Make It A Mum & Doggo Day At Atticus Finch Cafe On Mother’s Day 2018

Atticus Finch Cafe in Paddington is giving mums out there a chance to spend Mother’s Day with their pets! The Happy Fur-baby Mama’s Day event will be happening on 13 May from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Basically, you can grab a cup of coffee as early as the sun rises or grab a few drinks whilst you catch the sunset with your pets at the cafe. Or drop in at midday for a quick brunch and walk off the calories.

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Regardless of the time, you can expect good food and good coffee along with free dog treats. You might just get a chance to win a Fur Mama t-shirt for FREE.

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Atticus Finch Cafe is known for being one of Brisbane’s pet-friendly cafes. You can check them out here.

Address: 83 Latrobe Terrace

Lucerne On Fernberg: A Heritage-Listed Bed & Breakfast

Heritage-listed Lucerne on Fernberg in Paddington is the prime relaxation getaway if you need a place to stay near Brisbane CBD and wish to experience the atmosphere of a historical residence.

Built sometime between 1859 and 1862, the residence is believed to be the oldest private home in Brisbane.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Bricklayer James Young constructed the house for his growing family back then. He had 16 children. The house was one of the three houses that Mr Young built on the property for his growing family. However, as his family needed a larger house, he moved to one of the larger houses.

He rented the house to John Guthrie, who named the house “Lucerne” after the lake and town in Switzerland

Over the years, the house was passed on and was turned into different establishments. At one point, it became a girls’ school.

The Transformation

Today, the house is owned by Helen and Brian who purchased it in 2005. In 2007, they found out that Helen is related to Emma Adsett, the wife of Mr Young.

The house underwent several renovations over the years. Currently, it has two self-contained, air-conditioned cottages. Large trees surround the area whilst the owners continue to re-plant the gardens.

Aside from providing easy access to Brisbane CBD, the Lucerne is also close to the dining precincts of Paddington, Milton, and Rosalie.

Address: 23 Fernberg Rd.

Spanish Designer Shoes & Bags On Sale For Two Weeks In Paddington

Ladies, if you’re in need of a much-needed retail therapy, then you’re in for a treat.

Head over to Paddo because a wholesaler of top Spanish brands of shoes and bags is clearing their stocks and samples at the Paddington Pop Up shop on Latrobe Terrace from 15-29 March.The sale is still on, so you might want to get yourself a pair or two pairs of shoes for a bargain.

There is something for everyone here. If you’re in need of winter boots or casual driving shoes, they definitely have it. Heading to a party soon? Stop by and choose from a wide selection of heels in different styles.

Shoe sizes range from 35 to 41. If you’re a size 37, consider yourself lucky because there are dozens of extra samples available for that size.

Available brands are:

  • Sergio Romero
  • Puntotres & Lince
  • Jeffrey Campbell
  • Pedro Mirrales

The good news? You will not be stuck with the scraps because new stocks arrive every few days. There are fresh styles that you can look forward to throughout the sale period.

There is also a wide selection of leather bags and quality jewellery available.

Opening hours:

Weekdays – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Go on and go wild over great designer finds! Prices start from $20.

Address: 104 Latrobe Terrace

Let Your Furry Friends Strut their Stuff at Atticus Finch Cafe & Make Them a Supawmodel!

Atticus Finch Cafe in Paddington is known to be a dog-friendly cafe. On 17 March, they will be presenting “A Beery Good Search for a Su-paw-model!” as part of Brewsvegas.

Bring your pooch along and let them have some FREE dog beer before they get photographed and entered for Brisbane’s Best Supawmodel, which will be posted on their social media accounts.

If you think your four-legged friends have what it takes to be a Supawmodel, this is their time to shine!

Great prizes await such as dog toys, beers for humans, vouchers, and many more!

The event starts at 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Brewsvegas is the city’s wide celebration of good beer. Running for five years already, this year they aim to create a platform that shows the originality and personality of good beer hangouts in Brisbane. Their event will run from 10 March to 18 across the city.

Related article: Chili Cook Off, Doggo Models and Zombies – It’s Brewsvegas Paddington Style

Kettle & Tin in Paddington: A Welcome Sight, A Queenslander Delight

After several transformations, Kettle & Tin in Paddington now proudly calls a quintessential Queenslander home and it looks like it’s there to stay.

Surrounded by a picket fence, the restaurant features light, open setting with outdoor seats that are easy on the eyes and are very welcoming.

The place serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At Kettle & Tin, you are in for a delicious combination of Asian and Pacific cuisine here.

Breakfast is available everyday until 3:00 p.m. We suggest that you try out the cabbage, cured salmon, beetroot, radish, doll creme fraiche, poached egg on chive toast.

Or how about their smashed avo on toast? It’s the perfect breakfast if you’re on the go, although avos are not the best market buy at the moment and restaurants are feeling the avo pinch.

For lunch, if you’re looking for something heavy, why don’t you try some of their delicious and juicy burgers?

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Dinner is perfect for steak nights and you are in for a hearty meal here at the restaurant.

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If you’re looking to de-stress after a long day, they also serve cocktails, craft beer and wine. Why don’t you pair some wine with something from their delicious cheese board? Such a lot of exciting culinary possibilities.

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Address: 215 Given Tce

Sichuan Bang Bang Spices Up Chinese New Year Celebration in Paddington

On the 10th of February, celebrate Chinese New Year with a feast at Sichuan Bang Bang in Paddington.

For 2018, expect a six-course banquet menu for $58 per person. Enjoy delicious Singapore chili crab and sticky short ribs.

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It’s not a Chinese New Year without the dancing dragons. Watch the exciting dragon dance! The dragon dance is a tradition dance and performance in Chinese culture. The dragons are a symbol of China and they are believed to bring good luck; hence, the more dragons in the dance, the more luck they will bring.

Master Tom Lo will also be entertaining the guests with a show of prowess by his kung fu experts. There will also be a live performance by Theatre of Thunder, a sonic-body collaboration that involves a team of Brisbane sound, space and movement makers.


2018: The Year of the Earth Dog

The Year of the Earth Dog is said to bring stability and conserving force. This year, prosperity will come to to the hard workers and those who know how to communicate well. The dog is historically respected in China as a work animal. It represents equality and integrity. “To work like a dog” is a great compliment.


Schedules at Other Suburbs

The schedule of Chinese New year celebrations at Sichuan Bang Bang varies depending on the suburb. In Kenmore, it will be on the 8th of February, whilst in Wilston it will be on the 9th of February. So, make sure not to miss out on all the fun!

Hope & Anchor in Paddington is a Bar Straight From an English Town

The Hope & Anchor in Paddington perfectly blends well with the English-style neighbourhood on Given Terrace, as it occupies a heritage-listed 19th century bakery.

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Atmospheric is how the locals describe the feel of the bar, with the huge windows and tables outside that glow at night with its golden lights and candlelight. The bar is inspired by English pubs.

There is an attached courtyard outside, which is available for seating whilst there is also a second level with booths that you can slide in.

Exposed sand stock walls are paired with taxidermy, black & white photos, collectibles and flying ducks.

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The pub is the perfect place to grab a pint as they offer four craft beers on tap.

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They also have a wide selection of wine available by the glass or bottle.

Cocktails are also available such as the espresso martini, mojito and four specially created house cocktails.

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Sure, you would love some bar nibbles paired with your drinks but why not have a full meal instead? The bar offers a good selection of food that are proven to be very delicious.

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You might want to try their schnitzel, which is recommended to be paired with beer.

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They also have cold cuts and cheeses that will go well with a glass of red.

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If you’re looking for live music, the bar hosts music gigs. To keep up-to-date, you can check out their website for their gig lineups.

Address: 267 Given Terrace

Authentic Roman Pizza Restaurant Now in Paddington

Heads up, Paddington locals, a new pizza place has arrived in town! La Pinsa on Kennedy Terrace is now the go-to place for authentic Roman pizza.

Prior to their opening, locals first had a preview of La Pinsa’s special menu when they joined the Summer Solstice: A Midsummer Night Gypsy Festival at Northey Street City Farm last December.

Their selection of authentic Italian comfort food was so well-received that eager customers happily welcomed them on their opening day on the 17th of January in Paddington.

If you’re wondering what “pinsa” means (and no, it isn’t pizza), it is derived from the Latin word “pinsere” that translates to “to stretch.” They are fully dedicated to giving customers the real authentic Roman version of pizza!

This new pizza palace an al fresco dining space and a few cosy tables inside, providing customers with space for a quiet conversation or some people-watching, depending on their mood.

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The interior and exterior of the place screams Italian with every detail, as do their fresh, homemade pasta, salads, bruschetta and dessert. Don’t miss out on the Pinsa cooked, mushrooms and dried tomatoes.

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A delicious selection of pasta, such as their Spaghetti alla Norcina (fresh cream, wild mushrooms, black truffle, parmesan, garlic and parsley), awaits the lucky diners.

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La Pinsa only uses organic and GMO-free dough. For more information on La Pinsa, click here.

Address: 139 Kennedy Terrace

Latrobe Terrace Gets Busy For Paddington Christmas Fair 2017

Make sure not to miss out on this year’s Paddington Christmas Fair on the 8th of December from 4:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at Latrobe Terrace.

This is the perfect way to kick off the Christmas season, with plenty of activities for you and the kids. There will be face painters, bubble-ologists, an animal farm, and other attractions guaranteed to keep the kiddos busy and having fun.

There is also something for your pets. A Pups’ Christmas market will be part of the event so you can buy some presents and goodies for your furry friends. Santa Paws will be there as well to meet and greet your precious fur babies!

Don’t miss out on the choir performances whose melodic voices will give the place a decidedly holiday feel.

This is the Fair’s fourth year and it’s bound to be even more successful than the last ones! All the occupants of Upper Latrobe Terrace have combined their efforts to ensure that fair-goers will have the best time.

Green Tangerine is even hosting a colour competition, for a chance to win a huge teddy bear! A drawing competition will be held as well with a grand prize by Artkid Jewellery.

After the event, the adults can continue to enjoy the night at various locations along Latrobe Terrace such as at Atticus Finch, King Tea and Naim.

Margo Restaurant & Bar in Paddington Takes Over Montrachet

Taking over what used to be a popular fine-dining spot on Given Terrace, Montrachet, Americo Fernandes is making use of the space to build Margo Restaurant and Bar in Paddington that offers European and Asian cuisine.

Of Portuguese descent, Mr Fernandes grew up in Paris. In 2004, he moved to Australia where he made a name for himself in the restaurant scene in various well-known Brisbane restaurants. Now, he’s ready to set off on his own. This Paddington restaurant marks as his very first own food venture.

Stepping inside the doors of the restaurant, the continental influence in the French-inspired decor is not hard to miss, with its grand mirrors on the walls, red leather booth seating, and classy yet comfortably elegant, sophisticated ambience. There is alfresco seating, with plenty of room for everyone who wants to check out this new kid on the block.

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Whilst waiting to order or be served, guests are served freshly baked baguette with smoked butter. They are delicious to munch on whilst you look through their extensive menu of entrees, sides, mains, and desserts.

Suggested starters include the scallops served with curry, asparagus, corn and basil oil and Or the tuna salad with spiced tomato gazpacho. The restaurant also highlights local seafood in their menu. The Moreton Baby Bug served with piperade and chorizo is a flavourful addition to the menu. Meat lovers will want to try the Lamb Rack Provencal with smoked babaganoush and garlic for a savoury treat.

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Their Margo charcuterie and homemade pickles board provide the perfect pairing for their wines. Make sure that you try some of their desserts such as the rosemary creme brûlée with orange and almond biscotti, it’s the perfect way to end a meal – sweet and right!

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Address: 224 Given Terrace