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From heritage to adventure, from culture to country, there are lots of reasons to visit Ipswich. Ipswich is the starting point for many journeys, both around the city and to the countryside beyond. Whether you visit to follow your main interest in car racing, mountain bike riding, antiques shopping, camping, canoeing and adventuring, taking a...
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Rise Bakery opened in May 2022 in Sanctuary Cove, a boulangerie that brings a slice of French culture to the village through its classy French patisserie, bread and champagne. The work of French-born Chef Pâtissier Adrien Marcinowski with Chef Maxime Bournazel and Sandra Soufi (Front of House), the café was designed and built by Clui...
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One of our most beloved spots in the Northern Rivers region is Mavis’ Kitchen. Revisiting it, we are interested to see how its legacy is faring. Set in a beautiful Queenslander at the foot of Mt Warning, Mavis’ Kitchen was founded in 2007 by Peter Clarke and Charlie Ebell. Their original plan had been semi-retirement,...
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‘Teppanyaki’ and ‘ice cream’ are not words that we would expect to see together. To me, it’s like talking about a heat wave in Antartica! Not impossible, but curiously intriguing! We’d seen photographs of Slothie’s gorgeous waffle ice cream creations and still did’t get what ‘teppanyaki’ had to do with ice cream. More information was...
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The Brooks family have never taken the easy road. From regenerating a rundown farm to recyclable packaging, from using native botanicals to sustainable waste management, Brookies has led the way with best practice in both the food and drink arms of their business, sustainability at the core of everything they do. After winning multiple awards...
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When we travel, particularly when time is limited, we may be intent on travelling to a destination rather than experiencing the journey. The places along the way are ‘in between’ spots. We often don’t bother to stop, as we are going somewhere else. Unfortunately, when we focus more on destination than experience, we miss the...
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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...
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There were waves of anticipation among foodies when Brenda Fawdon and Sonja Drexler embarked on their latest project, North Stores. The venue comprises three buildings, an environmentally sustainable and architecturally designed food, art and nature hub in Main Street, North Tamborine. After three years of planning and development, North Stores finally opened in 2021. It...
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Burleigh is a tight knit community of locals who love their coffee and the baristas who make it for them. Cafe owner and barista Brodie Green is one of their favourites. Third generation in a family whose business is coffee distribution, Brodie made the decision to move away from the family business to set his...
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There’s a feeling you get when you first walk into a place that’s all important. It’s evident from the outset, the vibe that can make or break the experience. You experience feelings on a continuum from tense and overwhelmed to relaxed and at ease. Walking into SOMM, short for ‘sommelier’ (because it’s a sommelier-like experience...