Civic

Cafe dining @ 332 Manhattan

Another new cafe to open in Canberra city is 332 Manhattan, underneath the Manhattan apartment complex facing Glebe Park. On a Saturday morning, the place was packed and I just managed to grab a table for three. Table numbers are tied with some twine on either a small jar of succulents or a salt and […] Read more…

Yum cha @ Akiba

Akiba recently introduced yum cha on weekends between 11-3. I was interested to see what it would be like so I booked an outdoor table with some friends. The yum cha menu that day (below) looked like the regular Akiba menu but shorter. This was confusing – what was the yum cha aspect? Thankfully our […] 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…

Oasis Summer menu @ Koko Black

*I dined as a guest of Koko Black. All opinions are my own. Koko Black introduced its new Summer Oasis menu and kindly invited me to check it out. I’m a huge fan of Koko Black and always book into its Winter Evenings of Indulgence each year. At 4pm on a Sunday, the cafe located […] 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…

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…

Dinner @ Wood & Coal

I was looking forward to having dinner at Wood & Coal Spit & Bar at the Canberra Centre with V last weekend. Wood & Coal, located opposite Jamie’s Italian and replacing Babar’s, is the latest BBQ/wood fire/grill based eatery to open up joining the likes of Smoque, Hopscotch, Ox Eatery, and Blackfire. As the name […] Read more…

Breakfast @ Superfine Cafe

Tucked away on the corner of Mort and Bunda Street in the city, is newly opened Superfine Cafe serving coffee, breakfast and lunch. Some signage out the front gives you an indication of the types of goodies sold here. Did you know that both owners are Olympians? Zuzana, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics […] Read more…

All you can eat @ Yummy Chinese BBQ

Yummy Chinese BBQ in Acton offers all you can eat BBQ and steam boat / hot pot for $35 per person. This does not include drinks. There are 2 sittings – 5pm or 7pm. A 2 hour time limit for all you can eat goodness. We made a 7pm booking on Monday night. The place […] Read more…