Braddon

Christine Manfield pop up @ Eightysix

After the dessert diva, Christine Manfield, took over the Eightysix kitchen to produce and deliver some of her amazing signature desserts last year, I was eager to go back this year when it was announced that she would not only produce more desserts, but take over the lunch/dinner menu for a few days. This year, […] Read more…

Burgers @ Grease Monkey (Braddon)

Another week and another Braddon eatery opening! The latest addition to the Braddon precinct is Grease Monkey with ‘burgers you’ll go apesh*t over‘. Grease Monkey is an American burger joint and bar offering 6 types of burgers (with complimentary chips), greasy fried chicken, milkshakes and dessert. There are also 2 breakfast options (with bottomless tea […] Read more…

Barrio Collective Coffee – Braddon

Over the long weekend, a friend and I headed to the newest coffee bar to open in Braddon – Barrio Collective Coffee. Located next to The Hive, the entrance is easy to miss (I walked past it a few times) before noticing the minimal signage against the glass window shopfront. Stepping inside, the coffee bar […] Read more…

Authentic Italian food @ Bacaro

The latest venture by the Trimboli Group (owners of Italian & Sons, Mezzalira and Da Rosario), is new wine bar Bacaro in Braddon. Bacaro is an Italian term for a traditional Venetian wine bar. Located directly behind Italian & Sons on Lonsdale Street, the entry is via a small alleyway about one shop down from […] Read more…

Lunch @ Elemental

New cafe Elemental offering healthy paleo-inspired food, opened its doors last week on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. Located next door to Moxom & Whitney, I noticed diners sitting on bright orange and blue chairs outside. The orange and blue theme carries on inside with the same coloured cups and saucers. The coffee brewed at Elemental […] Read more…

Boozy Breakfast @ Elk & Pea

*I dined as a guest of the Elk & Pea, however all opinions are my own.I was invited to dine at the Elk & Pea to try out the recently introduced Sunday special – the Boozy Breakfast. That’s right. For $25, you get a choice of two breakfasts and either a house beer or Mimosa. […] Read more…

Vegetarian for a day @ Sweet Bones Bakery, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse and Au Lac

Warning: Long post and photo heavy. It’s the Year of the Sheep. I’m usually back in Perth for the Chinese New Year holidays, but due to the timing of other things going on in my life, it was best to stay in Canberra this year. Being a weekday, I took Chinese New Year’s day off […] Read more…

Frugii Dessert Laboratory now open

The much loved Frugii gelato and sorbet can now be found at the Frugii Dessert Laboratory on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It opened its doors today in the brand new Ori apartment building (other Lonsdale Street Traders shops such as Moxom and Whitney and Handsomepretty are also open there). For those unfamiliar with Frugii, no […] Read more…

Canberra food vans converge @ The Hamlet

On Lonsdale Street in Braddon, you will find The Hamlet – a dining precinct in itself. The large space (an old car yard) has been turned into a new home for Canberra food vans and food trucks. There you will find BrodDogs, Mr Papa, Spit Shack, April’s Caravan, Dream Cuisine, Chasing Mr Morris, Free Range, […] Read more…

Desserts by Christine Manfield @ Eightysix

Earlier this month, and for two nights only, Eightysix let one of Australia’s culinary ambassador’s Christine Manfield take over its kitchen and provide diners with her wonderful desserts from her latest book Dessert Divas. Dessert is my favorite part of any meal so I immediately made a booking when I found out. Our table of […] Read more…