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The Feed | Brisbane Food News You Need To Know

By Ranyhyn Laine
10th Jun 2021

three portuguese tarts on a plate

Brisbane is well known for its top-notch foodie scene, with new restaurants, cafes and impressive menus constantly popping up across the city. It’s almost impossible to keep up to date on it all.

To make it easier, we’ve introduced The Feed, your best place for finding Brisbane’s latest updates in the world of food and drink every Thursday. Hope you're hungry, because here’s all the news you might have missed over the last week.

Brisbane Is About To Score A CAFE Dedicated To Flaky Portuguese Tarts

If you haven't heard of Lisboa Caffe, you're clearly not as addicted to Portuguese custard tarts as we are. This market stall turned wholesaler has been around for a while, and is known for its rich, flaky custard tarts, just like the ones you'll find in Portugal. And while you'll now find their tarts stocked at more than a few local grocery stores as well as at markets around town, we've long been hoping they'd open a cafe of their own—and finally, it's happening. Yep, landing later this year in South Brisbane will be Brisbane's very first dedicated Portuguese tart cafe, baking up Lisboa Caffe's tarts on the daily (you'll even be able to see them coming out of the oven). There'll be more than just those custard tarts though, with a few savoury treats on offer as well as some new goodies, coffees and lemonade. Stay tuned for when they open.

The Team Behind Canvas Are Opening A Sandwich Bar In Woolloongabba 

Woolloongabba’s Logan Road foodie precinct, where you’ll find Mac From Way Back, Easy Times Brewing Co, Detour and 1889 Enoteca, seems to just keep getting better, and the next addition to the strip is going to elevate it even further. Mr Badger’s will be a new spot from Dan Rodriguez, the owner of neighbouring spots Canvas and Electric Avenue, who’s teamed up with his business partner Adam Pykett for the deli-style eatery. With the name continuing the children’s story theme from over at Electric Avenue’s hidden Narnia-inspired bar, Mr Badger’s main feature will be the lifesize tram inside that you can sit in to dine. As for the menu, during the day you can sit down to proper, New York-style sandwiches filled with freshly sliced deli meats, while by night you can split whole roasted chooks, T-bone steaks and lamb shoulders. Mr Badger’s is currently still under construction (building a tram from scratch takes time), but will hopefully open around August. 

Riverland Just Landed A Food Truck Dishing Up Southern Feasts 

Riverland is well known for their ever rotating food truck eats to pair with a drink overlooking the river, and their latest pop-up will have you drooling. Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse is now dishing up crispy fried chicken with corn bread, smoked corn, smoked Wagyu brisket burgers and BBQ beef short ribs with slaw, stuffed jacket potato and onion rings from the CBD bar. We’re drooling already. And the best part? They’re offering up $10 lunch specials for all you penny pinchers out there. 

Cheeky Poke Has Reopened In A New, Permanent Spot At West End 

West Enders who’ve been missing their poke fix can rest easy, because Cheeky Poke is back and better than ever. Located on the ground floor of West Village by the new Beirut Bazaar, the new Cheeky Poke is dishing up all your faves once again—poke bowls, poke-filled wonton tacos and steaming bowls of tom yum noodle soup. Bonus, you can get 30% off your order until 30 June to celebrate if you use the code CHEEKYWV when you order.

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