casual dining

Dinner @ Ethiopia Down Under

Located at the Pearce shops, Ethiopia Down Under has been quietly serving delicious Ethiopian food to the local community. I first dined there years ago and tried the traditional mosob dining, where you get one massive plate of various dishes to share and eat it all with your hands. I never took a photo (pre-blogging […] Read more…

Lebanese cuisine @ La Mono

La Mono in Braddon offers a variety of Lebanese cuisine and charcoal chicken. My first thought was that it was great to see the eatery had thought about ventilation with the kitchen’s smoky BBQ pit sealed off from the rest of the restaurant so we didn’t leave with a smoky smell on our clothes. The […] Read more…

$20 lunch plate @ Wood & Coal

I hadn’t been to Wood & Coal for a few years (since 2014!). I had passed by one day and saw a sign for a $20 lunch plate which sounded good to me, plus I was starving, and decided to dine in. There was a choice of house wine, beer or soft drink included so […] Read more…

The Commons Street Feast

In case you didn’t know, The Commons Street Feast is a food truck festival being held in Commonwealth Park, Canberra, from 9 to 18 December 2016. It’s an exciting time with this being the first of several food festivals being held across the capital this month (more on that later). Despite the fact that gates […] Read more…

Brunch @ Raven & Rose

What used to be the Kingston Grind has been made over with a new look and new name – Raven & Rose. What immediately grabbed my attention was the gorgeous mural on the wall. I was dining solo for Saturday morning breakfast and was pleased to see an all day menu. Prices were average for […] Read more…

Rye Cafe & Bar Braddon

Opening up a couple of months ago, Rye Cafe & Bar has been a welcome addition to the Braddon food scene. Offering a fresh and healthy menu with a Danish touch for both breakfast and lunch, the cafe’s small front scatter-cushioned alfresco area overlooking Lonsdale Street provides a nice welcome to diners. The cafe itself […] Read more…

The Gods Cafe and Bar @ ANU

The Gods Cafe and Bar at the Australian National University had been on my list of cafes to try for a long time. As it’s only open Monday to Friday, I had to wait for a day off before I could visit. After coming back from overseas, I had a few days off work so […] 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…

All day menu @ Teddy Picker’s

Teddy Picker’s Cafe is the latest eatery to join The Pedlar and Avenue C Wine Co at the Creswell apartment complex. The modern looking eatery has a spacious indoor and outdoor area with an upstairs lounge kitted out with a couch, bean bags and a record player. Tea is a focus at the cafe with […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Dobinson’s

I’ve walked past Dobinson’s in the city multiple times, and bought several cakes to go, but always look at the chalkboard menu thinking I must dine in one day. One morning, a friend and I caught up for breakfast and I finally got to dine in at Dobinson’s. There’s a tiny space inside with some […] Read more…