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Win breakfast on Matt Moran

Only four sleeps until Matt Moran gives birth to his latest Brisbane baby, Riverbar & Kitchen on the promenade level of Riparian Plaza.

It's going to look a bit boaty, a bit Queenslandery and a bit like a tropical garden with big screen televisions and a 20 metre long bar matched with even bigger views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River.

I predict this place will go off on a Friday afternoon but I can see people taking advantage of this location all through the day, especially for the coffee.

Matt's partner in the restaurant, Peter Sullivan, says “The aim is for Riverbar & Kitchen to be the ultimate casual one-stop-shop for people to eat, drink, and socialise along the river. Our menus offer options to take people through the week and into the weekend, from morning coffees to after-five drinks and cocktails, and light breakfasts to evening bites of shared plates, grills, and pizzas.”

But let's start with that morning cup of coffee as the boys are particularly proud of their Single Origin blend crafted from Brazilian, Sumatran, Ethiopian and Indian beans.

The result is an incredibly balanced coffee that is bright and upfront with a rich dark chocolate finish. It has a very pleasant aroma with hints of berries and spice, and drinks beautifully as espresso, or what Single Origin Roasters calls a 'Mid-Black', which is an half-length Long Black.

The Riverbar & Kitchen blend also lends itself to milk based coffees, with the berries and chocolate really coming through. A Piccolo Latte ('small' latte with a lesser amount of milk than a regular latte) is a wonderful way to experience the Riverbar blend.
Single Origin Roasters set new benchmarks for locally roasted coffee since commencing roasting in Sydney nine years ago, and the team is a leader in specialty coffee roasting and brewing techniques in the industry.

Want to try this coffee?  I have 25 vouchers for coffee and a daily pastry to give away.  That's breakfast done! Leave a comment below and send me an email with your address so a voucher (valid from December 7 to February 7, 2013) can be posted to you. Only one entry per person please.

Bottom line: Look out for yam chips with sweet chilli sauce on the Riverbar menu
Best tip: Be devil, jump outside your square and try a piccolo latte.

Disclaimer: Ed+bK has been given vouchers by Riverbar + Kitchen for this competition.


  1. Anonymous12:08 pm

    Looking forward to a new coffee blend at the riverbar

  2. Anonymous12:37 pm

    Can't wait to check the place out when it opens! oliver

    1. Check your letter box soon Oliver, voucher on it's way.

  3. I deserve pastry with a view!

    1. You can have one Theresa. Voucher on its way.

  4. Anonymous1:05 pm

    I would love to take my honey for a coffee please

  5. Verity Stone1:30 pm

    Looking forward to trying those yam chips!

  6. Voucher coming for you Verity.

  7. Anonymous, I'd like to see you and your honey having coffee and cake but you need to give me a name for the voucher.

  8. I actually work across the road so I'd love to be able to check it out!

  9. I actually work across the road so I'd love to be able to check it out!

    1. Riverbar could be your new favourite pit stop. Voucher coming to you via mail

  10. This would be amazing, can I have a voucher Kerry or are they all gone? DK?

  11. Can I take Matt Moran up on his offer of a voucher for Breakfast? Donna

  12. Sounds well worth a walk down to that end of town, a coffee and pastry would just be a bonus!

    1. It will be worth the walk Anna. Your voucher will be in the mail as soon as I have your address.

  13. Still vouchers left Donna so send me your address. Same goes for you Anna and Latsirc.

  14. patimickey5:18 pm

    I would love to try coffee and a pastry as this combination sounds so delicious!

    1. Coming to you soon - enjoy.

  15. Ooh! Yes please! Great blog btw, love it!

    1. Caitlin, don't forget to email me your address so I can post you a voucher.

  16. Ooh! Yes please! That piccolo sounds fantastic!

    1. It's coming as soon as I get your address. Hope you enjoy the piccolo. :)

  17. Who can say no to sampling new coffee and the chance to have Breakky on Mr Moran?!

  18. I would love to get one too please Kerry!


  19. Matt and David - vouchers coming to you :)

  20. Best dining experience ever at Aria Sydney, had a couple of wonderful nights at Aria Brisbane, keen to try another of Matt Morans "babies"!

  21. Come on down Allyson, your voucher will snail mail to your address as soon as I have it.

  22. The coffee blend sounds amazing - what a way to start with day with a hint of berries and chocolate - bring it on!

  23. Excellent place for a stop on my morning ride around the river, what time do they open?

  24. Anonymous11:27 am

    Sounds great! Can't wait to try it. Katherine.

  25. Send your address in Kass and enjoy that coffee.

  26. Looking forward to this spot opening. The old Boardwalk was the first place I ever ate in Brissy (about an hour after landing) - so have fond memories of it.

  27. It's open early Therese - 7am I think but checking.

  28. Are there any vouchers left ??? Hope I am not too late as coffee by the river sounds like summer lovin to me !

  29. There's just a couple left. Get your address in to me quick Alison-Kari

  30. Anonymous12:51 pm

    Hi Kerry!

    My name is Natalie. I would love one of these vouchers if you have any left.

    Thank you.

  31. Kirsty1:31 pm

    Fantastic news, glad to see something great come of this venue. I can certainly see myself spending a bit of time there! :)

  32. Mr Moran has done it again! Hands up, pick me pick meee! ; - ) If I should be so lucky ducky, my PO box is 298 Alderley, Q 4051. Mwah x Kimberley

  33. Anonymous2:26 pm

    Piccolo is my coffee of choice, love to try it in Matt's new place! Ita

  34. Anonymous2:47 pm

    Sounds great Kerry - would love to try the coffee if possible please.

    Thank you.


  35. Guys, don't forget to email me your postal address. There's a link to my email in the bottom of the post above.

    Just a few vouchers left now.

  36. Mark F7:33 pm

    I'm in please

  37. Renee9:16 pm

    oh yes please i'd love a voucher! if there is any left? looking forward to this place opening!!

  38. It's getting close to the end but send me your address Renee

  39. do you have any vouchers left? I'd love to try Matt's new place, big fan of his food :)

  40. I walked past Matt's new restaurant on Monday. Very very excited!

  41. Renee2:41 pm

    Hi Kerry! Sent you my address last night :)


  42. Lesley Bennell8:53 am

    Well what an adventure it would be - breakfast overlooking the river - cant wait as I am new to Queensland and would be a wonderful experience. Lesley

  43. Anonymous9:00 am

    New to Queensland and would love to enjoy Matt's coffee - cant wait.

  44. I would love to try Matt's new coffee! Thanks Ali

  45. Thanks for all your comments folks. The vouchers have now all been allocated.

  46. Anonymous12:13 pm

    Can't wait for Riverbar to open. Saw it with the barriers down this morning. The plants looked great as does the external bar. Have missed it's predecessor so will definitely be exploring the new menu.

    John Dredge

  47. We were there for a late snack on Sunday! We had the Wood fired prawns, romesco sauce, lime..we also added the Baked potatoe wedges, sourcream ..there was sooo much flavour in the potatoes..we did not use the sourcream!! best ever baked potatoes!! we will be back..the Staff were very friendly too!!! Yay a new place for us to go a hop and step away from us!!! thank you Matt for the fresh healthy choices to share and eat well!!!

  48. Lucky you living close. I need to try those potatoes...


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