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MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN PREMIERE South Bank

BNSCENE Liz Edwards and JP Huillet

The long-awaited sequel to the 2008 musical hit Mamma Mia! has arrived in cinemas. For super-fans, a sneak-peak Queensland premiere at Event Cinemas Indooroopilly was a chance to don their ABBA-solutely fabulous fashions, the dress code for the evening, and hit the red carpet. The movie features more ABBA hits and the all-star cast audiences fell in love with 10 years ago. Pictures: Jared Vethaak

Old-time faves After a canal boat cafe and a Persian Gulf eatery, Gramps owner Adam Murphy is ready to share home comforts ADAM MURPHY, 30, cafe owner What’s new with you? I’ve just opened Gramps Cafe at Red Hill. I’ve been managing cafes both in Australia and in the UK for the past six years and worked in kitchens in Scotland, Ireland, Iran and Sri Lanka, but this is the first time it’s my name on the lease. How did that come about? I’ve picked up work in a whole heap of wacky venues. In the UK, I helped open and manage a canal boat cafe where the coffee machine pump would only operate when there were more people on the left side of the boat. On a tiny Iranian island in the Persian Gulf, I had the pleasure of working in a German/Iranian-owned restaurant in constant 43-degree heat and my bed was a treehouse on the beach. What can customers expect at Gramps Cafe? A chilled, homely environment … baked goods and earthy old-flavour meals revamped for a new generation. Smell is a big one, too. Think house-made chai and 20 BRISBANE NEWS August 1-7, 2018

my super-secret recipe double-malt milkshakes. Tell us about the cafe’s name … It had to personify the warmth, homeliness and comfort that the venue is all about. Shortlist after shortlist was drafted. It actually came down to a vote among friends, with my personal favourite, Grandpa Sunshine, being completely thrown out of the race.

Emma Sharp and Megan Rasmussen

Kate Brady and Vilma de la Flor

Jennifer Vines and Michaela Bourke

Peter Gray and Amanda Hayman

You renovated the space yourself? I have so much gratitude for the two dozen friends who gave hours and hours of their spare time to fit out the cafe. The whole venue was done on a shoestring budget through YouTube videos, liquidation sales and salvaged wood from demolition yards. It has scrubbed up well. Who or what inspires you? Food morality and ethical sourcing really inspire me. It’s something I am still finding my feet with. I’d like to work towards being more sustainable and sourcing more ethically – and locally. EMMA SCHAFER

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Brisbane News Magazine Aug 1 - 7, 2018. ISSUE 1188  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful. brisbanenews.com.a...

Brisbane News Magazine Aug 1 - 7, 2018. ISSUE 1188  

Brisbane's premier weekly lifestyle mag, featuring the people, events, food, and properties that make our city beautiful. brisbanenews.com.a...