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With the popularity of breakfast and brunch ever-growing amongst Australian diners, industry experts reveal what's cracking in commercial kitchens in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The Australian hospitality scene has long been renowned for its democratic, something-for-everyone dining. But as Jill Dupleix argues, perhaps its time we grew up, drilled down and specialised in doing one thing well instead.

Lisa Hasen urges restaurants and cafes to reconsider the tools they use to put bums on seats, and to offer would-be diners a range of seating options including informal and uncustomary.

Kim Terakes considers who is dining in Australia today.

There's been a shift in dining habits as Australian diners move away from the weekend and towards the middle of the week for a bite to eat.

Lisa Hasen shares her thoughts and insights on how restaurateurs and cafe owners can best drive business through the burgeoning market of diner-travellers.

Jill Dupleix is officially calling an end to the ancient Sydney / Melbourne rivalry that has sustained us since Federation). Now, it’s dead and dusted. Move on, nothing to see.

Anthony Huckstep compares the pair - two restaurants with similar offerings but vastly different results.

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Egos and attitudes have long played a part in the cultural make up of the commercial kitchen. However, as Jill Dupleix notes, a shift is at play, and chefs are shirking away from the rude and obnoxious behaviours of the past.

To help get your breakfast game on point, chefs and industry leaders share their tips for creating that warming morning ambiance and an alluring but cost-effective menu, all the while cultivating strong customer loyalty.