Belconnen

Self-injecting donuts @ Ricardo’s

I headed back to Ricardo’s about a month ago after hearing they had introduced self-injecting donuts to the menu. That day, they only had jam fillings but I was looking forward to it. Who doesn’t love a warm jam donut? This came out on a long thick wooden plank, with a warm sugar and cinnamon […] Read more…

Brunch @ Chatterbox Cafe

Some friends and I wanted to try out Chatterbox in Belconnen and made it there one Saturday morning. There are bright yellow banners displayed outside so you can’t miss it. When I got there, all outdoor tables were taken. Must be a popular spot with the locals. I love the wall of potted plants inside […] Read more…

Sweet dumplings @ Tasuke

Feeling slightly peckish before heading to the movies at Westfield Belconnen, I spotted some sweet dumplings at Tasuke located on the ground floor just opposite Coles. All $2 each in their own box, I tried the tiramisu dumpling and Sakura rice dumpling. These are kind of similar to mochi with the use of sticky glutinous […] Read more…

Sunday brunch @ Ellacure

I’ve dined at Ellacure a few times for dinner and have always been impressed with the food and service. This was my first time trying out their brunch menu so I was curious to see what it was like. We were greeted by our smiling waiter and taken to our table. Looking at the juices […] Read more…

Dinner @ Seasalt Dining

Seasalt Dining is located underneath ‘The Hub’ apartments in Bruce (the next one over from Ellacure), and specialises in seafood and steak dishes. For dinner one night, I ordered the entree of seared scallops in a seaweed and miso soup ($14.90). This only took about 20 minutes to come out. 5 fat juicy scallops were […] Read more…

Knead Patisserie

Knead Patisserie bake an assortment of bread, pastries and cakes. Located indoors at the Belconnen Fresh Food markets, there is a cute patio out the front with tables and chairs for people to sit. Their cute blackboard shows they also do simple lunches such as soup, sandwiches using their freshly baked bread, sausage rolls and […] Read more…

High tea @ Ricardos

I booked into high tea at Ricardo’s with a girlfriend of mine. I love Ricardo’s cakes and pastries so was really looking forward to testing out their high tea. It is $35 per person and you can book it online. They do high tea every day from 2pm. It also includes a tea/coffee or cold […] Read more…

A trip to Yogurtland

Decided to make a trip to the Westfield Belconnen shops today to try out Yogurtland – a new self serve yogurt shop with about 16+ different yogurts and various toppings. There was quite a queue when we got there. You basically grab a cup, fill it with as much yogurt as you want and add […] Read more…

Discovering cronuts

Ricardo’s facebook page has been tantalisingly teasing me these last few weeks with the latest items on their menu. Introducing the cronut. What is a cronut? Described as a half croissant half donut filled with cream and glazed. Invented by Chef Dominique Ansel at his New York bakery and launched in May this year. The […] Read more…

Ricardo’s cakes

I had to write a blog about Ricardo‘s Cafe. I visited this place about a year ago after hearing of Ricardo’s from several people for its cakes and pastries but since it’s located in Jamison, and therefore quite far from me, I’d just never had a reason to drive by and visit. I had a […] Read more…