Civic

Spring menu @ Two Before Ten (Civic)

Two Before Ten recently took over from the very short-lived 79&Fine in Civic. I managed to dine there when the Spring menu had just been introduced and found it quite hard to decide what to order. I was torn between two dishes – the confit ocean trout and the coffee pannacotta (mmm dessert for breakfast) […] Read more…

Social & Co – Civic

Replacing what was Tosolini’s in Civic is newly opened Social & Co. The inside looks like a relaxed spacious bistro area with a large bar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can see all food options in the one menu. The cuisine is a mix of Mediterranean/Italian with items like lamb souvlaki skewers, a […] Read more…

Japanese @ Pepper Lunch

I saw fast food chain Pepper Lunch everywhere in Tokyo but found there was always something better to try. When I came back to Canberra, the first Pepper Lunch eatery had opened in Civic. Pepper Lunch is a DIY teppan eatery where the majority of items are cooked by the diner on sizzling hot plates. […] Read more…

The Bearded Bean – Civic

The Bearded Bean in Civic has been open for a couple of months and has made a huge impact to office workers close by. It’s always packed with people queuing up to place their coffee orders or grabbing a quick breakfast in the morning. One morning, I noticed a sign out the front advertising specialty […] Read more…

Contemporary Chinese @ Tasting China

Replacing Chairman and Yip in Civic, is new contemporary Chinese restaurant Tasting China. It sneakily opened over a month ago and the menu looks pretty tasty. Prices for mains are around the $25-35 mark so it’s definitely not your cheap Chinese take away. I love the gorgeous Chinese decor inside mixing traditional furniture with the […] Read more…

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…

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…

Breakfast @ Coffee Lab

I was told that the Coffee Lab in Civic had started doing all day breakfast and since I pass by regularly, I had a peek at the menu. Prices are decent for the city ranging from $7-17. A few weeks ago, I met up with a friend for breakfast before work one weekday morning to […] Read more…

Dumplings @ Yat Bun Tong

Found this old post that I never got around to publishing! I’d been eagerly stalking the construction of Yat Bun Tong in Braddon when I read that it would be a new dumpling house. It opened a few months ago and I headed over there with some work colleagues for lunch. Upon entering, I got […] Read more…

Dinner @ Temporada

A few weeks ago, my friend organised a group dinner at Temporada for a Monday night. I always hear good things about Temporada and hadn’t been back since it first opened so I was really excited to try it out again. As we were seated and waiting for others to arrive, drink orders were taken. […] Read more…