Cheap eats

Dinner @ Shanghai Dumpling King

Those living south-side can now access more dumplings from Shanghai Dumpling King at the Erindale shops in Tuggeranong. This is the sister restaurant to Shanghai Dumpling Cafe in Acton / Civic. The restaurant is much smaller than the Acton version, probably about half the size. Clean and simple with a feature wall of smooth timber […] 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…

Breakfast @ On Flinders Manuka

I stumbled across this new cafe in Manuka which replaced kebab shop Kismet. On Flinders is a new venture borne by the same owner in partnership with a fellow restaurateur. This hip looking cafe has a foosball / soccer table (fun!), outdoor seating (wooden spools and benches) and a tempting menu bringing across Kismet’s popular […] Read more…

Enlighten Festival and Night Noodle Markets wrap-up

What did you think of Canberra’s first Night Noodle Markets? Taking my 5 tips into account after my first visit, I went back a couple more times to try out more food. The coconut juice ($6) from Mini Pancakes was refreshing on a hot summer’s afternoon though not quite cold enough. I really liked the […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Wheat and Oats

After reading a Good Food article on a new cafe that opened up in Phillip (replacing Chocolate Olive Cafe), I decided to check it out for breakfast. Wheat and Oats is a boutique grocer and cafe headed by the same owners of The Hungry Buddha in Curtin. With all the travelling that’s done by the […] Read more…

Introducing the Duffin

There’s the cronut, and now there’s the duffin. A half donut half muffin. The duffin is filled with Nutella chocolate and dusted with icing sugar. I heated this up in the microwave for about 15 seconds just to make the chocolate a little warm and gooey. This was soooo good! Where can you get it? […] Read more…

Pulled pork burger @ Two Hands Cafe

One of my readers told me to check out Two Hands Cafe in Fyshwick (thank you!). I’d never heard of this place and after finding its Facebook page, saw that it was only open Monday to Friday. On a day off, I headed to Two Hands to check it out myself. Plonked in the middle […] Read more…

Cheap Vietnamese @ Bistro Nguyen’s

New Vietnamese restaurant, Bistro Nguyen’s, recently opened in Civic on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street (replacing what was Wasabi). I originally thought the restaurant was called Vietnamese Food as there’s a massive banner hanging out the front with ‘Vietnamese Food Now Open’ written across it. Approaching the entrance of the restaurant, I […] Read more…

Coffee and jaffles @ Tupelo Coffee Co

A new coffee shop, Tupelo Coffee Co, opened up in Civic last month. Located in the Sydney building on Alinga Street, you’ll spot the cafe with its low wooden tables and crates with wooden seats. Inside, it’s sleek and pristine white indicating this is a no-nonsense cafe that’s all about the coffee. All coffee beans […] Read more…

2 for 1 tapas @ The Rum Bar

Since my first visit to The Rum Bar at the Kingston Foreshore, I’ve been back a few times for drinks and tapas with friends. When I heard that 2 for 1 Tapas had been introduced on Tuesday nights (Toofer Tuesdays), and there was a new chef AND a new summer menu, I couldn’t wait to […] Read more…