Inner North

Brunch @ As You Like It Cafe & Bar

Tucked away inside The Street Theatre near the ANU in Acton, is As You Like It Cafe & Bar. With tables scattered across the carpeted foyer of the theatre, the cafe is pretty spacious. I was pleased to see no hipster decor, just your sturdy table and chair, letting the food speak for itself. You […] Read more…

Italian @ Imperioso

After a short walk through Braddon to get to the city, I noticed a new Italian eatery, Imperioso, had opened up on Lonsdale Street (formerly Farmer’s Daughter). The menu was limited to five pasta dishes, most of which were handmade gnocchi dishes (yum) and some Italian pastries and coffee. The eatery is tiny and only […] Read more…

The Black Sheep – Braddon

Replacing what was Mood Food in Braddon, is Black Sheep Bar & Grill. The fit out instead is basically the same with the addition of a funky art print of a ram on one wall. A friend and I headed there for breakfast to check it out. We were both greeted warmly upon entering and […] Read more…

Mud crab @ Jimmy’s Place

I am always reading about Tales of a Confectionist’s food trips to Jimmy’s Place in Dickson for mud crab. We finally got together with fellow foodies and our other halves for dinner on a Monday night. There were two styles served with the mud crab – an XO sauce on vermicelli noodles, or ginger and […] Read more…

Indian street food @ Binny’s Kathitto

Some friends and I caught up for lunch at Binny’s Kathitto in Braddon. Binny’s used to be in a small food van across the road at The Hamlet but recently expanded into its own store. As I walked up to the entrance, the large and heavy-looking glass sliding door was slid open by one of […] Read more…

Cheap lunch @ Empire BBQ Cafe

One Saturday afternoon, J and I walked around Dickson to find somewhere to have lunch. There are still so many places in Dickson I am yet to visit. We passed by Empire BBQ Cafe which I don’t remember seeing before. It replaced the upstairs food court that had been there for years. A glance at […] Read more…

Dinner @ The Ducks Nuts

On a Friday night, J and I decided to go out for dinner somewhere North-side. I picked the Ducks Nuts in Dickson (mainly because they have Peking duck fries!) which opened a few months ago replacing the old O’Neil’s pub on the main street. We got there at about 7pm and the place was chockers. […] Read more…

Cheap eats @ Hot Pop Cafe

After a quick bite to eat at LSR 7 on Lonsdale Street, I noticed newly opened Hot Pop Cafe right next door. Peeking in, the cafe is small with about 4 tables so I gather it is mainly a take away spot. There is no hipster decor in sight. The cheap prices on the menu […] Read more…

Brunch @ The Pedlar

Campbell residents must be happy to see new pub, The Pedlar, open up in the neighbourhood. The Pedlar is situated on the ground floor of the new apartment complex The Creswell (not at the Campbell shops like some of my friends thought). The L-shaped eatery holds a mix of tables from a mint coloured banquette […] 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…