter as fresh and vibrant as a field of sunflowers, Aperitivo radiates sunshine. It’s brunchtime and we’re surrounded by smiles and the lilt of Italian conversation. The whole vibe is cheery...