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J’s Brunchette in full bloom

J’s Brunchette opened in May 2024, a welcome addition to the Mermaid Beach dining scene. It brings us something very different: a garden café just a five-minute walk from the beach with the resident pastry chef being one of the owners. Owners Jasmine Chen, Chef Ming Yiu and business partner Lyn met through mutual friends,...
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‘Eat it. Feel it. Love it.’ When it comes to passion, nowhere is it more evident than at Freghete. Freghete exists because of passion, following a couple’s desire to make great food, proudly building on the traditions of their various countries and sharing that love with others. “I’ve always been interested in food and wanted...
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“Food is not just fuel. Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well.” – Michael Pollan There are few new cafes possessing assets as comprehensive as Gathering Co: a ready clientele, an ambient relaxing venue, both ‘green and blue space’ on...
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When ‘Cafe of the Year’ award-winning Mornington restaurateurs set up shop on the Gold Coast, we’re really curious about what they will bring to our dining scene. And in the case of The Winey Cow, it’s a lot. For owners Cam Henderson and his wife Jill, their wine bar, founded in 2014, seemed an obvious...
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For the best falafel on the coast, look no further than Falafels. Their handmade falafel is the tastiest we have eaten in years. Crunchy on the outside, soft and textured inside, they’re ‘out of the ball park’ fabulous! Once you try one, you’ll be asking for more. So, what’s the secret? Well, let’s back up...
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‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’, they say. Bird Royale is certainly one bird you’ll want to catch and bring home to Mum. It’s the perfect takeaway – barbecued over charcoal (or fried if you want), free range, with chips and salad for the family all from the same store....
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While travel has been off the agenda for a couple of years, The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas, with its intimate downtown bar vibes and stunning food is a venue that brings an international dining experience to us. Husband-and-wife duo, Shaun Dunn and Leisa Provost opened The Brooklyn Wine + Tapas in January 2021, their first...
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Spring brings new life to Farm & Co. As winter fades and the sun emerges, Farm & Co enters a new chapter of its ever-evolving life with the launch of their newly revamped restaurant, Farm & Co Restaurant, offering an authentic paddock to plate dining experience. Mindful of where our food comes from, we have...
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‘There is no success without hardship.’ – Sophocles If trees could talk, they would tell us that for twenty years, Braeside Estate has been a place of dreams. It’s a place where lovers whisper their commitment to each other, a ‘place where love and magic walk hand in hand and breathtaking moments are made’. At...
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Grazeway, the latest café to pop up in Nerang, is a great addition to the developing Tibbing Street food precinct. For Akita and Christian, owners of Grazeway Café in Nerang, their business is about art. The art of food. Fresh and bright, the new venue focuses on Modern Australian café cuisine, bringing a younger demographic...