Canberra

79&Fine

I headed into 79&Fine one overcast morning to meet a friend for breakfast. Located in a little nook at Hobart Place, the first thing I saw was the bright yellow door which instantly cheered me up. The name of eatery is based on the average temperature at the Hamptons where 79 degrees is just fine, […] Read more…

Hale + Mary Kingston

New American sports bar, Hale + Mary, has been open for a few weeks replacing what used to be San Lucia Trattoria in Kingston. It’s been very popular since opening with massive HD TV screens streaming all sorts of sports games – grand prix, footy, rugby, basketball and more. There are seats along the bar, […] Read more…

Kebabs @ Turkish Halal Pide House Yarralumla

The best kebab in Canberra? The majority of people I speak to all mention ‘that’ Turkish place in Yarralumla. That Turkish place is the Turkish Halal Pide House at the Yarralumla shops. I had tried it once at least 6 years ago and thought it was about time I made another trip. J and I […] Read more…

Lunch @ Tree Eighty3

A few weeks ago, a friend and I met up for lunch in Civic. I picked Tree Eighty3 in Bailey’s Corner as it had been a long time since I’d been there. The last time I was there was for breakfast, but I was keen to go back for lunch to try out the ‘Pork […] Read more…

Cheap eats @ Hot Pop Cafe

After a quick bite to eat at LSR 7 on Lonsdale Street, I noticed newly opened Hot Pop Cafe right next door. Peeking in, the cafe is small with about 4 tables so I gather it is mainly a take away spot. There is no hipster decor in sight. The cheap prices on the menu […] Read more…

Lebanese @ Petra Palace

A friend and I decided to try out some Lebanese food at Petra Palace in Woden. I had driven past the restaurant on a few occasions while in Phillip, and it just so happened to be in the Entertainment Book too. I liked that the tables were inlaid with a brass(?) dish/tray in the middle. […] Read more…

Brunch @ The Pedlar

Campbell residents must be happy to see new pub, The Pedlar, open up in the neighbourhood. The Pedlar is situated on the ground floor of the new apartment complex The Creswell (not at the Campbell shops like some of my friends thought). The L-shaped eatery holds a mix of tables from a mint coloured banquette […] Read more…

Pizza @ Walter G’s Pizza Obsession

*I dined as a guest of Walter G’s, however all opinions are my own. Opening up just 7 weeks ago, Walter G’s Pizza Obsession in Dickson offers more Canberrans choice for their pizzas. Gluten-free, wholemeal spelt and low-carb grain free (consisting of of almond meal, linseed meal, sunflower and egg) bases are available for vegans, […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Three Mills Bakery

While holidaying in Japan, I read about Three Mills Bakery opening up in Majura Park. Three Mills Bakery is the spillover effect from the increased demand of baked goods from A Baker in New Acton. All baking operations have moved from A Baker’s basement to the new site near the airport. The week I came […] Read more…

Cook your own steak @ The Kingston Hotel

I’ve been in Canberra for over 8 years now, and only made my first visit to the Kingston Hotel, lovingly known as the Kingo, a couple of months ago. I remember my friends talking about cooking their own cheap steaks years ago but never felt inspired to try it out myself. I’d rather pay for […] Read more…