casual dining

Burgers @ Burger Hero

A friend and I caught up at Burger Hero in Braddon for lunch one weekday. We had both heard of Burger Hero but had never tried it. There were a few tables and chairs in the small eatery, however it looked to be mainly a casual take away joint. There were 14 burgers on the […] Read more…

Enlighten Night Noodle Markets 2017

Have you been to this year’s Enlighten Night Noodle Markets yet? Some key changes from last year: Menulog launching its ‘At-Home Zone’ – if you can find a table, you can skip the queue and get some table service! Simply order off the Menulog menu, make your payment and one of the ‘runners’ will fetch […] Read more…

5 places for pancakes in Canberra

Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day! In celebration, here are 5 places you should check out for pancakes around Canberra. In no particular order.. As You Like It Cafe The pancake menu regularly changes and I’ve had the pleasure of trying the recent matcha pancakes with black sesame ice cream, strawberries and blueberries. The […] Read more…

Cheap eats @ Tu Do Vietnamese

I only managed to try the popular Vietnamese restaurant, Tu Do, in O’Connor very recently to the chagrin of my foodie friends. Located at the O’Connor shops, Tu Do was not hard to find and filled with diners. The restaurant was a lot more modern than expected – I loved the dark timber floorboards. It […] Read more…

Butterbings @ 38 Espresso

Last Friday, 38 Espresso on the Kingston Foreshore sold a limited number of Melbourne’s butterbing cookie sandwiches. I headed down there around 9.30am, and must have bought the last few butterbings. The two flavours available that day were salted caramel and peanut butter ($5.50 each). I loved the soft dark chocolate cookie. The softness made […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Green House

Green House Coffee & Food Co inside the Canberra Centre opened a few months ago and has been popular with city workers ever since. It’s always crowded at lunch time so you will need to get there early to secure a table. Designed to look like the cafe is within a glass green house with […] Read more…

Breakfast @ 1 or 2 Cafe

Taking over the old Grande’s spot in Manuka, is 1 or 2 Cafe. I was warmly greeted when I entered the cafe early on a Saturday morning. The family-run cafe was small and cosy – the front counter’s display filled with pastries and sandwiches, and the back wall loaded with fresh loaves of bread. Who’s […] Read more…

Brunch @ Little Oink

Some friends and I had breakfast at Little Oink in Cook one weekend. It had been about 2 years since I last dined at Little Oink, and I was glad to see it going strong with plenty of locals supporting the cafe. Luckily we had reserved a table as the place was packed as well […] Read more…

Lunch @ Nutrition Station

A new eatery focused on healthy food, Nutrition Station, has opened in Braddon. This used to be a small shop inside Fitness First in the Canberra Centre, and has now expanded to its own separate cafe. The all day menu is quite extensive making it a little difficult to decide on what to eat! For […] Read more…

Vegetarian @ Au Lac

The last time I dined at Au Lac in Dickson was for Chinese New Year about two years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Being one of the most popular vegetarian restaurants in Canberra, I was happy to go back. I noticed the restaurant has had a bit of a revamp including new […] Read more…