Cheap eats

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…

Frugii Dessert Laboratory now open

The much loved Frugii gelato and sorbet can now be found at the Frugii Dessert Laboratory on Lonsdale Street in Braddon. It opened its doors today in the brand new Ori apartment building (other Lonsdale Street Traders shops such as Moxom and Whitney and Handsomepretty are also open there). For those unfamiliar with Frugii, no […] Read more…

Canberra food vans converge @ The Hamlet

On Lonsdale Street in Braddon, you will find The Hamlet – a dining precinct in itself. The large space (an old car yard) has been turned into a new home for Canberra food vans and food trucks. There you will find BrodDogs, Mr Papa, Spit Shack, April’s Caravan, Dream Cuisine, Chasing Mr Morris, Free Range, […] Read more…

Brunch @ Fox & Bow and GIVEAWAY!

Tucked away on the corner of the Farrer Shops is Fox & Bow, a cafe that recently opened up. I got there early on a Sunday morning, around 9.45am, to find a few people enjoying the sunshine outside. You can’t help noticing the large colourful mural along the wall outside which has additional seating. One […] Read more…

A healthy addiction @ SpudBar

Potato lovers rejoice! SpudBar recently opened in Civic selling all things spud. Though the address is on Bunda Street, it’s not actually on Bunda Street which I found out after walking up and down numerous times trying to find the place. SpudBar looks out onto Garema Place and is next to iPho. The menu is […] Read more…

Com tam @ Phamous (Bankstown)

My mum makes com tam at home – a Vietnamese dish of broken rice, grilled pork chop, bi (shredded pork), steamed pork and egg cake, and a fried egg on top. Served with pickled vegetables and nuoc mam sauce (a varied fish sauce), this is always a satisfying dish. On our way back to Canberra […] Read more…

All you can eat ribs and wings @ Outback Jacks

My partner and I headed to Outback Jacks for dinner with the all you can eat ribs and wings in mind. Entering the recently opened Canberra City eatery, the first thing you notice when walking inside is the massive crocodile floating above. I couldn’t get the whole shot as we were sitting underneath, but it […] Read more…

Roast pork and lamb rolls @ The Spit Shack

The Spit Shack in Pialligo have the best roast pork and lamb rolls in Canberra. A big statement to make but it’s true. As the name suggests, both pig and lamb are spit-roasted on site. Located at a nursery in Pialligo (near the airport), there’s a large sign at the front identifying that you’ve reached […] Read more…

$16 lunch special @ Parlour Wine Room

I took an extra day off during one of the long weekends and decided to meet up with my partner for lunch at Parlour Wine Room. This was my first time there. We were greeted by a waiter at the front and were welcome to pick any table we wanted. Stepping inside, you can’t help […] Read more…