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The inventive Freghete

‘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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Farm came to Coast when the Hentley Farm Wine Dinner was held recently at Coast Beach Bar and Kitchen. Coast Beach Bar and Kitchen enjoys an elevated position overlooking the beach on the first floor of the Meriton Surfers Paradise. With prime position and a fine casual setting, Coast is acclaimed for its excellent modern...
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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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Some of the best foodie news we’ve heard this year was that Chloe Watts had taken over the former Saltwater Restaurant on Currumbin Creek, one of the Gold Coast’s favourite locations. After a full renovation, the impressive Parisian-style pâtisserie opened on August 10. “This has been my dream spot for years,” says Chloe, the former...
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The Middle Eastern food at Baba Joon Persian Grill, Surfers Paradise, brings us a taste of the exotic. Its authentic Persian food is a sheer delight, a colourful feast for all the senses, its menu very accessible in price and suitable for differing groups of people. Food brings cultures together. It’s one of the main...
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NOTE: In July 2023, Chanoyu moved to a new location in 56 Nerang St., Nerang. It’s the Matcha chocolate ganache tart that gives it away – a pretty little pie case filled with two shades of green chocolate filling… “Oh my! There’s real talent here,” we think. “I wonder who’s in the kitchen?” There’s something...
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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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It had been some years since I’d seen Chef Jared Peck, the Versace-trained chef and restaurateur. I certainly wasn’t expecting him to pop up in a vegetarian restaurant in Burleigh, but there you go! He’s not the first acclaimed chef to make the change to vegetarianism (now vegan) but, influenced by his Taiwanese partner Chiyun...
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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...