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Self-injecting donuts @ Ricardo’s

I headed back to Ricardo’s about a month ago after hearing they had introduced self-injecting donuts to the menu. That day, they only had jam fillings but I was looking forward to it. Who doesn’t love a warm jam donut? This came out on a long thick wooden plank, with a warm sugar and cinnamon […] Read more…

Brunch @ Common Grounds Cafe

A few friends and I stopped in at Common Grounds Cafe in Gowrie for brunch one Saturday morning. I’d never heard of this cafe until reading a Canberra Weekly article about the place. Located at the Gowrie shops in Tuggeranong, the cafe is easy to find. Just follow the signs to the shops. At 10am, […] Read more…

Brunch @ Doubleshot in Deakin

I used to grab take-away lunch in Woden from a cafe called Pure Oxygen. They made some fantastic toasted sandwiches. To my dismay, they closed down the Woden shop to move to Deakin under new management and a new name – Doubleshot. That was late last year. I finally made it there over the Anzac […] Read more…

Sri Lankan dinner @ Camellia Restaurant

A friend organised dinner at Camellia Restaurant, a Sri Lankan restaurant in Manuka. I’ve heard and read good things about this place and was eager to try it out on a Friday night. The menu is relatively short with one page of entrees, one page of mains and a third of a page of dessert. […] Read more…

Brunch @ Trev’s

Some friends and I had Sunday brunch at Trev’s in Dickson. They must have lost our booking because when I enquired about our table, they had to quickly scramble to get a table for 5 together and looked a little lost. I like the funky ‘Keep Calm’ posters on the wall, with ‘Keep Calm, Weekend […] Read more…

Brunch @ Wild Brumby Distillery

A group of us set out for Thredbo in the early morning for a weekend of summer activities. On the drive there, we stopped at the Wild Brumby Distillery for brunch. On that warm morning, the first thing I wanted was a cold drink, so I ordered freshly squeezed orange juice.  It came out in […] Read more…

Dinner @ Indian Grill

I caught up with a friend for dinner at Indian Grill in Greenway. It’s not on the main strip of restaurants but on the other side near Athllon Drive in its own mini business centre area. I didn’t think it was a great location, but then again, the Centrelink/Department of Human Services building is across […] Read more…

Brunch @ Breizh Cafe

New French creperie, Breizh Cafe, opened its doors at the Ainslie shops yesterday. With specialties from the French region of Brittany, Breizh Cafe offers crepes, galettes (crepes made with buckwheat flour), croissants, pain au chocolat and other pastries along with a range of French cider and whisky. Located in the corner of the Ainslie Shops, […] Read more…

First look @ Mood Food & Co

The latest addition to Lonsdale Street in Braddon, Mood Food & Co, opened its doors yesterday. My friend and I arrived for dinner and were greeted warmly by our waiter and shown to a table. Tap water was immediately provided and poured into our glasses. The indoor area is smallish inside with a huge long […] Read more…

Discovering Peppercress

Warning: a long post and photo heavy! I was invited to dine and review Peppercress restaurant for the Terra Felix wine dinner held on Thursday.  I must admit, I had never heard of Peppercress before (it opened up about 9 years ago), probably because it’s located inside the Canberra Southern Cross Club in Tuggeranong. Head […] Read more…