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Desserts and snacks in Melbourne

During my week away in Melbourne, I hit up a few dessert places during the day as I love my sweets! (Also, see my Breakfast in Melbourne post for ideas on breakfast stops). The Dessert Kitchen I tried the Nippon warabi ($10.50) aka the raindrop cake with house made matcha balls and red bean. The […] Read more…

Lunch @ Yarralumla Gallery and the Oaks Brasserie

On a leisurely Saturday afternoon, J and I were meeting up with a few friends at the dog park in Yarralumla. I was hungry so we stopped by the Yarralumla Gallery and Oaks Brassierie for a bite to eat first. I had only been to the brasserie once previously where many scones with jam and […] Read more…

Casey Jones Gastropub launch

Note: I was invited to dine as a guest of Casey Jones, however all opinions are my own. The media launch of Casey Jones was held last week in the new suburb of Casey in Gungahlin. Locals are going to love the new gastropub in the neighbourhood and I am a tad jealous. The new […] Read more…

Brunch @ National Museum of Australia cafe

One of my work colleagues is a regular bruncher at the National Museum of Australia cafe which is catered by Broadbean Catering. I’m constantly told great things about it so on a free weekend, some friends and I organised a bike ride around the lake and brunch at the Museum cafe. I had made a […] Read more…

Brunch @ 7th and Bake

Another new eatery to open at the Kingston Foreshore is 7th and Bake, a bakery and patisserie, offering an all day breakfast menu and lunch. There are also freshly squeezed juices, milkshakes, coffee and tea available. There’s colourful outdoor seating with lake views while the timber wraparound counter with stools on one side with a […] Read more…

Brunch @ The Knox Made in Watson

The Knox Made in Watson is a suburban cafe at the Watson shops which opened up a few months ago, replacing Satis. The team love the suburb of Watson and use as much local produce and supplies as possible, hence the ‘Made in Watson’ motto. Rounding the corner of the shops, I walked towards a […] Read more…

The new Ricardo’s @ Space Kitchen

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opening of Ricardo’s Cafe’s second venture in Woden that has been kept heavily under wraps. Ricardo’s Cafe in Jamison offers a fantastic and tempting range of cakes and cronuts so I couldn’t wait to see what the new concept cafe would be offering. Ricardo’s revealed the name of its new […] Read more…

This Kitchen Rules @ Patissez

Next door to Ona on the Lawns in Manuka, is the recently opened Patissez (replacing what was a sushi shop). It’s owned by former My Kitchen Rules mother/daughter contestants¬†Gina and Anna Petridis and has been open for 2 weeks. The first thing I noticed when walking inside the cafe is the large cake display cabinet. […] Read more…

High tea @ Hyatt Hotel Canberra

For a friend’s hens afternoon, high tea had been organised at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra. The high tea is served buffet style where you get to help yourself to the scrumptious looking delicacies and go back for seconds//thirds and more. Prices are $58 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine. High tea […] Read more…

Dessert @ La Sable Patisserie

I first heard about La Sable Patisserie on the radio, via Scotty and Nige, and took my sweet tooth there on the weekend. La Sable Patisserie can be found in Mitchell and opened up a month ago. I spotted the patisserie when I saw a bunch of cars parked on the side of the road […] Read more…