La Cantina calzone

$19 lunch set menu @ La Cantina

La Cantina at the Narrabundah shops offer a 2-course lunch set menu for $19 Tuesday-Fridays. During my holiday break, I headed in to try it out. The polished wooden floorboards, white linen table cloths, a brick facade and European paintings add a lovely touch of elegance. There was a choice of 3 starters and 9 […] Read more…

french toast

Secret Garden Manuka

Hidden away inside Manuka Village is a small oasis surrounded by plants that is the Secret Garden cafe. I stumbled across it while getting our wedding rings ordered at Village Jewellers (who I highly recommend btw). Secret Garden has an all day menu plus a specials menu – I noticed mainly Western brunches (bacon and […] Read more…

I’m on holidays

A quick note to say I know I’ve been MIA lately with the blog posts. It’s been a busy few months with moving house, organising my wedding AND honeymoon on top of my full-time job! We got married on the weekend and are now in the beautiful Maldives for the first leg of our honeymoon. […] Read more…

Three Blue Ducks @ Byron Bay

A group of friends and I headed to Byron Bay for an extra long weekend to celebrate a friend’s 40th birthday. It was the first weekend of Spring and the weather was fantastic. We walked to the Byron Bay Lighthouse and the most eastern point of the Australian mainland. We hit up the beach, some […] Read more…

$10 burgers @ Kokomo’s

The two-storey Kokomo’s on the corner of Bunda and Genge Streets in Canberra city opened a few months ago and has made quite an impression with their tropical theme, cocktails, live music (they had Boy George on the decks for one night), an affordable island banquet and now their $10 burgers from the bar menu. […] Read more…

Stanley's chicken parmagiana

Lunch @ Stanley’s

Stanley’s is a relatively new family friendly pub located in Bruce (replacing what was Ellacure) with beers on tap and regularly changing specials. My friends and I headed there for Saturday lunch (with no reservation). About 70% of the tables were reserved however there were a few small tables available. The space inside is quite […] Read more…

Esquire Brisbane sponge cake

Degustation @ Esquire

Earlier this year, J organised a surprise weekend away. I didn’t know where we were going. He had packed a suitcase, called an uber which took us to the airport, and we went straight through the security gate, and I still didn’t know where we were going! He finally let on that we were going […] Read more…

Pho

Vietnamese @ Pho Phu Quoc

I’ve dined at Pho Phu Quoc in Dickson a couple of times now. It’s a great place for fast Vietnamese food with an extensive menu. House specialties include camp fire beef, roast duck, chilli mussels, Vietnamese sour soup and steam boat. On a Friday night, the place is absolutely packed. There are always people coming […] Read more…

Coconine lamb massaman

Lunch specials @ Coconine

J and I wandered over to Coconine at the Kingston Foreshore for some curry and were pleased to see some $12 and $15 lunch specials available all weekend. The $12 specials included green chicken curry, biryani rice with chicken, pad thai, pad see ew and more, while the $15 specials had seafood dishes and lamb […] Read more…

Kith and Nosh beetroot latte

Breakfast @ Kith & Nosh

Kith & Nosh opened up on Lonsdale Street in Braddon several months ago, offering various healthy, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan options to diners. I’ve stopped in on two occasions for breakfast. At the time, there were matcha, turmeric and chai lattes available on top of your regular coffees. I’m now hooked […] Read more…