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Modern Asian @ XO restaurant

New modern Asian fusion restaurant, XO, has opened at the Narrabundah shops replacing The Artisan. The restaurant is easy to spot with a large artistic mural outside. Taking on the same narrow space as the previous eatery, the inside of XO is surprisingly bright and light. The exposed brick walls have been painted white, there’s […] Read more…

Top 10 Dessert Destinations in Canberra

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a massive sweet tooth. I LOVE dessert! So I thought it was about time I did up a list of my favourites in Canberra. In no particular order: 1. Ricardo’s Cafe Located at the Jamison shops, Ricardo’s Cafe is hugely popular […] Read more…

Indian street food @ Roleee

One of the lesser known eateries to open in the Braddon precinct, is Roleee. Offering roti wraps and rice bowls, Roleee provides an Indian twist to fast food. Choose either a roti wrap, rice bowl or salad bowl, then choose from the chicken, beef, goat or vegetarian (chickpea and paneer) options. I love the sign […] Read more…

Brunch @ Muse

After the recent launch of Joe’s Bar at the East Hotel in Kingston, Muse has opened up nearby. Part book store, part wine bar and part cafe, Muse offers a sleek new hangout all day and night. There was no signage out the front of the East Hotel (yet) so J and I walked in […] Read more…

Schnitty @ The Schnitzel Haus

The Schnitzel Haus has been open in Erindale for (I think) about a year now. A second Haus recently opened on Lonsdale Street in Braddon, next door to Hopscotch. Painted bright yellow, it’s pretty hard to miss. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and heaters at the Braddon location. The yellow theme continues inside but is […] Read more…

5 Course Degustation @ On Red

The restaurant, On Red, is atop Red Hill on the top floor of its shared space with sister restaurant (or brother restaurant) Little Brother.  The building that both restaurants occupy is circular and looks space-age like, very different to the other buildings in Canberra. Its large protruding windows provide diners with an almost 360 degree […] Read more…

Going paleo @ Paleo Cafe

After Barrio and Grease Monkey opening in Braddon, the next eatery to open in the precinct is Paleo Cafe. Offering 100% paleo and 100% gluten free dishes, Paleo Cafe’s motto is ‘Fuelled to live‘ promoting healthy eating and nutritious food via the paleo lifestyle. There is no dairy, grains, sugar or preservatives in the cafe’s […] Read more…

Christine Manfield pop up @ Eightysix

After the dessert diva, Christine Manfield, took over the Eightysix kitchen to produce and deliver some of her amazing signature desserts last year, I was eager to go back this year when it was announced that she would not only produce more desserts, but take over the lunch/dinner menu for a few days. This year, […] Read more…

Brunch @ Red Brick Espresso

One of the cafes that has long been on my list of places to try is suburban favourite Red Brick Espresso at the Curtin Shops. This cafe has been around for a while and it seems that everyone I know has dined here. I knew it was located at the Curtin Shops but I didn’t […] Read more…

This Kitchen Rules @ Patissez

Next door to Ona on the Lawns in Manuka, is the recently opened Patissez (replacing what was a sushi shop). It’s owned by former My Kitchen Rules mother/daughter contestants Gina and Anna Petridis and has been open for 2 weeks. The first thing I noticed when walking inside the cafe is the large cake display cabinet. […] Read more…