Free croissants every day
To celebrate Bastille Day on July 14, King Street Bakery is giving away 100 plain croissants (one per person with any “barista-made beverage”) every day this month (excluding Sundays). That’s a total of 2,500 free, freshly rolled, folded and baked golden, flaky pastries. But first in, best dressed is the rule. Get in early from Monday to Saturday to avoid disappointment.

Nodo goes west
Now stretching to every corner of inner-city Brisbane, Nodo Donuts is about to open a new kiosk in West End’s West Village this August. The eighth location will be a grab-and-go spot serving nourish bowls, house-made pumpkin loaf, bacon and egg muffins, coffee and, of course, Brisbane’s favourite gluten-free baked doughnuts. Pop by the Cameron and Co Architecture-designed shopfront in Peters Lane any day of the week from next month.

Roll up
Lobster & Co’s decadent lobster roll pop-up is back this winter. The three-item menu features confit lobster tails wild-caught from Geraldton in buttery brioche rolls with buttermilk fennel slaw and truffle fries ($50), lobster chowder ($40) and a glass of Pommery champagne ($20). The travelling pop-up will reach Woody Point for the Moreton Bay Food and Wine Festival, running from August 19 to 21. More information here.

A Belgian beer bash
Fish Lane’s Saccharomyces Beer Cafe is honouring this year’s Belgian National Day (on July 21) with a full week of celebrations. Its inaugural Belgian Beer Week – running from July 18 to 24 – kicks off with a movie night and beer tasting featuring 13 different kinds of lambic (what the bar is calling the oldest continually brewed style of beer, and a divisive one at that) and continues with a three-course dinner (paired with five Lindemans beers) and a vertical tasting featuring a 10-year-old cellared St Bernardus brew (plus cheese). The week wraps up with a block party in Fish Lane with more than 20 imported draught Belgian beers pouring across three bars.

A new chocolate shop
Online retailer Curatorial: Chocolates has a temporary irl home in Bulimba. The specialist chocolate store has popped up on Oxford Street stocking collections of artisanal treats, hot chocolates and gift boxes hand-selected from some of Australia’s best local chocolate makers including Koko Black, 31 Degrees and Cuvée Chocolate. Head in-store or online to get your hands on something special along with pairing tips and chocolate subscriptions. More information here.